"I do think we know talent when we see it."
"Everything's going to end up being OK. It's just a nightmare right now."
Businesses have successfully used game-like experiences such as frequent flyer programs, reward cards and sales competitions to increase loyalty and engagement for some time. However, "gamification," the term for this process, did not emerge until around 2010. To clarify, gamification is not about creating games, but learning why games are so engaging and applying the psychology and behavior behind that to business processes - gamifying non-gaming situations.
Years of work, sacrifice and commitment came down to this. A truly one-of-a-kind program, Centre Stage shines a spotlight on Canada's future opera stars competing for cash prizes, as well as a coveted spot in the COC Ensemble Studio, Canada's premier development program for young opera professionals.
Last week, I visited the popular website of a spiritual teacher named Mastin Kipp. His message to the world is simple: "Follow
The 13th season of "American Idol" kicks off this week, and we once again enter the seemingly endless morass of auditions
American Idol. Maybe it's your favorite TV show ever. Maybe you think shows like it and The Voice -- with their Top 40 pandering and on-stage tears and warped "reality" -- are a cultural nightmare brought to prime-time life. Whether you're a fan of these pop-star factories or listen exclusively to Norwegian death metal doesn't really matter.
I wanted Justin Guarini to win "American Idol." Week after week, I'd follow the brand-new Fox reality show, which pitted
It seems like you can crowdsource anything these days: weddings, baby names, etc. And now you can help Carly Rae Jepsen write
Since the late 90s, reality shows have taken over almost all of today's television programming. What this new star process yields are anxious malleable, vacant performers who ape correctly, take instructions obediently and, outside of pleasing the masses, don't have a shred of genuine character.