Gabe Zichermann: How games make kids smarter

Do kids these days have short attention spans, or does the world just move too slow? In this talk from TED, Gabe Zichermann suggests that today's video games are making children smarter -- and we should all embrace gamification.


Why you should listen to him:

Gabe Zichermann is an entrepreneur and author whose work centers on gamification--and the power of games to help engage people and build strong organizations and communities. In 2010, he chaired the Gamification summit, a conference dedicated to gamification and “engagement mechanics.” An avid blogger on the subject, he co-authored the book “Game-Based Marketing”, which examines the innovative trend of using game mechanics to engage and build a customer base.

"If you haven’t applied games to advertising, marketing, or brand management, you’ll want to get and study this book -- or it could be game over for you."

Jonathan Epstein CEO, Double Fusion, former EVP, IGN/Gamespy

To learn more about his book, click here.


Jamison Stone

Jamison is the Director and Lead Writer of Apotheosis Studios. In addition to his professional career, Jamison is also a Trustee, Committee Chair, and grant writer for the W. Clement & Jessie V. Stone Foundation, an organization which provides grantmaking programs in education, youth development and early childhood development.