Sometimes you have to look back to gain a clear vision of the future. What a pleasure it has been reconnecting with Dr. Paul McGhee and reflecting on the early days of The Fun Dept.
Dr. Paul is one of the world’s leading experts in humor and 14 years ago, I was honored when he agreed to meet with me to discuss this crazy idea I had for a business. We hit it off instantly, and what was meant to be a quick meeting, stretched into four hours. At that point, I knew I was on the right track.
I decided that day to start The Fun Dept.
It is incredible to think how much has changed since that fateful first meeting with Dr. Paul. That meeting drove us towards countless hours of research and ‘hands on’ experience, developing our process and cultivating some pretty amazing clients and friends.
Even through all these changes, our founding principles have remained the same. Connecting human beings through fun and play is still one of our key tenants.
Little did we know at the time that fun would have such an impact on culture, engagement, and our clients’ bottom line. Most importantly, much like Dr. Paul, the fun dept. has made the world a better place along the way.