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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September 2019

KEEPING IT SIMPLE Lessons from an Iterative and Player-Centered Interaction Design Process

In this month's blog Marc Kloubert shares what we learned about the importance of player-centred iterative interaction design during the design process of our PPC simulation application.

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August 2019

NEGOTIATING DIPLOMATICALLY: Impressions of The Back Channel

Topping my reading list this summer is Nicholas Burns’ fascinating and wide-reaching memoir, The Back Channel: American Diplomacy in a Disordered World.

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July 2019

THE MAGIC CIRCLE: What is Play and what is Real?

A colleague and fellow play scholar recently brought the work of Jean Piaget to my attention, specifically his work around „double consciousness“  in the learning development of children.

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June 2019

LEARNING PEACE AT RECESS: Introducing Playworks

This month, allow me to introduce another one of our grantees: Playworks in Boston, Mass.

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May 2019

WHY DO WE PLAY? The Octalysis Model of Gamification

Dr. Mark Young shares what he learned about the Octalysis model, developed Yu-Kai Chou.

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April 2019

INGRATITUDE AT HOME: The Calamity that is Brexit

Many of us are riveted to the television to watch the live broadcasts of the increasingly ugly debate in the British Parliament on Brexit, with multiple humiliations of Mrs. May as vote after vote goes against her and the March 29. deadline

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March 2019

GAMES FOR CHILDREN: Partners in Philanthropy

This month Rational Games is pleased to announce the launch of its new strategic partnership with Children of Peace.

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February 2019

“FIGHTING” FOR PEACE: On Judo, Negotiation and Philanthropy

By Wayne Lifshitz, Rational Games Board Member, USA Judo Kata National Team Member

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January 2019

JUMBO COMES TO PHOENIX: Negotiating Multilaterally, Consciously and Ethically

I want to take the occasion of the start of the New Year to introduce our latest game simulation, a seven-party multilateral negotiation engagement called Jumbo.

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December 2018

NEGOTIATING GENEROUSLY: Thoughts on the Caravan Crisis

I hope my readers will forgive me if my final blog of 2018 is a bit polemic. Sometimes, just like in negotiation, passion wins out over prudence and I have to speak out for what I feel strongly about.

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