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The idea of organizations using `storytelling' to make sense of themselves and their environment has generated a lot of excitement. Written by the leading scholar in this field, Storytelling Organization explores how narrative and storytelling is an important part of an organization's strategy, development and learning processes. With excellent examples from Nike, McDonald's and Disney, readers are shown how the theory that underpins organizational storytelling connects with storytelling in everyday organizational life. David Boje's theories and ideas in relation to the study of storytelling in organizations are highly influential and this book will be a `must have' for any student or scholar interested in the area.

Whom Would You Invite to a Socratic Storytelling Symposium?
Whom would you invite to a socratic storytelling symposium?

I integrate emergent story and narrative control in a Socratic Storytelling Symposium. I invited Mikhail Bakhtin (1895–1975), Fyodor Dostoevsky (1821–1881), Martin Heidegger (1889–1976), Paul Ricoeur (1913–2005), Jean Paul Sartre (1905–1980), and Gertrude Stein (1874–1946). The basis of the symposium is from my reading of Bakhtin's various writings,1 Dostoevsky's A Gentle Creature (1876/1955a), Heidegger's (1927/1962) Being and Time, Ricoeur's (1983/1984) Time and Narrative, Sartre's (1943/1956) Being and Nothingness, and Stein's (1935) lectures against narrative. Our topic is forensic methods for studying living story and dead narrative fragments. The frontier issue is how to engage one another in polyvocal storylistening. The contribution is to explore dialogic imagination.

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