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OFMOS is a board game that simulates the act of running a corporation over extended periods of time. Like real-life CEOs, the players are tasked with launching and discontinuing products as well as with entering and exiting markets — with all the action happening at a high-level, abstract perspective. The game ends when the first player exits all his businesses, with the winner being determined by the highest amount of cash accumulated to that point.

Aside from its general appeal that stems the “Chess meets Tetris meets Monopoly”  mechanics, the game is intended to bring significant value in the process of management education (formal and informal education/learning). By providing a framework for the “business big picture,” the game can serve as a knowledge-unifier tool that a student could use to meaningfully bring all the learned concepts together.

In addition, the game could serve as a mechanism for “flipping” the process of business education — instead of starting out with narrow concepts and move towards broader frameworks, one can now start with the “big picture” model behind the game and use it as a scaffolding on which all subsequent knowledge can be meaningfully placed.

 

 
 
 
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ABOUT THE DESIGNER

 

Cristian Mitreanu is an accomplished business leader with a focus on product and marketing, and deep expertise in early- and growth-stage businesses. With a career that spans over twenty years, he led or played a key role in the efforts of bringing to market innovative hi-tech and ed-tech products and services.

He is the creator of the game OFMOS (ofmos.com) and the author of the management picture book SPOINTRA AND THE SECRET OF BUSINESS SUCCESS (spointra.com), both aimed at improving the way we understand and manage businesses. 

Cristian founded TEDxUIUC (tedxuiuc.redefiningstrategy.com) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and was published in several reputable management publications that include MIT Sloan Management Review and the American Marketing Association's MarketingPower.com.

He holds an MBA from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, as well as a Masters in Management and a Bachelors in Computer Science from Politehnica University of Timisoara, Romania.