Lesson 1 (from Prologue - Pirates in the Desert)
Prologue - Pirates in the Desert
Steve Wynn was on the leading edge of re-branding Las Vegas from a mob-oriented city to a family-friendly destination. The objective of this lesson is to explore the topic of transitions.
Lead the class in a discussion about transitions. Have the students offer examples of transitions through which they have managed. What coping mechanisms did they use? What worked? What didn't work? What advice would they give to others who are in a state of flux in their own lives? Is there any way to prepare for a major change, especially if it is expected? How about unexpected transitions? What life lessons can come from changes?
Continue the discussion on another day and direct the topic toward the transitions through which Steve Wynn had to manage. Specifically address his role in the demolition of the Dunes Hotel and Casino...
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