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14. Why I’d have a detail manager if I ran a big company

Today, I’m at Disney, and to say that I am a bit envious of people working there every day is something of an understatement. There are palm trees. The offices are nice. And there’s a greater-than-fictional-life-size Yoda. How cool is that?

The No Smoking signs live forever

The Disney elevators have huge No Smoking signs. That’s nice, but I’m quite sure they could do without them, since there’s an obvious no smoking policy inside in place – a fact I am aware of even though I can’t see any signs from where I’m currently sitting.

The Curse of the C things

When I was part of the organiser team for the Nordic larp conference Knudepunkt in 2007, we (unsurprisingly) had a James Bond theme. But not only did we have a James Bond theme, we also had people who were in charge of the details.

One event versus the long haul

For single events this isn’t a big problem. When it’s done it’s done, and even if some stuff failed, it doesn’t help moping about it. You try to learn for the next time, and move on.

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Director at The College of Extraordinary Experiences, Coach at McKinsey & Founding Partner at The Global Institute For Thought Leadership. Author of 31 books.

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