The Power of Stories

Telling stories is the best way to teach, persuade, and even understand ourselves.

Self-Portrait in a Skewed Mirror

By Carlin Flora

You're more than the star and author of your own life story--you're also the spin master.

The Connector

By Joshua Gowin Ph.D.

Sharing a story puts people in brain-to-brain synchrony

Direct Hit

By Pamela B. Rutledge Ph.D., M.B.A.

Stories leap frog technology and go straight to the brain

The Inside Story

By Peter Guber

Success demands that we harness the power of telling a killer story.

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Only a Story? Not If Your Brain Has Its Way

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