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The Invisible Superhero
Harvard MD, MIT PhD. Former McKinsey consultant. Passionate ab...
If a comic-book superhero had stopped a falling plane, the entire entire nation would crowd to see it -- and the president himself would be giving her a medal on national TV. If we met her, we'd excitedly ask what her workout regimen is and what designer made her supersuit.
4 Ways to Get More Out of Mobile App Marketing
Cofounder of Mobile Experience Consulting Firm
Marketing begins the day you put your mobile app idea into production. When growing or scaling your mobile startup, you have to look at a much broader spectrum of marketing effort, instead of just customer acquisition.
Reinventing Your Digital Presence, Planning for Your Digital Future
Russell C. Smith
Because the technology allowing us to constantly update our daily behavior is so new, the long-term effects of having a continuous morphing online presence won't be known for years to come.
It's Not a Game: It's Gamification
Coder/Decoder at We Cannot Fail, Founder of Bunchball, Author ...
I don't think that even Jane would argue that
was fun, and it wasn't meant to be. It was meant to drive a behavior change both in Jane and the people that she "played" with, to help them address the reality of her brain-injured life.
Making Our Schools "SuperBetter" With GBL
Executive Director, the Joan Ganz Cooney Center
Is GBL a transformative way to deepen instruction and build new habits for life-long learning? Or will it go the way of many past reforms, with many practitioners taking "old wine" and placing it in "new bottles"?
Are Love, Money and Glory Building Blocks to a Better World?
Technology Entrepreneur, Public Speaker and Writer
Who will take charge in providing people with the incentives they need to change the world?
Living Your life Without Regrets: Gamifying Health and Well-being
Psychologist, researcher and media consultant
Many adults view gaming as a waste of time, when they could be achieving other goals. The polemic about gaming is driving these two very different attitudes towards gaming: those who are pro-gaming and those who are anti-gaming.
"What Would You Do With Ten Extra Years of Life?" Think About It
Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz
Author, Speaker, Founder, www.adMISSIONPOSSIBLE.com
Wouldn't it be interesting to know if people who are dying might have many fewer regrets if they had started their lives answering those questions?
The Game Is You: Adding Years to Your Life
Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA
Journalist; Founder, Healthin30.com; Media broadcaster
Did you notice that McGonigal's talk is titled, "The game that can give you 10 extra years of life"? It doesn't say, "The game that will give you 10 extra years of life." There's a big difference between "can" and "will."
Can Video Games Alter Society.. in a Good Way?
British writer and commentator
For some, the right kind of play can spell the difference between becoming part of something, and the lifelong feeling that they're not meant to take part. Why is this?
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WATCH NOW: What Gamers Can Teach Us
World-renowned designer of alternate reality games
It was the strangest thing. A gasp went up in the audience. Just when I was finding the courage to discuss the darkest moment in my life, we were literally plunged into darkness together.
Online Auctions Become More Competitive
Entrepreneur & Consultant
Founded in 1995, eBay is regarded as the first and most dominant mass online auction site. But even for eBay, online auctions declined steadily for the past 10 years.
GPS FOR THE SOUL
The Consequences of Our Games
Peter T. Coleman, PhD
Professor of Psychology and Education, Columbia University
We choose friends with benefits or Internet porn over romantic relationships as they are less messy, more efficient. We order in and eat out because who has time to cook, let alone garden. We have less time for everything and simply have no time for idle chat (i.e., conversation).
The Cynic's Guide to Company Volunteering
Founder and CEO, Causecast
Corporate volunteerism isn't just for the already convinced hardcore believers. A truly effective volunteer program must be interesting enough to win over the most hardened cynic in the workplace. If self-interest is the initial motivation, so be it. It likely won't be for long.
Pixel Logic: How the Next 10 Years Will Reinvent Your Life
Russell C. Smith
Current technology can already process our experiences faster than we can think about them. Whether we welcome it or not, it's unavoidable, and greater digital acceleration will happen.
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