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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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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One of our newest clients is Sachamama, a Latino environmental group with roots in Miami. A couple of weeks ago, we collaborated with Carlos Zegarra, one of the group’s founders, to design a productive dinner for Sachamama’s introduction to Los Angeles. We held it in the Eastern Columbia Building in downtown L.A., in a loft […]

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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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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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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 article from the Gawker Media site io9 posted a year ago depicts an experiment in which 32 metronomes out of phase with one naturally sync up–if the platform on which they’re sitting is moveable! The oscillations of one entity affect another. This is a fundamental of physics that often goes by the name of […]

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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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This can be a challenging concept to practice, but it’s important, especially because it is so often ignored: To discover the opportunity, be still. Our daily lives demand action. Animation. Our waking hours are beset by 360 degrees of stimuli. Until we get to be like manic traders buying and selling our own futures on […]

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One night when my son, Alex (who’s leaving tomorrow for a job in NYC) was five years old, we watched the movie E.T. together at home. When E.T. left Elliot to return to his home planet, Alex cried. He was still sad when I tucked him into bed a little later.  “Why did E.T. leave?” […]

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