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Thoughts On Conflict Resolution

“Letting go is the willingness to change your beliefs in order to bring more peace and joy into your life instead of holding onto beliefs that bring pain and suffering…” ― Hal Tipper Welcome back. I decided to be very … Continue reading

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Builders or Survivors – Games People Play III

This time with Games People Play I’m going to try to create a simple description of the Active mode games people can choose to engage in and give some hint as to how these will affect our lives and the environment … Continue reading

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From Hermits to Heads of State – Games People Play II

My last post tried to put into visual perspective a bit of an overview of game theory since most of our common knowledge of game theory derives from the rather singularly myopic focus by the media on “zero sum games” … Continue reading

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Games Politicians Play

Just finished a great and timely article Making Sense of the Games Politicians Play (Businessweek, August 30, 2012).  It couldn’t be more appropriate now, not only with respect to the elections, but in helping confirm what I posted earlier and … Continue reading

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The Positive Sum (+Σ) Game [FP]

You’ve probably already guessed what the 3rd member of the category is but you also probably don’t believe it could possibly exist.  After all, life is basically unfair, right?  True, possibly when talking of random acts of nature, but here … Continue reading

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The Negative Sum (–Σ) Game [FP]

The Negative Sum Game (–Σ), which we will call Fundamental Principle 4b.  By all superficial measures this starts out looking like a Zero Sum (0Σ) game (see previous blog entry), but it’s not.  It comes with a twist – namely, Some … Continue reading

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The Zero Sum (0 Σ) Game [FP]

The Zero Sum Game (0 Σ).  This is perhaps the easiest “game” to recognize because it is so universal in our experience.  We’ll identify it as Fundamental Principle 4a: An interaction between two or more people where the value of the … Continue reading

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