ChangeThis: Issue 98
September 12, 2012
How to Tell a Story: 10 Simple Strategies by Jonah Sachs “Maybe it’s because we’re all so overloaded with information. Maybe it’s because we’re all so starved for meaning. Or maybe it’s because, thanks to social media, everyone’s become a broadcaster these days.
"Maybe it's because we're all so overloaded with information. Maybe it's because we're all so starved for meaning. Or maybe it's because, thanks to social media, everyone's become a broadcaster these days. Whatever the reason, we're all getting the same memo at the same time: if you want to be heard, you'd better learn to tell better stories."
"MBA programs don't have a monopoly on advanced business knowledge. You can teach yourself everything you need to know to succeed in life and at work. ... So skip business school and the suffocating student loans: you can get a world-class business education simply by reading these books."
"With college costs rising, student loan debt skyrocketing and average starting salaries falling, the following questions must be asked. Is college for everybody? Who is college for? ... This manifesto is for those who are willing to begin the work of change."
"El Sistema's founder, the visionary musician and economist Jose Antonio Abreu, has said, 'If you put a violin in a child's hands, that child will never hold a gun.' It is a profound idea ... And now this idea is spreading around the world"
"Career development appears at the top of many lists. Unfortunately, the lists tend to be those focused on what employees desperately want but are not getting from their managers."
"Face it. For good or ill, you have a personal brand. In fact, in the eyes of others, you are your personal brand. ... Your reputation is your brand. Your brand is your reputation. And it makes a world of difference in every relationship you have."