Sudha Pennathur, LP.


At the WPO conference on May 6, 2017, the keynote speaker  was Jane McGonigal

The Engagement Economy.  She is from game and research development for  Institute of the Future.

  1. When game designer Jane McGonigal found herself bedridden and suicidal following a severe concussion, she had a fascinating idea for how to get better. She dove into the scientific research and created the healing game, SuperBetter. In this moving talk, McGonigal explains how a game can boost resilience — and promises to add 7.5 minutes to your life

https://www.ted.com/talks/jane_mcgonigal_the_game_that_can_give_you_10_extra_years_of_life

  1. Games like World of Warcraft give players the means to save worlds, and incentive to learn the habits of heroes. What if we could harness this gamer power to solve real-world problems? Jane McGonigal says we can, and explains how

https://www.ted.com/talks/jane_mcgonigal_gaming_can_make_a_better_world

Her talk this morning  was about gaming and its use in the workforce.  Although many employees use company resources to play games, gaming itself benefits all since there is a part of the brain that fires up and keeps it active and engaged. It develops super empowered, hopeful individuals.

She concludes that the opposite of work is not play, but depression.

 The challenge for employers is to take these people and make them empowered at work.

She said that Pokemon Go energized players and when applied to a business context teaches us that:

  • There are, “On demand chances to succeed”
  • That nothing is scarce (there is plenty to go around)Therefore, there is a built in collaboration radar.
  • And the hope that there is always something around the corner (that is fun and exciting).


Here is a fun exercise for all you women Entrepreneurs!

 

We know we call :

A shrewdness of apes

A congregation of alligators

A cauldron of bats

A sloth or sleuth of bears

A gang or an obstinacy of buffalo

a clowder, clutter, pounce, dout, nuisance, glorying, or a glare of cats

An army of caterpillars

Larvae of Craesus septentrionalis, a sawfly showing 6 pairs of pro-legs

A caravan of camels

A coalition of cheetahs

A murder of crows

A cowardice of dogs

A pod of dolphins

A convocation of eagles

A parade of elephants

A business of ferrets

A tower of giraffes

A flamboyance of flamingos

A bloat, or a thunder of hippopotamuses

A smack of jellyfish

A troop or mob of kangaroos

A conspiracy of lemurs

A troop or barrel of monkeys

A romp, a family, or a raft of otters

A prickle of porcupines

An unkindness of ravens

A colony or warren of rabbits

A crash of rhinoceroses

A dray or scurry of squirrels

An ambush or streak of tigers

A rafter, gang, or posse of turkeys

A venue of vultures

A wisdom of wombats

A zeal of zebras

What should we call a group of women entrepreneurs?