San Rafael, CA–Downtown teambuilding scavenger hunt

A great place to hold a team building scavenger hunt in San Rafael Event Description: Smack in the middle of Marin County, San Rafael has a bright and vibrant downtown area, with lots of history and public art. It’s a great location for corporate team building. Location History: What is now San Rafael was once […]

Smithsonian Udvar-Hazy Center teambuilding scavenger hunt

A fun site to hold a team building scavenger hunt in the Udvar-Hazy Event Description:  An appealing site for a corporate team building event, the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center –serving as the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum (NASM)’s annex at Washington Dulles International Airport — is 760,000 square feet of aeronautic fun.  The NASM […]

What is Success?

  If you’ve ever watched “Raiders of the Lost Ark” (and who hasn’t?), you know that Indiana Jones doesn’t really have a choice; he must find the Ark of the Covenant (with all its mysterious power) before the bad guys or leave the entire world at dire risk.  For Indy, it’s all or nothing, a […]

The Way” to Build Team Trust

A few days back I watched a fascinating movie on dvd, called The Way.  Have you seen it?   One of my go-to online resources, the Internet Movie Database (, describes the film’s plot as follows:      “A father heads overseas to recover the body of his estranged son who died while traveling the “El Camino […]

Does Motivation Through Penalty Really Work?

As you think over your life, which has motivated you the most:  the promise of a reward or the threat of a penalty?    This is a question I’ve been pondering a lot of late.  Let’s say, for example, I set a goal for myself of exercising at least five times a week.   I have two […]

Boardgames for Business

Long before Facebook, Instagram and Angry Birds, in an age long past (or so it seems), families spent hours together huddled around the kitchen table, enjoying spirited games of Monopoly, Sorry, the Game of Life, and Risk.    A welcome break from television — the chief electronic entertainment of the era — board games provided adults […]

Change: It’s Such A Pain!

Why do people change?  It’s a simple question, with a plethora of possible answers, such as: People change because it’s good for them… They change because they’re forced to… They change because it’s just time…  They change for the sake of variety… Change is a part of life, right?  It’s inevitable.  We change when we […]

How Not To Be Alone

(Editor’s note:   I found this in the Times a few days ago and was very impressed–and moved.   Please see my comments afterwards. DB) By JONATHAN SAFRAN FOER (reprinted from the NY Times, June 8, 2013) A COUPLE of weeks ago, I saw a stranger crying in public. I was in Brooklyn’s Fort Greene neighborhood, waiting […]

Banff, Alberta, Canada teambuilding scavenger hunt

A great place to hold a corporate team building scavenger hunt in Banff Event Description: With its tremendous physical beauty, Banff is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Canada, with soaring mountain tops, well-maintained hiking trails, crystalline lakes, and an over-all, laid-back Canadian vibe. It’s a superb place for a corporate teambuilding event. […]

New York – Bronx Zoo teambuilding scavenger hunt

A fun site to hold a team building scavenger huntin the Bronx Zoo Event Description: An truly “wild” site for a corporate team building event, the Bronx Zoo is one of the world’s largest metropolitan zoos,  showcasing some 4,000 animals representing about 650 species. Location History: Built upon grounds once owned by Fordham University and later […]