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Find out who is SCN Thought Leader! (a challenge)

Do you want to play a game? Be the first to find out who just got the Thought Leader badge on SCN, for the first time ever!

SCN Gamification and Thought Leader Badge

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When we prepared the launch of Gamification on SCN we designed a set of 26 missions to encourage and rewards all our members, whether they are new members discovering SCN or well-established members. One of the most valuable achievement is represented by a badge called “Thought Leader” and it’s been a hidden mission since we launched end of April.

A Thought Leader is a respected member of the community who has a strong following of members who appreciate the high quality content that they provide, and have recognized it as such. The prerequisite to be considered for Thought Leader recognition is Gold level (1,500 lifetime points). In general terms (see this Forbes article), a thought leader is a go-to person for a certain field of expertise.

We have a Thought Leader now!

Surprise! About three months after gamification was launched, we already have a winner! Wow… I wasn’t sure how long it would take for someone to earn this badge, but I think it happened quickly. I’m delighted 🙂 And I have to say that I really like the game mechanics that we now have on SCN. They help me identify outstanding community members, or validate how much people like our new SCN Thought Leader – and many others – contribute to the richness of the content on SCN and the community spirit we all enjoy.

Drum rolls… Who is it?

This is where you come in. I know who it is (of course!) and so do Audrey Stevenson Jeanne Carboni and Sean Yang but I want the community to play around a little bit and find out who it is. Because yes, unfortunately there is no page where we show who recently got a badge.


     When did that happen?

OK, I’ll give you a clue. The person who got the badge got it in the last month (4 weeks).

     Where do I look?

I am nice and will give you a few tips 😉

1/ Look for very influential people such as the SAP Mentors, or the SCN Members of the Month.

2/ Look also who has a high status in terms of points on SCN: Go to the About SCN space and check out the leaderboards: top contributors in terms of lifetime points, and (maybe) About SCN top contributors in the last 12 months. But I don’t promise this will work 😉

3/ Figure out who has earned a lot of badges, including the top badges (check out the list of SCN missions to find out more!)

A little teaser: this is what you will see in the person’s profile reputation tab, under Missions:

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     How to play?

#SCNGameOn! I am looking forward to seeing who will find out first. Needless to say that the Thought Leader himself/herself is not allowed to play 😉 I hope that at least they know about the badge they just got, because unfortunately they don’t get notifications for that (we are working on it though).

Submit names in the Comments section below and the “winner” will get a little SCN reward. The time stamp of the comment to this post will rule.

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      Author's profile photo Anshu Lilhori
      Anshu Lilhori

      Congrats Mark Finnern for this achievement..well deserved.

      Regards,

      AL

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Hi Laure,

      Good Day!

      I found four SCN Members now:

      Martin Grob

      Mark Finnern

      Marilyn Pratt

      Ravi Shankar Venna

      SAP User

      Regards,

      Hari Suseelan

      Author's profile photo ' MoazzaM '
      ' MoazzaM '

      I got this badge too 🙂 Thank you SCN.

      Thank$

      Author's profile photo Jitendra Kansal
      Jitendra Kansal

      fanstastic .. congrats ' MoazzaM ' 🙂

      Author's profile photo ' MoazzaM '
      ' MoazzaM '

      Thanks Jitendra. I can see you very active here in this forum 🙂 Its you who always comment first on almost every blog. Good to see you here again 😘

      Thank$

      Author's profile photo Jitendra Kansal
      Jitendra Kansal

      Appreciate your observation MozzaM. 🙂

      I believe..Reading a blog always introduce a new thought, new understanding about technology and so on.

      Author's profile photo ' MoazzaM '
      ' MoazzaM '

      I agree with you Jitendra. There are some silent readers who use SCN for knowledge bank only. They never share therir thoughts or knowledge but about you I like this tht you always share your thoughts and views in comment. Keep sharing the ideas and Good Luck 🙂

      Thank$

      Author's profile photo Suman Chakravarthy K
      Suman Chakravarthy K

      Congratulations Mr. ' MoazzaM ' 🙂

      Author's profile photo ' MoazzaM '
      ' MoazzaM '

      Thanks Suman

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Hi Moazzam,

      Congrats! Keep it up! 🙂

      Regards,

      Hari Suseelan

      Author's profile photo ' MoazzaM '
      ' MoazzaM '

      Thank you Suseelan 🙂

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      You are welcome Moazzam!

