1. Making Social Movements Matter

    A wonderful interview by Bill Moyers of renowned social activist and Harvard Professor, Marshall Ganz. They discuss the power of social movements to effect meaningful social change. “One of Ganz’s themes is the crucial role narrative plays in social movements. “I think it’s particularly important because doing the kind of work...

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  2. Stories and the Tipping Point

    “Merely by manipulating the size of a group, we can dramatically improve its receptivity to new ideas. By tinkering with the presentation of information, we can significantly improve its stickiness. Simply by finding and reaching those few special people who hold so much social power, we can shape the course...

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  3. We are Creatures of Story

    “For humans, story is like gravity: an inescapable field of force that influences everything, but is so omnipresent that we hardly notice it,” says Jonathan Gottschall, author of “How Stories Make Us Human.” Dr. Gottschall says stories dominant our lives. Our species is addicted to stories.

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  4. Stories: Insights into Complexity

    “We must move from seeing the world as simple, or even merely complicated.  To understand social innovation we must see the world in all its complexity…Complexity science embraces life as it is: unpredictable, emergent, evolving and adaptable – not the least bit machine like… Using insights about how the world...

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