7 Story Picks for the Week of October 30, 2017
Each week, we curate a list of story-driven projects, videos, and articles and share them with our community in a digest email. Below are the story picks for this week. If you are interested in receiving these links in an email, we’d love to have you to join our newsletter. Sign up here.
- HBR chronicles how an accounting firm wanted to use purpose-driven storytelling to foster employee engagement and pride. KPMG set a deadline and goal to generate 10,000 stories—and received 42,000. Inspiring stuff!
- Want to be a great leader? Shannon Emmerson argues that storytelling is key. Crafting stories can help you persuade, build lasting relationships and most importantly, compel people to take action.
- Kurt Vonnegut’s famous lecture on the Shapes of Stories inspired researchers to use AI to catalogue nearly 2,000 works of fiction to see what shape they take. The Atlantic has the whole story.
- This anti-bullying PSA from Burger King caught our attention because it tells a powerful, emotional story that should inspire people to do the right thing.
- There are 7 types of stories. Which one are you telling?
- A great story can inspire others to build on the original, so that it becomes something greater. This round-up of popular fan theories about what might happen in the next Star Wars movie proves yet again the serious devotion of the franchise’s fans.
- Halloween is around the corner, and we’ve pulled together a very spooooooky Halloween playlist on Spotify. We hope it’s not too scary for you!