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The innovation 'story'. Please, no more brainstorm sessions.

Lianne Picot's insight:

Yes! Please let's stop thinking that 'brainstorming' is a way of being innovative! The forcing of random ideas within a set amount of time rarely brings about the thoughtful solution to whatever problem you or your company is trying to solve. I enjoyed reading the story of Dyson in this article. It shows how the process of tackling a problem and finding a solution often works when it comes to products. Ongoing moments of discovery!


I would add though, that when it comes to services, listening to the stories of your customers or potential customers is also a very powerful way to find out about gaps and problems. They often lead us to be more innovative in how we serve.  


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Creativity, Innovation, and Storytelling For Business Success

Creativity, Innovation, and Storytelling For Business Success | Just Story It! Biz Storytelling | Scoop.it

“We're taught to think that all great minds think alike. While this may have worked during pre-21st century industrial times, this is no longer the case today”

Karen Dietz's insight:

Now here's a piece coming from the worlds of creativity and education about the necessity for storytelling -- but it is directly applicable to business.


As you read the article by Menno van DijkLaurie Kemp, whenever the words "education" or "school" are mentioned, simply substitute the word "business" and you'll get their points. 


The authors discuss research from the journal of Creativity And Innovation Management. The focus of the research was how storytelling skills build creativity and innovation abilities. There's even a link to the original research article that you can download for free.


And a business's competitive edge today is in creativity and innovation, right? In fact, that's the competitive edge for the US economy in the global marketplace.


The research focuses on storytelling in schools. But if it's good for students, it's good for business.


The take away? If you are in business of any size, training in storytelling could be a key to your sustainable future. If you are a consultant or coach, adding storytelling skills to your repertoire could keep your pipeline fed (but get trained in storytelling first, please).


Storytelling, creativity, innovation -- go forth and prosper!


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David Hain's curator insight, May 13, 2015 11:25 AM

We're hardwired for stories since cavemen. A 21c communication necessity for change, for sure!

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Storytelling, Innovation + Sci-fi for execs: Leads To New Products

Storytelling, Innovation + Sci-fi for execs: Leads To New Products | Just Story It! Biz Storytelling | Scoop.it
Middle-aged 'Star Wars' fan to brief locals on preparing for future
Karen Dietz's insight:

What a great article! And how fabulous that creating science fiction adventures with executives is leading to boosts in creativity plus discovering new products.


Now how innovative is that? It just goes to show how versatile storytelling is, and how when it is creatively applied, whole worlds open up.


Read this article by Roger Showley. It's great this is happening in my own backyard here in San Diego, CA. Not only will you enjoy this very different application of storytelling, you'll get some ideas yourself about how to use storytelling to create a future story, or help you meet future demands.

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Amazing Storytelling Competition: Fairy Tales Architecture 2015

Amazing Storytelling Competition: Fairy Tales Architecture 2015 | Just Story It! Biz Storytelling | Scoop.it
Karen Dietz's insight:

After scanning through dozens of banal articles about business storytelling (yawn), this article pops up on my radar screen and I rejoice. Wow! A cool new adventure in storytelling with architecture and design.


Even better -- it's a competition open to any and all creatives (biz storytellers, that's you!). The goal is to dream about inventive architecture and reflect your creative ideas in a story that's attached/connected to a visual rendering.


Check out the websites listed and download the free PDF of submission info by following the link to "blankspaceproject". This could be a lot of fun. And you could win a cash prize!


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Power Links Between Story Sharing, Innovation, Knowledge Transfer, Work Spaces

Power Links Between Story Sharing, Innovation, Knowledge Transfer, Work Spaces | Just Story It! Biz Storytelling | Scoop.it
No, we won't all be working from home. The surprising reasons why Google's bee keeping group and Instant Messengers are so powerful.
Karen Dietz's insight:

Here's another great article (with a few twists) about the value of  working in proximity to others, and face-to-face interactions -- and the positive impact on both business productivity and profitability.


It's easy to get caught up in technology and working virtually. Yet what we know from studies done since 1977 is that face-to-face communication remains critically important in organizations.


And of course, when you are actually working with people in the same physical environment, conversations and sharing stories happen all the time.


As this article says, physical closeness even boosts virtual communication. Who knew??!!


