It's time to fire-up the real you.

INTRODUCING:                                         

The pocket guide to
your inner warrior.

The two most powerful warriors are patience and time.
The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud. -Coco Chanel
“The warrior's approach is to say "yes" to life: "yea" to it all.”
–Joseph Campbell
Update. Upgrade. Upcycle.
(It’s all about U.)

Seven steps to unleashing your inner warrior...

A little tip from the arrowhead: your inner champion wants to stretch its legs.
Arrowhead urges you to cultivate the forces within you to persevere in whatever pursuits you undertake.
Hunting with a bow and arrow requires intricate planning, social and communication skills. Not to mention patience, endurance and optimism.

Step I:

LISTEN UP. TUNE IN.

Your ancient past is closer than you think.

This Fall, a whole new way to connect to the clues your ancestors left behind.

Step II:

IMPROVE YOUR TOOLS.

YouQuest

IS COMING SOON:

Sign up for app store alerts.

Update your life, not your status.

Seek and ye shall find. You’re it.
This quest is all about finding yourself.
“The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are.”
-Joseph Campbell

Step III:

BE CURIOUS

Yes, life's challenges allow you to discover who you are.
They can also throw you off the path into weeds

YouQuest helps you discover:
   What is fueling you? What's holding you back?

BALANCE STATE

A snapshot of your overall wellbeing; harmony & connectedness.
  • Mind: Brainpower & reason
  • Body: Physical self & wellness
  • Spirit: B Vital inner essence
  • Heart: Social center & ancestors
Universal Rhythm (UR) Algorithm: YouQuest measures your mojo by analyzing the strength and interplay of eight essential human characteristics on a 16-point scale.

GAS TANK

A gauge of your intensity, potency and ‘full-boar’ vital stats.
  • Happiness: Contentment, joy
  • Energy: Available power
  • Strength: Courage; backbone
  • Endurance: Stamina; spunk


Are you living life ‘full-boar’? Full boar [fʊl-bohr]: to the fullest extent, with humor and attitude.
Note: A little negativity keeps us honest, but minimize exposure to Debbie Downers. They are contagious, and there is no vaccine for them.

Step IV:

BE TENACIOUS
Trek through the ages. Discover yourself.

Track your progress as you go...

Seeker: Discover foundations and connectedness.
Journeyman: Strengthen sea legs for the journey.
Explorer: Dig deep; be open to new discoveries.
Warrior: Face challenges with clarity. Gather ancestral insights.
Sage: Seek illumination and perspective.
Stone Age cycle: First of three main cycles. Calibrate where you are and your plan to evolve.
Bronze Age cycle: Middle cycle. Shoring up the foundations of your re-discovered civilization.
Iron Age cycle: In the groove. Better tools. Use wisely to reach the Wisdom Circle.
Wisdom Circle: The inner circle, top of the heap, apple of Boris’ eye.

When you enter the
WISDOM CIRCLE...

Receive a solid bronze talisman. Wear it to the cave, disco, class or dentist’s office. The only thing you cannot do is buy it; it can only be earned.

“Deep is the well of the past.” 500 BC’s proprietary wisdom genome databases form endless pools of content for you to tap into.
Only 7% of all people who ever lived are alive right now. Why not learn from the 93% who came before? (Source: Niall Ferguson)
“History doesn't repeat, but it does rhyme.” -Mark Twain

Step VI:

WISE UP. KEEP GOOD COMPANY.

Always being the smartest one in the room can get old. That’s not going to be a problem here. Not when you can access wisdom on demand from the Age of Sage.

Meet some of the movers and shakers who changed the world in 500 BC and are waiting at YouQuest’s Well of Wisdom to guide your quest today.

Whooo are you?
To Aesop: “You are known by the company you keep.”
Wisdom is knowing
what you know as well
as what you don’t know.
Wisdom warriors listen with all their senses.

Step VII:

LIGHTEN UP.


Meet Boris, your wisdom warrior who guides your journey on all 500 BC apps. Since ancient times, the wild boar has symbolized the raw power and bravery that lies within all of us. Some call Boris a sassy life scout with a snout. He owns that. A sense of humor is something he takes very seriously.

Boris was born on November 1 to squeals of joy from his proud parents. The year of his birth has been lost to the mists of time and/or his clever use of the delete key. An avid traveler, Boris has ranged across most continents.

Boris is resourceful, intelligent and his personality is so magnetic he’s unable to carry credit cards. He has counted to infinity – twice. His sock drawer organizes itself. He has taught old dogs a wide variety of new tricks. Boris is always here to help his friends when they ask.

Boris is Slavic for warrior. Coincidence? No such thing.
Enjoy wine from France’s Burgundy and Bordeaux regions? They were named for ancient tribes called the “Boar People.”
For the best in Boar pubs, inns, and beers, travel to Yorkshire, England. The place is named for the wild boar.

It’s time to live life “full boar.”

500 BC was started with the idea to leverage the magic of modern technologies to unlock and deliver the wisdom of the past to navigate today’s life’s challenges.

Your personal mojo booster. Think “core exercises” without the sweat. Connect to ancient truths in a meaningful way through personalized content and quizzes to make real life healthier and more fun.

You could say 500 BC is ancient crowdsourcing. Here, you are not only guided by the vast wisdom of the ages and ancestral connections, you also get the bristly wiles of our own wild spokes-boar, Boris, symbol of your inner warrior.

500 BC’s team has successfully created new technologies and opened new markets on a global scale with industry-changers that include Apple, E*TRADE and Activision. And though our tablets today are silicon and plastic rather than clay or stone, we think that the wisdom of the ages is especially relevant in this Twitter-lific, e-crazy age.

500 BC Press Room

Latest News

Are you wiser after you play this game?

June 16, 2014

Two companies teamed up together and produced this fun feature quest. Digital Management, Inc. (DMI) and 500 BC Inc. takes gamers on a journey led by a mystical warrior named Boris. This fearless animal will take you through his land of mystical animals and landscape. The navigation of gamer will be whisked into the realm of engaging historical facts, quotes from philosophers who are marked civilian wisdom and truism.

Forget the Birds, Words, and Farms! A New Mobile App Reawakens Your Inner Warrior.

June 3, 2014

There is something curious about this mobile app Game of You featured on iTunes and Google Play stores. This game made me want to think What kind of ancestry do I have? Does my modern day traits link me back to a place of time where nomadic warriors and creatures roamed the earth? Is this a personality trait game where this game promotes wellness?

500 BC Unveils Mobile App to Help Users Live Life "Full Boar," Combining Ancient Wisdom, Wellness and Gamification

A Timeless Journey of Self-Discovery, Guided by Ancestral Connections and History's Greatest Thinkers

May 14, 2014

BETHESDA, Md. and GREAT FALLS, Va., May 14, 2014 /PNRNewswire/-- Digital Management, Inc. (DMI), a leading provider of mobile enterprise and big data solutions and services and 500 BC, Inc., a new entertainment media company, today announced the launch of a new mobie app, Game of You, that takes users on a fun, stimulating quest to promote wellness and discover a deeper view of themselves and their connection to the world.

500 BC sounds the call of the ages: "Live life full boar"

Pursuing mankind's endless quest for meaning is no game. Or is it?

Aug. 27, 2013

GREAT FALLS, Va. -- 500 BC today announced the launch of its much anticipated platform that sits at the intersection of gaming, social media, and personal development. This closely held new media start-up features a team of highly experienced global brand builders, technologists and icon-topplers from E*TRADE, Apple, Microsoft, MCI, and World Wildlife Find among others - all collaborating to create a disruptive game-changer in the world of entertainment media.

Since thee beginnng of time, mankind has searched for meaning. 500 BC is pleased to offer the first inline platform that provides users with timeless truths, tools and perspectives to guide them on their journey-all based on the collective wisdom of some of humanity's greatest thinkers and deepest cultural traditions.

