An impressive tale of transformationMarch 16, 2021
The previous post, about Charles de Gaulle’s use of narrative and historical symbol, led some readers to ask if...0
The compelling story of IKEA: what’s in a name?February 9, 2018
News that that IKEA founder Ingvar Kamprad had passed away—on January 27 at the age of 91—left me a bit...
What the Democrats still do not understandDecember 24, 2017
Each week, it seems that something I read provides yet another indication that Democrats in the US are still...
How Hillary Clinton could have used her ‘ordinary’ past to inspire peopleDecember 15, 2017
In the previous post, I discussed how Margaret Thatcher told personal stories of identity—particularly those from her solid middle...
Whose rhetoric was hollow?June 16, 2017
Numerous times in the six months prior to the last US presidential election, I heard Mrs Clinton proclaim that...
A trail of excuses and missed opportunitiesJune 8, 2017
In the April 5th edition of The Financial Times, columnist Edward Luce penned a thought-provoking article entitled “Beware of...
Using a narrative-based approach to explain the failure of Hillary Clinton’s campaignMay 25, 2017
In the next few posts, I plan to go deeper into my explaining my conviction that Hillary Clinton’s loss...
Emotion and effectiveness in the discourse of Donald TrumpMay 4, 2017
In the last post, we focused our attention on the power of emotional discourse. As we noted, a significant...
In search of the power behind Trump’s superficial narrative: Part OneMarch 17, 2017
This week, I continue my examination of the effectiveness of Donald Trump’s personal narrative. At first, my plan was to...