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Newsletter 51 Great Corporate Poets 1
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Juliet Bruce PhD has contributed a short, punchy article to the Member's archive. It is an extract from her forthcoming book A Write of Passage. Watch out for her book.
We are living in the age of story. Disney UK recently launched their Winnie the Pooh Storytelling Academy for parents. Research that they conducted showed that only 1 in 3 parents read to their children every day. 81% of respondents over the age of 55 consider themselves to be good storytellers, and this figure is 44% for the 18 to 24 year old group. It seems that modern technology and living is serving to drive down attention-spans and the imagination factor.
Reader's Digest have published their The Best Life Stories. View a sample of these here
In March we continue our work (Grow the Person/ Grow the Writing)with Cape Provincial Treasury
We also begin an intervention with the G-Wizz Gymnastics group. The intervention is to identify and live shared values, using the mechanisms of metaphor, anecdote and stories
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"Most men lead lives of quiet desparation and go to the grave with the song still in them"
“Obsessed by a fairy tale, we spend our lives searching for a magic door and a lost kingdom of peace.”
― Eugene O'Neill
"Our greatest glory consists not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall". - Oliver Goldsmith, 1730-1774
"An engineering design process that involves interconnected grids and threads contributing to an artistically comprehensive plan".
- Laila al-Othman on story construction
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