I make and sell widgets and I like helping others make and sell their widgets.
What I’m currently
working on thinking about , (in all the free time that I have):
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-agy
- 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 like using “But” and “And” at the beginning of sentences.
I’m really good at what I do (when I know what I’m doing). I love to solve problems and love working out processes. Some call it “systems thinking” I just call it thinking. I do it pretty well.
I don’t use buzz words and when I do, remind me to slap myself. If you hire someone and they use buzzwords, fire them.
Everything I know how to do I know by doing. (generally)
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 (Most times. My kid kicks my butt at Connect 4). I used to think everyone was like me, but apparently I’m an oddity.
I can train others in something I just learned how to do yesterday.
I can implement anything I know
I’m the guy people hire when the $#!t hits the fan. I’m like Mr. Wolf, I solve problems. In fact, its what I excel at.