We would not be true to our GameChangers charter if we didn’t change our own game. Truth be told, we do it a lot. We’ve been changing our game from the get-go. What we do today is a lot different than what we did when we launched the company in 2007-8. This next gamechange will […]

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When the San Francisco Giants won the World Series a week ago, GM sales exec Rikk Wilde had the honor of presenting the World Series MVP trophy to Giants’ pitcher, Madison Bumgarner. The presentation was a mess. First of all GM bet on the wrong team winning, because their man Wilde is an avid Kansas City Royals […]

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Yesterday, I gave a talk at the Social Media Breakfast in Los Angeles. The subject was how our Big Story model can be a useful complement to Big Data. Afterward, in a lively Q&A, Bob Dickman of Narrative Influence posed a question that I struggled to answer at the time, and that I’ve been thinking […]

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In Fast Company Elizabeth Hyde Stevens talks to people who worked for Jim Henson about his leadership behaviors, which she contrasts with Steve Jobs’ leadership practices. You can jump to it here. To sum it up, Henson was an agile communicator. Here’s the GameChangers summary of Henson’s leadership: 1. He used “Yes and” to build on the […]

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When I was in fifth grade, a couple of high school boys in our small town of Ireland, Indiana, would spend their afternoons “laying patches” on the blacktop road outside our classroom. The large wall of windows facing the road provided a panoramic view of their Chevy Impala, geared super low for precisely this purpose, […]

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The Third GameChangers Principle is that there are infinite games. Simply put, there is no situation, scenario, or engagement for which a productive game cannot be designed. A good illustration of this came to me in my Facebook feed this morning, via Henk van der Steen, a brilliant improviser friend from Amsterdam. He posted this […]

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Our colleague Rasul Sha’ir (@cnvrgnc) sent this quote our way. It speaks to the choices we make in terms of language, and how those choices influence our future:   What world you end up living in depends at least in part on your use of language. Do you want to move and breathe amidst infertile […]

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This is a wonderful example of how a GameChanger responds to adversity. The French superdeejays, Daft Punk, were scheduled to appear on Comedy Central’s Colbert Report Tuesday night. They were no-shows because of a contractual obligation they’d made to MTV. Stephen Colbert got mad. And then he got busy changing the game. Instead of turning […]

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Saw Cloud Atlas over the holiday, and to my surprise liked it a lot. (Had not read the book.) One of the reasons I liked it, in addition to the stunning world-building by the filmmakers, is that it touches on the concept of quantum storytelling. This concept, pioneered by Dr. David Boje of New Mexico […]

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