Archive for April, 2012

How to play a game and get a job

The San Francisco-based company Identified.com is now gamifying the job search for its 4 million users. Identified has incorporated game-like features to encourage users to continually bulk up their profiles and add just the right elements. Co-founder and co-chief executive Brendan Wallace said “Generation Y is nearly invisible to employers, so this technique is key.” […]

Tony Wagner’s new book “Creating Innovators” out April 17

http://www.tonywagner.com/blogposts/creating-innovators-sneak-preview

How games make kids smarter

How games make kids smarter – Gabe Zichermann TEDxTalks – check out the video. http://www.ted.com/talks/gabe_zichermann_how_games_make_kids_smarter.html

A Great Read for Start-ups

Mastering the VC Game by Jeff Bussgang http://www.jeffbussgang.com/

The White House on Women and the Economy

Starting shortly, Dr. Shirley Ann Jackson, President of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, (my alma mater) will be at the White House to moderate a panel on Education. April 6, 2012 at 10:45 a.m. President Obama to address the Forum at 10:15 a.m. Watch live on White House http://lnkd.in/b5HBm9

Recyclebank gamifies for a better world

By Chloe Della Costa Recyclebank has been running on gamification since the company was founded six years ago — before anyone even knew the term. The company uses a system of points and incentives, rewarding people for good recycling habits. Now Recyclebank has expanded across 300 communities in the U.S. and incorporates even more gamification […]

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