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Twofer Tuesday: The Art of Storytelling & Routines

Here are two articles that caught my eye this week… (See the link at the end to join the conversation on LinkedIn.)

The 22 Rules of Storytelling (And Having Great Ideas. And Getting Sh*t Done)

If you need to persuade, encourage, convince or sell, it’s no bad thing to know how to tell a good story. 

If you need to generate options, push the boundaries, step the edge, get out of a rut, it’s not bad thing to know how to generate ideas.

And if you need to “ship”, and get something out the door, then it’s not bad thing to know when enough’s enough. 

And it’s no bad thing to look to Pixar for some top tips on how to do all of that.

Here are 22 of their rules, illustrated by moments from their iconic creations.
Read: Pixar’s 22 Rules of Storytelling

Routine…Is it a Rut? Or a Helpful Habit?

There’s a simple and useful insight in this piece by Chris Guillebeau, author of the Art of Non-Conformity and a great person for shaking up the world.

Routine and habit can play an essential part of your success as a time-crunched manager. Just so long as it’s the right routine and habit.

What routines do you have that serve you well?

Read: Reducing Decisions to Focus Better


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