Playful Negotiation for Serious People
As a social business, Rational Games uses playful methods to teach negotiation in order to then support initiatives and individuals that make creative use of games and play to resolve conflict. We measure our success by the amount of time and money that we invest in curating innovative initiatives that make a clear contribution to this mission.
Mark Young at TEDxWHU
It was my privilege to tell our story at a recent TedX Conference. We truly believe that the urge to play is greater than the urge to fight. In the talk I explain how we are putting that into action.
SURELY WE CANNOT LET HIM GET AWAY WITH IT: Peace vs. Justice in Ukraine
The dueling speeches in Moscow and Warsaw last week were nothing new, but vividly contrasted the divided positions not only of the two “principals”, again bringing up the central question: when will it be time to find a negotiated solution?
NEGOTIATING WITH ChatGPT: read to the very end!
Will I ever be made redundant because of AI? Those were my exact thoughts 10 years ago when I witnessed the rise of Machine Learning and AI startups and reflected on what I want to become in life.
BOARDING THE TRAIN OF HOPE: Introducing Our Latest Grantee
May I please take the occasion of our last blog of 2022 to introduce our latest grantee, the Train of Hope in Dortmund, Germany (TOH).
A RAY OF NEGOTIATION HOPE: Lebanon and Israel reach a historic agreement
This month, I was “pleased to notice” (to borrow a phrase from our seminars) a rare negotiation success in the Middle East: the recently concluded gas exploration deal reached just weeks ago by Israel and Lebanon.
BEYOND “NEVER SPLITTING THE DIFFERENCE“: A Worthy Challenge to Win-Win?
In almost every seminar I have offered in recent months, at least one participant asks me what I think of Chris Voss and his book and Master Class on “Never Split the Difference”? He it is!
GET AWAY FROM THE TABLE: The Importance of Informal Diplomacy
Diplomats are usually known for their strict protocol, especially when engaged in formal negotiations. This is for good reason, as this etiquette aims to ensure equal participation of all parties in the debate.
Each month, we muse about some aspect of negotiation, gamification or philanthropy and its effect on our work and world. Comments welcome!