      Author's profile photo Anshu Lilhori
      Anshu Lilhori

      Congratulation Moazzam Keep up the good work!

      Regards,

      AL

      Author's profile photo ' MoazzaM '
      ' MoazzaM '

      Thank you Anshu

      Author's profile photo CH Raman
      CH Raman

      Congrats Moazzam. Keep sharing knowledge.

      Author's profile photo ' MoazzaM '
      ' MoazzaM '

      Thank you Raman 🙂

      Author's profile photo Bijay Kumar Barik
      Bijay Kumar Barik

      MoazzaM,

      Congratulation!

      Regards,

      Biju K

      Author's profile photo ' MoazzaM '
      ' MoazzaM '

      Thank you sir

      Author's profile photo Ravi Sankar Venna
      Ravi Sankar Venna

      Well done Moazzam. Keep it up. 🙂

      Best Regards,

      Ravi

      Author's profile photo ' MoazzaM '
      ' MoazzaM '

      Thank you Boss 🙂 I am trying to take a leaf out of your book 😉

      Thank$

      Author's profile photo Manikandan Elumalai
      Manikandan Elumalai

      Congrats Moazzam

      Author's profile photo ' MoazzaM '
      ' MoazzaM '

      Thank you dear

      Author's profile photo Midhun VP
      Midhun VP

      Congrats Moazzam.

      - Midhun VP

      Author's profile photo ' MoazzaM '
      ' MoazzaM '

      Thank you my friend

      Author's profile photo Vivek Singh Bhoj
      Vivek Singh Bhoj

      Congrats ' MoazzaM '

      Well deserved

      Regards,

      Vivek

      Author's profile photo ' MoazzaM '
      ' MoazzaM '

      Thank you Vivek

      Author's profile photo Abdullah Qureshi
      Abdullah Qureshi

      Congrats ' MoazzaM '. Keep it up...

      Regards,

      Abdullah

      Author's profile photo ' MoazzaM '
      ' MoazzaM '

      Thank you brother.

      Author's profile photo TW Typewriter
      TW Typewriter

      A Thought Leader is a respected member of the community who has a strong following of members who appreciate the high quality content that they provide, and have recognized it as such. The prerequisite to be considered for Thought Leader recognition is Gold level (1,500 lifetime points). In general terms (see this Forbes article), a thought leader is a go-to person for a certain field of expertise.

      Laure,

      To me this definition sound more fit for a Subject expert and less for a "Thought leader"!

      A "Thought leader" should push the boundary of subjects (even varied subjects) by his thoughts...be it in a conventional or an unconventional way.

      I feel MoazzaM is a thought leader because of his (type of) contribution in (including) other areas than SAP SD. But as a thought leader one would have to constantly put in tireless efforts as sometimes he might be discouraged (i.e. e.g. rejection of post / blog etc.).

      Author's profile photo ' MoazzaM '
      ' MoazzaM '

      TW Should I take it as compliment for me 🙂

      Thank$

      Author's profile photo TW Typewriter
      TW Typewriter

      MoazzaM,

      It is a compliment to you! 🙂

      Keep up the good work!

      Thank you!

      TW

      Author's profile photo ' MoazzaM '
      ' MoazzaM '

      Thank you TW 🙂

      Author's profile photo Laure Cetin
      Laure Cetin
      Blog Post Author

      Hi TW,

      Sorry I am only responding to your feedback today. I agree with you, the definition can be a little bit outdated in the sense that nowadays there are many channels for people to showcase their subject matter expertise and engage in discussions with a group of people interested in the same topic. As you rightly said, we expect thought leaders to push boundaries and provide thought-provoking ideas and concepts.

      I like the definition enhancement you provide.

