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.
THE TURNING POINT: When Competition Turns to Cooperation
“Are we looking at the same problem?” The above question seems simple & is yet so powerful. Why?
THE BEAUTY OF COMPETITION: Judging in the Warsaw Round
This month saw a highly enjoyable “gig” for me: participation in the team of jury “experts” at the Warsaw Negotiation Round (WNR).
WHEN STONES CAN SPEAK: The Power of Lego Serious Play
As a serious practitioner of teaching and doing negotiation playfully, I have for some time been intrigued by the apparently rather sophisticated series of training and certification courses on offer from Lego Serious Play.
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).
Each month, we muse about some aspect of negotiation, gamification or philanthropy and its effect on our work and world. Comments welcome!