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New Release: Management Lessons from Game of Thrones – Fiona Moore

Management Lessons from Game of Thrones - Fiona Moore

QSFer Fiona Moore has a new fantasy-inspired non-fiction book out: Management Lessons from Game of Thrones. This intriguing and absorbing book takes a look at aspects of Westerosi society and politics from an anthropological and organizational studies angle. It shows both how management theory influenced the world-building in the Game of Thrones franchise, and also how students, academics and managers can draw on the series to further enhance their understanding of concepts in human resource management and organization theory. Based on a detailed knowledge of Game of Thrones but grounded in serious management research, Fiona Moore provides a tour of … Read more

GoT Star Maisie Williams Thought Her Character Was Queer Too

Maisie Williams as Arya Stark

Game of Thrones’ Maisie Williams has given LGBTQ+ fans something to talk about this Pride Month. The actor revealed that until she filmed a sex scene in the final run of HBO series, she always believed her character, Arya Stark, was queer. “The first time that I was surprised by Arya I guess was probably in the final series where she whips off her clothes and sleeps with Gendry, I thought that Arya was queer, you know?” Williams told Teen Vogue. “So… yeah. That was a surprise.” Game of Thrones fans long suspected that Arya Stark was queer – so … Read more

TV: GoT Sex Scenes Often a Frenzied Mess, Actress Says

Gemma Whelan as Yara Greyjoy

Gemma Whelan, who played the queer Yara Greyjoy on Game of Thrones, has said sex scenes on the show could be a “frenzied mess”. Whelan is set to star in the upcoming ITV police drama The Tower, and she told The Guardian that sex scenes in the series are overseen by an intimacy coach. However, it was a different story on Game of Thrones, she said, with actors “left to get on with it” She explained: “They used to just say: ‘When we shout action, go for it,’ and it could be a sort of frenzied mess. But between the actors there was always an instinct … Read more

GoT Star Maisie Williams Embraces Gender Fluidity

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Maisie Williams has opened up about embracing gender fluidity, explaining that she is happy to explore her identity while still identifying as female. The actor, who played Arya Stark in Game of Thrones, opened up about her identity in an interview with Tatler magazine in which she and boyfriend Reuben Selby discussed his new gender-fluid fashion line. While discussing the idea of gender fluidity, Maisie Williams said: “I identify as female, [but] I think that fluidity between your image can be celebrated freely. “I like that I don’t need to label that, I guess, and can just express myself that … Read more

Game of Thrones Was More Modern Than We Knew!

Water Bottle in Westeros

Following last week’s Starbucks coffee cup fail, viewers have discovered two plastic water bottles in the Game of Thrones finale. Wrote Highsnobiety: “At approximately 46:19 in the episode, you can spot a clearly non-Westerosi water bottle at the foot of Samwell Tarly, played by John Bradley. It comes into shot as Tyrion Lannister, played by Peter Dinklage, walks toward seated representatives of the Seven Kingdoms.” Full Story: Andy Towle, Towleroad

TV: Westeros Has a Starbucks Franchise?

Someone overlooked a Starbucks cup in a shot in Game of Thrones and of course Twitter has a few things to say about it. Guys it’s not Starbucks, it’s Winterfell’s own coffee chain “Dire cup” #GameofThrones— ♉️ (@_alexalexalex) May 6, 2019 That Winterfell starbucks cashier ain’t ready to write Dany’s name on her coffee cup #GameofThrones— Joseph (@TheGeneralSYD) May 6, 2019 See more tweets at Towleroad

Which Animal From Game of Thrones Would Win?

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For nearly a decade, would-be kings and queens in HBO’s “Game of Thrones” have stabbed, slashed and poisoned their way toward a seat on the Iron Throne. And the fierceness of the human combatants mirrors the ferocity of the animals displayed on these leaders’ banners. Each of the show’s dominant houses is represented by an animal: a dire wolf for House Stark, a lion for House Lannister, a stag for House Baratheon, and a dragon for House Targaryen. All of these creatures were likely chosen as house sigils because they are fierce and deadly fighters. But which one is really … Read more

How to Win Game of Thrones – Live Science

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If you want to survive the “Game of Thrones,” it pays to be noble, female and flexible about the concept of loyalty. In a new published study (yes, really), epidemiologists at Macquarie University in Australia analyzed the deaths of the key characters in the “Game of Thrones” HBO series and found that nobles died at a lower rate than commoners, and women died at a lower rate than men. Switching allegiances, like the character of Tyrion Lannister does by throwing in his lot with Daenerys Targaryen, is another winning survival strategy. The researchers published their findings in the open-access journal … Read more

SCIENCE: Game of Thrones Hits the Deep Seas

Hodor Hodor

Marine worms that dwell in the numbing cold of the deep ocean don’t care if winter is coming. Be that as it may, several newly described species of these worms now owe their names to “Game of Thrones,” inspired by the remorseless Arya Stark (Abyssarya acus) and everyone’s favorite man of few words, Hodor (Hodor hodor and Hodor anduril). The deep-sea worms are part of a family called Polynoidae, which includes about 900 species. These newfound creatures were collected during an expedition to the equatorial Pacific Ocean, at depths of between 13,000 and 16,000 feet (4,000 and 5,000 meters), scientists … Read more

Male Artist Becomes the Women of Game of Thrones

Paolo Ballesteros

Paolo Ballesteros is Filipino makeup artist, TV host and “impersonator.” What he truly is though, is amazing. Ballestros’ Instagram is full of photos of the artist transforming himself into strong female characters. Check out his take on the women from Game Of Thrones below with a bonus photo of Ballesteros as Wonder Woman too. (Because, c’mon, if anyone could take on Daenerys and win, it’s gonna be Diana.) By Bil Browning – Full Story at LGBTQ Nation