Episode 13

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4th Jun 2019

Gamification with Pete Jenkins

This episode of Old Fox Young Fox talks games, gaming, and generally playing around with gamification expert Pete Jenkins. We ask why are these phrases not always associated with positive outcome?

Is this how it should be? 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.

Show mentions

  • 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?
  • 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.

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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 themes 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?
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About your hosts

Oliver Happy

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Oliver works in tech and enjoys building things that help improve people’s lives. Oliver is the Young Fox in the Old Fox Young Fox podcast (and definitely isn't ready to be called a 'Middle Fox'), co-host of Problem Busters and host of Gone Workabout. Oliver recognises the value of the new world view learning from the wisdom of the old and loves sharing good ideas.

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.