This week we’ve been using metaphors and serious games to tackle a host of business problems, and we’d like to help your organization to do that, too. We’d love to hear from you.
We were back at Dalhousie University’s Norman Newman Centre’s Starting Lean Initiative yesterday, working with the participants in their special Summ’erUp program. It’s great to see these young entrepreneurs progressing – some getting ready to beta their products, others still in development – but all of them needing to find the best way to tell their stories. We’d like to give a shout out to Peanut, Bootstrap, and Applicable Labs, especially, for the work they put in on their Product Boxes.
Product Box is a great, fun tool created by our friend Luke Hohmann – originally introduced in his book, Innovation Games®, and which has evolved into a whole suite of solutions available from Conteneo®. We’ve adapted it to use in all kinds of situations, from creation of new products, to re-inventing brand stories, to simply getting customers to relax and have fun before engaging in a strategic conversation. Look at some of the great examples from our friends at Bootstrap – the pictures really do tell the story of what they have in mind for helping young Nova Scotians stay here in this beautiful province while re-inventing the economy:
See how the metaphor of Product Box really tells the story? Bootstrap, we’re really proud of you and your colleagues at Summ’rUp. Keep up the great work.
If you and your team would like to use these and other serious games to solve problems, build strategy, or work more closely with your customers, just let us know.
We’d love to play our games with you,
Megann and Steve