Action required

25-second video: Keepin it real.

To know is to do. To know and not do is to not yet know.


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Plan B to the rescue

17 second 2020 video: Another look from 8,900′, not far from the Great Cleft.

Plan B to the rescue.

Context, the first part of creating a Plan B is to let go of Plan A.

Losing the way was unexpected. When Steve and Stacy led us to the summit, it seemed straightforward.

Knew in advance the trickiest part is at 8,900′ to find the great cleft entrance. You cannot see the great cleft until you round a corner and stand at its base. Then, the seven-story vertical crevasse (cleft) is unmistakable.

However, staying calm, reading the rocks, and remembering how manageable my first summit was i still failed to find the way.

So i sat and enjoyed the view from that spot.

Stopping to soak in the view from there never happens when you are on a mission to summit.

Sitting quietly, all alone, end of September. Odds are decent i may be the last person in 2020 to attempt Pollock Mountain’s summit. Same for Piegan.

The entire Park becomes quiet, almost uninhabited by humans.

One-million acres of wild.

Surrounded by several more million acres of wilderness on all four sides.

Knowing the only forward movement would be a descent, i started forward movement back to the Pollock-Piegan saddle.

With extra time as the descent began, i veered left, well above the saddle. Almost behind Pollock’s West face.

And just sat.



Breathtakingly invigorating.

This kind of isolation is rare.

Even for me.

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Play the hand you’re dealt

26-second 2020 video: A TED Talk revelation.
Table view from Kuwait Towers restaurant
April 2019. Lunch the day before TEDx Talk at American University of Kuwait.
TEDx Talk stage with teddy bear in red dot
Jack the Bear had a supporting role in the 2019 TEDx Talk.

In cards and in life, you must play the hand you are dealt.

You can let go of a few cards and replace them with cards that may or may not serve you.

Risk and reward is a continuous environmental life-reality.

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Three life objectives

7-second video: Three objectives for every speech i give.

Three objectives in every speech.

  2. .think .differently
  3. Lean into discomfort

Same three objectives for everyday living too.

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Forward & Acknowledgements

Walt Disney World’s 50th Anniversary began October 1, 2021. Departed Glacier for Walt Disney World on October 5.

Forward & Acknowledgements


Keep moving forward. – Walt Disney

The road to excellence has no finish line.


  • Personal
    • My wife who served 36 years as a Disney HR executive.
    • Our son who serves as a reality check for prioritized priorities.
  • Professional
    • The Walt Disney College program for recruiting at West Chester State College in 1981.
    • Lorraine and Judy, the 1981 Disney College Recruiters who interviewed me and gave a thumbs up.
    • Thom Murphy, an unofficial Disney legend who modeled world-class Cast service in 1982.
    • Neal McCord for recommending me to Mary Witt at Disney Institute (DI).
    • Dick Nunis (Chairman of Walt Disney Attractions) for always and with conviction, honoring and putting the entire Cast on a pedestal.
    • Judson Green, Dick Nunis’s successor as Chairman of Walt Disney Attractions, for envisioning and implementing Performance Excellence (PE) in the early 1990’s. PE is the single greatest cultural improvement i experienced in 30 years at Disney.
    • George Kalogridis for demonstrating Disney Leadership development and front line Cast Member development.
    • Lee Cockerell for keeping Performance Excellence alive with his creation of Disney’s 10 Great Leadership Strategies.
    • Richard Parks for asking me about the solo cross-country bicycle tour during the Disney Institute panel interview. His question and my answer was the key to being selected.
    • Guy Smith for teaching me facilitation every time we were together.
    • David Mulvey for teaching me how to do free-style co-facilitation in 2001.
    • Wayne Gagne, my leader in 2007, for telling me in a one-on-one meeting, “Not everyone on the (DI) Executive Team likes you. When we are in meetings, zip it.
    • JB Adams for challenging my thinking for clarity, conviction, and breakthroughs.
    • Dennis Frare (whom i nick-named ‘Dr. Feelgood’) for his remarkable enthusiasm for me pushing the limits in a relentless pursuit to improve content usefulness.
    • Walt Disney for proving that crazy minds and high bars can be a gift to our world.

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