This latest study was done with wearables over the past 2 years. Lots of big data was collected. Not only did the research confirm that face-to-face communication increased productivity, they also discovered it increased innovation.


Even better, they were able to actually chart how the physical environment (layout and design) of the office spaces either fostered communication, story sharing, and knowledge transfer -- or not.


Read the article for much more in-depth information about the implications of this study on the design of work spaces and the positive impacts for companies. It's a winner!


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Want Innovation? It Starts With Stories

Want Innovation? It Starts With Stories | Just Story It! Biz Storytelling | Scoop.it
Innovation is taking what is not true in the present and making it the true in the future.
Karen Dietz's insight:

Oh, what a great article this is! Written by Henry Doss for Fortune magazine, he has solidly made the case for the link between innovation and storytelling.


The inability to innovate drives companies into the ground. There are lots of barriers to innovation in many companies -- and it's usually a combination of mindset and outmoded systems. Storytelling won't fix the systems, but it will fix the mindset.


So how does Doss make his case? Here are a few quotes he shares:


Likewise, companies are not born to innovation, countries are not by nature innovative, and economic regions don't just become innovative by pumping resources into them.  They can only be created, or re-created, as innovative inside of an innovation narrative.


And Plato told us that “those who tell the stories rule society.”  Play with his words just a bit and you get:  “Those who tell stories of innovation create innovative societies.”  


I hope these wet your appetite to gain all of the author's insights into the link between storytelling and innovation. There are several other quotes from this article I'll be citing in my work.


I am keeping this article handy so I can use it with clients. Once you read the article, you might want to do the same.


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Miklos Szilagyi's curator insight, August 2, 2014 5:08 AM

Admittedly, it's great...:-)))

Michael Williams StoryCoaching's curator insight, August 8, 2014 5:11 AM

Every great vision begins with a story, a story others can tell and tell again and again.

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Story Is The How-To: 5 Forces Powering Exceptionally Creative Businesses

Story Is The How-To: 5 Forces Powering Exceptionally Creative Businesses | Just Story It! Biz Storytelling | Scoop.it
Charles Day outlines the five drivers of organizational creativity--gravity, tension, heat, speed, generosity--and how to develop and deploy them.
Karen Dietz's insight:

This is quite a unique article and one I'm going to refer to a lot in my work. The language used to present these ideas is very imaginative -- and they stick in my mind!


But what does it have to do with stories? Mainly this: the author Charles Day's ideas and explanations are top notch. But we are left wondering "How do I executive on these?" The answer includes storytelling.

  1. Conveying gravity happens through sharing stories about why the company exists and why anyone should care.
  2. Maintaining gravity happens when you've got storytelling imbedded in your culture/daily activities.
  3. Tension is experienced through the tension you build into the stories you share.
  4. Applying heat also happens through storytelling. Stories can go viral and ideas can rapidly come into expression.
  5. Speed is about learning more, and what better way to learn quickly than through sharing stories.


OK -- you get the picture. Enjoy this creative re-think about being a creative company and what it takes. Think of story as your go-tool process to realize more creativity in your organization.


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Origami Storytelling: A New Interactive Story Unfolds in This Book

Origami Storytelling: A New Interactive Story Unfolds in This Book | Just Story It! Biz Storytelling | Scoop.it
Julie Stephen Chhengs The Adventures of a Village turns narrative discovery into a game letting users fold different sections to figure out the story.
Karen Dietz's insight:

Happy Friday everyone!


Here's a very cool book that allows different stories to unfold depending on how you fold the pages. It's an interactive origami narrative. Now how innovative is that?!


Enjoy the GIFS of the pages unfolding and have a great weekend.


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Using Story in Design, Innovation, Problem Solving

Using Story in Design, Innovation, Problem Solving | Just Story It! Biz Storytelling | Scoop.it
How narrative intelligence can help everyone design solutions and generate useful data.
Karen Dietz's insight:

I really like how this author, Denise Withers, talks about how our narrative intelligence (our knowledge of story structure, and our story thinking ways) can be applied in business to solve problems, help decision making, and be used as another design process to improve innovation.


Love it, love it. These points apply to any business or nonprofit. Withers shares anecdotes to make her points, and offers great advice.


