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.
PHILANTHROPY WITH CONNECTION: Helping out in Ukraine
As the situation has worsened in Ukraine over the past ten weeks, we at Rational Games have also wrestled with the question of what we can do to help with our limited means. Where best to give and how to ensure there is an impact?
HE MUST BE CRAZY: Negotiating with Irrational Partners
Most of the world continues to hold its breath waiting for what might happen next in Russia’s war. The long line of heads of state and other dignitaries who made the trip to Moscow largely share the same estimation: he must be crazy.
THE INFINITE GAME OF BUSINESS: Inspirations from Simon Sinek
“There are at least two kinds of games in life. One could be called finite, the other infinite. A finite game is played for the purpose of winning, an infinite game for the purpose of continuing the play.”
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.