Three Simple Ingredients for Successful Stories

Stories can do amazing things for you. Telling the right story can help you nail a job interview, win over a customer, rally a team, motivate employees and many other things. But what exactly is a story? A colleague of mine went searching for a definition of story for a book he was writing. He […]

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The Hokey Pokey as a Blueprint for Life

It didn’t matter who you were — Martin de Maat believed in you. Martin was a teacher and administrator at Second City. He died in 2001, about a year before I started taking classes there, but he left behind an indelible legacy. By all accounts, he was a one-of-a-kind figure — passionate, enthusiastic, inspirational.┬áMartin put […]

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