Archive for April, 2012

How to play a game and get a job

The San Francisco-based company 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

How games make kids smarter

How games make kids smarter – Gabe Zichermann TEDxTalks – check out the video.

A Great Read for Start-ups

Mastering the VC Game by Jeff Bussgang

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

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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