TBF027 – Curiostiy & Gamifailure

In this weeks podcast I cover the article that I wrote on Curiosity and another that I wrote 27about some of my early and misguided attempts at gamification plus another article that I saw on Lifehacker about study habits that aren’t working.

The curiosty artcle covers, in a vauge way, the power of curiosty.  It also provides a bit of guideance that you can use to apply it in whatever your situation is.  Here is the link for the Southern Comfort commercial that I thought did a great job using the curiosity gap. Give it a click.

The gamification article covers two attemps at gamification methods in my previous retail career.  Both failures but for different reasons!

Enjoy!

“Organic Grunge”
Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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