Better Business Via Bouncy Castles

Who knew corporate team-building still existed? The people who run kids' bouncy castles

Steve Craft for TIME

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Full-Grown Humans, at least those not in the NBA, do not jump. It's not just that it's jarring and exhausting. It's one of those childish things people put away about the time they start paying taxes and stop singing in public.

But this is America, where one person's taboo is another's business opportunity. Hence the arrival of the newest weapon in the corporate team-building arsenal: bouncy castles. Pump It Up (PIU), the nation's biggest chain of indoor inflatable playgrounds--those facilities with enormous, brightly colored balloon-like structures that usually house frenetic children--is now offering business-education programs. ( Read "Competence: Is Your...

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