Passport to the 21st Century
John Seely Brown, Steve Denning, 
Katalina Groh, Larry Prusak: 
Some of the world's leading thinkers
explore the role of storytelling in the world

 I Introduction to storytelling I John Seely Brown on science I Steve Denning on change I Katalina Groh on video
Larry Prusak on organization I Discussion I | Contact us | Bibliography on storytelling

What do the presenters intend with this symposium?
  Katalina Groh

    The element of surprise is what I find wonderful.  Usually it makes us uncomfortable for a while, as we hold onto the map of the old road and consider talking ourselves out onto the new path which is yet rubble and unpaved, but then we sort of know that the new path will bring surprises and new vistas around the bend which are yet unseen----and that is always worth the journey. 
    I confess I used to be less willing to jump from the motion of the zooming and fully fueled motor to climb on and grasp the rumbling lurking wagon on the rubble path. 

But I realized after all, that I prefer paths to highways. There’s lots more to see if you are not in such a hurry. The poets know this. If I am in motion speeding toward a destiny focused on the goal, I won't see the periphery or the views discovered if I am walking.  While we stroll the paths, we'll notice that there are thirty shades of grey in the leaves and empty spaces of a simple shrub.

Books and videos on storytelling 
*** In Good Company : How Social Capital Makes Organizations Work
by Don Cohen, Laurence Prusak (February 2001) Harvard Business School Press
*** The Social Life of Information, by John Seely Brown, Paul Duguid
(February 2000) Harvard Business School Press
*** The Springboard : How Storytelling Ignites Action in Knowledge-Era Organizations
by Stephen Denning (October 2000) Butterworth-Heinemann 
*** The Art of Possibility, a video with Ben and Ros Zander : Groh Publications (February 2001)
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