My Queue

There are no Videos in your queue.

Click on the Add to next to any video to save to your queue.

There are no Articles in your queue.

Click on the Add to next to any article to save to your queue.

There are no Podcasts in your queue.

Click on the Add to next to any podcast episode to save to your queue.

You're not following any authors.

Click the Follow button on any author page to keep up with the latest content from your favorite authors.

Big-Bang Theory

Give your employees guns and turn 'em loose in the woods. Now there's a good idea!
- Magazine Contributor
2 min read

This story appears in the September 2001 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

Remember that old I Love Lucy episode where Lucy tries to convince Ricky she's a big, tough hunter? Replace Lucy with a group of businesspeople, and you've got the latest trend sweeping the business world. One New York hunting lodge touts duck and pheasant shoots for corporate clients; an Alabama retreat offers deer hunting and the like for your team-building needs.

Apparently, golf vacations and group rock-climbing trips are for wusses-these days, you can't call yourself a force in business unless you're wielding a shotgun. And if you discover that one of your employees is queasy at the idea, send 'em to some tree-hugging camp for sissies-you need strength on your team! (Just be sure to get out of the way when your newly empowered employees start aiming their loaded weapons.)

We're not card-carrying PETA members, but we think the hunting craze is just plain crazy. What's motivating this madness? Could it be pent-up anger at the modern world? The need to escape the boredom of life behind a desk? Unresolved issues with the bully that picked on you in the fifth grade? We're not sure, but we are sure about one thing: This is one trend we're going to sit out.