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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In noting President Obama’s rallying cry for a program to support small businesses in America, the White House published the following in the President’s Facebook news feed: A minority in the Senate is standing in the way of giving our small-businesspeople an up-or-down vote on the jobs bill. That’s a shame. We need to decide […]

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Part of a series about the Applied Improvisation Network‘s world conference, Portland, Nov 11-16, 2009: I am blown away by the work being done by Julie Huffaker, Gary Hirsch, Brad Robertson and OnYourFeet, with clients like Nike, Intel and the State of Oregon.  The scope of their engagements, the value they create, and their ability […]

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Dave Spafford, who along with James Baxter, Glenn Keane and Andreas Dejas, is one of the best pencil-and-paper animators in the world, is a genius with his hands. For a friend’s recent birthday, he made a slot car track — complete with controls, cars and scenery — that unfolded out of a large suitcase. He […]

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