Love Story

How to Save the World

H umans are obsessed with stories. Most of our communications are stories. Most of our entertainments (film, music, theatre, reading) are stories. Our cultures are mostly about the shared stories we have come to believe. And a story of our idyllic future together, forever.

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Recovering from NotPetya – the DLA Piper Story

Michael Sampson - Currents

DLA Piper , a global law firm with a presence in more than 40 countries, was hit with the NotPetya ransomware attack in June 2017. It caused significant damage to its global IT infrastructure (hat tip, ITNews): – every data centre and Windows-based server was impacted.

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How to Save the World

There are two large cutouts, facing each other, each bearing the identical likeness of a person known as Dave. One is labelled “Dave the Creature”. In Natural Reality there are no creatures, just oneness, no thing separate at all, just what is apparently happening, living “full on” — “creaturing”.

2017 67

Seeing Through Stories

How to Save the World

T his essay, like all essays, is a story. But it’s my story anyway, at least for now. Here it is, in all its apparent truthlessness: Every story is an invention. Every story is a lie. They seem to fit with our other stories.

2016 74

Complexity unraveled: complex change agents’ stories

Networking Action

What is in common amongst a Danish prison, the London Business School, and the world’s largest refugee camp for internally displace people? In complexity unravlled: the power of collaboration in successful change leadership they are presented as a rich array … Net Dev

2015 164

ALTC14 – Two keynotes: the power of stories

Jenny Connected

Both talks were powerful and I wonder if that was because they both took a ‘story-telling’ approach. She then shared many stories with us of the ways in which she and her students are working to come to grips with the process of openness in education.

2014 151

Unemployed Journalists: Crowdsource That Story!

Endless Knots

This story slipped past me when it first came out but came to my attention via Nova Spivack. It had to happen. With few jobs available and fewer projected for the future, what's a good journalist to do? Grow your own.

2013 116

Understanding the power of deep story

Chris Corrigan

” After our conversation I stumbled over this podcast on the “deep story” of what is motivating Trump supporters , and probably both Brexit supporters and other Europeans struggling with how the world is changing and how they perceive their privileges coming apart.

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Telling a great story well

Net-Map Toolbox

Today I stumbled over this photo story about a participatory video project in African villages which really inspired me. I love the story but even more concrete and easy to apply in my own work is the idea of using pictures in a comic strip kind of way to draw people into a story.

The Trouble With Stories

How to Save the World

W e hold stories dear to our heart. Some even believe “ stories are all we are “ I love stories. I’ve learned that telling stories is the best way to hold an audience and help them remember your message. Make us believe by telling us a story.

2014 74

Writing a New Story

How to Save the World

It takes a lot of courage to tell a story that isn’t the story of your culture. In his celebrated 2003 Massey Lectures, First Nations writer Thomas King told us “The truth about stories is that’s all we are”. That story is ours to write.

2014 69

A real-life Groupon business story

Community Guy

We’d heard some horror stories and some positive ones and spent time doing some research, weighing our options and went for it anyway. In other words, we avoided the horror story of sub-par service for the Groupon clients.

A real-life Groupon business story

Community Guy

We’d heard some horror stories and some positive ones and spent time doing some research, weighing our options and went for it anyway. In other words, we avoided the horror story of sub-par service for the Groupon clients.

Green Chameleon » Eliciting Stories by Telling Stories

Green Chameleon blog articles how-to guides events publications book videos about Eliciting Stories by Telling Stories A nice tip from Shawn at Anecdote about how to elicit stories when the “tell us a story about…&# question doesn’t work: “When I see my teenage daughter after school I would often ask how her day went, whether anything interesting happened at school, and the standard response is often monosyllabic: yep, nup.

Blog>> Putting Stories to Work: Shawn Callahan’s New Book on Business Storytelling

Green Chameleon

Putting Stories to Work is written with the simplicity and clarity of a deeply experienced practitioner, grounded in an expansive knowledge of the background research. Whenever I have a conversation with Shawn Callahan I come away feeling stimulated and enriched.

2016 176

MS to the rescue? A startling athlete's story

Endless Knots

Today comes the NY Times story by Lindsay Crouse with news of Kayla Montgomery, 18, who "was found to have multiple sclerosis three years ago. There are few articles about the benefits of MS.

2014 164

Formalizing stories about community leadership

Learning Alliances

Swapping stories is obviously a core practice in this kind of work, but that can be too sloppy and too informal. Charlotte Linde’s discussion about places and occasions for remembering and telling stories suggests to me that “experiments&# are a great umbrella to get the right stories out. Jerome Bruner, Making Stories; Law, Literature, Life (New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2002) [link].

The Business Value of Stories

Portals and KM

Sitting on a Greek island, I am reminded of how historically, stories have played a key role in transferring knowledge; the epic poems and ancient parables are evidence of this ageless capability. Before text was invented, stories were the main form of knowledge recording and sharing, as the conditions for the preservation of ideas were mnemonic (Havelock, 1976). Stories are still easier to remember than prose and any good speaker uses them to this advantage.

A humbling story

Community Guy

I have been “out there&# on the Web for years now. Search my name and you can piece together a pretty solid picture of who I am, where I’ve been, and what I’ve done going back years.

