Experience of a lifetime today exploring Harry Houdini's personal collection at the Library of Congress. They have nearly 4,000 items including correspondence, scrapbooks, paraphernalia, and books - the oldest, Reginald Scot's Discoverie of Witchcraft from 1651, which we were able to hold in our … Read more about Houdini at the Library of Congress!
Everywhere I go around the world, the word Abracadabra is recognized as the universal magical incantation (except in Asia, and I don’t know why), but most people have no idea what Abracadabra means, including probably 99% of magicians.Abracadabra’s history is ancient. It is believed to be an … Read more about ABRACADABRA: What I Speak Is What I Create
Take a good look at this poster of legendary British magician David Devant.Compare this to Devant’s colleagues…Most magicians shined the spotlight on themselves. Thurston called himself, “World’s Famous Magician,” Blackstone, “World’s Master Magician,” and Kellar “The Great … Read more about It’s Not All About You
Driving along the beautiful waterfront in Tacoma, Washington I noticed a guy up a ladder watering flower baskets. His truck had a Metropolitan Park District emblem on its door so I decided to pull over because Metro Parks had just posted a request for proposals to find a consultant to help them … Read more about From Pain In the Ass to Purpose
The Creative Giant Show focuses on how to bring your unique skills, talents, experiences and passions together to make the world a better place. I was honored to be a guest recently and in this interview I talk about my life and the work I’m doing to create workplaces where human spirits can … Read more about The Creative Giant Show: Weave Your Magic Into Your Life with Andrew Bennett
Our friend Cindy Lewis died recently at age 52 after 16 years battling cancer. Her memorial service had to be held in the local high school gym because over 500 people showed up.Per her wishes, a celebration was held after the service and as I circulated among the guests I was struck by … Read more about The Power of Hope
A few months back I began a presentation on transformational leadership to 40 high-potential managers with a simple request: “May I borrow a one dollar bill?”After a little hesitation one guy waved a dollar in the air. I asked him to bring it and join me in front of the group, but he said “No.” … Read more about The High Cost of Assumptions