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Q:  What’s Your Problem with Candy Corn?   Look, I know it tastes like sugared wax and turns your tongue orange.  But ‘tis the season – we’ve turned that big m...

What was the Ah-ha moment that led you to the Toy and Game industry?    [Alana] I loved Rube Goldberg machines (chain reactions) as a kid. I had to invent one for my fifth grade science cl...

Calling All Whizkids!  People Of Play’s Annual Young Inventor Challenge Kicks Off   The Young Inventor Challenge is blasting off 2021 with their newly awarded STEM.org Accredited&tr...

What exactly do you do in the industry?   I am the CEO/Founder of a newly formed bubble company, called Bubble Universe. Bubble Universe is focused on innovating the experience of bubbles for a...

Here’s to Enjoying the Ride!   People I meet always seem interested in how I invented Pound Puppies® and the toy line’s astounding success.  I’m here to tell you tha...

(Editor\'s note: this op-ed can also be found on Linkedin)   I just heard that #YoungInventorchallenge that People of Play organizes has opened for registration here:&nbs...

As sizzle reels and other digital media become increasingly important in making your inventions and products stand out, here is a tool kit of tips to elevate your videos no matter your experience.&nbs...

The Magic of our Mirror Neurons By Nancy Zwiers Can you decipher the emotions behind these expressions?  People across the world can...all becasue of mirror neurons. Discovery--In 1997, resear...

Lindsay Pierce has joined the Revenew Sales team!     Lindsay has been named VP-Sales and will be handling mid-tier Key Account retailers with whom she has built successful relationsh...

Question:  Which is more difficult—getting on a kid’s wish list or staying on it long enough to get purchased?   Answer:   Ahh…the wish list conundrum. This is...

Electricity Supply Issues in China Electricity is suddenly in short supply across China. In recent days, factories began getting notices from their local electric utility that they were being forced ...

VOTING NOW OPEN FOR THE 2021 TOY & GAME INTERNATIONAL EXCELLENCE AWARDS - the TAGIEs People of Play (POP) are now accepting votes for the innovative and inspiring TAGIE nominees. Vote for your fa...

It was Toy Fair a few years back, and as has often the custom when I dine with folks from the Old Company, stories began to surface about Ramon.  A truly larger-than-life Cuban-American, Ramon wa...

  A makeshift backyard birthday party favor accidentally launched Texas-based entrepreneur and current VP of Sales and Marketing at Zing, Beaver Raymond, into the toy business!   In 200...

It’s About Time! What’s Time Management? “Time management” refers to the way that you organize and plan how long you spend on specific activities.  The benefits are enor...

The Charades Parade! My mother, Dorothy “Dot” Garman, LOVED the game of charades, much to the chagrin of the rest of our family.  When Dot brought up playing, you would hear the most...

Meet Andrew Innes| Celebrating 1 Million Anomia Games Sold Win Your Very Own Custom Anomia Game! Andrew Innes started Anomia Press in May of 2009. However, a lot happened before that. He came up wit...

Reuben Klamer, toy industry icon and inventor of the classic board game The Game of Life, died at home in La Jolla, CA on September 14, 2021. He was 99 and left this world reluctantly, telling a recen...

The commute up to the Disney offices in Burbank was always a pain, so I usually headed out early.  On this particular morning, I was already in the car by 6 am.  The local news was saying so...

Creative Problem Solving:  Think Differently! Convergent and Divergent Thinking Both convergent and divergent thinking are instrumental in the brainstorming process. Neither one is more importa...

*Opinion Article - Concepts below are explained with a lack of detail for ease of comprehension* It\'s rare that something has the potential to change everything The wheel The lightbulb The inter...

Working for a company whose headquarters is in another country can have its challenges. The thinking coming out of UBTECH Robotics HQ in China was brilliant, but for the most part not aligned with...

In my opinion, a “learning centered” experience/environment for a team means that entire experiences (planned and unplanned conversations) are team member centered.  The team members ...

THE AMERICA INVENTS ACT: A DECADE OF STOLEN DREAMS - SEPTEMBER 16, 2021   My Bunch O Balloons Invention I quit my corporate job in 2006 to become a full time inventor and entrepreneur. It was ...

Who’s your drummer?   Damn.  Charlie Watts.  In the macabre bingo game that is guessing who from the Rolling Stones would go next, did anyone think Keith would outlive Charlie?&...

Some of the lines that are the most fun to work on, are those to which you feel a personal connection, and in turn inspire creativity when the time is right. This brand and this toy are the direct res...

How is 2021?  Ready to make some changes either in your professional or personal life?  Want to collaborate with others to inspire yourself more? Here are little samplings of some topics to ...

Hey! Hey, you! Struggling to refine your People of Play Profile? Yeah, I get it, I love talking about myself, but when it comes time to put pen to paper…. I scratch no ink. But don’t worr...

Hidden Role: The Brains Behind your Favorite Games --- Creating a business from scratch is hard enough - but manufacturing the product, distributing it, AND running the company, all after quitting y...

Tait & Lily, Inventors of Betcha Can't!