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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 innovation skills

in our 6-month certification masterclass

Want consistently better outcomes? Certification Masterclass is a 6-month program that empowers you and your team to master the Game Thinking system.

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

Validate your ideas 10X Faster

in our 5-day Innovation Bootcamp

Want to innovate smarter? Learn a proven framework that’ll 10X your outcomes in our 5-day Innovation Bootcamp.

This high-impact program is designed to accommodate busy working professionals. If you want to find product/market fit – this is your rocket fuel. To maximize results – bring your team.

Summer Bootcamp runs July 25-29, 2022

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

Lean UX Expert

Cindy Alvarez

Lean UX Expert
Africa-based Entrepreneur & Investor

Victor Asemota

Africa-based Entrepreneur & Investor
Entrepreneur & Investor

Siqi Chen

Entrepreneur & Investor
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
General Partner, A16Z

Jon Lai

General Partner, 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
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 Business School

Kevin Werbach

Professor, Wharton Business School
Lead Designer, Million On Mars

Mitch Zamora

Lead Designer, Million On Mars

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