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Game Thinking Academy

where CXOs, startup founders & product leaders learn rapid innovation skills

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Welcome to the Game Thinking Academy, where we synthesize modern product development with world-class game design.

If you know Design Thinking or Agile/Lean, you’ve got a head start.  Game Thinking builds on these methods and adds techniques from Game Design & Systems Thinking.

The result is a step-by-step system that will accelerate product/market fit, reduce risk & boost retention. 

Trusted by leading companies & brands worldwide, this system has been successfully deployed in education, enterprise,  entertainment, finance, gaming, healthcare, & manufacturing. 

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Validate your Ideas 10X Faster

in our 5-day Crash Course, the Innovation Bootcamp

Are you looking for a proven innovation framework that’ll 10X your outcomes & accelerate your team? 

Our Innovation Bootcamp is a 5-day training program that teaches you the Game Thinking framework. This high-impact online workshop is designed to accommodate busy working professionals.

If you want to innovate smarter – here’s your rocket fuel. 

Fall Bootcamp runs Nov 1-5, 2021 

Level-up your product innovation skills

in our signature program, the certification masterclass

Do you want consistently better innovation outcomes?

Our Certification Masterclass is a 6-month training program that will empower you to master Game Thinking and bring that firepower to your organization.

This cohort-based program runs completely online & is designed to accommodate busy working professionals.

Get customized 1:1 support & guidance

with high-powered product leadership coaching

Do you need 1:1 expert coaching & support to accelerate your projects – and your carreer?

Our Gpower Coaching Programs  are for professionals & teams who need focused support & guidance that extends beyond our training programs.  

We offer private coaching for teams and individuals – plus exclusive small-group masterminds. 

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

Lean UX Expert

Cindy Alvarez

Lean UX Expert
Investor & Entrepreneur

Siqi Chen

Investor & Entrepreneur
Lead Game Designer, Spry Fox

Dan Cook

Lead Game Designer, Spry Fox
UX Strategy and Design

Erika Hall

UX Strategy and Design
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
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
The Art of Game Design

Jesse Schell

The Art of Game Design
Gaming System Design

Mike Sellers

Gaming System Design
Founder, UIE

Jared Spool

Founder, UIE
Entrepreneur & Seed-stage VC

Garry Tan

Entrepreneur & Seed-stage VC
Professor, Wharton Business School

Kevin Werbach

Professor, Wharton Business School

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