As an aside -- my friend and story colleague Madelyn Blair and I were just talking the other day about narrative intelligence and a book she'd like to write about it with another story colleague Denise Lee. Get busy Madelyn and Denise! We need that book :))


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Michael Allenberg's curator insight, October 4, 2013 7:34 PM

I am becoming a HUGE advocate of designing experiences in conjunction with contextual storytelling!

malek's curator insight, November 5, 2013 7:17 AM

story design process can offer an intuitive planning framework that makes it easier for us to wrangle and resolve complex challenges.

tollywoodfilms's curator insight, November 5, 2013 8:09 AM

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8 Steps To Creating A Great Storyboard for Innovations

8 Steps To Creating A Great Storyboard for Innovations | Just Story It! Biz Storytelling | Scoop.it
[Editor’s note: This is the fourth in a series of seven posts on running your own Google Ventures design sprint.
Karen Dietz's insight:

I haven't tried this process but thought you all should know about it right away. It's a great article by Jake Knapp that give us the detailed process he uses at Google Ventures to develop new products and services with a team -- using storyboarding!


We need more processes like this that use story elements or story dynamies or stories themselves for various work applications. Anyone should be able to take what is laid out here and apply it at work.


And I bet many of you will find ways to tweak it to fit your own needs. Do report back when you use this and let us know how it went, if you changed it, and what happened. Many thanks!


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Michael Allenberg's curator insight, June 29, 2013 9:39 AM

I have found that storyboarding integrates seamlessly between Persona development and UI design as a perfect way to visualize the happy paths of already identified Use Cases... This can be an enormous value add for stakeholders. @OneSpring #Visualization #InnovateorDie

Karen Dietz's comment, June 29, 2013 2:54 PM
Great points Michael and thanks for the comment!
Michael Allenberg's comment, July 1, 2013 6:33 PM
Thank you Karen!
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Curiosity & Storytelling: Asking the Right Questions to Motivate, Manage & Lead

Curiosity & Storytelling: Asking the Right Questions to Motivate, Manage & Lead | Just Story It! Biz Storytelling | Scoop.it
Great leaders are able to ask superior questions to achieve great results. If you have all the answers, new ideas & creative solutions may get lost.
Karen Dietz's insight:

Author Claire Laughlin has hit the nail on the head -- curiosity will help you more in business than telling people what to do.


Sure, we all need to be directive at times. But most of the time -- particularly as we move from managing to leading -- it is less about being directive and more about sparking conversations.


In other words, as leaders we need to master asking for, listening to, and creating meaning from the stories of others. From there we can influence others by sharing stories in return.


Learning how to ask for, and listen to stories is critical. And this article helps us understand the role curiosity plays in this dynamic -- how to remain curious as a leader so the critical information we need is not blocked from us.


And how to support the curiosity in others so creativity, along with ideas/solutions/innovations, can flourish.


Go read the article. There is great wisdom here.


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Renee Baribeau's curator insight, March 18, 2013 2:20 PM

It is all in the question.

Karen Dietz's comment, March 18, 2013 9:59 PM
So true Renee and I spend quite a bit of time with clients on the 'art of the question.'
ozziegontang's curator insight, March 20, 2013 2:04 PM

We are talking about being in the Learning Mode rather than the Knowing Mode.

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7 Branded Content Campaigns That Got It Right In 2012

7 Branded Content Campaigns That Got It Right In 2012 | Just Story It! Biz Storytelling | Scoop.it
though brand-created content is not novel, the practice fully bloomed in social-media-saturated 2012. (A salute to the "Brands" that did Branded Content Campaigns right in 2012.
Karen Dietz's insight:

OK -- there's a whole lot of storytelling going on here that is really cool!


I checked out some of these websites and listened to the stories. I agree with the author -- these companies are getting it right.


What I like about the ones I checked out is that these stories are not blatent 'buy our product' pieces. Instead they are interesting, inspiring, or creative stories about others.


Enjoy exploring how these different companies are using stories differently. There is some good inspiration here to start 2013 off right!


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10 (More) Amazing Videos About the Creative Process -- The Fuel Of Storytelling

10 (More) Amazing Videos About the Creative Process -- The Fuel Of Storytelling | Just Story It! Biz Storytelling | Scoop.it
We hand-pick the web's best videos about the creative process from some of the world's most talented creative minds.


