When the San Francisco Giants won the World Series a week ago, GM sales exec Rikk Wilde had the honor of presenting the World Series MVP trophy to Giants’ pitcher, Madison Bumgarner. The presentation was a mess. First of all GM bet on the wrong team winning, because their man Wilde is an avid Kansas City Royals […]

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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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In Part One of this post, we shared an observation made in 1982 by the actor Barnard Hughes, on the set of the motion picture, Tron, that in the digital world, everything is remembered, nothing is forgotten. We defined it in scientific terms as Barney’s Law: Memory expands to fill a network. Here in Part […]

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Dowsing is the ancient practice of seeking what is hidden (most often associated with dowsing or “divining” water underground with a divining rod). My grandmother was a dowser. She used the forked limb from a peach tree to find underground water for friends and relatives drilling water wells in Indiana. I wrote a post about […]

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There’s a lot of buzz in business about storytelling, and unprecedented demand for storytelling expertise. People are discovering Joseph Campbell, Jungian archetypes, world building, Bettelheim, Pixar’s process, and other storytelling and cinematic motifs, and applying them to leadership and brand narratives. Because the environment in which stories come to life and get shared has changed, the practice of storytelling […]

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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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Last night, as we have for each of the past three years, we hosted an event as part of Social Media Week. Social media professionals and digital strategists, who spend more time than most in conversation with customer audiences, have an intuitive grasp of the value of improvisation in business, and the tools it gives […]

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As part of Social Media Week GameChangers will be hosting a workshop on Sunday, Sept 22, from 6 to 8 PM called That Time a Story Kicked Big Bad Data’s Ass. The theme is how stories give context to information (and how information, by itself, is a poor conduit of communication). The workshop will explore […]

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The ultra-observant Michael Schrage posts this week in the Harvard Business Review Online about the function of social media in enterprise architecture. The questions explored by Schrage relate to structure: Does social media serve a company better as an enterprise platform used by managers to impose structure on the company’s network and its employees intra-actions? […]

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