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TRIUM Alumnus Fabien Chevillon (2012) has put his TRIUM education into ‘fun’ practice. Fully inspired by the collapse of Lehman Brothers in 2008, his prize winning board game “30 Carats” is the first board game accurately reproducing the financial mechanisms that led to the greatest economic crisis of the twenty-first century.
Launched to coincide with the fifth year anniversary of the financial crises, in ’30 Carats’, precious stones replace toxic assets but the business remains the same. Much like the financial crisis, the rumor swells, the herd behavior and the wildest speculations emerge! The central mechanism is based on a perfect balance (all players have exactly the same number of gems at the start) and the instantaneous flow of information (each player knows the value of the gems of its own color, but not the others) by means of a clever auction system.
Chevillon credits his TRIUM coursework on “efficient markets’ theory” at Module 2 at NYU as the basis for this game. In addition, he cites his TRIUM professors’ teaching as pivotal inspiration in helping him negotiate the launch of this partnership, define his distribution strategy, and refine and target his communication and marketing strategies. As he clarifies,“… in TRIUM Professor Matt Mulford’s negotiating class, I learned that you may always create value through an integrative approach of negotiation and invent options.” As such, Chevillon not only negotiated to receive royalties for the game, but he will now share 50/50 of all costs and benefits, in addition to learning more about game edition business.
Moreover, the valuable advice of TRIUM professors Pierre Dussauge (“Vertically integrate the most-valuable part of your business!”), Frédéric Dalsace (“Bridge the value gap!”) and Marc Bertonèche (“Keep all options open!”) was integrated into his negotiations in launching the game.
Winner of numerous international competitions, this first edition (5000 copies) will be edited by Grosso Modo Editions and distributed in France, Canada, Switzerland, Belgium, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Netherlands and Luxembourg. Whether adults or children, students or alumni, we hope you enjoy playing.
You can contact Fabien Chevillon at Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.