The Story Economy Blog

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    I once got cornered by an oversharer at a conference in Chicago. It started over pizza on Thursday night, and by Sunday morning, I knew every single bad thing her mother ever did to her. All I did to spark it was eat a lot of pizza: “How can you eat so…
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    In April of 1942, a young woman who was eight months pregnant was widowed suddenly. Her husband, just 42, died of high blood pressure (there weren’t any drugs to control it as there are now). She already had an 8-year old girl and an 11-year old boy at…
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    Sometimes I think I’m living a double life. I mean, I’m not nearly cool enough to be a double agent. Or a superhero with a secret identity. But I do have a daily duality: two fairly different types of clients that have very little to do with each…
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    I’ve recently become a little obsessed with the universe. Maybe it’s because my kid keeps asking me where the world came from. Maybe it’s early-middle-age desire to more fully understand my place in the world. Maybe I just need a new…
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    The first Olympic memory I have is from 1980, mostly because it was the first time I heard the word “boycott.” I remember thinking: What does a boy on a cot have to do with anything? But it’s 1984 that comes back to me, every time I hear the…
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