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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!
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March 2022

MUSICIANS WITHOUT BORDERS: Introducing the Kivu Youth Project

Especially in the light of the current crisis on the Ukrainian border, Rational Games is pleased to present its most recent grantee:Musicians Without Border (MWB) and specifically their Kivu Youth Project in the Democratic Republic of Congo

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February 2022

DANCING BACKWARDS AND IN HIGH HEELS: Can gender impact negotiation results?

There is a lot of talk these days about the effects of gender on both negotiation performance but also results. In this blog post, we take a look at 5 things the experts have concluded so far based on the latest research.

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January 2022

LEARNING FROM UBUNTU: Applications to Negotiation, Leadership and Ethics

To close out the year, please allow me to follow the lead of the Global Executive Leadership Initiative with a short reflection on how the concept of ubuntu might inform the work we do even far away from Africa.

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December 2021

BOXING FOR PEACE: Introducing United Boxing in Berlin

We finish the year by introducing our newest grantee, Sports4More (SfM) in Berlin, a young and innovative initiative that uses the medium of boxing to reach at-risk youth from socially disadvantaged neighbourhoods.

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November 2021

COACHING THAT MATTERS: Helping Political Negotiators think Strategically

What an exciting political autumn we are having in Germany, with both a Federal and two state elections on the same day! Given the complicated six-party system here, there is now a myriad of combinations possible.

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October 2021

DEALING WITH THE DEVIL: Negotiating with the Taliban

Just a few weeks ago, we helplessly watched the hasty and ignominious departure of American troops from Afghanistan, followed by the fairly immediate withdrawal of most of our other allies. Was this decision wise?

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August 2021

RATIONAL GAMES AT 20: A Bavarian Celebration

This month, please allow the team at Rational Games to share in their marking the occasion of our 20th anniversary (founded in 2001) this weekend, where our trainers, Board and honored guests gathered for four days in Bavaria.

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August 2021

MAY THE BEST TEAM(S) WIN: The Thrill of Negotiation Competitions

As some of our followers and readers may know, we have in recent years had the honor of serving as jury members for both the Warsaw Negotiation Round and The Negotiation Challenge, here is why!

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July 2021

THE EAGLE AND THE FOX: Biden and Putin in Geneva

All eyes were on Geneva last week to watch the capstone of President Biden’s European trip: his “working summit” with Vladimir Putin. Would it be more than a “meet and greet”? Would meaningful concessions be made by either side?

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June 2021

#crewloveistruelove: On Negotiating in Teams

To negotiate alone or in a team: which is preferable? Do we even have a choice in today’s complex negotiation environment? If “teamwork is dreamwork”, how do we ensure that that dream does not spiral into a nightmare?

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