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brainy mammals who want to tend
to your inner warrior.

500 BC Press Room

Latest News

Are you wiser after you play this game?

June 16, 2014

Two companies teamed up together and produced this fun feature quest. Digital Management, Inc. (DMI) and 500 BC Inc. takes gamers on a journey led by a mystical warrior named Boris. This fearless animal will take you through his land of mystical animals and landscape. The navigation of gamer will be whisked into the realm of engaging historical facts, quotes from philosophers who are marked civilian wisdom and truism.

Looking beyond the gameplay, I pondered on the thought how a game can be lifted from a concept to a product with success. Many have taken to the streets [crowdsourcing campaign] in hopes of procuring monetization for production and distribution. It is a dicey game. According to PhilGoldstein at FierceWireless.com, he states that it is hard to come by as a successful run. Shane Schick of the same publication mentions a case study where it actually worked which made Human Project App a monetary success in exceeding campaign goals.

I wanted to satisfy my quest for success for this app. What I discovered is this factoid. My research led me to this interesting whitepaper, Top Ten Healthcare Trends For 2014, published by the KBM group citing Millennials activity: This age group sends an average 88 texts per day, mobile isn’t an activity its a lifestyle - it’s their way of connecting. Roughly one third of patient(s) use their mobile devices or tablets on a daily basis for healthresearch and/or to book appointments and only 20% of consumers’ time on mobile devices are spent on the Web. Eighty percent is spent in apps: games, news, productivity, utility and social networking.

This collaboration and strategy make sense.

Forget the Birds, Words, and Farms! A New Mobile App
Reawakens Your Inner Warrior.

Marianne Pfeifer of The San Francisco Examiner and Media Entourage
June 3, 2014

There is something curious about this mobile app Game of You featured on iTunes and Google Play stores. This game made me want to think What kind of ancestry do I have? Does my modern day traits link me back to a place of time where nomadic warriors and creatures roamed the earth? Is this a personality trait game where this game promotes wellness? Two companies believe it is so.

Two companies teamed up together and produced this fun feature quest. Digital Management, Inc. (DMI and 500 BC Inc., takes gamers on a journey led by a mystical warrior named Boris. This fearless boar will take you through his land of mystical animals and landscape. The navigation of gamer will whisk you away by engaging you in historical facts, quotes from philosophers who marked civilian wisdom and truism. From Confucius and Pythagoras to Mayans and Druids, the gamer will be encouraged to see their true self today.

“We’re excited to help 500 BC move beyond the Web to reach mobile consumers. This is a brilliant example of how gamification can have a positive influence on well-being.”
Jay Sunny Bajaj, president and CEO of DMI

Looking beyond the gameplay, I pondered on the thought how a game can be lifted from a concept to a product with success. Many have taken to the streets [crowdsourcing or a kickstarter campaign] in hopes of procuring monetization for production and distribution. According to Phil Goldstein at FierceWireless.com states that it is hard to come by as a successful run. Shane Schick of the same publication mentions a case study where it actually worked which made Human Project App a monetary success in exceeding campaign goals.
I wanted to satisfy my quest for success for this app. What I discovered is this factoid. My research led me to this interesting whitepaper, Top Ten Healthcare Trends For 2014, published by the KBM group citing Millennials activity: This age group sends an average 88 texts per day, mobile isn’t an activity its a lifestyle — it’s their way of connecting. Roughly one third of patient(s) use their mobile devices or tablets on a daily basis for health research and/or to book appointments and only 20% of consumers’ time on mobile devices are spent on the Web. Eighty percent is spent in apps: games, news, productivity, utility and social networking.

For Carol Phelan-Marsh, founder and CEO of 500 BC, she could not be more pleased with the outcome. The creator of the product said, “Consumers have mastered birds, words and farms but the true test is to discover ourselves. Our ancestors left clues behind to help us thrive, and we want to provide a new way to learn. 500 BC is a game-changer that cultivates a culture of healthy habits in a fun, humorous and actionable way.”

