a-to-z

A to Z Media Goes Beyond Traditional Team Building

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Building a dream in the most literal sense, the creative gurus of A to Z Media came together to build three bicycles for three very special guests. On a day that painted the pictures of a traditional team building experience, these individuals…
making bicycle

DeVry Builds 108 Bicycles and 108 Dreams

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What is a dream? The word gets tossed around in our day to day lives eluding to hopes and desires.  By its very definition, a dream is unreal, intangible, and breeches the realm of possibility.  It is a world of our creation, and yet on December…
New-Jersey

Sole Purpose in New Jersey

Last week on a rainy Tuesday morning, 35 Novo Nordisk employees were gathering for a 2-hour team building event.  Ah, team building.  It can be like nails on a chalkboard.  Some people look at it as a break from their daily routine, while…
mission

Mission Unstoppable

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Mission: Build 20 Jamis Bicycles Team: Bain Capital Location: Lenox, Massachusetts Outcome: Change the lives of 20 extraordinary children Changing Mission Impossible to Mission Unstoppable, we have launched yet another successful bike…
lesson learned

The Lesson I Learned from Doodle Jump

So I was going through my touch flipping through applications the other day, when I came across it.  Doodle Jump.  For those of you who don’t know what Doodle Jump is, it’s an insanely addictive game where you move a little Doodler…
push forward

A Push Forward

We must constantly reevaluate what we do and not let habits and past wisdom blind us to new possibilities. Apple just launched their newest operating system, OS X Lion, last week.  Like any new idea, people are excited about the change,…
Actions

How to Identify Worthwhile Actions

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How do you know which actions are worthwhile and which are not?  Anyone who has an appetite for the taste of success thrives to take meaningful steps towards it, but what do those steps look like? The most pivotal and overlooked component…
Work and Play

Can Work and Play Co-Exist

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“If it isn’t fun, why do it?” says Jerry Greenfield of Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream. Its ironic that what many of us dread, another day of work, is supposed to be an environment for productivity, creativity, and innovation. Work and…
Ripple Effects

The Ripple Effects of Our Actions

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How far do our actions really reach?  Is there a way to measure the cusp of our impact? Or do they ignite an endless ripple effect building off the tiniest droplet of change? Knowing the effects of our actions is quite impossible, but understanding…
Innovation

Innovation - The Candle Puzzle

Karl Duncker, a Gestalt psychologist, set up an experiment testing the ingenuity of the human mind.  On a table he placed a box of tacks, a book of matches, and a candle. The objective, attach the candle to the wall.  Participants eyed down…
feel the fear

Feel the Fear and Do it Anyway

The difference between intention and action is courage.  It gives life to our virtues.  It is the foundation that creates a reality around those beliefs. The word courage comes from the same stem as the French word Coeur, meaning heart.…
challenge

The Need for Challenge

There was an Indian tribe residing in the Shuswap region of British Colombia.  This specific region was considered by the Indian people to be a rich place.  There was plenty of salmon and game, vast amounts of below-ground resources, and…
story

What's Your Story?

What if there was an immeasurable power that existed. This power could transform your reality.  It could bring hope, optimism, motivation, change, love, achievement, and beauty to your life.  Would you use this power, going after everything…
Work Environment

Making a Better Work Environment

“If it isn’t fun, why do it?” says Jerry Greenfield of Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream. Its ironic that what many of us dread, another day of work, is supposed to be an environment for productivity, creativity, and innovation. Work…
Instincts

Follow Your Instincts

Decision making occurs on a moment to moment basis. Sometimes it is automatic. We make decisions that are so second nature we don’t even realize they’re decisions. Sometimes we think long and hard. We try and gather all the information…