The Founder and Creative Director is:

Gini Graham Scott, Ph.D.

Gini Graham Scott is a game designer with over 2 dozen games, puzzles, and craft items with major companies, as well as a writer who has published over 40 books and a business consultant and workshop leader.

Two new games published by Briarpatch were introduced at the American Toy Fair in February 2007 – Do You Look Like Your Dog? and Jackpot. Previous games have been published by Hasbro Industries, Pressman Toy, the John Hansen Company, and others.

Now she has some new games based on recent books — the Bad Bosses Good Advice Game, the Truth About Lying Game, and the Mind Power Game. Examples of previously published games and puzzles are on our Website.

She is also a speaker on licensing and networking techniques and was a panelist and moderator on “Pitching to the Pros” at the American Toy Fair in February 2006 in New York.

Her most recent books and articles focus on work issues, creativity, business management, marketing, resolving conflict, and crime. She is a speaker, workshop/seminar leader, and organizational consultant to business, government, and non-profit organizations. She has spoken to top executives, managers, professionals, and the general public. Her column on relationships in work and business has been in a dozen papers, including the Oakland Tribune and L.A. Downtown News.

Her latest books are: 30 DAYS TO A MORE POWERFUL MEMORY (AMACOM 2007), DISAGREEMENTS, DISPUTES, AND ALL OUT WAR (AMACOM 2008), A SURVIVAL GUIDE FOR MANAGING EMPLOYEES FROM HELL (AMACOM 2006), RESOLVING CONFLICT (IUniverse 2006), THE EMPOWERED MIND (IUniverse 2006), A SURVIVAL GUIDE FOR WORKING WITH BAD BOSSES (AMACOM 2005),THE COMPLETE IDIOT’S GUIDE TO PARTY PLAN SELLING (Alpha Books 2005, HOMICIDE BY THE RICH AND FAMOUS (Berkley Books, 2006; Greenwood 2005; ), A SURVIVAL GUIDE FOR WORKING WITH HUMANS (AMACOM 2004), DO YOU LOOK LIKE YOUR DOG?, (Broadway/Random House 2004); WORK WITH ME! RESOLVING EVERYDAY CONFLICT IN YOUR ORGANIZATION (Davies-Black 2000), and THE COMPLETE IDIOT’S GUIDE TO SHAMANISM (Alpha Books 2002).

She has been a featured guest on hundreds of TV and radio programs, including Good Morning America, Oprah, Montel Williams, the O’Reilly Factor, CNN, and many others. She has been teaching classes on business, law, organizational behavior, public relations, marketing, management, psychological profiling, and privacy for the University of Notre Dame de Namur and the Investigative Career Program for private investigators in San Francisco. She has a Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of California at Berkeley, a J.D. from the University of San Francisco Law School, and M.A.s in Anthropology and in Mass Communications and Organizational, Consumer, and Audience Behavior. from California State University, East Bay. She has also recently set up a film and TV production company, Changemakers Productions, in partnership with other production companies, to package low budget (up to $5 million) films with scripts and TV shows she has developed.

Bio and promotional details are at www.giniscott.com; samples of books and articles at www.giniscott.net. If interested in Gini Graham Scott as a speaker or workshop/seminar leader, details are at www.ginigrahamscott.com.

A speaker’s video is at www.ginigrahamscott.com/videoaudio.htm.