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Game Captains uses applied improvisation as the foundation for all the workshops and long term training. Here are a few articles and a podcast with Professor Emerita Patricia Ryan Madson about how improvisation skills and training are used in the business world and education.

Why Improv Training Is Great Business Training 

This article is by Jesse Scinto, a lecturer in Columbia University's Strategic Communications programs.

Improv Training Is Making Management Throw Away the Script

The next consultant to visit your office may not be from McKinsey.

Why using improvisation to teach business skills is no joke

In a business world that's more uncertain than ever it pays to be able to think on your feet.

3 Improv Exercises That Can Change the Way Your Team Works

What can leaders learn from improv comedians?

Rise of the improv geeks: why London's tech workers are taking comedy classes

Tech workers are taking lessons in how to be spontaneous, and the comedy classes are causing quite a scene around Silicon Roundabout.

Patricia ryan madson

Standford Professor Emerita 

interviewed by Suvi Koivusalo

“Engineers, probably more than anybody else, need improv to get out of their linear minds”.

"University administrations are coming to understand that we’re not going to get through the 21st century unless we find ways to help students exercise their creative imagination.”

Patricia Ryan Madson is a Professor Emerita at Stanford University, where she began teaching in 1977. She’s the pioneer of teaching improvisation skills first to students from various disciplines.

Patricia is the author of Improv Wisdom: Don’t Prepare, Just Show Up - and currently teaches at Stanford’s Continuing Studies.

Interview recorded in 2019.