The Plot Thickens: What’s Next for Storytelling and Technology Lessons from a Chicago Ideas Week Event: Part 1

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“Storytelling is not just the ones we make up. It’s not fiction. It’s everything happening all around us.” That’s what RYOT’s Gabe Lifton told a packed Edlis Neeson Theater as part of Chicago Ideas Week’s Future of Storytelling keynote event a few weeks back. If there weren’t 10 rows of attendees between me and the stage, I might have rushed it to …

Stand Out in Business: Lessons from AMC’s Mad Men

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Nine years ago on July 19, 2007, AMC debuted a new series that wasted no time garnering an infatuated audience: Mad Men. Centered around the “golden age” of advertising on Madison Avenue in New York in the late 1950’s – early 1970’s, it quickly gained a reputation for its promiscuity, complex characters and all-too-real look into how different American life …