The All-New Adventures of Burning Man!

The All-New Adventures of Burning-ManThere’s no bigger rivalry among franchise superheroes than that which exists between DC Comics and Marvel Comics.  DC’s “Justice League,” featuring Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and the Flash, versus Marvel’s “Avengers,” featuring Captain America, Thor, Iron Man, the Hulk, Black Widow, Hawkeye and even Spider-Man.

10 Things You Absolutely MUST KNOW About Reinforcing Your Safety Culture By Building EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENTBut of all the superheroes available to us today, there is arguably none greater than Burning Man.

Burning Man does not possess super-human strength. Nor does he harness the power of invisibility, anti-gravity, or special fighting skills. Instead, his “super powers” consist of his ability to convince otherwise rational people to walk over hot coals using nothing but their bare feet.

Who is Burning Man, you might ask? You may know him by his secret identity, Tony Robbins, the popular self-styled self-help guru extraordinaire!

FCTC OnlineI first wrote about Burning Man four years ago when nearly two dozen people suffered severe burns at his San Jose “firewalking” event in 2012, during which witnesses reported hearing “screams of agony” as participant after participant made the decision to walk down a stretch of hot coals during the hour-and-a-half event.

Well, he’s done it again. Just a few days ago Burning Man once again successfully duped convinced another unsuspecting group of followers to burn their feet on hot coals (more than 30 of which were treated for those burns afterwards) “as a way of conquering their fears.”

Ironically enough, as one victim of Burning Man astutely put it, “I’m not even sure I could do it again, because now I have this massive fear of fire.”

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That’s it for this edition of Recordable INSIGHTS Newsletter. Until next time.



About the Author

Eric Svendsen
Eric Svendsen, Ph.D., is Principal and lead change agent for safetyBUILT-IN, a safety-leadership learning and development organization. He has over 20 years experience in creating and executing outcomes-based leadership development and culture change initiatives aligned to organizational goals, and he personally led the safety-culture initiatives of a number of client organizations that resulted in “best ever safety performance” years for those companies.