Foot-Loose in Thailand

It’s a long climb from central Thong Pha Phum, Thailand, to the hill-top temple towering high above town.  First you cross a rickety rope bridge, then you pass through a monastery, and finally there are these steps…countless steps…straight up for close to forever. The journey is worth it though:  a…

Six Lessons

The following is a great little advice article by Ari Emanuel, co-CEO of William Morris Endeavor (WME), a leading entertainment and media agency.  Ari’s blog can be found here. Enjoy.  See my comments below.  Db. The Six Lessons I Live By   1. Surround yourself with people who are smarter…

The Drama Triangle, redux

From time time over the years, I’ve given periodic shout-outs to my friend up in British Columbia, Gary Harper, and his terrific little book:  The Joy of Conflict Resolution.  If you work in a team and wonder why ‘s always so much “drama” in your group, I highly recommend you…

I’ve Got Your Back

  I watch a lot of action and sci-fi movies, and inevitably there’s a scene where the hero, preparing to rush into a gun fight, turns to his right-hand man (or woman, or Droid) and says, “You cover me”.   On the silver screen, this is a great “trust moment” for the protagonist…

Are you a Wizard or a Muggle

I was rereading the first book in the Harry Potter series the other day and got to pondering:  What makes J.K. Rowling’s wizarding world so compelling?   I think it’s the fact that the author has created this whole secret universe, furtively co-existing alongside our own mundane, non-magic “Muggle” reality.   By…

The Source of Happiness

Back in 1987, I was in the process of wrapping up a two-year stint in Shimonoseki, Japan as an ESL (English as a Second Language) teacher when my path took me up to big-city Tokyo.  For the last few months, I’d been living in kind of a dark place, emotionally: …

The Ties that Bind

It’s October of 1987 and I’m anxiously waiting in the “poste restante” line of the Singapore post office – two months and untold miles into my worldwide backpacking trip — absolutely starving for word from home.   Back in the day – well before email, texting and twittering downsized our world – the only…

Showdown in the Himalayas

Have you ever found yourself in a situation where you couldn’t move forward and you couldn’t go back? Well try standing on a rickety suspension bridge, 200 feet above an ice-cold river, with a herd of Nepalese oxen bearing down on you! The year is 1987 and I’m 10 days into my 3-week Nepalese trek…

Orlando Corporate Team Building Program

From its slick downtown to its dynamic theme parks and conference facilities, Orlando is a place you want to get out and explore –making it an excellent location for a corporate team building event.  And who better to play and learn with than Dr. Clue? Our team building activities are…

New York City Corporate Team Building Program

New York is ultimate city for a corporate team building event, with an unlimited parks, neighborhoods and museums to choose from — from leafy Central Park to trail of money on Wall Street.  And who better to play and learn with than Dr. Clue? Our team building activities are much…