Archive for the Storytelling Category


Our Brain’s Inner Storyteller

Ever wondered why you have a running commentary going on in your mind?  This video offers a new perspective on how and why one part of the human brain is always making up stories to explain our own behavior. This reminds me of the marketing axiom “People make decisions emotionally and then justify them rationally.”  Apparently […]

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Independence Day: Storytelling vs Telling Stories

I always loved the Fourth of July as a child.  I loved weaving red, white, and blue crepe-paper streamers through the spokes of my bicycle wheels and riding around the neighborhood with my sister and our friends. I loved the backyard parties my family hosted for friends to sit on our back porch and watch […]

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Storytelling Keeps Evolving

This post is the first in a new series for my blog:  Tuesdays with TED.  Enjoy this video of iPad storyteller, Joe Sabia, and then see my comments below.  I’d love to read your comments as well. TED Talks are a perfect source of inspiration for this blog since their focus is Technology-Entertainment-Design. All 3 of […]

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Why do we tell stories?

Why do human beings tell stories? As a species, we have been telling stories since as far back as we developed language — maybe even longer! Jonathan Gottschall, author of “The Storytelling Animal”, has a very short video that speaks to this question.  Watch it and then see my comments below. I can’t tell you […]

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