"Yu-kai is at the cutting edge of the field of behavior design."
--Nir Eyal, Author of Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products
"Yu-Kai is the real deal. His experience, expertise and passion make this a "must read" for those looking to grasp the possibilities available through applied gamification."
-- Jeff Gates, former counsel to U.S. Senate Committee on Finance and author of The Ownership Solution, Democracy at Risk and Guilt By Association.
"Yu-kai's reputation precedes him in the field of gamification. His Octalysis framework is both elegantly simple and intricately complex. His book is not only extrinsically rewarding to read, but intrinsically motivating to apply; it s wickedly effective, and yet divinely true. Octalysis brilliantly unified all these seemingly conflicting aspects of gamification into a single cohesive framework with a hidden twist in the middle of it it s sensational."
--Michael Wu, Chief Scientist of Lithium
About the Author
Yu-kai Chou is an Author and International Keynote Speaker on Gamification. He is the Original Creator of the gamification framework: Octalysis, and the author of Actionable Gamification: Beyond Points, Badges, and Leaderboards. He is the Founder of The Octalysis Group and has been a regular speaker/lecturer on gamification worldwide, including at organizations like Google, Stanford University, LEGO, TEDx, SxSW, Gamified India, Huawei, the Innovation Center in Denmark, Kingdom of Bahrain, and many more.
Yu-kai was one of the earliest pioneers in Gamification, starting his work in the industry in 2003. In 2015, Yu-kai was rated #1 among the "Gamification Gurus Power 100" by RISE,
and was also awarded "Gamification Guru of the Year Award"
for both 2014 and 2015
by the World Gamification Congress based in Europe. He has helped a variety of companies, from seed stage startups to Fortune 500 companies such as LEGO, Accenture, eBay, Huawei, Fidelity, AIG Japan, Verizon, HP, Ericsson, Cisco, Wells Fargo, and more. His work has been featured in Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, The World Journal, Business Insider, PBS, and many more.