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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Weird. Based on something said in a conversation I had this morning with Alistair Cockburn, author of the landmark book, Agile Software Development: The Cooperative Game, I was going to write a post about the old cliche, glass half-empty or half-full? And then later today this quote by Mark Cuban appeared in my LinkedIn feed: […]

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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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I got back to L.A. yesterday from Singapore, flew straight out of that fevered dream of an island nation into a national holiday, and this, my meditation on the man for whom the day is named: Always subvert the status quo. Where there is racism, rectify it.  Where there is violence, pacify it. Where there […]

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Let’s look at the relationship between Data and Story. I’ll be presenting a paper on this subject in December at the Conference on Quantum Storytelling in Las Cruces, NM. It is a complex subject, because it gets at the heart of where meaning resides in organizations and communities, how we share it, and how it […]

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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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My son, Alex, starts a new role with Equinox Fitness today. He likes working with Equinox, which I can say from my experiences there is a beautiful environment in which to hack one’s body.   Alex told me that last week he was in the locker room at Equinox and “A man I’d never seen […]

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What is improvisation? Improvisation is nature’s way of producing favorable outcomes by responding to the environment with adaptive behaviors. Why is it important to business? 71% of leadership decisions are made spontaneously in response to a changing environment.* These decisions account, on average, for 40% of a company’s revenue.* No other area of business that […]

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As part of Social Media Week GameChangers will be hosting a workshop on Sunday, Sept 22, from 6 to 8 PM called That Time a Story Kicked Big Bad Data’s Ass. The theme is how stories give context to information (and how information, by itself, is a poor conduit of communication). The workshop will explore […]

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