The Journey of a Thousand Miles…

Hey guys,

This is the first blog post!  I will keep it simple, and only explain my intent behind this blog.

First and foremost, this is an experiment.  I want to make this worthwhile to any readers, so engagement is key!

The subject matter will be “Games, Gameification, and Life in general.”  What I mean by this is my topics will include video games, board games, card games, role-playing games, sporting events, and even “head games.”  I see ways to derive meaning from game strategy, and mechanics in a real world way that I believe will help improve quality of life simply by being aware of them and applying them.

For example:

I can’t afford to pay my employees anymore than I am, but I need to see more timely clock-ins.  Solution: An “on-time streak” leader board.  Late by even a second one day, and your streak is over!  Streaks can be placed on a leader-board in the workplace so those who exemplify this trait can be proud of themselves, while encouraging other employees to strive for that streak.  “As soon as Joe misses one day, I’ll be the top dog.”

This is a simplistic scenario, and may not work at all at your workplace.  I never claimed to have all the answers.  My hope is to generate a following that can read between the lines, and draw inspiration from my ramblings.

Speaking of rambling, I will wrap this up.  Looking forward to this journey, and I hope you will join me!

-James Schoenster
Co-founder of Cerebral Cellar

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