Game Theory and the Chinese Board Game “Go”

  One way to become skilled in game theory is board games, combination puzzles and certain card games. These include chess, Rubic’s cube, Sudoku, Go and Poker. For those seeking to become skilled at dealing with complex scenarios there is… Continue Reading

Who is Temple Grandin and Why is She an Autism Pioneer

  Some of us can achieve great things in spite of the challenges.   I have always been amused by the idea of diagnosing people as ADD, ADHD, Asperger’s  Syndrome, and Autism and Autism Spectrum. Some people ate just extraordinary… Continue Reading

Ask Lewis Harrison: What is Truth?

What better time is there to ask the question, “What is truth?”         Truth is most often used to mean being in accord with fact or reality, or fidelity to an original or to a standard or… Continue Reading

What is Enlightenment?


A student recently asked me about the concept of “Enlightenment” This is a concept drawn primarily from Eastern thought….actually a Western idea imposed on Eastern Thought. The actual translation in Tibetan and Sanskrit is closer to “spiritual awakening.” I cannot… Continue Reading

Applied Game Theory as a Path to Enlightenment

I was having a conversation with a group of spiritually oriented students who are studying game theory. The question arose, “How might one apply ideas from  Applied Game Theory” to the concept of Enlightenment.   Like art, God, and truth… Continue Reading

How to Use Applied Game Theory to Control an Opponent in a Group Environment

Lewis Harrison’s Applied Game Theory (LHAGT) is an umbrella term for thousands of game based strategies including those related to business, politics, spirituality, competition, sports, romance and even interactions with nonhuman players such as computers, animals, and plants. Most of… Continue Reading

Prospect Theory, Harrison’s Applied Game Theory and Behavioral Economic

Prospect theory is a behavioral economic theory that describes the way people choose among various options (probabilistic alternatives) that involve risk, where the probabilities of outcomes are known. The theory assumes that people make decisions based on the potential value of losses and gains rather than the… Continue Reading

How to become a Visionary Thinking Game Theory Strategist

The great Chinese philosopher Lao Tzu often speaks of the distinctions between the common person and the sage.  I frame these as the extraordinary and the ordinary person.   Once you understand the nature of game theory and problem solving… Continue Reading