January 2017 - Happy New Year Published: 12:00 AM - 1 Jan 2017
Happy New Year!
Just one new guru to welcome this month - Kalev Karpuk who writes an interesting medium blog about gamification.
Highlighted players for this month are Yu-kai Chou who has month on month upped his Tweeting game which has resulted in double the output over the year.
Monica Cornetti has a huge spike in her Slideshare views this month - getting attention is half the battle.
Check out the leaderboard and follow everyone you don't know yet.
Till next month, keep gamifying!
December 2016 - Check out the new video countdown! Published: 12:00 AM - 1 Dec 2016
NEW! Watch the Gurus count down and score highlights on Youtube:
First up this month we've got a couple of new gurus to welcome. Rob Alvarez Bucholska (32nd) who is focusing on gamification for learning at the IE business school in Madrid and Sabrina Bruehwiler a freelancer who has turned her UserAdventure.com home page into a game.
Welcome guys! They enter the gurus power 100 at ranks 32nd and 28th respectively
Now for some highlighted content from the previous month.
I liked Sylvester Arnabs visual of merging physical and digital in his Play Learn in Everyday Spaces slideshare. When we realise that the Simpsons also included a president trump there's something about life imitating art here!
When Monica Cornetti gave a gamification talk at the national speakers convention it was nice to see her reimagined as a pirate. Aaarr
The Assocation for Project Management's introduction to gamification got lots talking this month. Szymon Machajewski's tweet to the paper saying "learning under compulsion will not stick" was retweeted over 100 times!
Top Players this month
Ercan Altug Yilmaz holds onto the number 5 spot. As does Pete Jenkins of gamification+.
But a massive jump of 15 spots brings Monica Cornetti back in at number one.
Well done to the top players, and well done to everyone else.
Check out your scores, stories and stats on https://www.rise.global/gurus
Till next month, keep gamifying!
November 2016 - GWC bounces Marczewski back to number one Published: 5:15 PM - 1 Nov 2016
Definitely evidence of a GWC bounce for some players this month!
On a technical note, we've now ironed out the blog post counting issues - if you haven't already, you need to verify your blog with Rise (log in to Rise and edit your profile) - then it will now count your posts and add them into your Guru Score.
October 2016 - Gurus on the Rise Published: 12:00 AM - 1 Oct 2016
I've dropped blog posts from the analysis for the time being as there are a few outstanding blog post collection problems for a few individuals. The complexity of sourcing data from many different types of blog platforms! Until these are resolved I am not publishing blog analytics.
If there are other platforms you would like gamification specific personal analytics on, then please let me know.
Have a great October.
September 2016 - Scoring Algorithm changes and news of a new Board! Published: 3:12 PM - 1 Sep 2016
A couple of scoring algorithm changes this month following the discussion on the Facebook Gamification group. To balance the proportion of points available more evenly across Slideshare, Blogging and Twitter, these are the changes:
- Slideshare Downloads no longer count towards your score.
- @Mentions are worth twice as much.
I'm planning a new board which features Dedicated Gamification Organisations - if you'd like your organisation to be on the launch list then please email me with your Twitter handle.
Have a great September!
August 2016 - Gurus scoring algorithm Published: 12:00 PM - 1 Aug 2016
There has been a good conversation about the gurus scoring algorithm in the Gamification Facebook group. Please add your thoughts and I will make any popular changes for next months release.
In the meantime, Have a great August
July 2016 - Accelerating out of the trough Published: 12:00 AM - 1 Jul 2016
Some real shoots of excitement this month:
- Yu-kai Chou (#14) exceeded his kickstarter targets for Octalysis Prime
- Gal Rimon (#7) raised a further £7m for GamEffective
As usual the gurus board takes a look at the personalities within the gamification industry and ranks them according to their online influence.
Have a great month
June 2016 - Evolution not revolution Published: 2:11 PM - 6 Jun 2016
Gabe's book "Gamification Revolution" is helpful reading for anyone involved in Gamification but I wonder if "Evolution" is a more important word for us to use?
As any designer knows, it's iteration that brings success and we are rarely right first time. This is nowhere more true than in behavioural design programs.
For my part I'd like to continue evolving the gamification gurus program - perhaps by injecting some different divisions - breaking down gurus by domain focus e-learning / loyalty or by location Europe, North America, Asia?
I'd love to hear your thoughts.
Have a great June
May 2016 - A new wave of gurus Published: 12:00 AM - 1 May 2016
It's fascinating to see a new wave of Gamification Gurus start to dominate the top of the Gurus Power 100.
All our data collectors, including blogs, have been working well this month so the stats are as accurate as they've been for a while.
Rise now offers advertising slots both on the board itself and on the email - if you're interested in promoting your event or services to the gamification gurus then please do let me know.
Have a great May.
April 2016 - April update Published: 12:00 AM - 1 Apr 2016
Here's the latest release of the Gurus power 100...
The blog data collector is still not working 100% - I know some of you have verified their blogs and my team is working to make sure we can process data from your blogs, please bear with them.
