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Game Thinking Academy

where product leaders build rapid innovation skills

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Welcome to the Game Thinking Academy, where product leaders, startup founders & cross-functional teams come to innovate smarter & get massively better outcomes.

Our programs synthesize modern product development techniques with world-class game design.  If you know  Design Thinking, UX or Agile/Lean – you’ve got a head start.

If you’re looking for a proven system to help you and your team accelerate product/market fit, boost long-term retention & reduce market risk – you’ve found it.

Game Thinking isn’t just for games. This system is trusted by leading companies & brands worldwide, and has been successfully deployed in the automotive, education, enterprise, finance, gaming, healthcare, manufacturing, media, & telecommunications sectors.

What can Game Thinking do for you? Let’s find out…

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Level-up your product innovation skills

in our 6-month certification masterclass

Looking for an innovation system that delivers consistently better outcomes? 

The Certification Masterclass is a 6-month hand-on training program where you & your team will master the Game Thinking system & 10X product/market fit.

This cohort-based program runs completely online & can flexibly accommodate busy working professionals.

all our programs include
WORLD-CLASS SUPPORT
from expert VIP mentors like…

Lean UX Expert

Cindy Alvarez

Lean UX Expert
Entrepreneur & Investor

Victor Asemota

Entrepreneur & Investor
Entrepreneur & Investor

Siqi Chen

Entrepreneur & Investor
Lead Game Designer, Spry Fox

Dan Cook

Lead Game Designer, Spry Fox
Creator, PUBG

Brendan Greene

Creator, PUBG
UX Strategy and Design

Erika Hall

UX Strategy and Design
Product Director, Owlchemy

Chelsea Howe

Product Director, Owlchemy
Behavioral Economics

Jason Hreha

Behavioral Economics
Entrepreneur & Seed-stage VC

Charles Hudson

Entrepreneur & Seed-stage VC
Games-based learning

Karl Kapp

Games-based learning
Lean UX Design

Laura Klein

Lean UX Design
A Theory of Fun

Raph Koster

A Theory of Fun
Investor, A16Z

Jon Lai

Investor, A16Z
Jobs-to-be-done

Bob Moesta

Jobs-to-be-done
Business& Lean UX

Barry O'Reilly

Business& Lean UX
Lean Product Development

Jeff Patton

Lean Product Development
Founder, Zynga

Marc Pincus

Founder, Zynga
CEO, Beamable

Jon Radoff

CEO, Beamable
The Art of Game Design

Jesse Schell

The Art of Game Design
Jobs-to-be-done Guru

Chris Spiek

Jobs-to-be-done Guru
Founder, UIE

Jared Spool

Founder, UIE
Entrepreneur & Seed-stage VC

Garry Tan

Entrepreneur & Seed-stage VC
Professor, Wharton Biz School

Kevin Werbach

Professor, Wharton Biz School
Lead Designer, Million On Mars

Mitch Zamora

Lead Designer, Million On Mars

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