      I also think a thought leader is probably recognized as such in more than one channel, would you say so as well?

      Laure

      Author's profile photo TW Typewriter
      TW Typewriter

      Laure,

      Some of the recognitions are measurable (e.g. Golden badge), what about "Thought Leader"?

      Is there any document which explains the criteria and measurables in a quantitative way? 

      Author's profile photo Thomas Zloch
      Thomas Zloch

      As usual, this would be helpful for those with good intentions, and a blueprint for misuse for the rest.

      Whatever the technical criteria is, not everyone sporting the thought leader badge by now is a thought leader as I understand it. A manual selection like the SAP Mentors is more accurate in this respect.

      Thomas

      Author's profile photo TW Typewriter
      TW Typewriter

      Thomas,

      Transparency is a good thing! I don't know if by "just awarding members with any badge" out of the blue, without substantiating the reasons is the best approach!

      Thought leaders do not give much importance to validation. They are too busy thinking and working in their chosen directions.

      By the way, my question(s) started off by reading the definition given (in this thread) for a thought leader.

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Hey Congrates MoazzaM...!!!

      Author's profile photo ' MoazzaM '
      ' MoazzaM '

      Thank you Prerna 🙂

      Author's profile photo Jitendra Kansal
      Jitendra Kansal

      congartsVinod Vemuru for becoming SCNThought leader 😀

      Regards,

      Jitendra

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Great post.....:)   Congrats

      with regards,

      Dinesh Krishnaraj

      Author's profile photo Ravi Sankar Venna
      Ravi Sankar Venna

      Well done Vindod. Keep it up.

      Best Regards,

      Ravi

      Author's profile photo Vinod Vemuru
      Vinod Vemuru

      Thanks a lot Jitendra, Ravi 🙂

      It was a nice surprise when I am back from leave.

      Many good things are happening in November in both personal and professional life 😎

      Thanks,

      Vinod.

      Author's profile photo Jitendra Kansal
      Jitendra Kansal

      Many good things are happening in November in both personal and professional life

      wow.. great..  !!! happy to hear.

      Author's profile photo Vinod Vemuru
      Vinod Vemuru

      Yeah..Happy to share, Got engaged last week and started new phase of life 😳

      Author's profile photo Vivek Singh Bhoj
      Vivek Singh Bhoj

      Congrats Vinod and all the best for your new phase in life 🙂

      Regards,

      Vivek

      Author's profile photo Vinod Vemuru
      Vinod Vemuru

      Thanks a lot Vivek 🙂

      Author's profile photo ' MoazzaM '
      ' MoazzaM '

      Good to know another though leader. Congrats Vonod.

      Thank$

      Author's profile photo Vinod Vemuru
      Vinod Vemuru

      Thanks Moazzam and hearty congrats to you too. You well deserve this award 🙂

      Author's profile photo ' MoazzaM '
      ' MoazzaM '

      Thanks my friend 🙂

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Congrates Vinod and to your better half too...njoy..!!

      Author's profile photo Vinod Vemuru
      Vinod Vemuru

      Thanks a lot Prerna 🙂

      Author's profile photo Jitendra Kansal
      Jitendra Kansal

      many congratulations Gali Kling Schneider for becoming SCN thought Leader. 🙂

      Author's profile photo Anshu Lilhori
      Anshu Lilhori

      Congrats Gali Kling Schneider..

      Regards,

      AL

      Author's profile photo Midhun VP
      Midhun VP

      Congrats Gali Kling Schneider. You are the one who inspired others, so you deserve this.

      - Midhun VP

      Author's profile photo Gali Kling Schneider
      Gali Kling Schneider

      Thank you Jitendra for bringing this to my attention and also Anshu and Midhun for the well wishes 🙂

      I'll also congratulate those who recently joined me  Luke Marson xMoshe Naveh (Old Acct) & CH Raman

      Author's profile photo CH Raman
      CH Raman

      Glad to receive Thought Leader badge. Thanks to SCNians.

      Thank Yuo.