For anyone who has not yet verified your personal blog on Rise please do so. (login to Rise and edit your profile). As soon as our data collector is up and running again, we will use your blog activity data in our scoring algorithm. I do believe that writing good quality long form articles on gamification is vital to achieving a serious personal brand in gamification.
For those interested in gamification within learning and development, here's my own latest post: How a Gamified Learning Process can cut across Traditional Boundaries to create an integrated learning environment. Would of course love to hear your comments and thoughts.
Have a top April
March 2016 - Jenkins consolidates top spot Published: 2:56 PM - 1 Mar 2016
MAXIMISING YOUR SCORE
While the Twitter data is now coming in much more reliably, we're now looking at Blog data to improve the accuracy here.
After a Rise change to support blog verification, you can't get any scores for your blog if it isn't verified by Rise. Edit your profile to get it verified.
You also need to make sure you've added your Slideshare account to your profile to benefit from Slideshare points too.
February 2016 - Pete Jenkins hits the number one spot Published: 5:08 PM - 1 Feb 2016
We've a new number one in the form of the effervescent (and that's just his shirts) Gamfed chair - Pete Jenkins. :) Well done Pete - you really are spreading the word about gamification.
I've published the results on the Gamification Of Work blog.
December 2015 - Gamification Guru of the Year 2015 awarded Published: 5:25 PM - 1 Dec 2015
Yu-kai Chou won, based entirely on your weighted votes, the Gamification Guru of the Year 2015. Narrowly pipping Monica and Andrzej to the post.
However it wasn't enough to put him at the top of this month's gurus power 100!
Guru Freebies / Discount codes for 2016
I'm compiling a list of freebies for the Gamification Gurus for 2016. If you'd like to offer the gurus a discount code or freebie for your product or service then drop me a line.
Data Issues with the December Release
Please note there was a source data issue with the December release. I've been trying to find a more reliable way to bring in #gamification tweets and I can see I haven't collected the data correctly this month. I'm going to have to address it again for next month.
November 2015 - Karl Kapp beams in at number 2! Published: 3:00 PM - 2 Nov 2015
Hello Gamification Gurus!
Votes are now closed for the Gamification Guru of the year, thank you to all who voted. The results will be announced at Gamification World Congress - so stay tuned!
Back to all things guru in our monthly leaderboard - our headline this month is seeing Karl Kapp fly into second place. Great to see you there Karl!
October 2015 - Look who the nominees are for Guru of the Year! Published: 2:15 PM - 2 Oct 2015
It's that time of the year when we vote for our Gamification Guru of the Year!
This is an award given by the gamification community for the person we feel has contributed most to the gamification industry over the past 12 months.
As a Gamification Guru your vote is weighted according to your Guru Score. That means your vote really counts!
The nominees for 2015 Gamification Guru of the year are:
- Amy Jo Kim
- An Coppens
- Andrzej Marczewski
- Gabe Zichermann
- Gal Rimon
- Jane McGonigal
- Mario Herger
- Michael Wu
- Monica Cornetti
- Victor Manrique
- Yukai Chou
To vote just hit reply to this email and let me know your person. All votes are kept confidential. The ballot process will be run by me and audited by the Gamification Gurus stewardship committee.
For more details on the award visit the gamificationofwork.com blog.
September 2015 - Final call for Gamification Guru of the Year Award nominations Published: 8:00 AM - 1 Sep 2015
Just reminding you that you've still got time to send in nominations for the Gamification Guru of the Year award (winner to be announced at Gamification World Congress in Barcelona later this year, 10-13 Nov 2015) by email to firstname.lastname@example.org, with some quick thoughts on why they are worthy of the award.
Voting on the curated, short-list of nominations will be open to all Gurus from Oct 1st to Nov 1st.
August 2015 - Gamification Guru of the Year award Published: 2:29 PM - 1 Aug 2015
In preparation for the Gamification Guru of the Year award (winner to be announced at Gamification World Congress in Barcelona later this year, 10-13 Nov 2015), please send your nominations by email to email@example.com, with some quick thoughts on why they are worthy of the award. Voting on the curated, short-list of nominations will be open to all Gurus from Oct 1st to Nov 1st.
July 2015 - Partial data but still relevant Published: 12:00 AM - 1 Jul 2015
This month we had a blip in our Twitter data which meant twitter activity between 15 and 30 of June is missing. However it is the same for all gurus so is still a fair index of performance.
It hasn't been such a good month for gurus Achint Nigam (down 106 to 133rd), Nicolas Babin (down 104 to 133rd), and Daniel Meusburger (down 71 to 114th). Let's all encourage them to do better next month!
GAMIFICATION GURU OF THE YEAR AWARD NEWS
On 1 August, I will be announcing the rules for the Gamification Guru of the Year award to be given at the Gamification World Congress.
I shall be factoring in a peer voting mechanic to ensure it's not just about engaging your own audiences, it's also about engaging the opinion of the gamification community itself.
June 2015 Published: 2:40 PM - 1 Jun 2015
It was a busy May for many of the gurus but no changes in the top 5 - what could this mean? My own guru score plummeted as I went quiet on twitter for a month - time to get back in the saddle. Have a great June!