31st October 2002 - Heartstorm

I spent a few days reading "Heartstorm: Dream Society 2" by Rolf Jensen. Jensen is a Danish future scientist who has been highly recognized domestically by his first book "The Dream Society".

In his first book he introduced the concept storytelling, in this book; Jensen takes us through the actual process of building stories. A path which leads from a "universe of order", through "the dragon’s gate" and further into a "universe of chaos". In this universe we are on a quest for the grail. Even though this description is highly metaphoric, it is a good description of what people expect from a good story. Jensen stresses the point that no one wants the polished and perfect corporate image, they need something than can identify and sympathize with, otherwise they will look for the hidden faults until they bring the image into their own "real world".

In general an excellent practical book about making stories, and some suggestions to how stories can be used in practice for management and corporate branding.

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