Anne Thornley-Brown
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Anne Thornley-Brown, M.B.A. is a team building facilitator, corporate event planner, professional actress, and professional blogger. Anne is the President of Executive Oasis International, a Toronto team building and management consulting firm that has served clients from 16 countries in North America, the Caribbean, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia.

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Spike Lee Is Giving a New Generation of Filmmakers a Voice

(0) Comments | Posted February 13, 2015 | 5:42 PM

Since 1993, Spike Lee's Forty Acres and a Mule Filmworks has tackled tough issues and produced compelling drama that has gives a voice to communities that are underrepresented in mainstream media. Today, Spike Lee is giving a new generation of filmmakers a leg up and giving other communities a voice.


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Who Loses When Organizations Overspend on Team Recreation?

(0) Comments | Posted February 10, 2015 | 4:02 PM

For some time now, I have been on my soapbox about organizations substituting team recreation for team building and overspending in this area. I have long predicted that this would lead to severe restrictions in spending for team building and corporate events.

Well, as a result of this programme that...

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How the Miss Universe Pageant Promotes Racial Biases and Beauty Stereotypes

(19) Comments | Posted January 28, 2015 | 5:22 PM

I know a lot of people feel that pageants like Miss Universe and Miss World have no place in modern society. I see it differently and if you'll indulge me for a moment, I'll share my reasons.

First, let me state up front that I have had an opportunity to...

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Michael Bublé Heats up Toronto at Air Canada Centre

(1) Comments | Posted June 30, 2014 | 2:00 AM

For years, I have enjoyed Michael Bublé's music and especially his Christmas specials. This weekend, for the first time, I had the pleasure of experiencing him live when I joined the crowd at a sold-out Air Canada Centre. I expected a really classy and stylish showman but received that and...

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Canada's Anti-Spam Law Will Derail Small Businesses

(35) Comments | Posted June 25, 2014 | 1:52 PM

Everybody hates spam. It's as welcome as a sudden downpour on a sunny day and tele-marketing calls that come in just as you sit down for dinner. So I don't think that anyone would disagree that something had to be done to protect Canadians against spam. It's called Canada's Anti-Spam...

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How Racial Stereotypes Prevent Team Building

(1) Comments | Posted January 30, 2014 | 8:07 AM

When I was growing up in Montreal, I remember my father, a high school teacher, expressed frustration whenever he went to the train station. Passengers would always assume that he was a porter and ask him for assistance. This would happen whether he was wearing a business suit or a...

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Is Corporate Team Building a Waste of Time?

(1) Comments | Posted November 18, 2013 | 5:35 PM

Is business team building a waste of time? It's a question executives consider whenever there is a downturn in the economy or a decline in a company's revenue. The short answer to this question is "it depends."

Team building used to refer to a structured process through which facilitators guide...

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Miley's Twerking Does Not Represent Black Culture

(32) Comments | Posted August 29, 2013 | 1:30 PM

First, I would like to make it clear that I did not see Miley Cyrus' performance. I read descriptions of it the next day and stumbled across an animated gif with a short segment of her act. That was more than enough for me.

Also, for the sake of transparency,...

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