Matt Ballantine

HELPING ORGANISATIONS TO PLAY

Matt is a sociologist who has spent three decades working in technology for the likes of the BBC, Microsoft, the London School of Economics and Reuters.

He currently works for software consultancy Equal Experts and is based in London.

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CARD DECKS BY MATT BALLANTINE


IT Priorities

50 THINGS ON THE CIO'S MIND

A deck of 50 cards that represent 50 things that might be on a CIO's priority list.

Creator:

Matt Ballantine

Marketing Priorities

50 THINGS ON A CMO'S MIND

A deck of 50 things that might be priorities for a marketing department in an organisation

Creator:

Matt Ballantine

PlayCards

BUILD SKILLS TO INNOVATE

PlayCards distil six years of research into the skills and capabilities organisations need to be able to innovate into a simple tool that helps individuals, small groups and teams.

In his work, Matt Ballantine has spoken with people in traditional businesses, the arts, government, consulting and more to create a straightforward model that helps people to understand what they need to be able to do to do things differently.

PlayCards enable you to play with those concepts, and take clear actions to build up the attributes you and your organisation need to innovate in our ever-changing world.

They are a 52-card deck that can be used solo, with groups or by facilitators to help people to explore their Play Skills. Designed by Matt Ballantine after many years of research, the cards have been beautifully illustrated by Ellie Dallison from Studio KT1.

Creator:

Matt Ballantine

Security Priorities

50 THINGS ON A CISO'S MIND

A deck of 50 priorities that might be being considered by an organisation's security team.

Creator:

Matt Ballantine

Business Meerkat

TAROT-INSPIRED CARDS TO SPARK CONVERSATIONS IN ORGANISATIONS.

The Business Meerkat deck is a set of cards to inspire conversations in organisations that would otherwise not happen. They allow people to lift themselves up out of the day-to-day and scan the horizon for opportunities and danger.

The cards consist of Character Archetypes, Forces and Multipliers. Tarot-inspired deals can be used, or the cards can spark ideas when used in more conventional business analysis models like SWOT or the 7-S Model.

Creator:

Matt Ballantine

Startup Priorities 2024

50 THINGS A STARTUP MIGHT BE DOING

The Startup Priorities deck prompts players to explore what might be on the To Do, Doing and Done lists for startup founders and management groups.

Creator:

Matt Ballantine

Data Priorities

50 DATA ACTIONS

A deck of 50 things that might be on the mind of a data leader in an organisation.

Card Deck Genres:

Business strategy

Creator:

Matt Ballantine

HR Priorities

50 THINGS ON A CHRO'S MIND

A deck of 50 things that might be a priority for a Human Resources department

Creator:

Matt Ballantine