Episode 15 – A Short Interlude

In this week’s episode, Michael R. gets caught up on a few thoughts and discusses some upcoming activities for the Games At Work dot Biz team. He also rambles on a bit about a few books he recently finished …

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Episode 13 – Programming for the Brain

Michael M. and special guest Phaedra Boinodiris make a few book recommendations to help program your brain on using gaming for business, while Michael R is off this week. Phaedra also announces that she is writing a book and is currently working on the chapter about Ethics in Serious Games, so be on the look out for it.

Recommended books
Reality is Broken
Ender’s Game – by Orson Scott Card
Persuasive Games – by Ian Bogost and from wired magazine Cow Clicker
The Eight – by Katherine Neville
On Fairy Stories – by J.R.R. Tolkien

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Episode 9 – Reality is Broken

Michael and Michael get back together for another exciting episode. This episode we start our periodic review and analysis of the book “Reality is Broken” by Jane McGonigal, PhD. We focus on the first three chapters this episode in order to get us all a good foundation of why we play games, and what value you can get out of them.

We learn that most senior executives are actually playing games at work almost every day! Check it out –

From the book - Reality is Broken

Tell your boss you are emulating your Senior Executives

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We also talk about two really cool examples of music, learning and fun:
Bobby McFerrin – World Science Festival 2009: Bobby McFerrin Demonstrates the Power of the Pentatonic Scale
Ben Zander – “Ode to Joy”

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