The Christmas Story - on Facebook

Michael Sampson - Currents

IgniterMedia put together the above video, telling the story using Facebook. It's Christmas time - and a special time of remembering the birth of the Lord Jesus Christ. Very cool (hat tip, Jason, for the link). I pray you will know the reason for the season this year! Miscellaneous

Web Site Story

Endless Knots

Perfect. Thanks to Georges Grinstein who put me on to this, for all of us online fanatics. Just wait until you get to the line about Evite. or eHarmony. just sit back and e(n)joy! Humor Web/Tech

Danny and Matisse – Great 60s Story

Portals and KM

The imagine on the left is one of the many illustrations from the story. Some of the events in this story happened. Danny & Matisse is a love story… Since this is the world of story, I have taken some liberties with names and places.

Social Business Is People to People Business – The Iberia Story


Here is why … Here is another story as to why the future of work is social. . We got off at Barcelona airport and this is where the story begins and where it’s changed completely my view of the airline itself. I am sure you may all be thinking this success story is an easy one.

2012 164

Six word stories

Endless Knots

Just discovered that my "six word story," which I flagged earlier , was published back in February. Thanks to Pete Berg for this great site and laying down the tremendous challenge to tell a story in six words. Met at antiwar rally; still fighting.

Collective story harvesting

Chris Corrigan

In the Art of Hosting community over the past two years a group of practitioners have developed a tool called the Collective Story Harvest. I’ve used it several times and it’s a powerful and useful way to rapidly learn from the stories in the room. I’ve had many opportunities to catch stories along the journey and this time, I’m here to report in on what’s been happening with the method of Collective Story Harvesting. Art of Hosting Stories

Stories, Flash Mobs and Community Matters

Nancy White

Yesterday I did small scale graphic recording for the opening plenary, large scale graphic recording for for the session on “ The Power of Stories &# (Image above) facilitated by my dear friend and conspirator, Barbara Ganley.

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Even Steve Jobs uses stories!

Michelle Laurie

Conversations are filled with stories and many great leaders use these stories to influence change. . He used three distinct stories that had great lessons to get his message across. These stories were personal , told with I and very real. I often try and create conversation in my work as I truly believe that is how knowledge is shared. Steve Jobs gave a speech at a Stanford University convocation and it’s posted on YouTube.

Real Story Group: Enterprise Collaboration and Social Software Market in 2016

Michael Sampson - Currents

Real Story Group released its 2016 briefing on the state of the enterprise collaboration and social software marketplace, and a blog post with some highlights. I have been a long-term fan of this report from Real Story Group, and have recommended its purchase to many clients.

2016 116

Goodbye Dave: Letting Go of the Story of Me

How to Save the World

What I’m doing is looking critically at the Story of Me, and acknowledging that it is just that — a story, a creative fiction, an invention. I’m doing so because I realize that over the decades I’ve become pretty attached to, and pretty invested in, this story.

2016 74

Monday Video: FireKites “Autumn Story”

Nancy White

Thanks to a link from my friends at Common Craft comes this creative, beautiful and haunting musical video, Firekites - AUTUMN STORY - chalk animation from Lucinda Schreiber. Firekites - AUTUMN STORY - chalk animation from Lucinda Schreiber on Vimeo. P.S. Congrats to Lee and Sachi at Commoncraft for their story in Seattle Magazine.

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Social Media - A New POV for Story Telling

Green Chameleon

I think that one of the barriers of conventional Story telling TV is the imposing amount of gear that has to be used to “Get the Quality&#. We are starting to debate how we can reduce the barriers to story and hence to engagement. This brings out the emotional power of the story.

Every Picture Sells a Story

How to Save the World

That’s the real story our modern photos tell. I look at these faces and recall what my parents believed, and my grandparents, and, from my research and my grandparents’ stories, what their parents and grandparents before them believed.

2013 68

Pipi Langkous and story-telling

Joitske Hulsebosch

Another story: I had a problem with my foot in Kenya in 1989, I left Gem Rae for the Netherlands with the problem on my foot persisting. The story had gone round that I lost my foot! This brings me to my surprise about the strong advocates of story-telling.

2007 130

Social Business Is People to People Business – The #Movistar Story – Part Deux


A year has nearly gone by and, boy, how has the story changed from that horrendous customer experience. Over three years ago I wrote an article over here around the ‘ Joy of Business Travelling ’.

2015 130

Grimly Letting Go of the Old Story

How to Save the World

We want to know the new story before we can honestly accept that the old one, the one we still cling to and believe in so utterly, so passionately, and now so desperately, has always been a lie. cartoon by David Sipress from the New Yorker.

2014 74

Fabulous CogDog and 5 Card Stories

Nancy White

Now the amazing Alan Levine (aka Cogdog) has created a 5 card flickr story generator - plus a special version for Northern Voice. I don’t know if I am supposed to spill the beans or not, but I had so much fun making 2 quick stories that I have to share… Visual Thinking.

Social Business Is People to People Business – The Movistar Story


That social business with a success story on providing excellent customer service and support is Movistar.

2012 130

The power of a great story

Community Guy

I found a number of fantastic watches, each of them with a great story.The WWII Soviet watch on eBay, for example, wasn’t functional, but holy cow did it have a great story! So I told the salesman that I wanted a watch with a story. The depth of the story was selling me.

Story Week: Friday

Engineers without Fears

So its Friday and here we are at the end of Story Week. Many thanks to all of you who contributed and here is our final story - something serious. Tags: story week Loading.

The Qualities of a Great Story

How to Save the World

L est my readers conclude, as a result of yesterday’s article, that I’m down on stories, let me say again: I love stories, and find them useful for learning and imagining, and also very entertaining. So what do I think are the qualities of a great story?

2014 63