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Harvard Decision Making Lab

By October 14, 2009

By John Esterle I had a fun “aha” moment when I was noodling around and discovered The Harvard Decision Making Lab, which was founded less than a year ago. They’re studying all kinds of interesting stuff around the science of decisions, with a particular interest in the role of emotions in decision making. And the…

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Social Media Storytelling: Seeing and Thinking Differently

By October 7, 2009

By John Esterle Continuing the thread about the power of stories, check out Kari Dunn Saratovsky’s brief interview with Mark Horvath on the Social Citizens blog at The Case Foundation. It offers a brief, compelling, primer of how social media can be a powerful storytelling tool to make the invisible visible (in this case homelessness)….

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Inside Stories

By September 28, 2009

By John Esterle It seems more and more of us in the public benefit sector are thinking and talking about the power of stories to connect and inform, to spark dialogue and action, to shift perspectives and policy. And with this talk comes familiar questions: How do we tell our story? How do we get…

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Re-Launching the TWI Blog

By September 23, 2009

By John Esterle When we first launched our blog* in the fall of 2006 I dipped my toes in the water with a few reflections, but seeing consistently zero comments gave me pause. Writing is usually a struggle for me, so when doubts — who was reading, whether anything I was saying was of interest,…

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