DMI is a leading provider of mobile enterprise solutions integrated vertical  services including mobile strategy, mobile UX and app development, omni-channel commerce, mobile brand and marketing, big data management and analytics, and secure mobile device, app and data management. DMI is headquartered in Bethesda, MD, with satellite and project offices around the world.

500 BC Inc. is an entertainment media company on a mission: to help you navigate the game of life with the wisdom of the ages on your side. 500 BC is here to make this timeless quest of discovery useful and fun.

500 BC Unveils Mobile App to Help Users Live Life "Full Boar," Combining Ancient Wisdom, Wellness and Gamification

A Timeless Journey of Self-Discovery, Guided by Ancestral Connections and History's Greatest Thinkers

May 14, 2014

BETHESDA, Md. and GREAT FALLS, Va., May 14, 2014 /PNRNewswire/-- Digital Management, Inc. (DMI), a leading provider of mobile enterprise and big data solutions and services and 500 BC, Inc., a new entertainment media company, today announced the launch of a new mobie app, Game of You, that takes users on a fun, stimulating quest to promote wellness and discover a deeper view of themselves and their connection to the world.

NEWS FACTS:
The next daily habit – 500 BC's Game of You combines wellness, social media and gaming to take users on a journey of discovery, connecting them to ancient paths that tap into the wisdom of the long-ago past while exploring where they are in the moment: mind, body, heart and spirit. The end game? Learn "what can I do today to live better?"

Going mobile – After initial success on the web, 500 BC teamed with DMI to create an engaging mobile app that lets users interact with the game anywhere, anytime.  Available for both iPhone and Android mobile devices, the app is available now on iTunes and Google Play stores.

Fun features – 500 BC helps users navigate the game of life through daily quizzes that offer insights into their strengths and challenges in that moment. Users receive tailored wisdom, words of encouragement and historical facts, enabling them to connect to ancient truths and symbols that fuel the imagination, stimulate curiosity and reawaken their inner warrior.

SUPPORTING QUOTES:
Carol Phelan-Marsh, founder and CEO of 500 BC, said: "Consumers have mastered birds, words and farms – but the true test is to discover ourselves. Our ancestors left clues behind to help us thrive, and we want to provide a new way to learn and reflect on them that doesn't feel like a job. 500 BC is a game-changer that cultivates a culture of healthy habits in a fun, humorous and actionable way.“

Jay Sunny Bajaj, president and CEO of DMI, said: "We're excited to help 500 BC move beyond the Web to reach mobile consumers. This is a brilliant example of how gamification can have a positive influence on well-being. What's key is having the skill in user experience design to ensure that users have an exciting, vibrant and immersive experience that makes the app a part of their daily lives."

About DMI:
DMI is a leading provider of mobile enterprise solutions and services, including Mobile Strategy, Mobile UX and App Development, Omni-channel Commerce, Mobile Brand and Marketing, Big Data Management and Analytics, and Secure Mobile Device, App and Data Management. The company's commitment to excellence in service delivery has resulted in dramatic growth and an expanding client base that includes hundreds of Fortune 1000 commercial clients and all fifteen U.S. Federal Departments. DMI is headquartered in Bethesda, MD, with satellite and project offices around the world. Additional information is available at www.dminc.com.

About 500 BC, Inc.:
Why battle our way out of life's challenges as if no one has ever been here before? 500 BC is an entertainment media company on a mission: to help you navigate the game of life with the wisdom of the ages on your side. 500 BC is here to make this timeless quest of discovery useful and fun. Visit us at 500bc.com/ to learn more.

500 BC sounds the call of the ages: "Live life full boar"

Pursuing mankind's endless quest for meaning is no game. Or is it?

Aug. 27, 2013

GREAT FALLS, Va. -- 500 BC today announced the launch of its much anticipated platform that sits at the intersection of gaming, social media, and personal development. This closely held new media start-up features a team of highly experienced global brand builders, technologists and icon-topplers from E*TRADE, Apple, Microsoft, MCI, and World Wildlife Find among others - all collaborating to create a disruptive game-changer in the world of entertainment media.

