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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.


If you would like me to come and share with you and your team the benefits that come from my work in the theatre, coaching and the experiential learning environments that I create and facilitate, make me an offer via the Contact Me page.

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

Leaders of today and tomorrow need to understand the meaning of trust. They must then demonstrate it in their behaviour. This participatory personal learning experience stands alone in developing these traits. The Samurai Game helps aspiring leaders to identify and reinforce their code of honour and ethics, their Bushido. Paul Marshall’s brilliance guides you across […]

Alistair (Organisational Behaviour Consultant)

I attended one of Paul’s public offerings of The Samurai Game in early 2015 and was very impressed, both with Paul’s skills as a facilitator and the immense personal/professional value of the game itself. I would have no hesitation recommending The Samurai Game as an avenue of personal development/reflection, or as part of a leadership […]

Matthew Francis (HR Professional)

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

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