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Having the Value Conversation: Springboard Stories

Proof of the value and impact of libraries is not enough. Sad but true.

You have to combine these proofs with the power of storytelling.

The best work I have every seen on this is by Steve Denning.

So, run, don’t walk, to your nearest online bookstore and buy:

The Springboard: How Storytelling Ignites Action in Knowledge-Era Organizations
(KMCI Press) (Paperback)
~ Stephen Denning (Author)

“A springboard story has an impact not so much through transferring large amounts of information, as through catalyzing understanding…”

At ths point there are quite a few copies used and new on Amazon priced fron $7.55 to 28.30 US.

If you want to read the one page summary about springboard stories, then you can read a one page PDF here.

Read the reviews. They say it better than me but I know in my heart of hearts that people support libraries in their heart of hearts. Value proofs are great but combine your influencing sklls with great storytelling and libraries can win the day!

Stephen

Posted on: April 7, 2010, 4:04 pm Category: Uncategorized