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Old sci-fi story highlights gulf between foresight and vision

November 6, 2014 Leave a comment

Books on tvAs a book review, it doesn’t start well: I have forgotten the author’s name and the book’s title, and, to make it worse, I only ever read a sample chapter. In my defense, it was about 35 years ago during an English class in my secondary education middle years.

Here is what I remember.  Read more…

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Storytelling: equiping new ideas to survive the journey through the corporation

April 2, 2010 5 comments

The word storytelling immediately evokes the past: “Once upon a time” is after all how traditional childhood stories (used to) begin. But for a story to become inspirational it’s got not only to be deeply rooted but also to connect with what we can do now to reach a better future.

Henry V inspires his men by telling them what, in the future, they will be able to tell their children about what they are going to accomplish today: 

This story shall the good man teach his son […] (And) we in it shall be remembered, we few, we happy few, we band of brothers. For he today that sheds his blod with me shall be my brother.” 

What does this have to do with innovation? Read more…