Dr. David Boje, the originator of the quantum storytelling concept, and his wife, Dr. Grace Ann Rosile, who knows her way around horses, combine equine therapy and a concept called “re-storying” in a program to help military veterans with PTSD: This is yet another way that quantum storytelling is effective. It is not so much about telling […]

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I have an abundance of notes from the Applied Improvisation Conference a few weeks ago in Austin. Suffice it to say it was all-around great. I have to compile these notes for a meeting next week, but they’ll be too detailed and improv nerdy for most people reading this post. What would be more useful, I think, […]

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When we started GameChangers in 2007, the phrase “gamechanger” was not in common usage. Beginning around 2009, I began getting phone calls and emails from friends telling me they’d heard us mentioned in the news. Or that, hey!, we were getting all kinds of free promotion for our brand! Everyone is using the phrase, in […]

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When I was in fifth grade, a couple of high school boys in our small town of Ireland, Indiana, would spend their afternoons “laying patches” on the blacktop road outside our classroom. The large wall of windows facing the road provided a panoramic view of their Chevy Impala, geared super low for precisely this purpose, […]

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The Fourth Principle of GameChangers is that Game Explores Theme. The way we we ensure outcomes that matter when we design an ERGO (game) is through the conscious exploration of a Theme. A theme is a guiding idea. A good theme is both expansive and specific. It is the glue that holds together a narrative, as […]

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Excerpts from The Skate Whisperer a profile in Deadspin written by Lucy Madison of Olympic figure skating coach, Frank Carroll: “There’s a difference between being a coach and being a teacher,” Carroll told me in December. “Teaching involves being able to on-pass knowledge about how to do a skill; how to teach someone to use […]

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I got back to L.A. yesterday from Singapore, flew straight out of that fevered dream of an island nation into a national holiday, and this, my meditation on the man for whom the day is named: Always subvert the status quo. Where there is racism, rectify it.  Where there is violence, pacify it. Where there […]

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Let’s look at the relationship between Data and Story. I’ll be presenting a paper on this subject in December at the Conference on Quantum Storytelling in Las Cruces, NM. It is a complex subject, because it gets at the heart of where meaning resides in organizations and communities, how we share it, and how it […]

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In an Oct. 2013 post in Wired, Joshua Davis (@JoshuaDavisNow) describes the remarkable teaching techniques of Sergio Juárez Correa, a grade school teacher in Matamoros, an impoverished Mexican city of half a million across the border from Brownsville, Texas. Inspired by the work of TED Prize winner Sugata Mitra, a professor of educational technology at […]

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My son, Alex, starts a new role with Equinox Fitness today. He likes working with Equinox, which I can say from my experiences there is a beautiful environment in which to hack one’s body.   Alex told me that last week he was in the locker room at Equinox and “A man I’d never seen […]

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