BUX, your moneygame


Hacking Education?
We are facing a grave educational problem. Students, teachers, parents, boards of education and politicians all have different views of what can and should be done. As a result, there is turbulence taking place– much the same as when a river changes direction because of tides. Everything is in turmoil and there is no consensus.
To hack the problem, let's go in through the back door and straight to the details. Rather than the traditional top-down, one-size fits all approach with expensive studies, rigorous test based policies and teacher-loading/budget cutting mandates, lets try a student inspired, bottom-up process based on entertainment and the satisfaction of individual student needs.
Our objective is to assist optimistic ten year-olds to become focused, motivated, proactive and striving individuals pursuing happy and satisfying careers. The challenge of course is exactly how to do this.
Using and array of disciplines– research and development engineering, needs-based psychology, game invention, economics, teaching, breakthroughs in mathematics, educational and personality development theories, cognitive and non-cognitive development, peer-to-peer learning theories, entertainment and play practices, we're approaching learning from a bottom-up, subjective viewpoint of the learner.


So, we are inside the learner seeing a series of challenges before us– much like a hero in a real-time story, trying to get to a clear and heavily desired vision of our future self.

Challenge #1. Experiencing personal productive economic success in fair, global, free-market competition. This will enable us to fully understand the structure and what it takes to master interactive economic competition. This understanding builds self-confidence and sets the stage for productive performance building.

Challenge #2. Understanding the connection between our feelings and our economic performance. We feel much better having more money and life options than less.

Challenge #3. Understanding the connections between what we are doing, why we are doing it, and our actions and what we have to work with, and material life, its structure and actions and its objects (money and resources). Knowing this gives us confidence and a sense that we are much more in control of our productive material lives.

Challenge #4. Understanding ourselves, who we are, our personalities, our psychological needs, strengths, talents and preferences. Once we find out who we are and what other like us are happy doing, we are ready to seek directions more suitable to us.

Challenge #5. Choosing a career or designing a new career for ourselves based on what we know about ourselves.

Challenge #6. Visioneering our futures. We're producing our own life-movies. Based loosely on our chosen careers, what's our vision for our futures? What will it look like? Where will it be? How do we want to live? What will we be doing?

Challenge #7. Having a vision and a chosen career, how are we going to get to our imagined vision? Exactly what do we have to do and in what order to achieve our vision.

Challenge #8. Seeing our pathway and what we need to do, what is the basic knowledge that we need to know about what what we need to know? What are the basics of the basics and how can we understand it quickly and effectively?

Challenge #9. What are the range of available resources and exactly which ones do we have to master to add the most economic value to ourselves? Knowing this will prevent us from wasting more time, spinning our wheels and getting nowhere.

Challenge #10. Knowing how the global economic system works, who we are and the value that we have to offer specific producers, exactly what options and how to get our value into the economy to benefit us and our productive team?

As we see it, these are the ten critical challenges that we have overcome in our developing process over the last five years. Most components have been anecdotally tested with promising results.

Mastering the BUX game sets the foundation for efficiently overcoming all challenges and is the first step in a developing process to overcome our general economic malaise.

Hacking is more a point of view, effort and hard work– driven more by the degree of challenge than reward and recognition.