Personal stories

Walt Disney quote about innovation
Blinding flash of the obvious, eh?

May I speak with Jeff? Speaking. Jeff, I need to set up your lunch meeting with Steve Heise the Disney Institute Director. Lunch meeting? Steve Heise? Disney Institute? You’ve got the wrong Jeff…(and the rest, as they say, is history).


Critical distinction: Using stories is a common tool. However, using personal stories is rare. Curators, pontificators, and copycats can be quite skilled at telling someone else’s story. Think Simon Sinek. Who wants to hear about the front lines of poverty eradication from an historian? Who wants to hear from someone who felt the physical pangs and emotional anguish from looking starvation in the eyes and from being a starving adult with starving children?

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By jeff noel

Retired Disney Institute Keynote Speaker and Prolific Blogger. Five daily, differently-themed personal blogs (about life's 5 big choices) on five interconnected sites.