What’s a war game?
It’s a moderated simulation during which a group of carefully briefed individuals play out a scenario, with the objective of enhancing their ability to make correct decisions in the real world. The concept was first developed in Washington DC to help US government departments like the State Department and the CIA think creatively through strategic challenges facing the United States.
Introducing Dr John Hulsman, one of the world’s leading War Gamers
Former Washington DC insider John Hulsman is an expert commentator on the political economy of the EU, US, emerging markets, and the Middle East. Now based in Germany, he runs a political risk consulting firm.
John is a sought-after War Game facilitator and has run games in London, Washington, Berlin and New Dehli. He is the author of the ‘hinge point’ gaming format.
What type of scenario can it analyse?
War Games are ideally suited for analysing likely political outcomes – from Brexit to the balance of power in Asia Pacific, the struggle against ISIS and the impact of low gas prices. The hinge point game is flexible enough to illuminate potential outcomes in a wide range of contexts.
Use a War Game to test your business strategy
John’s ‘hinge point’ simulations are powerful, and under-used, business tools. Ideally suited for board off-sites and annual strategy conferences, they enable decision-makers to accurately explore how a range of strategic options might actually impact on their business.
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