Mr.Gehry’s Chair Reframed

Frank Gehry is a starchitect. He designs amazing, innovative buildings like The Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain and the Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles.  But above all, Frank Gehry is a reframer. He follows The Reframers Credo. So when he was asked to design a chair he started reframing. He redefined the problem as, […]

Scared: A Storyteller’s Tale

It’s lurking in that white piece of paper. Be careful, my friend. The Scared might get you. The Scared is everywhere. And it’s waiting for you For some people, it’s waiting for you on an airplane. The Scared is out there in the audience you’re about to address. If you’re an artist or a storyteller, […]

To The Dreamkeepers

Neil Gaiman is a sage of storytelling while he’s awake. And one of the most interesting people alive. But there’s something you may not know about him. He is also a masterful weaver of whimsical, intensely interesting stories while he’s asleep. But dreams are fleeting So, over the years, his wife, musician Amanda Palmer, has […]

Schizophrenic Advice To Storytellers

So many voices in my head. Telling me what to do. Or how to do it. Or how to think about storytelling. The difference between what to think and how to think It’s always been that way. There’s always a battle between the rules and principles. For example, once upon a time there two titans […]

The Enduring Power Of Flat Friends

I said goodbye to 333 good friends today. They were always there for me whenever I needed them. They inspired me. They taught me many things. They took me to many places and introduced me to many people and ideas I never would have known without them. But above all They gave me the courage […]

Want To Lead A Movement? Start With A Story

Two children were born on the same day in Uganda. Two children grew up in the same Ugandan village. One boy One of those boys dropped out of school. He never learned to read. He ended up cutting sugarcane. He eventually struggled with alcohol abuse and parented many children out of wedlock. The other boy […]

“The Creative Work Of Leaders” Experience

Takes those who lead through the new essentials of creative leadership. Essentially Reframing. Storylistening. Understanding your tribe’s worldview. Defining “why.” And leadership storytelling that inspires action. Together, we’ll cover Aristotle Leads A Tribe What’s A Tribe? Tribes Connect With Emotion The Pillars Of Tribe Connection Stories That Move The Movement Experience it Inspire those who […]

The “What Will We Do With The Creative Brief?” Experience

It’s seldom creative. It’s never brief. And yet, it’s a creative brief Today’s rambling, uninspiring brief is a flaming bag of shit dropped on your team’s doorstep. They have no choice but to stomp it out. Learn how to reinvent the brief for an age of experiences and storysharing – not messaging. Together, we’ll cover […]

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