The Possibility Club

Richard Freeman’s special guest this week is Pete Jenkins.

Pete Jenkins is an international speaker, adviser and trainer in Gamification, topping the world rankings of Gamification influencers in 2016.

Pete founded his company GAMIFICATION+ in 2000, although it was a far more straight-forward IT company to begin with. He has since advised and trained companies of all sizes, both in the UK and internationally, on the use of Gamification.

Pete is Chair of the International Gamification Confederation and has been Entrepreneur in Residence at the University of Brighton for 8 years. As well as researching gamification for HR at CROME (the University’s Centre for Research on Management and Employment), he lectures on gamification and entrepreneurship at undergraduate and post-graduate levels.

Pete is also Practice Director (Gamification) at Intelestream Inc. in Chicago, a strategic advisory company in Customer Relationship Management (CRM) and digital product development.

We spoke in November 2018 about the fundamentals of games, the ethics of play as way to drive the behaviours of others and why everyone should spend a bit more time using Lego.

Useful links:

GAMIFICATION +
https://gamificationplus.uk/

Pete’s website
http://petejenkins.com/

Lego Serious Play methodology (Wiki)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lego_Serious_Play

Richard Thaler (Wiki)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Thaler

https://qz.com/1098078/behavioral-economics-the-flaws-that-economics-nobel-prize-winner-richard-thaler-wants-you-to-know-about-yourself/ (Quartz, 2017)

Michael Lewis – The Undoing Project, 2016
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Undoing-Project-Friendship-Changed-World/dp/0241254736 (Amazon)

Ideas Street – Gamification for the Public Good at the DWP
https://www.theguardian.com/government-computing-network/2011/jun/27/gamification-principles-public-services-dwp (The Guardian, 2011)

Official Minecraft wiki
https://minecraft.gamepedia.com/Minecraft_Wiki

Grend Theft Auto wiki
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grand_Theft_Auto

Fortnite wiki
https://fortnite.gamepedia.com/Fortnite_Wiki

Lego video games wiki
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Lego_video_games

Pokemon Go wiki
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pok%C3%A9mon_Go

Superbetter gamified app
https://www.superbetter.com/

Gamification Europe
https://gamification-europe.com/

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