Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Live from Front End of Innovation 2012: Storytelling by The Moth

With a flutist's flourish, The Moth began with an introduction to the need for people in business to be able to tell a story (and the reminder that rambling will get you attacked by a flute!).

If you could have one superpower to change your world, what would it be?

For one thing, if you can teleport, you can travel, and you might discover along the road that failure depends on how you look at it, and likewise on how you define it.

For another, if you are going to draw "a nekkid man's essence," you are going to have to accept that there is no one way to do it.  It means being willing not to follow the rules, and being willing to excel in ways that you might not have expected.  That can be hard for many, but, if you can do that, you can do anything!

One of the amazing aspects of novelty is that it not only opens you up, but, if you embrace it, it can lead you to new and stunning realizations, and be the gateway to the ideas and experiences of a lifetime.

A final thing to consider is that sometimes taking a little step can lead to exponential change.  Building a network, a business, an endeavor, or a dream, may be a little bit crazy, or even a lot crazy, depending on the goal.  Despite the odds, however, taking just a small step on the journey, and perhaps getting just one small win, can launch something incredible.


Orin C. Davis is the first person to earn a doctorate in positive psychology. His research focuses on flow, creativity, hypnosis, and mentoring, and it spans both the workplace and daily life. He is the principal investigator of the Quality of Life Laboratory and a freelance consultant who helps companies maximize their human capital and become better places to work.

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