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EBBC Amsterdam - Reality is Broken (Jane McGonigal)

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For the upcoming Entrepreneurial Business Book Club session we are meeting on May 6th to discuss Jane McGonigal's Reality is Broken.

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Monthly interactive EBBC (Entrepreneurial Business Book Club) session in Amsterdam. This one centered around "Reality is Broken" by Jane McGonigal. Expect an interesting, introspective and practical session! We activate (y)our Knowledge!

A visionary game designer reveals how we can harness the power of games to boost global happiness.

We are living in a world full of games.The average young person will spend 10,000 hours gaming by the age of twenty-one.The future belongs to those who play games.

With 174 million gamers in the United States alone, we now live in a world where every generation will be a gamer generation. But why, Jane McGonigal asks, should games be used for escapist entertainment alone? In this groundbreaking book, she shows how we can leverage the power of games to fix what is wrong with the real world-from social problems like depression and obesity to global issues like poverty and climate change-and introduces us to cutting-edge games that are already changing the business, education, and nonprofit worlds. Written for gamers and non-gamers alike, Reality Is Broken shows that the future will belong to those who can understand, design, and play games.

Jane McGonigal is also the author of SuperBetter: A Revolutionary Approach to Getting Stronger, Happier, Braver and More Resilient.

We encourage you to read the book (or a summary, youtube videos, podcasts, ...) beforehand. While it is not a requirement, it does make the sessions more interesting for you.

DISCLAIMER: Author of the book will not be present. This is by and for the EBBC community.

ebbc.amsterdam@gmail.com

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