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Games in eCommerce – Are You Being Manipulated?

The concept of gamification in eCommerce makes sense and is slowly coming about. There’s a new related trend that has come about though…

Games in eCommerce - Example of Shopee Candy game.
Example of a Game in an eCommerce Application. Shopee provides games in their Android application which don’t have an obvious link back to the shopping experience.

Recently my wife asked me about an eCommerce platform that has included a game in their mobile application and what insights an eCommerce company might gather on her behaviour through simply playing the game.

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Power: The Dark Side – Self Focus

I think one of the most under-addressed elements I’ve seen in organisations is who is allocated power. As usual I’m going to make some references to Influencing People¬†– a class that I completed on Coursera recently.

Week 1 included sections on power – what is it, what are the benefits, what are the downsides, Continue reading Power: The Dark Side – Self Focus

Collaboration – Breaking the Pyramids

One of the roles I quietly took on in 2015 was that of the APAC Social Collaboration and Knowledge Sharing Lead. You can now find some details of the role on my LinkedIn profile¬†which I’ve updated as part of the concepts taught in the Coursera Influencing People class – building authority through symbols.

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