Our monthly blog
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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By Wayne Lifshitz, Rational Games Board Member,
USA Judo Kata National Team Member
I want to take the occasion of the start of the New Year to introduce our latest game simulation, a seven-party multilateral negotiation engagement called Jumbo.
I hope my readers will forgive me if my final blog of 2018 is a bit polemic. Sometimes, just like in negotiation, passion wins out over prudence and I have to speak out for what I feel strongly about.
“On the one hand we have the playing mind—innovative, magical, boundless. On the other is the gaming mind—concentrated, determined, intelligent. And on the hand that holds them both together we have the notion of playing well.”
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
Facing the challenge of negotiating with single-source supplieres.
I learned alot about the FreshBiz serious Game while talking to Ronen Gafni at the European Conscious Capitalism Summit in Barcelona.
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.
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.
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