When David Marquet took command of the nuclear submarine USS Santa Fe, he knew he needed to change a lot of things. It was the worst performing submarine, was never ready for its missions on time and was basically the laughing stock of the US navy.
David came in with a … Continue Reading ››
A well-known scientist (some say it was Bertrand Russell) once gave a public lecture on astronomy. He described how the Earth orbits around the sun and how the sun, in turn, orbits around the centre of a vast collection of stars called our galaxy.
Early one morning, Robert awoke, made his wife of 41 years some banana bread, took out the garbage and called to cancel a doctors appointment scheduled for the next day. He wrote a note to remind his wife to pick up the dry cleaning. All things considered, … Continue Reading ››
When I was young, my parents read me Aesop's fable of "The Ant and the Grasshopper," wherein, as everyone knows, the grasshopper spends the summer making music in the sun while the ant … Continue Reading ››
Keith Johnstone is the inventor of theatresports and in Impro for Storytellers, he writes about the importance of stories in improvisational theatre. He argues, that without interesting storylines impro simply degenerates into a loose collection of gags and becomes a lot less interesting.
The funny thing is that I bought this book thinking it was … Continue Reading ››
If you'd like to see a really good storyteller in action, now's your chance. On six evenings in may, Svend-Erik Engh and guest speakers are telling stories in Kongens Have in Copenhagen. I heard him twice last year, and he's really good.
I'm arranging a seminar on storytelling, visualization and happiness at work. It will take place in the new Arena space in N?rrebrogade 14 B in Copenhagen on friday the 25th of april from 16:00 to 18:00. We'll start with an introduction to storytelling by Henrik Kristensen, an introduction to visualization by Ole Qvist-S?rensen and … Continue Reading ››
This winter I took a class in creative writing. I've never written any fiction or poetry before, so I thought it would be a good challenge. It was, and one of the results was a short story called "the mechanic" about a regular guy called Benny, who discovers a mysterious and unsettling talent. Here's the … Continue Reading ››