Michael Acton Smith | How To Get 50 Million Kids Learning

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Michael Acton Smith
How To Get 50 Million Kids Learning

Founder, CEO and Creative Director of Mind Candy 

 

DO Wales 2012
Running time: 20m 13s

Filed in: Social Change

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How getting things wrong more than right and dreaming big, led to Michael creating Moshi Monsters, an online world delivering stealth education.

Michael has been described by the Daily Telegraph as “a Rock Star version of Willy Wonka” and by the Independent as “a polite version of Bob Geldolf”.

He is the CEO, Creative Director and founder of online games studio Mind Candy. The company created the online hit Moshi Monsters which has over 50m players online and is now expanding offline into books, toys, music, trading cards, TV and film.

Mind Candy’s first project was a global treasure hunt called Perplex City that played out across different media including websites, text messages, magazines, live events, skywriting and multiple helicopters.

Prior to Mind Candy, Michael co-founded Firebox.com, Berwickstock, and Silicon Drinkabout.