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The Valuable Links Between Stories and Our Collective Actions

The Valuable Links Between Stories and Our Collective Actions | Chris' Regional Geography |
Story as a catalyst for meaning & purpose.

Via Karen Dietz
Karen Dietz's curator insight, February 1, 2013 4:55 PM


Ahhh -- really good insights and points here in this article by Gunther Sonnenfeld that expands our typical ways of working with stories in business (transactional storytelling), and how we need to shift to transformational storytelling.

Stories provide meaning and purpose, as the above text says. Even when told for transactional purposes. But there is no reason for organizations not to also claim the higher ground.

This is a thoughtful article that touches on a few fundamental truths about storytelling, and calling us to think/act more deeply about the story work we do.

And I like the visual chart that comes along with it also!

This review was written by Karen Dietz for her curated content on business storytelling at

Denyse Drummond-Dunn's curator insight, February 2, 2013 4:12 AM

Insightful read that goes deeper on storytelling's appeal.

ratzelster's curator insight, February 2, 2013 9:06 AM

We talk about how to spread our influence and how to build audience for our message.  Story seems to me to be one excellent way for doing that.

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Just Story It - Scoops

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Here are the best articles from across the web that I can find on using stories and storytelling in business.

I've chosen them because they actually make a contribution to our knowledge and wisdom about stories, show us how to apply stories to growing our businesses, or give valuable how-to tips.


I weed out all the junk. And besides, who needs another post in why storytelling is important?? Where's the beef?? We want the meat!


I've written reviews of each article to share what I like best, what you can get from reading the article, or what may be missing in the article.


How To Find A Topic: Click on the Filter tab above, and type in a keyword. All the articles with that keyword will appear.


I may occassionally review an article that I think is problematic as a way to educate us all, although most I will simply pass over.  If you wonder if I've seen an article that is not included here, send me a message and I'll respond.

After doing biz story work for over a decade (and with a PhD in Folklore) I hope you find many great insights and tips here. Many thanks for visiting and enjoy the articles!


And I hope you will also visit my website for more tips and tools, & take the free Story IQ assessment so you can see how well developed your storytelling skills and knowledge is:  ;

chris tobin's insight:

Thanks    very helpful!

Karen Dietz's comment, August 13, 2013 12:03 PM
Thank you!
Karen Dietz's comment, August 14, 2013 5:18 PM
Hey Bart! Thanks for letting me know about the broken link. I'll let the tech folks at know. In the meantime, here's the correct link:
ManufacturingStories's curator insight, September 7, 2013 8:15 AM

Karen is dedicated to the art of Storytelling as a key tool in running a business or any other type of endeavor.  Here at we fully support this art form as the best way to generate positive and effective change.  Thanks Karen for all of your dedicated and tireless work! It's a tood Story!!