I stumbled upon this the other day and couldn't wait to share it with you. And I thought Friday would be a great day so you can have a totally inspiring weekend!


I've watched all of these videos and they are awesome. And each one is different. Each has its own unique message/messages about creativity, art, life, and work. Fabulous!


These are keepers and I've added them to my 'favorites' on YouTube so I can go back and dip into them whenever I need a lift.


I hope you enjoy them as much as I do and take away lots of good stuff to incorporate into daily living!


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The 4 Phases Of Developing Your Creative Storytelling Voice

No one wishes their way to mastery.
Karen Dietz's insight:

Here's a fabulous post that speaks to the creative process anyone goes through when improving their business storytelling skills and expanding their authentic voice.


It takes awhile to do both, and not many folk in our field talk about the inner process of becoming a fabulous storyteller. This article explains the 4 stages that occur.


I love that for each stage, the author, Todd Henry, provides several provocative questions for us to help us get through it. Brilliant!


The weekend is here, and its a perfect time to contemplate where you are in the process, and what's coming next.


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Story Process: Drinking Game Boosts Your Team's Creativity in 13 Minutes

Story Process: Drinking Game Boosts Your Team's Creativity in 13 Minutes | Just Story It! Biz Storytelling | Scoop.it
Here's how one creative agency has used a drinking game, derived from Pictionary and Telephone, to get more excited and creative about upcoming presentations.
Karen Dietz's insight:

Innovative storytelling is on the rise! Here's the second post today on creative developments in business storytelling.


This drinking game to generate stories made me smile and wish I was in the room with this group!


The post by Ilan Mochari @IlanMochari gives the directions for how to use this game to generate stories and visual storyboards in a fast and fun way. And it teaches everyone a lot about communication, too.


Why would you want to use this game? In this instance it was used to generate new ideas for marketing and branding campaigns. As the author says, it's easy to rinse and repeat previous campaigns, and harder to come up with new ones.


I think it's ingenious and definitely want to try it out. If you experiment with it, let us know what happens. And what other ways could you use this game in business?


Have fun and story on :)


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Rona Lewis's curator insight, April 9, 2015 12:45 PM

I think it would be even MORE fun with a glass of wine!  We at RonaCorp have a similar exercise with crayons!  Pass it on!!

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Complexity of Great Ideas Conveyed Through Storytelling

Complexity of Great Ideas Conveyed Through Storytelling | Just Story It! Biz Storytelling | Scoop.it
Many moons ago, in middle school, I was sitting in one of the middle rows, in my white shorts and pristine white half sleeve shirt, watching my English teacher write a word on the blackboard
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Article Link: http://linkd.in/1skjw67 


I am always on the hunt for articles that are great examples of stories in action. In this case, LinkedIn connection Karthik Rajan of GDF SUEZ wrote this piece and it really shows how stories can be used effectively to convey complex ideas simply.


Another reason I like this post is that the stories Rajan shares also have more than one idea imbedded in them, and hence contain multiple meanings. Which idea and meaning you will emphasize depends on the situation and your intention as the teller.


In addition to the points Rajan makes, what other ideas and meanings do you find embedded in the stories he shares?


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Bedtime Stories, Innovation and Leadership Success--Critical Connections

Bedtime Stories, Innovation and Leadership Success--Critical Connections | Just Story It! Biz Storytelling | Scoop.it
One night, as I begin to read a bedtime story to my six year old daughter, she stops me and says –“Dad, why don’t you tell me a story instead of reading it?” I set the book aside and my mind is
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Article Link: http://linkd.in/1oqcHUh 


I've been traveling and working (the kind where you fall exhausted into bed early) but am finally back home and curating. While on the road I've been gathering a nice collection of articles to share with you this week.


This first one comes from Karthik Rajan, Regional VP, Sales at GDF SUEZ in Texas. It's a wonderful article about how bedtime stories with his daughter turned into keen insights into creativity and leadership -- like assumed constraints -- which are business lessons for us all. I really like how Rajan weaves together storytelling in personal and professional life -- because that is how life actually happens! 


This is a well-written post and one I know you will enjoy. It's perfect for the beginning of the week.


