Core learning loops in game design & enterprise change management

I’ve been having a blast recording Season 3 of the Getting2Alpha podcast — I’m getting great insights from our varied & brilliant guests. My favorite part is when patterns emerge in unexpected places – like in the last 2 podcasts, which were about board game design and enterprise change management. 

Raph Koster and I are long-time colleagues & friends – and in last week’s G2A podcast, Raph shared his perspective on how to bring creative ideas to life.  I loved hearing about his experiences play-testing the core learning loop of his designs early, to make sure there’s a pleasurable learning loop going on. He explained that once that’s in place, everything else can be layered in.

YES!!!!!  I learned this approach from Raph, and his words capture the essence of Game Thinking in a simple, elegant way. Raph is DA MAN. I learn something from him every time we talk.

Listen now to Raph Koster’s Getting2Alpha Interview

In this week’s interview, my new friend & enterprise change agent Jeff Gothelf shares his deep experience working to bring agile/lean practices to corporate teams. If you listen closely, you’ll hear Jeff talking about the importance of a Core Learning Loop (although not in those words) – he’s outlining the loop that every Lean/Agile team engages in when running experiments and responding to data.

Jeff’s new book, Sense and Respond (out next year) is filled with smart tools & practical tips to improve your learning loop in a corporate setting.

Listen now to Jeff Gothelf’s Getting2Alpha Interview

I hope you get as much out of these interviews I as did. Let me know what you think in the comments – I’d love to hear from you. 

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I’m from Sao Paulo / Brazil, married with a incredible woman called Francine and I have two lovely children: Sarah (8 years old) and Nicolas (2 years old). Currently enrolled at the master degree program (MSc) in Information Systems Management at the University of Liverpool (UK). Holder of the credentials PMP and PMI-ACP of the Project Management Institute (PMI).

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