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James Simpson

CEO & FounderGoldFire Studios

Oklahoma City, OK

Member Since October 2020


Game Development
Game Design


I've spent the greater part of my life pushing the web forward by challenging what is possible in a browser. As founder of GoldFire Studios, I have focussed on real-time gaming, high scalability/performance and one of the largest HTML5 games ever built. My games and entertainment-related projects have reached tens of millions of people from around the world. I'm also passionate about open-source as the author of several projects, including the popular howler.js audio library.

Published content

Nine Ways to Ensure Successful Brainstorming Sessions With Your Team

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Good ideas start with open-minded teams. While any one person can be a particularly good problem solver or a master of creativity, leveraging the power of a group and the multiple minds within it can often unleash some of your company’s best ideas. However, when not handled in the right way, what could have been a productive brainstorming session can easily turn into a quiet room or an argument among colleagues.  To ensure your team’s next round of brainstorming yields promising results, consider the following advice from the business leaders of Rolling Stone Culture Council. Here, they share their insights on how to open your team’s minds, encourage them to speak up and generate thoughtful, actionable ideas.

15 Effective Ways Business Leaders Can Inspire Employees to Constantly Learn and Grow

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Encouraging growth and development sets up the employee and the company for future success. In business, creativity sparks creativity, and the more employees are allowed to learn and grow in their positions, the more ideas and innovation they are able to bring to their company as a result. Continued learning, therefore, can be a powerful benefit to the company and employees within it, offering them new and exciting challenges and opportunities for promotion and leadership. To encourage this growth and development, employers can opt for a multitude of strategies. Business leaders themselves, the members of Rolling Stone Culture Council each shared the way in which they and their department managers inspire their employees to pursue continued growth and learning throughout their careers.

14 Tips to Scale Your Business the Right Way According to Culture Leaders

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Scaling your business is a good goal, but it's important to approach growth smartly and sustainably. For many smaller or newer businesses, one of their greatest long-term goals is to scale their operations. As eager as they may be, however, acting too rashly or hiring talent just to fill spots might have unintended negative consequences. Instead, it’s crucial that companies thoughtfully consider their scaling process and go about it in a sustainable manner. This is especially true in the culture space, an industry filled with potential up-and-coming competitors. If you’re looking to scale your business the “right” way, follow these top tips from the members of Rolling Stone Culture Council.

12 Busy Leaders Share How to Balance a Hectic Work Schedule With Living Life Well

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Succeeding in business doesn’t have to mean all work and no play. If you’re a leader in the culture space, your work likely isn’t confined to the usual 9-to-5 schedule. Industries such as entertainment, fashion and hospitality often lend themselves to hectic or unpredictable work schedules. As a result, it can be difficult to balance your personal life with the demands of your career. As top culture leaders themselves, the members of Rolling Stone Culture Council recommend the strategies they use to achieve better work-life balance and carve out time for what truly matters to them.

10 Quick and Easy Ways to Stay On Top of Industry News

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Keeping up with trends doesn't have to cut into your precious business planning and building time. When you’re immersed in your chosen industry, staying on top of news and trends can feel like a full-time job in and of itself. As a business leader, you want to make sure you’re always up to date on what’s happening; however, you still need to allow yourself time to focus on building and growing your business. As experts in their respective spaces, the members of Rolling Stone Culture Council have figured out the best ways to keep up with industry news while minimizing the impact on their bigger-picture business work. Here’s how they recommend tapping into your field’s latest and greatest trends.

How to Prepare for Shifting Media Consumption and Creation


Now is the time to build flexibility into your creative processes or be left by the wayside as new models take root.

Company details

GoldFire Studios

Company bio

We’re an independent video game studio with a passion for creating groundbreaking interactive stories that connect people all around the world.



Area of focus

Online Games
Video Games

Company size

2 - 10