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Wild Ideas

Nature's calling, and it has a lot of good thoughts on building your business.

By Barry Farber

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Tom brown is a true inspiration. Not only is he the founder of Tom Brown Jr.'s Tracker School, a renowned school that teaches survival and tracking techniques, and a bestselling author with 16 books to his credit, including The Tracker(Berkley), but he's also technical advisor on Paramount Picture's upcoming The Hunted, a movie directed by Billy Friedkin and starring Tommy Lee Jones.

Brown teaches many tracking and survival skills in the course of his work, but one of the most important lessons he instills is that nature has the power to give people inspiration and direction. "People are drawn to nature," says Brown. "Look at where we spend our vacations-at the beach, in the woods, in the mountains. Many people have their greatest ideas when they close off the world and experience the solitude of nature. Nature is a place of inspiration and of meditation."

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