## The \$2.10 Game

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• I want to try an experiment. I ll describe a game, and then ask you some questions. Your answers become the data for the experiment, and later (after at
Message 1 of 165 , Mar 27, 2008
I want to try an experiment. I'll describe a game, and then ask you some
(after at least 24 hours) we'll see what meanings we can make of it.

I've run this experiment dozens of times in my workshops, and it's always
enlightening for participants, especially me. I've never tried it online,
and I'm intrigued about how it might go

A few requests:

next question.

hours from the date of my post (the one you're reading now). I want to give
some time before we start interpreting the data.

Here's the game: I have two dollar bills and a dime. I flip the dime. If
it comes up heads, I give you the dime and the two dollar bills. If it
comes up tails, I keep the dime and the dollar bills. That's it. That's
the whole game.

Here is the first question:

1. How much money would you pay me to play the game?

I'll ask the other questions in subsequent posts.

Dale

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Dale Emery, Consultant
Web: http://www.dhemery.com
Weblog: http://www.dhemery.com/cwd

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• ... I was struck by the more than \$1.05, I lose; less than \$1.05, you lose; \$1.05 and it s boring answer, because it s the only one I saw that implied a goal
Message 165 of 165 , Apr 25, 2008
On Mar 28, 2008, at 23:54 , Dale Emery wrote:
> What specific answers did you take particular notice of? What
> meaning do
> you make of those answers? What meaning do you make of your /noticing/
>
I was struck by the "more than \$1.05, I lose; less than \$1.05, you
lose; \$1.05 and it's boring" answer, because it's the only one I saw
that implied a goal of mutual satisfaction, whereas I was only
concerned with my return on investment.

I'm not sure what it means to have noticed that answer, except that it
reminds me to think about both sides of a transaction, and not just one.
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J. B. (Joe) Rainsberger :: http://www.jbrains.ca