The Man Who Saved the World From Nuclear War

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7 Story Picks for the week of October 2, 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.

  1. From Paleofuture, this is the story of the man who saved the world from nuclear war, and a good reminder that you should listen to your gut.
  2. Want to clarify your brand story? Here are 7 storytelling resources that will help tell a better story about your company, from our Director of Content Strategy, Shannon Emmerson.
  3. Photographs tell us detailed stories about time, place and people. Natasha Frost investigated how the passport photo has evolved over time, and her reporting contains insights about our past and beautifully specific photographs that captured moments in time.
  4. We loved this video story that documents the many (many) failures of SpaceX to land an Orbital Rocket Booster. The company shows a great sense of humour about these catastrophic failures, and the payoff of a successful landing at the end of the video is worth the wait.
  5. Anthropologist Jamshid Tehrani researched the genealogy of fairy tales by treating them as an evolving species. The power of these foundational stories becomes clear when you understand that some of them are over 6000 years old.
  6. Have a company anniversary coming up? Make the most of it with these 6 tips for a successful anniversary campaign from Alison Smith-Cairns.
  7. We were utterly charmed by this new book, Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls. The result of a successful Kickstarter campaign, authors Elena Favilli and Francesca Cavallo catalogue 100 inspiring women and set out to start a revolution.Thanks for reading! If you are seeing this for the first time, we’d love to have you as a subscriber. You can subscribe here.