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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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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Comedian Nathan Fielder has a new texting game, and the interwebs are getting their jollies this week over it. When Fielder played a variation on the game a few months ago, I thought it was just plain funny. I enjoyed the range of reactions from the people getting pranked, and way it defined relationships between […]

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As the old joke goes, a man carrying a violin case in Manhattan gets stopped by a couple of tourists who ask him how to get to Carnegie Hall. The violinist responds, “Practice.” So obvious, it’s funny–no one gets to Carnegie Hall without a ton of practice. It is usually the most ‘talented’ performers who […]

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Tuesday night, we staged an invitation-only workshop for 25 friends, acquaintances and interested folks to let them experience the marvel that is GameChangers. After reviewing our performance, the GameChangers team’s consensus is that on this particular night we were not marvelous. We started 15 minutes late, got slow in the middle and rushed at the […]

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Yesterday, a friend who designs sustainability strategies for large municipal groups passed along this classic text exchange he had a couple of weeks ago with a buddy who was attending a seminar in Los Angeles. The endorsement is clear enough. That’s not the ‘business end’ of the text, though. The business end is explicit in […]

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“Getting to yes” is a popular phrase among business managers. (It is the title of a 1981 book by Harvard professors, Roger Fisher and William Ury.  A 1991 re-issue added an author’s credit for the original editor, Bruce Patton—apparently it took the authors ten years to get to Yes).  The book dealt with negotiating tactics, […]

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With each passing week, we hear more about the application of improvisation to business.  American companies, from core to edge, from the C-suite to the street, are becoming more conscious of the need to be agile in a networked business environment, and that means learning how to improvise better.   These companies (excluding the already-agile […]

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ONE IN A SERIES… One of the ways GameChangers defines a ‘Scene’—no matter what its duration, could be minutes, could be months—is with a classic three-act structure.  We label these acts Connect, Adapt and Deliver.  Continuing with our analysis of ‘Los Mineros,‘ the Trapped Chilean Miners scene, we can clearly see that the scene is […]

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