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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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: …

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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…

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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…

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Orlando Corporate Team Building Scavenger Hunt

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…

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New York City Corporate Team Building Scavenger Hunt

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…

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Philadelphia Corporate Team Building Scavenger Hunt

From the Freedom Bell to the Constitutional Congress, Philadelphia has always been at the heart of the American experience –making it a superb location for a corporate team building event.  And who better to play and learn with than Dr. Clue? Our team building activities are much more than mere…

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