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Luisterboek “speel het spel”

23/11/2020 13:22

De luisterversie van Speel het spel is klaar en downloadbaar op vele plekken >>

Wat luisteraars zeggen:

Joost Bazelmans (op photo): “Zaterdag geluisterd tijdens hardlopen. Op de helft. Erg prettig voorgelezen. En mooie mix van theorie, cases en levenslessen :-)”

“gedowload en je korte stukje geluisterd. Meteen in het verhaal, heel tof! ga m dit weekend luisteren”



John Cleese on creativity

07/11/2020 19:45

John Cleese talks about creativity in this video, so many great quotes and so well articulated. Het mentions Johan Huizinga, and addresses PLAY as activity or even as necessity for creativity. Most strong lesson to learn, as takeaway (!yet do no see this as an excuse to skip watching this video!) “space and time is most crucial!”… SO true! hear hear hear…



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Buy 10 get 1!

02/10/2020 12:54

(sorry, for Dutch only ; ) ACTIE 1+1!!! Mijn Speel het Spel is trots 1 van de 10 boeken in het thema ‘Lessen van Leiders’. De andere 9 boeken zijn: “Online invloed” van Bas Wouters CMCT en Joris Groen, “Invloed” van Robert B. Cialdini, “Remote Leiderschap” van Arjen Banach, “Psychologische veiligheid” van Hans van der Loo en Jorien Beks, “De kracht van hospitality” van Fredrike BanninkEline Kuiper en Özgür Eylen, “Aan de slag met duurzame inzetbaarheid” van Peter Dona, “Het Groot Werkvormenboek 1 en 2” van Angela TalenSasja Dirkse en Maaike Kester en “Aaanspreken, gewoon doen!” van Gytha Heins – check ze allen uit!



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Inspirational: Momo

02/08/2020 13:59

One of my great inspirations, in life and in play too: this quote by Beppo in the book Momo, by Michael Ende:

“You see, Momo,’ he [Beppo Roadsweeper] told her one day, ‘it’s like this. Sometimes, when you’ve a very long street ahead of you, you think how terribly long it is and feel sure you’ll never get it swept.’

He gazed silently into space before continuing. ‘And then you start to hurry,’ he went on. ‘You work faster and faster, and every time you look up there seems to be just as much left to sweep as before, and you try even harder, and you panic, and in the end you’re out of breath and have to stop – and still the street stretches away in front of you. That’s not the way to do it.’
He pondered a while. Then he said, ‘You must never think of the whole street at once, understand? You must only concentrate on the next step, the next breath, the next stroke of the broom, and the next, and the next. Nothing else.’
Again he paused for thought before adding, ‘That way you enjoy your work, which is important, because then you make a good job of it. And that’s how it ought to be.’
There was another long silence. At last he went on, ‘And all at once, before you know it, you find you’ve swept the whole street clean, bit by bit. What’s more, you aren’t out of breath.’ He nodded to himself. ‘That’s important, too,’ he concluded.”

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A review on “Speel het spel”

01/08/2020 09:58

My book is reviewed in Dutch!

Play the game – gamification as a motor for change is a nice and fresh booklet in which the elements of (playing) games are unraveled and you are invited to start working with it yourself.

An english version “Apply Play” is also for sale here >>
Specially proud on same quotes so I will place translated:
Read article on Managementbook by Niels van Gorp (in Dutch) online >>

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Happy B day Pac-Man!

13/07/2020 13:09

This year 2020 is the 40st Birthday of Pac-Man, and I was interviewed for this celebration. (special thanks to Arjan Terpstra who introduced me as a Pac-Man fan to the newspaper “Volkskrant”). All in Dutch, but great article with valuable input, read online >>

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Speel het Spel

02/07/2020 19:26

Koop het boek “Speel het spel” gratis gesigneerd direct hier (of zonder handtekening via de boekwinkels in uw buurt of online) stuur per mail je adresgegevens en betaal 22,50 paypal: ellis (at) ellisinwonderland.nl of via NL64 ASNB 0707 8187 10.

Voor de luisteraars van het luisterboek, download hier de werkbladen om de uitdagingen te doen:

25 juni 2020 is met met uitgeverij Boom te Amsterdam het boek ‘Speel het spel’ online gelanceerd. Voor alle gasten was een wedstrijd “Wie stelt de meest uitdagende vraag aan Ellis?” – met uiteraard een hoofdprijs voor de winnaar. Zie hieronder de film van de lancering en alle vragen met antwoord:

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Proud to present/launch Dutch version of Apply Play = Speel het spel

19/06/2020 09:57

Yes, my second boek “Speel het spel” is out, although I am cheating a bit.. since this is the translation of my first book “Apply Play • to get Ahead of the Game“. But I am so proud and gratefull for all thos who helped me create this one… and looking forward what this publication and launch will bring…. Read below the Dutch press release written by Boom publishers. I fell in love on the first meeting at Boom Publishers, since the bookshelf in their meetingroom was filled with intriguing books, for instance from Rene Gude… I wished to become a part of that, and now I am… could not be more proud!

Please be invited to the online launch Thursday 25th june at 5pm!!!

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Corona Co-creation

13/04/2020 12:42

I decided to enter the Dutch Hacking Health Hackathon 2020 online to face some serious Corona Challenges in a team. We were team of 8, great diversity with knowledge and experience, plus great tools online in our challenge to co-create together a solution within just a few days, while NOT eing physically together. We met twice a day online, discussed tasks and activities, and worked together on Miro (see attachment).

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How to create a game concept

06/04/2020 11:19

Below are all the worksheets or canvasses to create your game concept, follow the steps on the first poster.

What you need:

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