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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. This unique collection of games encourages engagement and creativity while bringing more structure and clarity to the workplace.


On Dec 31 Michael Dittman wrote:
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On May 3 Moshe Eshel wrote: Book Review on “Gamestorming” by Dave Gray, Sunni Brown, James Macanufo; O'Reilly Media
Gamestorming was a very interesting book, I was under the mistaken impression (for about 5 minutes) that it was a book about gamification of applications. but i was quickly corrected - it is a book about how to use gaming or games to help mainly with generating ideas but also as a more general business tool Full Review  >

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On May 25 Rino Sardon wrote: Book Review: Gamestorming: A Playbook for Innovators, Rulebreakers, and Changemakers by Dave Gray, Sunni Brown and James Macanufu
The book presents the idea of approaching the brainstorming activity using games through collaborative play. I enjoyed going over the book and found the games very useful, some of them entertaining as well. Approaching brainstorming in the form of a game is a new concept for me and it took quite a while to become open to the games presented. One of the things that is very helpful is the good number of illustrations in the book the really helps the 'serious' brainstormer like me to appreciate the concepts being presented. The games are presented in a manner that is straightforward and with just enough information similar to what you would expect in playing board games. One thing that stands out for me is the whole chapter devoted to the skills required in order to increase success in doing gamestorms. I am looking forward to using the methods in my next brainstorming activity. Recommended for those involved in generating ideas for almost anything like problems Full Review  >

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On Apr 23 Joshua Hunter wrote: Review: Gamestorming by Dave Gray, Sunni Brown and James Macanufo
Gamestorming sets out to change the way knowledge workers use meetings to gather ideas, come to a decision and move their project forward. It starts by presenting a set of tools, both physical objects and techniques, that can then be combined in a number of ways to help groups of… Full Review  >

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On Apr 18 Shawn Day wrote: Serious Games for Breakthrough Dynamics
Gamestorming lives up to its rather lofty ambitions by providing solid and systemised routines that can be implemented to create an environment for innovation. The book provides a recipe-like guide to a wide (100 or so) variety of exercises and scripts for groups of individuals to employ to open up the flood gates for the free flow of ideas, breaking through impasses and generally making great things happen. Full Review  >

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On Apr 5 Andrew Shuping wrote: Book Review--Gamestorming by Dave Gray, et. al
First off...this is not a computer science book. Yes O'Reilly is a computer science press, but they also publish some pretty good business/management/other books, Confessions of a Public Speaker for example. And this book also falls into that category. The authors design games to help educate and encourage innovation in the workplace and they've found that games really help people understand the concepts. Full Review  >

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On Mar 26 John Brady wrote: Gamestorming
Gamestorming is a book that I expected to hate. After a few experiences of poorly-run “games” in the corporate environment, the thought of forced interaction like this is a definite negative. With that in mind, I started to skim the book and was impressed by the authors breakdown of the… Full Review  >

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On Mar 22 Michiel Overeem wrote: bookreview: Gamestorming by Gray, Brown, Macanufo
Gamestorming, A Playbook for Innovators, Rulebreakers, and Changemakers by Dave Gray, Sunni Brown, James MacanufoGamestorming is all about using games to bring up ideas and solutions in your team. The games are used to give a creativity boost. The book starts out with an explanation of the different concepts… Full Review  >

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On Mar 13 Richard Hamilton wrote: Book Review Gamestorming
Gamestorming provides a great collection of games to assist a group in approaching and resolving challenges. Full Review  >

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On Mar 1 Michal Konrad Owsiak wrote: good, but only for open minded
If you want to came up with something you usually have two options. Either you go with some kind of process (this way is usually good one if you want to have your back covered) or you go with unconventional methods (if you have enough money to cover your expenses in case of failure). The second approach is what Gamestorming is all about. Full Review  >

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