      Raman

      Author's profile photo Jitendra Kansal
      Jitendra Kansal

      many congratulations Raman K Chowthary 🙂

      Author's profile photo Vinod Vemuru
      Vinod Vemuru

      Hearty congrats Raman 🙂

      Thanks,

      V V

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Congrats Raman..

      Author's profile photo Anshu Lilhori
      Anshu Lilhori

      Congrats Raman.

      Regards,

      AL

      Author's profile photo Vivek Singh Bhoj
      Vivek Singh Bhoj

      Congrats Raman 🙂

      Author's profile photo CH Raman
      CH Raman

      Thanks for your wishes AL, Jitendra, Vinod and Vivek.

      Congrats to Moshe Naveh and Luke Marson on the achievment of Thought leader Badge.

      Author's profile photo Vivek Singh Bhoj
      Vivek Singh Bhoj

      Congrats Moshe and Luke 🙂

      Author's profile photo Jitendra Kansal
      Jitendra Kansal

      Many Congratulations to Moshe Naveh and Luke Marson 🙂

      Author's profile photo Anshu Lilhori
      Anshu Lilhori

      Congrats Moshe Naveh and Luke Marson

      Regards,

      AL

      Author's profile photo Ravi Sankar Venna
      Ravi Sankar Venna

      Congrats Moshe Naveh and Luke Marson

      Author's profile photo Srinu S
      Srinu S

      Yes i do agree with many people

      Ravi Sankar Venna

      is 100% deserve for this

      Author's profile photo CH Raman
      CH Raman

      One more Thought leader joined with us.. he is Vivek Singh Bhoj . Many  congratulations vivek.

      Author's profile photo Jitendra Kansal
      Jitendra Kansal

      wow.. many congratulations Vivek Singh Bhoj . Thanks Raman for highlighting it !!!

      Author's profile photo Vinod Vemuru
      Vinod Vemuru

      Hearty congrats Vivek Singh Bhoj 🙂

      Author's profile photo Vivek Singh Bhoj
      Vivek Singh Bhoj

      Thanks a lot Raman, Jitendra and Vinod


      It feels great to have earned the Thought Leader Badge after winning the competition 🙂

      Thanks a lot Laure for sending the goodies 🙂

      I like them a lot

      Regards,

      Vivek

      Author's profile photo Midhun VP
      Midhun VP

      Congrats Vivek. 🙂

      Keep it up

      Author's profile photo CH Raman
      CH Raman

      Many Congratulations to Jürgen L and John Appleby to becoming Thought leader badge achievers.

      Author's profile photo Midhun VP
      Midhun VP

      Congrats Jürgen and John

      Author's profile photo Jitendra Kansal
      Jitendra Kansal

      New year brings new Thought leaders.

      congratulations Jürgen L and John Appleby

      Wish you both very happy 2K14. 🙂

      Rgrds,

      Jitendra

      Author's profile photo Phani KV
      Phani KV

      Many Many Congratulations Raman K Chowthary

      Thanks,

      Phani.

      Author's profile photo Phani KV
      Phani KV

      Many Many congratulation Anshu Lilhori

      Thanks,

      Phani.

      Author's profile photo Anshu Lilhori
      Anshu Lilhori

      Hi Phani,

      I have not received thought leader badge. 😕

      I guess you got confused with the club house badge which i received lately.

      Regards,

      AL

      Author's profile photo Lakshmi Sama
      Lakshmi Sama

      "Better to be late than to Never"

      Many Congratulations to the winners by bagging this "Thought Leader Badge"

      Raman K Chowthary

      Moshe Naveh

      Luke Marson

      Ravi Sankar Venna

      Vivek Singh Bhoj

      Ramanjaneyulu Korrapati

      Jürgen L

      John Appleby

      Martin Grob

      Mark Finnern

      Suman Chakravarthy K

      Tammy Powlas

      Marilyn Pratt

      ' MoazzaM '.

      Vinod Vemuru

      Gali Kling Schneider

      Ajay Maheshwari - SAP Trainer- Who got recently

      Thanks & Regards,

      Lakshmi S