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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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
Drukpa Kunley, an itinerant wanderer who lived to be nearly 100, was most famous for shocking behavior: highly sexual bravado, defiance of all tradition and extreme joy and despair.
In many negotiations, there comes a time when emotions flare up, where people start shouting at each other or stomp out of the room. But the feeling is that this sort of anger is misplaced and will do more harm than good. Is that so?
This month I would like to introduce our latest negotiation game – a six-party four-hour simulation drawn from the real world of political negotiation around the (European) refugee crisis.
Sometimes failed negotiations are the ones that teach us the most. This fall, I had the privilege to personally advise one of the negotiating parties in the talks to form a new German government following the September election.
Every few months on this blog we highlight one of our grantees. This month I would like to introduce the fascinating work of Capoeira4Refugees.
Perceptions are always subjective in negotiation, as we all see the world differently. This is all the more true when we are dealing with other cultures. How to handle that?
“Impact measurement” has probably been the biggest buzzword in the philanthropy community over the past decade, as this “industry” strove to move away from its sleepy beginnings in the comfortable world of grant-giving and begin to...