It’s All Fun and Games Until …

Gamification Business Cartoon

Often cartoon writing is simply collecting little nuggets of interest. Some nuggets you twist, some nuggets you shine a light on, and some nuggets you group with other nuggets.

This cartoon wrote itself using that last method. I read an article talking about gamification and thought to myself “there’s something there.” And that idea laid around waiting for about a month until I heard someone on the radio talking about “gaming the system.”

It’s like the old saying, “A nugget saved is a nugget earned.” That’s how it goes, right? (Note to self: reduce usage of the word “nugget.”)


Mark Anderson

Mark Anderson Mark Anderson's cartoons appear in publications including Forbes, The Wall Street Journal and Harvard Business Review. His business cartoons are available for licensing at his website,

3 Reactions

  1. Aira Bongco

    Interesting question. If it is hard if it is a game to begin with.

  2. I think that we can view business as a game. Some may dominate it while others are left at the bottom.

  3. Gaming the system has always been an issue in Internet marketing but I don’t think that it can get you that far.

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