Production Credits

Based on the MIT Sloan case study Ventures in Salt: Compass Minerals International, prepared by professors Rebecca M. Henderson and John Sterman, and Ph.D. candidate Ramana Nanda, this simulation was developed by the Sustainability Initiative at the MIT Sloan School of Management in partnership with Forio Business Simulations. Financial support provided by PIMO (Project on Innovation in Markets and Organizations) at the MIT Sloan School of Management, and by MIT Sloan.

Core Team

John Sterman

Jay W. Forrester Professor of Management

Director, MIT System Dynamics Group

John D. Sterman is the Jay W. Forrester Professor of Management at the MIT Sloan School of Management and Director of MIT's System Dynamics Group. His research includes systems thinking and organizational learning, computer simulation of corporate strategy, and the theory of nonlinear dynamics. He is the author of many scholarly and popular articles on the challenges and opportunities facing organizations today, including the book Modeling for Organizational Learning, and the award-winning textbook Business Dynamics.

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Keith Eubanks


Keith Eubanks works as an independent consultant under the name of Dynamic Forecasting. His focus is applying System Dynamics to analyze business performance and market behavior. Recent work includes forecasting natural gas prices, modeling boom bust cycles in power plant construction and analyzing corporate strategy in the context of dynamic markets.

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Forio Business Simulations

Project Manager

Michael Bean

Design and Development

Narendran Ranjit

Additional Development by

Will Glass-Husain

Interface Design

Tamera Lawrence