What better way to eat our own dog food than to calculate a leaderboard for gamification gurus. You know all those people who stand up at conferences and tell you what gamification is (and isn’t).
|5.||Michael Wu Ph.D.||48||45||47||56||@mich8elwu|
|7.||Amy Jo Kim||46||40||44||66||@amyjokim|
Gabe at the top? Is this a fair reflection of “guru-ness”?
Well, it’s hard to say. As a relative newcomer to the gamification industry (since June this year) from personal experience I know that Gabe was one of the first people I tuned into, and even popped over to New York for his gamification summit. Others will of course have a different experience.
What is a guru anyway?
Good question. Definitely needs a definition, anyone?
Is this really gamification of work?
Yes of course it is. It might be slightly in the pointsification category but most people would recognise this as a leaderboard of some sort. That’s a game mechanic and thought leadership isn’t a game for those who play it. The rewards for being at the top are lucrative consulting contracts, book deals and fully paid speaker trips to exotic locations. (Ha! As if. – Ed)
I would call this list a gamification of your PeerIndex scores. Whoever is a gamification speaker and has a high PeerIndex gets to the top of the ratings.
Will the list change?
Well, knowing the recent politics its interesting to see Gabe Zichermann at the top of the list while Sebastian Deterding comes in at number 8. If Sebastian moves up in the rankings next month, and Gabe moves down, then perhaps we’ll get a glimpse of the political fall out from that spat. Who is to say?
If I don’t get too much political fall out of my own from this post I’ll add people to the list, and do it again next month – tell me in the comments below or via twitter @tobyberesford.
Gamification of gamification gurus, yay what fun… ;o)