I love stories and storytelling. I’ve known since I was 8 or 9 years old that storytelling would be my life. And it has. For most of my working life, I’ve been paid to create stories. And when I’m not doing it for pay, I’m doing it for love. The great storyteller Ray Bradbury (whose home of […]

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Mike Bonifer 1953-2013 Mike Bonifer, a writer, director, entertainment executive and educator and CEO of GameChangers, died today on his sixtieth birthday, in a freak accident, when a chunk of ice fell from a jet approaching Los Angeles International Airport and landed on Bonifer while he was sitting on the front porch of his south […]

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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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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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This article from the Gawker Media site io9 posted a year ago depicts an experiment in which 32 metronomes out of phase with one naturally sync up–if the platform on which they’re sitting is moveable! The oscillations of one entity affect another. This is a fundamental of physics that often goes by the name of […]

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When you begin a picture, you often make some pretty discoveries. You must be on guard against these. Destroy the thing, do it over several times. In each destroying of a beautiful discovery the artist does not really suppress it, but rather transforms it, condenses it, makes it more substantial. – Pablo Picasso Paul Levy, […]

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First of all, big thanks to our friend and associate, Rasul Sha’ir, and a blog post on the Cnvrgnc website, for prompting this notion. Background: Rasul knows damn well I don’t like the word “consumer.” I insist on calling a brand’s universe of possible purchasers “customers,” because what’s most important to the people who buy […]

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No matter how deeply you ponder and pray over its electronic entrails, a machine cannot foretell your future. No matter how much you love it, a machine will not love you back. Its commitment is to keep you in the room, with the meter running. It’ll do whatever it takes to make that happen. It […]

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