Dr. David Boje, the originator of the quantum storytelling concept, and his wife, Dr. Grace Ann Rosile, who knows her way around horses, combine equine therapy and a concept called “re-storying” in a program to help military veterans with PTSD: This is yet another way that quantum storytelling is effective. It is not so much about telling […]

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When we started GameChangers in 2007, the phrase “gamechanger” was not in common usage. Beginning around 2009, I began getting phone calls and emails from friends telling me they’d heard us mentioned in the news. Or that, hey!, we were getting all kinds of free promotion for our brand! Everyone is using the phrase, in […]

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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 Fourth Principle of GameChangers is that Game Explores Theme. The way we we ensure outcomes that matter when we design an ERGO (game) is through the conscious exploration of a Theme. A theme is a guiding idea. A good theme is both expansive and specific. It is the glue that holds together a narrative, as […]

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The second principle of GameChangers is that game is infinite. By this we mean that a good game has infinite capacity to  “unfold, unfurl and evolve” (in the parlance of the great improvisation teacher, David Razowsky) so that through the playing of the game we can generate lots of productive outcomes. What we’re really saying when […]

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Excerpts from The Skate Whisperer a profile in Deadspin written by Lucy Madison of Olympic figure skating coach, Frank Carroll: “There’s a difference between being a coach and being a teacher,” Carroll told me in December. “Teaching involves being able to on-pass knowledge about how to do a skill; how to teach someone to use […]

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  This NY Times Jan 9 post by Bill Pennington evaluating the performance of World Cup champion U.S. skier, Mikaela Shiffrin, can apply to any kind of performance, in any field. Money quotes from the post: “Any predetermined strategy was remarkably elemental and always focused on process, not results … a light race schedule … […]

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LeaderCast produced a sketch buzzing around the webz that’s funny because it’s true. If you haven’t already seen it, check it out, it’ll leaven our mutual conference call pain with humor: We’ve all been on this call more often that we’d like to be. I have seen people juggling two conference calls at once–one on […]

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I can’t not comment on yesterday’s well-publicized meltdown at CES by film director Michael Bay. I’m not going to add to the snarky commentary, which the internets provide in abundance. I’m going to empathize. We’ve all had moments when our mind blanks. The script that was in our head (or in Bay’s case on the […]

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In an Oct. 2013 post in Wired, Joshua Davis (@JoshuaDavisNow) describes the remarkable teaching techniques of Sergio Juárez Correa, a grade school teacher in Matamoros, an impoverished Mexican city of half a million across the border from Brownsville, Texas. Inspired by the work of TED Prize winner Sugata Mitra, a professor of educational technology at […]

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