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Maya Angelou, Business Storytelling, and Being Human

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An interview with Maya Angelou.

Via Dr. Karen Dietz
Dr. Karen Dietz's curator insight, May 29, 2014 10:55 AM

I was so sad yesterday when I heard about Maya Angelou's passing. I've always enjoyed reading and watching her. From her I always learned more about humanity, dignity, courage, and character.

When I found this HBR post yesterday of an interview with her, I was delighted. The interviewer/author Alison Beard even talks with Maya about business storytelling.The interview is quintessential Angelou and I know you'll enjoy it. 

There is a little-known book in my library that I treasure for its wisdom -- Facing Evil; Light at the Core of Darkness (1989) -- that Maya (and many other amazing people) contributed to. Some of my favorite passages from her essay are, "We must remember the great struggle between majestic forces -- that that struggle introduces a dynamic into our intellect and into our souls. We are required to develop courage to care...We need the courage to create ourselves daily, to be bodacious enough to create ourselves daily as Christians, as Jews, as Muslims, as thinking, caring, laughing, loving human beings. (pg 29) Now wherever that lives in us--whether it's in the bend of the elbow, behind the kneecap--wherever that lives, there dwells the nobleness in the human spirit. Not nobility. I don't trust the word. I think it's pompous. But the nobleness is in the human spirit. It is seen in the fact that we rise to good, we do rise."

Angelou's view of story was in its power to unite. The end of her poem "Human Family" says, "We are more alike, my friends, than we are unalike." (from I Shall Not Be Moved)

Enjoy this article honoring one great lady, and the inspiration that lies waiting for you.

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

Halima Ozimova's curator insight, May 31, 2014 2:53 AM

Warm Words about the passed CELEBRITY...

Sushma Sharma's curator insight, June 16, 2014 5:35 AM

She was an artist 

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