Episode 13

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Published on:

4th Jun 2019

Gamification with Pete Jenkins

Games. Gaming. Playing games. Playing around. Phrases not always associated with positive outcome. But is this correct? Are we missing something here? Are we not all kids inside? Can games teach us about life? Can play help groups of people to negotiate difficult situations? Is playing actually good for you?

We examine games, gaming and gamification closely with our resident expert, Pete Jenkins. A lifelong gamer, successful businessman and Lecturer on the subject, this is one interesting discussion.

Topics covered include;

- What is a game and what is gamification?

- How can play help teams in almost any arena?

- Can we play our way to a better world?

- Is there a dark side to gaming?

- Could gamification help us negotiate today's big challenges?

Links discussed;

Gamification+

Gamification Europe

Kiva.org Microlending site

About our guest

Pete Jenkins is one of the UK's authorities on gamification. Pete is Entrepreneur in residence at Brighton University, guest Lecturer at Kings College London, speaker and CEO of Gamification+. He travels widely, helping organisations large and small deal with change and spreads the good word about how life's challenges can be tackled through play.

Contacting our guest

Pete can be reached via LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jenkinspete/

Or via the Gamification+ site.

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About the Podcast

Old Fox Young Fox
A show that explores the impacts of a rapidly changing world.
Old Fox Young Fox is an intergenerational conversation where hosts Jeremy Woolwich and Oliver Happy talk through the things impacting our lives, viewed through the lense of different generations and guided by acknowledged experts.

Topics include:
Baby Boomers, Millennials, Generation X, Y & Z. Blockchain, The Circular Economy, Social Media, AI, Gamification, Brexit, Modern Elders, Happiness, The Gig Economy, The Climate Emergency, Fake News. All present opportunities and threats.

Everything is connected, everything is changing. What does it all mean?
How might it affect our businesses and our lives?

How do we adapt?

About your hosts

Oliver Happy

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Oliver is the Young Fox. He works in tech. He enjoys building web and mobile apps that improve people’s lives. With his background in building tech, he is pretty comfortable with all things software, hardware and cloudware. Oliver is our Young Fox and definitely isn't ready to be called the 'Middle Fox'. Even though Oliver was born in New Zealand with a keyboard in hand so to speak and is very comfortable in the new digitized business world, he recognises the value of the new world view learning, benefiting and integrating the knowledge, experiences and wisdom from the old. Oliver is keen to explore and adopt ideas new or old that will help navigate the challenges ahead.

Jeremy Woolwich

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Jeremy Woolwich is a marketing, communications and strategy consultant with over 30 years of experience. His practice Independent Perspective Ltd. helps companies both global and local, tackle common challenges, plan for change and evolve. Jeremy is our Old Fox and is damn good at it. However the world has changed since Jeremy cut his teeth in business and as the speed of change gathers pace, he is intrigued by the new and emerging trends that are shaking the foundations of how business get things done and the challenges they present to individuals, management teams and the wider community. Jeremy reads widely and enjoys developing strong, educated opinions on things that matter.