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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!
If you want to take part in the discussion, you are kindly invited to join our group 'Gamification and Negotiation' on LinkedIn.

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November 2020

WICKED PROBLEMS: The Limits of Win-Win Negotiation?

My good friend Bryan Lee at Privatus Consulting recently introduced me to the world of “Wicked Problems”, a fascinating discipline in the public policy realm with applications in economics, politics, sociology, and privacy.

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October 2020

NEGOTIATING MINDFULLY: Mindfulness As A Tool For Leaders and Negotiators

In a business culture permeated by buzzwords, it is no longer even possible to ignore the practice of mindfulness, a movement that’s been spreading like wildfire.

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September 2020

A SEPARATE PEACE: The Splashy Art of the Deal

This month Mark Young takes a nuanced look at the Israel-UAE peace agreement, keeping an eye on the long-term consequences.

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August 2020

WOMEN (still) DON’T ASK AND MEN (still) DON’T LISTEN? On Gender in Negotiation in times of Corona

Among its many other consequences, the Corona lockdown has also laid bare the continuing gender inequity in most Western societies.

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July 2020

Seeing is Believing: Framing Lessons from the Corona Crisis

Context is everything.  In the negotiation world, we call it framing.

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June 2020

DOING WELL BY DOING GOOD: Venture Philanthropy and its Siblings

Rational Games is a social business: we exist to lend our support to projects and organizations that make creative use of games and play to resolve conflict. So this month’s blog focuses on that side of what we do.

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May 2020

ZOOMING AHEAD The Delights and Challenges of Digital Seminars

This month Rational Games has been, like so many other training providers, engrossed in a valiant effort to see how much of our traditional training content can be moved online and offered digitally.

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April 2020

NEGOTIATING WITH A VIRUS: Lessons from the Corona Experience

This month, please allow me to do a more personal blog, on a topic that is on everyone’s mind all over the globe. But what does it have to do with negotiation?

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March 2020

PYRAMID POWER: Exploring Interests in Negotiations

The best negotiators focus on interests. They listen and ask questions.

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February 2020

The Red / Blue Game A Metaphor on Negotiation and Life

This month Rational Games puts the spotlight on our signature negotiation game: Red and Blue.

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