Gaming can make a better world?

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websensei on November 1st 2011 in Creativity, Innovation

Why gamedesign might be the next innovation pattern

Eric Zimmermann argues that the world is moving into an age that is characterized by Play, The Ludic Century. Submarine Channel talked to the prominent game designer during Think, Design, Play, a conference organized by the Utrecht School of the Arts. Watch!

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websensei on November 1st 2011 in Creativity, Innovation

Where good ideas come from

The chance favors the connected mind 😉 worth watching

UPDATE: There is also a wonderful TED talk by Steven Johnson

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websensei on August 14th 2011 in Creativity, Innovation

And it caught our attention in 1999 – the original and famous Cluetrain Manifesto

people of earth…

A powerful global conversation has begun. Through the Internet, people are discovering and inventing new ways to share relevant knowledge with blinding speed. As a direct result, markets are getting smarter—and getting smarter faster than most companies.

These markets are conversations. Their members communicate in language that is natural, open, honest, direct, funny and often shocking. Whether explaining or complaining, joking or serious, the human voice is unmistakably genuine. It can’t be faked.

Most corporations, on the other hand, only know how to talk in the soothing, humorless monotone of the mission statement, marketing brochure, and your-call-is-important-to-us busy signal. Same old tone, same old lies. No wonder networked markets have no respect for companies unable or unwilling to speak as they do …

Read more including the 95 theses from 1999 at http://www.cluetrain.com/

Now 12 years later, do you think the early adopters almost a generation ago were right? Are we living in these conversational markets today?

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websensei on May 10th 2011 in Digital Products and Markets, Entrepreneurship, Innovation, Leadership, Public Relations

How can we make complicated things awesomely simple – an intro to Presentation Zen

In preparation to our own presentations I want to share some insights from the author of Presentation Zen “Garr Reynolds”, a look behind the scene, his talk at Google

and an overview given by him, basically to sell his book on Youtube 😉

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websensei on May 10th 2011 in Digital Products and Markets, Entrepreneurship, Innovation, Public Relations

The story of stuff

Supply Chains on a finite planet explained. Cool Design!

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websensei on April 19th 2011 in Leadership

Corporate Storytelling

Thanks to Raf Stevens and the wonderful team of prezi.com please watch this presentation full of rich insights into Storytelling and the art of Corporate Storytelling: frame by frame.

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websensei on April 16th 2011 in Public Relations

Managing Innovation

I found an extraordinary prezi by Elliot Felix on Manging Innovation. Have a look. It is a full lecture on the topic. Great Design! 

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websensei on April 16th 2011 in Innovation

Book recommendation: Gamestorming

I recommend the book Gamestorming by Dave Gray, Sunni Brown and James Macanufo. Actually I bought it (and read it), because of the title only. Being one of the co-founders of the Change the Game Initiative everything that has Game in its brand or title catches my eye, especially if the under title is “A Playbook for Innovators, Rulebreakers, and Changemakers.” Isn´t it a nice touch to find something in common with yourself and the products you purchase to impress others? 🙂

It is a comprehensive collection of the status quo of methods for creative processes, which should eventually lead to innovation (in most cases), for expert teams as well as some examples for large groups. I am not sure why the authors have taken on the metaphor of games and game design (so seriously) to explain the catalog of known and new methods, but it is a nice framing and a playful touch to the whole plot.

Nevertheless taking on another metaphor from music business: it is a great compilation and therefore a book you should read or at least arrange it on your shelf ;-). Giving the idea of having something in common a second thought, I agree with the authors: The future of work will be more human …

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websensei on February 24th 2011 in Innovation