Tag Archives: Stories

Layers of Storytelling

I’ve spent two days working with different organisations around Jersey, exploring how they can get fit for the Social Age: there are common themes. The need for agility, the need to transform culture, the need to drive change. But change … Continue reading

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The Story Machine

Stories don’t come from a machine: they come from people. They’re not stamped out of steel, but rather crafted around a campfire. Or in a corner. Or on the train. Or over Facebook. Stories are not available on demand, but … Continue reading

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A Gradient of Formality

As friendships grow deeper, we share a common language: experiences shape us and we reference them constantly. “Do you remember when…“. Over the last day, as Rich has been with me in Amsterdam, we’ve sat at some cafes by the … Continue reading

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New York: Motion

Motion: blurs, smeared light, purpose and momentum, jostling for position around the pillars of glass and brick. The city provides conduits, spaces to inhabit, walls to the maze, but the purpose is lived out in movement. An ever blending torment … Continue reading

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Storytelling and Scaffolding

As i continue to develop the Scaffolded Social Learning model, i’m struck by the importance of the Storyteller role. Under a scaffolded approach, we use two elements: formal and co-created social. The formal elements are the organisational side of the … Continue reading

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Frontier

A long drive down through the mountains today: almost three hundred miles, through the passes, across the plains, down towards Denver. In modern cars, you’re insulated: isolated. Detached. But still some sense of the pioneers. Cruise control engaged, all i … Continue reading

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The Colour of Magic

A great artist doesn’t paint a face: they frame a space that we see the face within. A few deft lines delineate empty paper from empty paper and yet, somehow, the face exists. Terry Pratchett would write like that: creating … Continue reading

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