Chris Ware's innovative book-in-a-box lays bare the everyday misery of home life, writes Rachel Cooke
With that depressing lead-in to this review of Chris Ware's new book, I hesitated to curate it. But the construction of the book itself is so intriguing that I decided, "What the heck."
And how does this remotely connect to business storytelling? Here's why:
I think what Ware did is quite a unique twist on storytelling -- he's definitely pushing the envelope in how to engage with stories and create new meanings from how a person engages with his work. That in and of itself is cool to know about.
And your biz stories could be thought of -- maybe even organized and delivered -- in a similar way. Our biz stories are a collection, a set, of stories that interact with each other in different times and in different ways. When I am with one client, I may select several stories to tell. When I am with a different client, I may repeat some of those stories and add/subtract others. So biz storytelling is best thought of as fluid.
And in enterprises, sets of stories can be arranged and rearranged in infinite combinations.
So what if we could convey our biz stories like Ware has done? It certainly is intriguing to think about!
On another note -- since the holidays are coming, this also could be a really cool gift. It's pricey -- and last I checked it was on back-order from Amazon. But if you are looking for a gift that is really different, this could be for you!
This review was written by Karen Dietz for her curated content on business storytelling at www.scoop.it/t/just-story-it