Gamestorming: A Playbook for Innovators, Rulebreakers, and Changemakers
by Dave Gray, Sunni Brown, James Macanufo

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Great things don’t happen in a vacuum. But creating an environment for creative thinking and innovation can be a daunting challenge. How can you make it happen at your company? The answer may surprise you: gamestorming.

This book includes more than 80 games to help you break down barriers, communicate better, and generate new ideas, insights, and strategies. The authors have identified tools and techniques from some of the world’s most innovative professionals, whose teams collaborate and make great things happen. This book is the result: a unique collection of games that encourage engagement and creativity while bringing more structure and clarity to the workplace. Find out why -- and how -- with Gamestorming.

  • Overcome conflict and increase engagement with team-oriented games
  • Improve collaboration and communication in cross-disciplinary teams with visual-thinking techniques
  • Improve understanding by role-playing customer and user experiences
  • Generate better ideas and more of them, faster than ever before
  • Shorten meetings and make them more productive
  • Simulate and explore complex systems, interactions, and dynamics
  • Identify a problem’s root cause, and find the paths that point toward a solution



  • Learn three universal categories of meetings and how they should be approached differently
  • Use techniques to engage your team and help members collaborate effectively
  • Get "silent resisters" to reveal their concerns so they can be discussed and resolved
  • Generate ideas that may otherwise be lost
  • Identify the root cause of a problem, and determine points of greatest leverage
  • Turn common office supplies into powerful enablers for visual thinking
  • Learn the visual alphabet: twelve simple shapes that will enable you to clearly and concisely draw anything you can possibly imagine


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    Publisher: O'Reilly Media
    Page Count (est.): 266
    ISBN10: 0596804172
    ISBN13: 9780596804176
    Cover: Paperback
    Pub Date: 7/25/2010