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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May 2021

YOUR MONEY OR YOUR LIFE: On Threats in Negotiation

Those of us that follow political negotiation through history might well be intrigued by two contrasting examples of threats used in negotiation by US Presidents.

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April 2021


This month, Rational Games would like to showcase our good friends and partners Larissa Menocci and Adam Ambrozy of MakeTeamwork, a boutique training and consulting company focusing on intercultural teamwork

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March 2021

THE POWER OF POETRY: Introducing Slam Out Loud in India

Rational Games is proud to take the occasion of this month’s blog to introduce our latest grantee: Slam Out Loud (SOL) of Delhi, India - specifically their Project Arts for All.

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February 2021

NEGOTIATING DIGITALLY: Easing Into the „New Normal“

Most trainers and coaches, not only for negotiation, have spent most of the last year online, and the most successful of them have learned to create engaging and interactive content especially using the new media of ZOOM and its competitors

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January 2021

A NEW BEGINNING? Quieting the Guns of Red and Blue

As 2021 begins, many of the eyes of the world are focused on Washington and yet another Presidential Inauguration.

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December 2020

PATHWAYS TO A SHARED SOCIETY: Teaching Creative, Interest-Based Negotiation in Israel

Rational Games would like to take the occasion of the last blog of 2020 to introduce our newest grantee, PATHWAYS Institute for Negotiation Education

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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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