Passport to the 21st Century
John Seely Brown, Steve Denning, 
Katalina Groh, Larry Prusak: 
Some of the world's leading thinkers
explore the role of storytelling in the world

 I Introduction to storytelling I John Seely Brown on science I Steve Denning on change I Katalina Groh on video
Larry Prusak on organization I Discussion I | Contact us | Bibliography on storytelling

Storytelling: The film-maker as storyteller 
Katalina Groh explains the process by which film can be used to tell stories that reaches a wide audience and makes a point.
How video stories are made

1. An absurd idea: an educational series on storytelling
2. What's the "so what?"
3. Telling different kinds of stories
4. The key: getting to the listener's story
     To be continued....

The art of possibility

1. Enrolling people in a vision
2. Relationships and conversations
3. Rule number six
4. The voice in the head
5. Giving everyone an A
6. The downward spiral
7. Making others powerful
8. Shining eyes
9. Life is great!

Background on Katalina Groh

What is it about a good story that makes us listen, laugh, participate, and learn? What is it about a good story that makes us want to share our own? We need more good stories. We need more good storytellers. We have learned to recognize the art of a different kind of narrative, a different kind of learning. And it is not really new; it is actually the oldest way of learning there is. Although we can tell people what they might learn this week and preach lessons, offer analysis, and invent new jargon‹when we are invited to discover a lesson within a narrative of a good story, we tend to remember the lesson precisely because the lessons are told within a story.

The best teachers and leaders are good storytellers. Real People, Real Stories is a new series, created by Groh Productions, which is built on experiencing and discovering the people and the stories that celebrate transformation, change, and learning. These stories create new kinds of conversations and experiences. Most of all, these stories invite us to reflect, learn, and experience the lesson precisely because they make us think about our own stories. We can invent any future that we can dream, because life is a story we invent as we go. We all have a story to tell. This series explores the storytellers who invite us to share them.

Groh Productions, Inc. with Katalina Groh, Executive Producer

Katalina Groh has written, produced, and directed documentaries and independent feature films for the past ten years. As Senior Producer, she helped launch New World entertainment's educational division, New World Knowledge, where she developed, co-wrote, and produced award-winning educational programming. Her research at New World began to focus more on adult learning, new narrative structures for educational programs, and the development of new models for content structure that would create new conversations and experiences.

Books and videos on storytelling 
*** In Good Company : How Social Capital Makes Organizations Work
by Don Cohen, Laurence Prusak (February 2001) Harvard Business School Press
*** The Social Life of Information, by John Seely Brown, Paul Duguid
(February 2000) Harvard Business School Press
*** The Springboard : How Storytelling Ignites Action in Knowledge-Era Organizations
by Stephen Denning (October 2000) Butterworth-Heinemann 
*** The Art of Possibility, a video with Ben and Ros Zander : Groh Publications (February 2001)
Copyright © 2001 Katalina Groh 
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