Notes on Gamification, Badgetification and Bullshitification

The term Gamification has experienced a huge rise since September 2010, and as a concept it’s likely to still become more popular and charm snakes among the late early majority and the late majority in the curve of innovation adoption.

Last year gamification was one of the buzziest worlds in the startupsphere, that doesn’t mean it’s a hoax, but even the inspiring McGonigal understands the word has been drained by miss-use and uses the term “gamefull” instead. Thus I tease by renaming gamification: bullshitification.

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Forensic Analysis on iTunes & App Stores’ Business Model Canvas

As professionals in the ICT space, we have to try to foresee market and technology trends if we are to aim to build the “Next Big Thing” (as worn out as the expression may sound). Yet to actually disrupt something it’s not enough to think outside of the box out of the blue. If we don’t know the box we’ll never know where we stand.Read More

Spreading hoaxes around Steve Blank’s Lean Launchpad on Coursera

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In one of my previous posts, I told you about my conspiranoic thoughtson Steve Blank’s free online course on coursera. There was plenty of visitors UFO-watching with me in that comment. Thank you for listening. First I have to retract my hypotesis, since Steve Blank himself spoke up and taught us about his latest works.

Steve was just finishing his latest book and felt compelled to delay the course until it was published to work with the students on his latest learnings and approaches. It definitely honors him!

In my humble opinion, the book a new must: Startup Owner’s Manual… in a automobil manual’s fashion it gears you up with an loaded workshop to fix startups on the road.

I won’t bother you any longer, tonight. I’ll try to share with you some of the treasures on the manual later on.

Best,

No please… not another @Facebook interface.

Move fast and break things. Unless you are breaking stuff, you are not moving fast enough” – Facebook motto

Petabytes of digital ink have been written on the pros and cons of the Lean Startup methodology.  Yet probably not that much on how does that effect users. Innovation leaps are accelerate. But are customers ready for such speed?

My stand is: we are. Our measure is not how good we are in our strenghts, but how adaptable we are. At least, thus was Darwins hypothesis. We live in a time of accelerating change, innovation and disruption. The Information Revolution is not just reshaping the convenience of content, services and product, it’s transforming how we process and articulate communication.

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It’s inherent to human nature to try to create confort zones, know “places” where we feel secure. And that applies to everything, venues, places, personal interactions, user interfaces… And this is the one I’d like to focus here.

User interfaces (UIs) are changing at light speed. How do people reach to that? with aversion of course as many can feel whenever Facebook changes theirs. But people adapt and learn, and our comfort zone stretches more and more into the unknown, into expecting change.

To me this is one of the keys on how entrepreneurs should embrace development. Launch your shabby app, learn about the results and change it: quickly and dramatically if you may. And do it like a scientist, use the world as your Petri Dish to change the Earth for good.