Friday Night at the ER is 30 this year! To commemorate this special occasion, we want to share our rich history with you. The reasons why Bette Gardner created the game in 1992 are as interesting and relevant today as they were 30 years ago.

Bette Gardner, Founder of Friday Night at the ER

By looking back, we hope to deepen your understanding of the game, and inspire you to use it in bold new ways to help your students, clients, and colleagues develop meaningful insights about the systems we all live and work in.

 Learn what inspired Bette three decades ago, and why she sought to make systems thinking accessible to ‘everyday people.’ Read her new retrospective, How it All Started, today.

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