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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Michael Bublé Heats up Toronto at Air Canada Centre

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

(34) Comments | Posted June 25, 2014 | 12:52 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 | 7:07 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 | 4:35 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 | 12:30 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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