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The Narrative Universe
Marsha Dunn
Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Topical Listening
A few weeks ago I witnessed ten acts of bravery, experienced ten instances of human connection, shared ten inspiring moments. I was at my first live Moth Radio event. I was watching—listening—as everyday people took the stage, stood alone—save for a microphone and some nerve—and told their true, personal story to an audience of hundreds. On that evening I was reminded of why our earliest entertainment consisted of humans sitting around the campfire just telling stories.
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Marsha Dunn with Geoff Amidei
Tuesday, April 5, 2016
Interview
There is much talk of stories and storytelling these days. Sometimes it sounds as if there’s nothing that stories can’t accomplish in an organizational context. But we know it’s not that simple. The age-old adage that “change is hard” remains, well, unchanged. So in this interview, we try to ask the hard questions about how narrative relates to transformative actions. And who better to ask than Geoff Amidei? Geoff draws on vast experience as performer-turned-facilitator and longtime speaker-coach. To elevate our game, we read Duke University Professor Frederick M. Mayer’s challenging and highly regarded book, Narrative Politics: Stories and Collective Action, in advance.
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Marsha Dunn
Tuesday, March 22, 2016
Interview
Dear World is a portrait project that unites people through pictures and stories. It began in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. At the time we thought maybe the last chapter in our city’s history had just been written. In those early years of recovery, we asked people to share love notes to the city of New Orleans. However, we asked them to share those notes by writing the message on their skin—and then we took their portrait.
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Mason Smith and Gordon Eby
Monday, March 7, 2016
Case Study
Collective Next recently designed and facilitated a two-day collaborative design session for UP Education Network, which we explore in the following case study. This is the fourth installment... More
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Marsha Dunn with Dave Rutley and Renee Piazza
Wednesday, February 17, 2016
Read / Dialogue / Apply
Below is the third installment of our multi-part series entitled The Narrative Universe. In the coming weeks, we will explore how we humans construct our world—even our professional world—... More
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Marsha Dunn
Thursday, February 4, 2016
Interview
Below is the second installment of our multi-part series entitled The Narrative Universe. In the coming weeks, we will explore how we humans construct our world—even our professional world—... More

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John Colaruotolo
Wednesday, April 27, 2016
In Episode 9 of our podcast NibSqueak, we talk to designer, author, and commander-in-chief of the Sketchnote Army, Mike Rohde.
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