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Lessons Learned from Big Pharma – The Game

Recently I played a game called Big Pharma. It seemed interesting because it is a business simulation. It was so interesting that I stayed up until 4AM playing. If you are interested in business simulations and you have extra time or on an airplane, I suggest you give it a try.

Big Pharma Game

Big Pharma Game

As I played, I started wondering if this experience is similar to what it is really like to being the CEO of a real pharmaceutical company. I imagined that much of it is quite similar…perhaps if you removed all the boring meetings and time wasted dealing with lawyers.

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Lessons from Facebook Tycoons

As I continue to play Tycoon$, the popular Facebook game, I am struck by how useful it is as a learning tool. Many people write it off as a stupid or unsophisticated game, but I think that it holds many lessons for those of us who discover them. It is interesting to see how things have changed since my first post.

One interesting thing that has happened is that inflation has taken off within the game. Prices are up about 25% in the last month. What has caused this massive inflation?

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