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The Gamification Revolution: How Leaders Leverage Game Mechanics to Crush the Competition by Joselin Linder, Gabe Zichermann

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The kids of today are changing the world of tomorrow. Over the last five years major strides have been made in curing cancer and solving the world’s environmental crisis, all by teenagers competing in high school science fairs. In 2008 a 16-year-old named Daniel Burd from Waterloo, Canada, came up with a proposal for a safe, fast, and effective way to biodegrade plastics. In 2012 there were two major strides made in the fight against cancer: Angela Zhang, a 17-year-old, developed what she calls “a Swiss army knife for cancer,” which is being touted as a potential cure, while 15-year-old Jack Andraka found what seems to be a breakthrough in the way we detect pancreatic cancer. The simple blood test he proposes will easily and effectively ...

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