Howard B. Esbin is the creator of Prelude, a 21st C. learning game. Prelude is used in schools, community agencies, and workplace training internationally. Its design is informed by his research on social learning, imagination, and positive psychology. He founded Heliotrope, a social enterprise to promote Prelude and related research. Howard also has two decades of senior management experience in the private sector, international development, and philanthropy. His work has been published by the International Labour Organization, Education Canada, and UNESCO.