What is Diamonds of Amazonia? The Diamonds of Amazonia is a business simulation It is a gamified learning experience that apart from planning and execution participants learn to strategize, maximize and optimize business resources. How is Diamonds of Amazonia played? Diamonds of Amazonia is set up at a base camp. You have a team, a speed boat, a map, basic essentials and 21 days in hand. You are in a mission to mine as many diamonds as possible from the valley of the diamonds. But there is a problem! The valley of diamonds is at the extreme end of the Amazonian jungle, which is hundreds of kilometers away from the base camp. On the way you will have to face harsh and intolerant weather conditions like heavy storm, humidity, extreme heat and uncertainties like anaconda attacks. The teams have to take quick decisions without wasting time, solve problems and move ahead, because time is limited and the clock is ticking fast. In 21 days you have to mine the diamonds and come back alive to the base camp. You may have loads of diamonds, but if you fail to reach the base camp on time all your efforts will go in vain. Remember! you have limited resources a few wrong decisions will throw you off the track This may increase the time taken to reach the valley or worse you may run out of food and water and get eliminated from the game. You are not alone. There are many more teams hunting for the diamonds. The winner is based on the team that mined maximum diamonds and used minimum resources. So you’ll need to put all your heads together, strategize, take calculated risks, plan and execute decisions in order to win the simulation What do organizations learn from the Diamonds of Amazonia? Teams, leaders and managers learn to develop adaptive mindset. They learn to focus on creativity, instead of constraints. They learn to enhance productivity and not activity. They learn to keep an eye on the goals and not on obstacles. They learn to push themselves out of the comfort zones They learn to focus on winning big, rather than losing small.