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“Talk the Walk”: A Game Changer The Best Storied Leaders Do

“Talk the Walk”: A Game Changer The Best Storied Leaders Do | Just Story It! Biz Storytelling | Scoop.it
Why words matter.
Karen Dietz's insight:

I like this article because it goes beyond the simple leadership phrase "Walk the talk," which means "live your values, don't just talk about them".


What the author Bill Taylor is focusing on here is the connection between thinking, language, communication, and action. His position is that when leaders start thinking differently, their language changes, then their communication changes, and then if all goes well, their words and actions line up.


In other words, if leaders can break out of the "isms" of their company, they will start thinking differently about the organization and talk about it differently, too. That can be a game-changer for everyone. Want more innovation? Then start thinking about it differently. That starts the cascade to language, communication, and action.


Taylor has good examples to share, and then asks: "So ask yourself, as you try to lead an organization, or a business unit, or a department: Have you developed a vocabulary of competition that helps everyone understand what makes your company or team special and what it takes for them to be at their best? Can you explain, in a language all your own, what separates you from the pack and why you expect to win?"


All of this languaging and communication happens best through storytelling--which then shapes and inspires action of done well.


While this article is all about using shaping and shifting language internally, the next piece of work is making sure it also connects with customers so you don't end up becoming extinct.


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6 Steps: How Leaders Can Tell a Great Story

6 Steps: How Leaders Can Tell a Great Story | Just Story It! Biz Storytelling | Scoop.it
It’s a skill every leader needs to master.

 

"We tell stories to our coworkers and peers all the time — to persuade someone to support our project, to explain to an employee how he might improve, or to inspire a team that is facing challenges. It’s an essential skill, but what makes a compelling story in a business context? And how can you improve your ability to tell stories that persuade?"


Via Gregg Morris
Karen Dietz's insight:

What a great article with real practical advice!  All the steps are here for any leader to follow to become a better storyteller.


And I really like the 2 case studies shared. Not only are they written as as stories (an uncommon experience), they are terrific examples of 2 ways stories have been used by leaders and the results that occurred. 


Many thanks to fellow curator @Gregg Morris for finding and sharing this piece.

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Carol Sherriff's curator insight, August 1, 2014 11:31 AM

Harvard Business Review blog that brings together advice from both marketing and evolutionary biology to provide tips on how to tell a great story.

Daniela's curator insight, September 12, 2014 6:31 PM

Herramientas y detalles de como podemos contar bien las historias.

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6 Types of Innovation, 6 Kinds Of Stories To Share

6 Types of Innovation, 6 Kinds Of Stories To Share | Just Story It! Biz Storytelling | Scoop.it
Every business needs storytelling skills, but there's a key component many companies forget in telling their brand story.
Karen Dietz's insight:

What a cool article. I love the point made about innovation: there are actually 6 different types of innovation in business -- and each is also a story type or genre.


Brilliant. And the author, Clay Hausmann, shares good examples for each type of innovation. Now all we have to do is craft stories for the types of innovation we are involved in.


My guess is that in some companies all kinds of innovation is happening. Here is your list of the types of stories you can tell that reflect the types of innovation at play.


The lesson for us all? Within a story type -- customer stories, let's say -- there are sub-types of stories to capture and share. In my work, sub-types of customer stories are leader stories, fundraising stories, advocacy stories, influence stories, etc. I could drill down into each of these sub-types and find additional story types. For example, leader stories can be broken down further to confidence, visioning, particular values, etc.


The point is that there is an infinite number of stories a business can tell. Use this article as a jumping-off place and start mapping your story types and sub-types. You will be amazed at the material you have, and the different angles you will find!


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Enrico De Angelis's curator insight, June 19, 2014 2:41 AM

Everyone needs storytelling Skills!

PhD Candidates - probably - more than others ...!

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10 Inspiring Videos To Kick-start 2014 Biz Storytelling

10 Inspiring Videos To Kick-start 2014 Biz Storytelling | Just Story It! Biz Storytelling | Scoop.it
Check out this awesome list of inspiring marketing talks by the likes of John Cleese, Elizabeth Gilbert and some lesser-known gems.
Karen Dietz's insight:

What a great collection of videos about marketing to help us all grow business in 2014! Several of them are directly about storytelling. Others are about creativity and risk taking. All are superb.


Enjoy watching these videos and being inspired. Then map out the steps you are going to take to make 2014 a banner year. Game on!


