Negotiation training with Mark Young

The human urge to play greater than the urge to fight

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.

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October 2018

DIRTY TRICKS AMERICAN STYLE: Renegotiating NAFTA

As someone who had a (minor) role in negotiating the original NAFTA in the early 1990s, I am of course taking a keen interest in the current efforts to renegotiate this agreement and gain better terms for the United States. So far I am not

September 2018

NO EXIT POSSIBLE:
 Negotiating with Monopoly Suppliers

Facing the challenge of negotiating with single-source supplieres.

August 2018

THE FRESHBIZ GAME Imagining entrepreneurship playfully

I learned alot about the FreshBiz serious Game while talking to Ronen Gafni at the European Conscious Capitalism Summit in Barcelona.

July 2018

NEGOTIATION IN THE COLD Lessons from the Ski Slopes

This winter, I was part of a guided ski tour in the snow-covered high alpine mountains in France. In retrospect, this tour made me think about negotiations from a different perspective.

June 2018

FROM BLUE TO RED AND BACK AGAIN Riding the Trump/Kim Negotiation Rollercoaster

Like most of us in the negotiation community, I have followed the daily gyrations of the lead-up to the on-again-off-again summit between Trump and Kim with more than academic interest.

May 2018

IS A MILLION DOLLARS ENOUGH? Reflections on “Microphilanthropy”

This year Rational Games passed an important milestone in its philanthropic work: adding match-funded contributions from strategic partners, we have now given away a million dollars to projects using games and play to resolve conflict

Each month, we muse about some aspect of negotiation, gamification or philanthropy and its effect on our work and world. Comments welcome!

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Dr. Mark Young, CEO of Rational Games Inc.

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Our business is built around three elements: negotiation training as a service, games and play as a unique way to provide that service and philanthropy as the reason we do what we do.

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Negotiation Training

We offer professional coaching and training services that make use of practical and playful approaches to develop win-win negotiation skills through real-world problem-solving experiences.

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Philanthropy

We seek strong partnerships with like-minded social businesses, foundations and private philanthropists who share our conflict-solving philosophy through the universal power of play and who can amplify our impact.

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Games

We develop proprietary games, applications and theatrical experiences that reinforce our practice of win-win negotiation and show our clients that the can take fun seriously.

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