The Case Method

Using Complete Stories in Decision Forcing Cases by Dr. Bruce I. Gudmundsson

The story that surrounds the problem at the heart of a decision-forcing case is necessarily interrupted. That is, sometime between the beginning and the end of the narrative, the story telling ends and the problem solving begins. This does not mean, however, that there is no role for completed narratives in the world of the case method. On the contrary, completed narratives are often a very useful way of providing students with background information.

Tactical Decision Games, Obscure Information and Generating New Ways to Thrive in the Climate of Chaos and Uncertainty

“Like a well-written mystery novel, a well-taught case makes extensive use of ignorance. Just as knowing the identity of the culprit deprives the mystery reader of the pleasure of figuring things out for himself, premature knowledge of the historical solution to case deprives the student of much of the benefit of engaging a problem that is entirely new to him.

Solving Tactical Dilemmas with Indirect Experience (Education & Training) and White Castle Cases

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“To stay on top of their game, effective leaders learn about themselves and their environment and use this knowledge to develop their abilities along many dimensions.” ~Travis Bradberry & Jean Greaves, Leadership 2.0

Developing Teamwork, Leadership Skills and Decision Makers with Case Study's "Washington's Crossing"

The decision-forcing cases taught at Quantico make greater use of role play than those used at many other institutions. Thus, while a case teacher in a business school might ask "what would you do if you were the president of this company?", his counterpart at Quantico would say something like, "Napoleon Bonaparte, Emperor of the French! What are your orders, Sire?"

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