As a learning tool, THE EXECUTIVE GAME provides much of the excitement and many of the problems encountered by top management. It allows participants the unique opportunity to experience both the cooperative and competitive interactions of business, while learning about teamwork in a decision-making environment. The game emphasizes quantitative skills, however, not to the exclusion of qualitative considerations. At the beginning of play, the participants must depend on intuitive judgements grounded in previous experience and common sense. Throughout the game, players will need to second-guess competitors, camouflage their own strategy, respond decisively to successful actions of other firms, and take advantage of the competition's errors. Also, the game is an excellent exercise in teamwork. In the business environment, corporate activities among managers who are more or less peers in the organizational hierarchy are at least as important as actions coordinated by central authority. The game illustrates how a team becomes more capable than any one person.Henshaw, Richard C. is the author of 'Executive Game', published 1990 under ISBN 9780256073607 and ISBN 0256073600.