Since the beginnng of time, mankind has searched for meaning. 500 BC is pleased to offer the first inline platform that provides users with timeless truths, tools and perspectives to guide them on their journey-all based on the collective wisdom of some of humanity's greatest thinkers and deepest cultural traditions.

More than a game, 500 BC serves as a personal mojo booster on demand by leveraging proprietary wisdom genome databases, an ancient knowledge algorithm, plus tireless insights provided by company irreverent spokes-boar, Boris, symbol of the warrior within. In this way, the site offers unique, real-time and tailored wisdom unavailable anywhere else.

“500 BC is an online experience meant to help you live life better in the real world. As a nod to our fearless, quick-witted spokes-boar Boris, we call it living life ‘full boar’,” says 500 BC Founder and CEO Carol Phelan-Marsh. “In a world that is increasingly serious, segmented and trivialized, we all need a place to get connected to the best parts of ourselves and have a laugh.”

“At 500 BC there is a great mystery unfolding, and our users are at the heart of it,” Phelan-Marsh said. “This fun, stimulating quest is designed to amplify three of man’s most basic and universal desires—personal exploration, play and social connections.”

500 BC’s target customers are the 100 million people who actively engage in social gaming every day.

“Socrates warned us to ‘Beware the barrenness of a busy life,’ and this advice may be even more appropriate today than it was back in 500 BC,” Phelan- Marsh said, noting that while consumers are constantly bombarded with information, somehow the ‘real’ questions are never addressed.

“When I get reminders from my social networks about posts I’ve missed that include things like ‘Bored waiting for my food at McRestaurant,’ those are 60 seconds of my life that I will never get back,” Phelan-Marsh continued. “500 BC is a personal pause button where users can take a break, lighten up, and at the same time, find authentic answers to things that matter.”

To the great thinkers of 500 BC, everything was connected: mind, body, spirit, Earth and our cultural roots. Those connections have been diminished and modern man’s well-being – mental, physical, spiritual, emotional – has suffered because of it. Through daily quizzes and personalized content, 500 BC’s goal is to help users see a broader view of themselves and how they are connected to the world around them.

“Think of 500 BC as ancient crowd sourcing,” says Phelan-Marsh, who served as head of global branding for E*TRADE, before leaving to create 500 BC. “Not only are you learning from the greatest thinkers of the ages, you’ll also be hearing from your very own ancestors.”

The period 500 BC was the pinnacle of the Axial Age, when some of history’s greatest thinkers and civilizations emerged and changed the world. Confucius, Pythagoras, the Buddha, Socrates, Plato, Lao Tzu, Sun Tzu, Aesop, the Golden Age of Greece, the Persian Empire and the birth of the Roman Republic, the Celts of Europe, Olmecs and Mayans of the Americas, Nok of Africa, Scythians of Asia, Shintos of Japan, and Hebrew Old Testament writers all made their mark in and around 500 BC.

“Our tablets today may be silicon and plastic instead of clay or stone, but the wisdom of the ages is still plenty relevant for this age. At 500 BC we believe that we all have it within ourselves to live life full boar. Your ancestors, the great thinkers and Boris are all here to help you on that journey,” said Phelan-Marsh.

Move over horoscope, the Boar-oscope has arrived. A place to go every day and connect to the insights, words of wisdom and encouragement to fight life’s daily battles – with tusks.

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INTRODUCING:

The pocket guide to your inner warrior.

A warrior seeks to act rather than talk.
The true warrior begins with with fighting the enemy inside the self.
"The warrior's approach is to say "yes" to life: "yea" to it all."
-Joseph Campbell

Update. Upgrade. Upcycle.
(It's all about U.)

Seven steps to unleashing
your inner warrior

Step I:
LISTEN UP. TUNE IN.

Your ancient past is  
closer than you think.

This Fall, a whole new way to connect to
the clues your ancestors left behind
A little tip from the arrowhead: your inner hunter and adventurer wants to stretch its legs
arrowhead urges you to cultivate the forces within you to persevere in whatever pursuits you undertake
Hunting with a bow and arrow requires intricate planning, social and communication skills. And arm strength

Step II:
IMPROVE YOUR TOOLS.

YouQuest

IS COMING SOON.

Sign up for app store alerts.

Update your life.
not your status.

Step III:
BE CURIOUS.

YouQuest helps you learn:

    What is fueling you?         
    What's holding you back?

Energy: Available power Endurance: Stamina; spunk Strength: Courage; backbone Mind: Brainpower and reason Spirit: Vital inner essance Heart: Social center and ancestors Body: Physical self and wellness Happiness: Contentment, joy

Step IV:
BE TENACIOUS.

Trek through the ages.
Discover yourself      

    Track your progress as you go

Seeker: Discover foundations and connectedness. Journeyman: Strengthen sea legs for the journey. Explorer: Dig deep; be open to new discoveries. Warrior: Face challenges with clarity. Gather ancestral insights. Sage: Seek illumination and perspective. Stone Age cycle: First of three main cycles. Calibrate where you are and your plan to evolve. Bronze Age cycle: Middle cycle. Shoring up the foundations of your re-discovered civilization. Iron Age cycle: In the groove. Better tools. Use wisely to reach the Wisdom Circle. Wisdom Circle: The inner circle, top of the heap, apple of Boris’ eye.

Step V:
DIG DEEP.

(And strike gold.)

    Tap into timeless truths from
    YouQuest's Well of Wisdom

Seek and ye shall find. You’re it.
This quest is all about finding yourself.
“The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are.”
-Joseph Campbell

Step VI:
WISE UP.

Step VI:
...KEEP GOOD COMPANY

Always being the smartest one in
the room can get old. No problem.

An assembly of Sages are standing by.

Whooo are you? To Aesop: “You are known by the company you keep.”
Wisdom is knowing what you know as well as what you don’t know
Wisdom warriors listen with all their senses.

You could say 500 BC
is ancient crowdsourcing.

Crack the nut.

Navigate life with the wisdom of the ages on your side.

500 BC started with the idea to leverage the magic of modern technologies to unlock and deliver the wisdom of the past to navigate today’s life’s challenges.
The creation of a thousand forests is in one acorn.
-Ralph Waldo Emerson
The acorn only appears on a fully mature oak, so is a symbol of the patience and perseverance needed to attain goals. Like creating a pocket guide for the inner warrior.
Think “core exercises” without the sweat. 500 BC helps you connect to ancient truths through personalized content and quizzes to make real life healthier and more fun.
The acorn, in its dormant state, reminds you to take periods of rest/dormancy and periods of growth. Use 500 BC as your personal pause button.
Ponder this: The acorn believes in your potential– after all, one acorn can grow into a massive oak and seed a whole forest. 500 BC wants to help make self reflection a daily habit.
500 BC’s team has successfully created new technologies on a global scale with industry-changers that include Apple, E*TRADE and Activision.
Although our tablets today are silicon and plastic rather than clay or stone, the wisdom of the ages is especially relevant in this Twitter-lific, e-crazy age. Bottom line: It’s time to live life “full boar.”
The oak tree is only partially seen–the massive root system of an oak tree is a stall and wide as the tree itself. 500BCis just getting started.

Step VII:
LIGHTEN UP

Meet Boris, wisdom warrior who guides your journey on all 500 BC apps. Since ancient times, the wild boar has symabolized the raw power and bravery that lies within all of us. Some call Boris a sassy life scout with a snout. He owns that.
A sense of humor is something he takes very seriously.

Boris is resourceful, intelligent and his personality is so magnetic he’s unable to carry credit cards.
Enjoy wine from France’s Burgundy and Bordeaux regions? They were named for ancient tribes called the “Boar People.”
Boris is Slavic for warrior. Coincidence? No such thing.