Category Archives: Story management

MP Borys Wrzesnewskyj (Etobicoke Centre) spoke most eloquently at the April 19, 2017 GTAA Air Traffic Noise meeting

A previous post is entitled: Message from Lakeshore Planning Council regarding air traffic noise in Markland Woods, Alderwood, and Long Branch I attended part of the April 19, 2017 Community Environment and Noise Advisory Committee (CENAC) meeting at the GTAA … Continue reading

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Tactics, strategy, and logistics drive the management of organized violence

When we speak of military leadership we are speaking of the management of organized violence. A random thought, that has occurred to me, concerns the inter-connectedness of all things. What follows are some additional, accumulated random thoughts. Vladimir Putin and … Continue reading

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The context is the content

This post concerns three books: The Moth, First Edition (2014) Mr. Putin: Operative in the Kremlin (2015) Secondhand Time: The Last of the Soviets, First U.S. Edition. (2016) Each of these books focuses – with a high level of skill … Continue reading

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Hidden Figures (2016): A great movie; I recommend it highly

In the course of my life, I have been inspired by decency, honesty, fairness, and genuine (as opposed to fake) justice. It’s been my observation that the pursuit of such qualities as decency, honesty, and so on, appeals to some … Continue reading

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John Stewart of Wiarton has added a comment to a previous post about the 1958 fire at the Long Branch Hotel

John Stewart of Wiarton has added a comment to a previous post about the fire at the Long Branch hotel; he writes: “Our family grew up on 31 Arcadian Circle from 1939 to 1998. I remember the Long Branch hotel … Continue reading

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An exemplary study in story management: Mr. Putin: Operative in the Kremlin (2015)

I’ve been reading with interest a Brookings Institution study entitled: Mr. Putin: Operative in the Kremlin (2015). The way the book itself is constructed is a study in effective story management. As well, the contents of the book – featuring … Continue reading

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Mr. Putin (2015) illustrates that story management is possible even in the absence of evidence-based biographical details

In a previous post, I’ve discussed the Story of Mississauga, which I’ve been following since January 2017. The project is drive, first of all, by a focused approach toward heritage management. Secondly, the Story of Mississauga is concerned with community … Continue reading

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North Korea makes a great topic for storytelling

A March 7, 2017 Brookings Institution article, which originally appeared in the Nikkei Asian Review, addresses the current situation in North Korea; the opening paragraphs read: Amid the sound and fury of President Donald Trump’s first weeks in office, the … Continue reading

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190-page Mississauga Heritage Management Strategy outlines framework for Story of Mississauga project

I have an interest in a City of Mississauga initiative that seeks to develop the Story of Mississauga. The project is outlined in a 190-page City of Mississauga report entitled: “Mississauga Heritage Management Strategy”: MississaugaHeritageManagementStrategy_May2016 A related report is entitled: “City … Continue reading

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CBC The Current podcast: We are natural storytelling machines, not statisticians – The Undoing Project (2017)

A Jan. 27, 2017 CBC The Current article (with a link to a podcast) is entitled: “How two game-changing psychologists changed the way we think about thinking.” Click here for a transcript of the Jan. 27, 2017 CBC interview > … Continue reading

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