Simplicity Is Crunched Complexity

In my former life as a business executive I was having dinner with a renowned captain of industry in Chicago. There were four of us at the dinner table and after some small talk he suggested a word game that would help us get to know each other. The two other guests at the table seemed quite apprehensive, fearing this kind of revealing intimacy and unsure how to deal with it. As a behavioral scientist by professional training I was intrigued (I know, the stereotype can be accurate at times). The learning from this simple game made it an immediate favorite of mine and I’ve used it for years to break the ice with new associates and soon to be friends. Continue reading