Storytelling 
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

The film-maker as storyteller: Katalina Groh
Shining eyes

Ros Zander: Shining eyes is our image for the spark of possibility, having been caught, so that that person is enrolled in a new vision, and itís something for themselves. So, itís the sense of possibility in the world where there was none before. 
Ben Zander: If you truly live the radiating possibility, and I mean in every way, it means the way you greet people, the way you walk, the way you play, the way you talk down the telephone, you then start noticing the miracles that occur when you are. Itís really amazing. 
Sarah (cello player): Now I suppose my expectations were, it was going to be, sort of, like a general lesson. You know, where they go over your technique, and take your phrasing, bit by bit. What he did is go the exact opposite way. Instead of being, you know,  ďThis is how weíre going to play it,Ē it was,  ďLet the music come out and let it soar!Ē 
(Sarah plays)

Ben Zander: Beautiful! Wonderful! Excellent! Well, this is a wonderful, wonderful cellist. An absolutely fantastic player. Itís a real pleasure to hear you play! What kind of music is this, Sarah? 
Sarah: Itís a dance.
Ben Zander: Yes, itís a dance. Exactly. Did you notice anybody with an irresistible desire to get up and dance, as you were playing?
Sarah: No.
Ben Zander: No, you didnít. O.k., right. I didnít either. And I think it may be, because, glorious though your playing was, you tended to putÖ.
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)
Copyright © 2001 Katalina Groh 
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