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Reality is broken, argues visionary game designer Jane McGonigal

Every week The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield asks someone to review a business book.

This week regular business book reviewer Ian Mann spoke about “Reality is Broken” by visionary game designer Jane McGonigal.

Description on Amazon:

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

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 ground-breaking 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.

She introduces us to cutting-edge games that are already changing the business, education and non-profit 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.

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