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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Mistakes, mistakes, mistakes! Are they not the businessperson’s biggest bogey? A misstated phrase in an email that blows up into a huge misunderstanding. A mis-labeled file that causes vital information to get dis- or mis-placed. A mistaken brand strategy  or pricing position for which the market shows no mercy. The ever-present and infinite range of […]

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The current issue of The Economist features a short piece in its Business & Finance section entitled, “The Pivotal Moment:  Bet on a boss who can twirl on his toes.” In it, venture capitalist Alan Patricof of Greycroft Partners is quoted indirectly as saying he is looking to invest in “young firms whose bosses know […]

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There is no shortage of improvisation in business.   The challenge is doing it well.  If you improvise well, you will be consistently productive, generate wealth over time, and have the ability to maintain your independence.  Improvise poorly and you are a drain on productivity, dependent on wealth generated by others, and develop habits that conceal […]

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ComputerWorld.com runs an interesting piece, Five Web 2.0 App Dev Lessons for Enterprise IT, this week by Heather Havenstain about how an agile approach to application development permits an almost constant evolution of feature sets that are in line with users’ needs and suggestions. Dynamic scripting languages like Ruby, Perl and Python (sounds like a […]

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