About Me

I make and sell widgets and I like helping  others make and sell their widgets.

My current online CV : https://www.linkedin.com/in/mannyacevedo/

What I’m currently working on , thinking about  and/or studying ,  in all the free time that I have:

  • Machine Learning / AI  . I’m a bit behind on the classwork this week 😉
  • Developing a blockchain platform and use cases for a blockchain  digital asset management

How to use gamification and/or  game thinking and/or positive psychology to:

  • Increase performance & productivity  ( and no, it’s not about badges and keeping score )
  • Drive innovation
  • Solve BIG problems
  • Create engagement
  • Create great and meaningful stuff
  • Generate your best life possible . Yeah I know , that  last one is dangerously close to sounding all new-age-y 🙂
  • I think that’s enough to keep me busy 🙂

Here is a presentation I did on Gamification a while back for the NorthWest Market Research Association


Some other stuff about me

I live in Portland, Oregon.  But Location is really immaterial when you can work online and on the phone.

I love to solve problems and love working out processes.

I don’t like to use buzz words.

Everything I know how to do I generally  know by doing.

I’m smarter than the average bear.  It’s true, while bears are pretty smart as animals go, I’m pretty sure I  graduated high school.

I learn and absorb disparate things quickly and can find connections and relevancy in a snap. However, my kid kicks my butt at Connect 4.

I can usually train others in something I just learned how to do yesterday.

I can hit the ground running and implement anything I know with the right team.

I’m the guy people call on when it hits the fan. I’m like Mr. Wolf,   I solve problems.