For putting Michael Jordan and other greats back in the game. When 2K Sports offered the option of playing Michael Jordan, its video game NBA 2K11 sold 5 million copies. The latest version, 2K12, goes even further, allowing gamers to play Larry Bird, Magic Johnson, Wilt Chamberlain, or a dozen other all-time greats. The attention to detail—period uniforms, historically accurate arenas and TV coverage true to the time—only adds to the time-traveling experience.
In a previous entry, I talked about my rock star neighbor who, at the ripe old age of nine, has already started his own business specializing in lawn maintenance, pet sitting, auto detailing, and beverages/snacks. If you’re interested in learning about other young rock stars in the making, check out CNN Pipeline Anchor Nicole Lapin’s blog. Each week, she profiles people under the age of 30 from CEOs to community and political leaders. I don’t know about you, but I don’t need to look any further for motivation.