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Marshmallow

The

Challenge

Tom Wujec Autodesk


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Peter Skillman

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The

Challenge

20 sticks of spaghetti
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+ one yard tape

one yard string + one marshmallow

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Deep Lessons
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Simple Activity

Lesson One:

Prototyping

Matters

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Typical Progress

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Typical Progress

Start

18

Minutes

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0 Orient
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18

Minutes

0 Orient
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18 Plan

Minutes

0 Orient
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18 Plan Build

Minutes

0 Orient
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18 Plan Build Ta-Da!

Minutes

0 Orient
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18 Plan Build Oh-Oh!

Minutes

Performs
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Who Consistently

Poorly?

Recent Business School Graduates

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Performs

Who Consistently

Well?

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Recent Kindergarten School Graduates

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Why?
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0 Orient Plan Build Ta-Da!

18

Minutes

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Business Students

0 Orient Plan Build Ta-Da!

18

Minutes

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Business Students

Kindergarten Students

0 Orient Plan Build Ta-Da!

18

Minutes

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Prototype

Refine
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Lesson Two:

Skills Matter
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Diverse

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30 20 10 0

Height
(Inches)

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Average

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Average

Business School Students

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30 20 10 0

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(Inches)

Average

Business Lawyers School Students

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Average

Business Lawyers School Students

Kindergarten

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Average

Business Lawyers School Students

Kinder- Architects & garten Engineers

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Business Lawyers School Students

Kinder- Architects & CEOs garten Engineers

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Kinder- Architects & CEOs garten Engineers

CEOs & Executive Admins

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Specialized Skills + Facilitation Skills = Success

Height
(Inches)

Average

Business Lawyers School Students

Kinder- Architects & CEOs garten Engineers

CEOs & Executive Admins

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Lesson Three:

Magnify Outcomes
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Incentives

Average Team Performance

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Average Team Performance


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10

Average Team Performance


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Average Team Performance


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10

High Stakes
30
AUTODESK INC. 111 McInnis Parkway San Rafael, Californiax

20 10 0

Marshmallow Challenge
PAY TO THE ORDER OF IN THE AMOUNT OF

$10,000 00

TEN THOUSAND DOLLARS


Authorization

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10

High Stakes
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High Stakes
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High Stakes
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Months Later ...


1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Four

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Average Team Performance


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10

High Stakes - Informed Attempt


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10

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Incentives

Low Skills

Success

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Incentives

Low Skills

Success

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Incentives Incentives

Low Skills

Success High Success

+ Skills =

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Marshmallow

Why Conduct the

Challenge?

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Marshmallow
in their Projects.

Help Teams Identify the

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Experience

Shared

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Experience Common Language


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Shared

Experience Common Language Facilitation


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Shared

Prototyping &

MarshmallowChallenge.com
Marshmallow Challenge About the Challenge
The marshmallow challenge is a design collaboration game intended to help teams experience fundamental dynamics of teamwork as well as break the ice in brainstorming and collaboration sessions.

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About

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Links

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Marshmallow Challenge Hosting a Challenge
Running a marshmallow challenge is easy. The ingredients cost only a few dollars and the time invested is less than an hour.

The

About

Host

Photos

Videos

Links

Step One: Find a Venue, Willing Teams and Reasons. Step Two: Get the Ingredients.

Step Three: Set up the Environment. Step Four: Equip the Tables.

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MarshmallowChallenge.com
Marshmallow Challenge
The
About Host Photos Videos Links

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MarshmallowChallenge.com
Marshmallow Challenge
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Worlds Largest Marshmallow Challenge 800 People

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The

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