Two stories president Biden can use to encourage unityJune 17, 2021
In the early days of Joe Biden’s presidency, I was curious to see how he would address the nation...0
Is Joe Biden better than Hillary was at telling stories of identity?November 28, 2020
Recently, a fair number of people in my world have asked about how I now see Joe Biden’s use...
What kinds of stories can Joe Biden use now?November 17, 2020
Since our last post, it has become clear to nearly everyone that Mr Biden will soon be president. This...
The essential difference between practice and performanceOctober 5, 2018
On a recent business trip to New York, I took some time to check in with a former client...
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...
Oprah for president?January 12, 2018
Today, I write once again while sitting on an airplane, this time heading for a few days of work...
Six reasons why stories workSeptember 29, 2017
Again this week, I have a dilemma, in the form of two divergent threads that I would like to...
On Hillary Clinton’s discourse: Where was the story that lets us inside?May 31, 2017
Last time, I wrote about Hillary Clinton’s exceedingly weak response in a Meet the Press interview from March 22,...
Why Trump’s use of personal narrative served its purposeMarch 11, 2017
A few days ago, I went to a small ski area a few kilometers from my house. Thirty centimeters...
How personal storytelling builds trust with listenersFebruary 17, 2017
In a post two weeks ago, I put forth my view that, during the entire campaign, Hillary Clinton missed...