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PRINTED MEDIA

Investor’s Business Daily

Leslie Scott Raised Her Game

Article by Victor Reklaitis

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Financial Times

Part autobiography, part business guide, About Jenga traces the popular wooden stacking game from conception to worldwide success.

Review by Emmanuelle Smith

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The Oxford Times

Demolishing the Jenga Myth

by Reg Little

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Wall Street Journal

Out of Africa and into millions of homes, a game that ends when building-blocks come crashing down.

by Matthew Gwyther

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New Jersey Business News

Inventor of Jenga discusses success and what she learned along the way

by Leslie Kwoh of The Star Ledger

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JENGA london times

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The Toy Book

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TV COVERAGE

Good Company Today on WKYC in Cleveland

Leslie Scott, the creator of Jenga talks to us about the game she created and promotes her new book “About Jenga”

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Good Day Colorado in Denver

Leslie Scott, the creator of Jenga talks about Business Success

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Good Morning Arizona! on channel 3 in Phoenix

Jenga inventor shares her story

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RADIO COVERAGE

BBC World Service BUSINESS DAILY

Of Puzzles & Solutions

The inventor of the game Jenga is Leslie Soctt. She tells how she thought of it when she lived in Africa; jenga means build in Swahili.

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Woman’s Hour BBC Radio 4

Leslie Scott, the woman who created a game that became a household name.

Interview with Jane Garvey

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KYW1060

Creator of Jenga releases book on how to prosper in business

Interview with John Ostopkovish

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ELECTRONIC MEDIA

The Game Aisle

Inventor Interview: Jenga’s Leslie Scott

Last November at ChiTag I had the opportunity to meet the inventor of Jenga, Leslie Scott (pic above).  She was the featured Women In Toys speaker and had the entire audience hanging on her every word while she told of her experience with Jenga.  It’s a wonderful story and I encourage you all to buy her book which talks about the adventure of taking Jenga from a household game to self production to a mass-market staple.  It’s called “About Jenga: The Remarkable Business of Creating a Game that Became a Household Name” and you can find it at Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Borders.  To give you a little peek into the book, I asked Leslie to do a little interview for my fantastic reader.  Enjoy!

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About.com:Women in Business

‘Written by Leslie Scott, the woman who invented the game, About Jenga is an interesting memoir nestled in the story behind the creation of Jenga. But her book also offers charming and entertaining anecdotal and experiential insights into the world of business making it a worthwhile and inspirational read for aspiring inventors and entrepreneurs.’

Excerpt from book review by Lahle Wolfe

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The Marketing Fresh Peel

Interview with Leslie Scott the Creator of the game Jenga

by Chris Wilson

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AOL Small Business Review

The Genius Behind Jenga

She created a toy famous for collapsing. Fortunately, her company has done anything but.
by Geoff Williams
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PhillyBURBS

About Jenga: Game creator talks strategy and new book

by Chris Illuminati

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Creative Maverick

Leslie Scott: How I created the 50 million selling game Jenga

interview with John Williams

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Smrana Mitra’s Entrepreneur Journeys

Leslie Scott is a guest author

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Reader Views

Review by Olivera Baumgartner-Jackson

I have to start this review with a confession. I had never heard of Jenga before I started reading Leslie Scott’s “About Jenga,” so I had no real idea what to expect. Even after reading the first few pages, I still did not know exactly what kind of a game Ms. Scott was talking about, yet by that point it simply did not matter any more. I was enthralled by the unfolding story and thoroughly entertained throughout it. (…more)

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Conscious Living with Wendy Garrett

A thirty minute interview expanding on the themes Leslie Scott covers in About Jenga.


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e-Jenga FallingS.122

Podcast of interview with Leslie Scott

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About Jenga