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In the Samurai Game the only unknown is how long the fuse is…

July 2, 2021

Over 30 years ago I participated in The Samurai Game® …” is how the recent blog post from Annelisa MacBean starts and it doesn’t surprise me. Just last week one of the participants in the very first series of Samurai Games that I facilitated said to me “I still think about that experience you know …”

When you are offering workshop experiences to people they often ask what the outcomes will be for them? In a corporate context, can I guarantee that participants will find value?

I tell them what my friend and mentor told me when I first asked him that question.

The Samurai Game lights a fuse in everyone who participates and it will set off a charge that will reverberate throughout their lives. The only unknown is how long the fuse is for the individual concerned. For many it is minutes long and you can almost feel the “boom” during the workshop … but for others it can be weeks or even months.

One thing I can guarantee – whenever it does, it changes you for ever.


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Here is what some participants have said about their experience with me:

A week out from participating in the Samurai Game with Paul Marshall as facilitator, I am now convinced of what I had merely suspected, minutes out from completion – the Samurai Game has changed my life. Having recounted the ‘story’ of the day to a number of people close to me, from the introduction, to […]

Sara (Solicitor)

I have just been reflecting on the amazing success of our Year 6 and 7 Leadership retreats this year. Finding a way to engage and motivate students for two days about the qualities of leadership in a practical way is no mean feat. Keeping 60 boys engaged for that period of time is even more […]

Claire Howden (Assistant Principal-Religious Education)

For more on the Samurai Game you should start here and here.

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