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Releasing Insight in your organisation through the power of story

Releasing Insight in your organisation through the power of story | Just Story It! Biz Storytelling | Scoop.it
In September 2011, Gary Klein, Patrick Lambe and I ran a workshop in Singapore exploring how insight and story work together to release insight in an organisation.
Karen Dietz's insight:

These visuals are worth hanging out with for awhile so we can get how storytelling can generate new insights for organizations.


This is posted by story colleague Shawn Callahan in Australia, and it is a gem.


It's not often I find articles about storytelling and innovation, although this is a great use for stories in any business. If you walk through the visuals Shawn has provided us, we can see the thought progression, and learn how shifting the stories we tell can bring us new insights to discover. These insights in turn can lead to innovations either internally, or with new products and services.


Enjoy!


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Doing the Impossible Story: Saving Polaroid Film & Cameras

Doing the Impossible Story: Saving Polaroid Film & Cameras | Just Story It! Biz Storytelling | Scoop.it
A Polaroid camera is nothing more than bookshelf eye candy if you don't have the magical film to go with it. Which is why The Impossible Project pulle...
Karen Dietz's insight:

Here is a little bit of inspiration for your Friday.


It's all about how a couple of crazy guys bought the last Polaroid film factory so that 300 million cameras around the globe could still be used.


Now how different is that?! And they succeeded, and are successful. It's a terrific little story.


Other than for your own inspiration, how could you use this story? How about when talking with teams about thinking outside the box. Or when working with executives about hidden market opportunities. Or anytime you are dealing with the principles of creativity and innovation. Just a few ideas :)


Enjoy this piece and have fun!


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Verone Medley Travis's curator insight, April 14, 2013 5:51 PM

Polaroids bring back a lot of memories for a lot of people. Glad to hear that the magic will continue.

Karen Dietz's comment, April 21, 2013 1:44 PM
Yes, I was sad about the demise of Polaroid and so glad there's still life beyond digital photography.
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Young-ha Kim: Be an artist, right now! | Better Biz Storytelling

Why do we ever stop playing and creating? With charm and humor, celebrated Korean author Young-ha Kim invokes the world's greatest artists to urge you to unleash your inner child -- the artist who wanted to play forever.
Karen Dietz's insight:

What a fab video! I love how author Young-ha Kim talks about the origin of storytelling in kids, what happens to our creativity, why storytelling and creativity are important as adults, and how to get unstuck if we think we are not artists.


Anyone who tells stories (and we all do) is an artist. Kim links arts, storytelling, and play into one natural activity that we all engage in.


I've always said that storytelling is deep play. And we know it is both an art form and a science. Kim talks about what happens when our artistic side is not given expression, and what to do about it.


Why did I curate this? Because the more we can understand the creative and artistic nature of storytelling -- and its link to creativity studies, performance art, personal development, and innovation -- the better our stories become and the more influence we can build.


The video is in Korean with English subtitles that go by pretty quick. So you will need to watch and pay attention here.


But it is a delightful, insightful, and inspiring video that I know you will love.


This review was written by Karen Dietz for her curated content on business storytelling atwww.scoop.it/t/just-story-it

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Admitting Failure

Admitting Failure | Just Story It! Biz Storytelling | Scoop.it
Admitting Failure is an open space for development organizations to admit and learn from failure for more effective aid.
Karen Dietz's insight:

Now here is a very different kind of a website, with very different content. It's all sharing stories of failures people have experienced -- and the lessons they've learned from them.


You might cringe -- who wants to dwell on failure? 


Yet don't you know that most people are curious about your failures and the positive difference those failures have made in your life? This is particularly true for leaders.


But in business, we don't want to talk about failures. So we end up repeating them again and again in larger organizations -- and it costs us big in both financial and innovation terms.


Some of the business people I have been most impressed wtih are those that talk openly about their mistakes/failures and the changes they made as a result.


How courageous! How necessary! These people always made me that mistakes are both normal, OK and contain great wisdom. They light a path for us all.


So dip into these courageous stories and contribute some of your own. Sharing these kinds of stories is how organizations learn, how knowledge is transfered, and how innovation is sparked.


This review was written by Karen Dietz for her curated content on business storytelling atwww.scoop.it/t/just-story-it

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