OFMOS - Breaking Short-Termism
Making business education more accessible (OFMOS as learning scaffolding) and more meaningful (OFMOS as knowledge umbrella).
This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Sat, February 9 2019 7:57 PM UTC +00:00.
Play it like chess or as a business simulation.
Have fun and, in the process, develop a deeper understanding of the business world with this simple board game (a mechanical business simulation). With 1 board, 2 sets of 18 pieces, 90 money chips, and 2 dice, OFMOS is transformative — good for you, good for your family, and good for the society. :)
Some key improvements over the campaign that ran this summer (OFMOS - Be the CEO) include slightly-refined rules, a simpler instructions document, and a new look and feel.
The rules are simple, as illustrated by the first page of the newly-designed instructions document. (Download the 4-page PDF file at OFMOS.com/INSTRUCTIONS and print it as a booklet on a 11x17 sheet.)
GAME SET & REWARD
Game set for 1-2 players:
- 1x Board
- 2x Set of 18 Product Pieces (9x Triangle/Bike, 6x Square/Car, 3x Pentagon/Plane)
- 1x Set of 90 Money Chips (40x $1 Million, 40x $10 Million, 10x $100 Million)
- 1x Set of 2 Dice (1x Product Complexity Die, 1x Product Value Die)
- 1x Instructions Document
- 1x Box
- Chipboard - board, money chips, box
- Paper - instructions document
- Plastic - pieces, dice
Note: The images on this page show a prototype, not the final product.
THE BUSINESS BIG PICTURE WORKSHOP
OFMOS is a powerful learning tool, which can be used both at home and in more formal education settings. The one-day workshop, detailed below, illustrates how the game can be used to help lower-level managers develop strategic skills and a better understanding of their company's strategy in a much broader and dynamic context.
Besides OFMOS (did I tell you about the game?), it's worth mentioning my management picture book Spointra and the Secret of Business Success, the fact that I founded TEDxUIUC, and my article in the MIT Sloan Management Review.
And, some might say, I am also a failed stand-up comedian... Watch me (trying to) take a shot at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign for its branding. ;)
Risks and challenges
To minimize any inherent risks, we will be working only with well-established manufacturers and fulfillment services. Also, the game needs some post-campaign final touches — an additional time that we tried to account for. Nevertheless, we will keep all project backers well informed throughout the process.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter