9.5 Theses on the Power and Efficacy of Gamification

by adam on October 31, 2012

Sebastian Deterding’s Microsoft research talk is now online: “9.5 Theses on the Power and Efficacy of Gamification“. You may recall that this talk inspired me to blog about “Running a game at work.” It’s worth an hour if you’re interested (…)

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I wish we had their problems

by adam on October 24, 2012

Ben Goldacre talks about how physicians are only getting data on tests that come out positive: I look forward to the day when infosec standards are set based on some tests or evidence, and we have to fight to extract (…)

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Compliance Lessons from Lance, Redux

by adam on October 23, 2012

Not too long ago, I blogged about “Compliance Lessons from Lance.” And now, there seems to be dramatic evidence of a massive program to fool the compliance system. For example: Team doctors would “provide false declarations of medical need” to (…)

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Running a Game at Work

by adam on October 15, 2012

Friday, I had the pleasure of seeing Sebastian Deterding speak on ‘9.5 Theses About Gamification.’ I don’t want to blog his entire talk, but one of his theses relates to “playful reframing”, and I think it says a lot to (…)

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The Boy Who Cried Cyber Pearl Harbor

by adam on October 12, 2012

There is, yet again, someone in the news talking about a cyber Pearl Harbor. I wanted to offer a few points of perspective. First, on December 6th, 1941, the United States was at peace. There were worries about the future, (…)

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Reporting Mistakes

by adam on October 8, 2012

In “New System for Patients to Report Medical Mistakes” the New York Times reports: The Obama administration wants consumers to report medical mistakes and unsafe practices by doctors, hospitals, pharmacists and others who provide treatment. Hospitals say they are receptive (…)

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Have you Run an Elevation of Privilege Tournament?

by adam on October 1, 2012

I got an email recently me asking if I had experience running an Elevation of Privilege tournament. I haven’t, and wanted to ask if anyone out there has done so, please share your experiences and suggestions One element that I (…)

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