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StoryTech: a Personalized 
Guidebook to the 21st Century 

Innovate Your Future Through Self-Stories 

Create Stories as Change Buffers 
Evolve Strategic 
Organizational Scenarios 


Arthur M. Harkins, Ph.D. 
George H. Kubik, Ph.D. 

September 15, 2009 

Version 3.0 

StoryTech Books 

Published by Arthur M. Harkins & George H. Kubik 
3053 Pine Ridge Drive, Eagan, MN 55121, U.S.A. 

First Printing: July 2006 
Version 2.1 

Copyright © 2006 by Arthur M. Harkins & George H. Kubik 
All rights reserved 

ISBN 0-9787434-0-7 

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For all those who have the courage to tell their stories 
...and to live them! 



Chapter 1: Introducing StoryTech....................................................10 
Chapter 2: Becoming Intimate with StoryTech...............................33 
Chapter 3: Practicing StoryTech in Groups ....................................53 
Chapter 4: Further Experience with StoryTech..............................82 

in Communities 
Chapter 5: Conducting Education StoryTechs..............................105 
Chapter 6: Facilitating Health & Aging StoryTechs.....................167 
Chapter 7: Facilitating StoryTechs with ........................................195 

International Groups 
Epilogue ......................................................................................................218 
Appendix A: Resources.............................................................................223 


How to Use This Guidebook 

Welcome to StoryTech! 

StoryTech offers a dynamic 21st century approach for integrating the power 
of your personal stories with the collective wisdom of groups, organizations, 
and societies. This Guidebook will introduce you to a very old process that 
enhances your strategic ability to deal with change and opportunity. 

This Guidebook is written in a holographic, non-linear style. In order to 
satisfy your curiosity and uniqueness, the chapters are not chained together 
sequentially. You are encouraged to select chapters that have immediate 
interest to you and read the remaining chapters as your curiosity evolves. 
Key concepts repetitively appear across different chapters where they are 
presented from different perspectives and with different objectives. You are 
encouraged to apply your individual uniqueness in reading this Guidebook. 
The Guidebook will then become unique to you! 

The writing style is purposely kept lively and explorative. StoryTech is an 
exciting and constantly evolving subject. Hence, you the reader and we, the 
writers, must explore the topic together. This is accomplished, in part, by 
inviting you to actively engage in a variety of challenging exercises. Each of 
the exercises contained in this Guidebook explores the capabilities, 
promises, and rewards of the StoryTech process and is part of the process of 
constructing individual knowledge. 


As we leave you temporarily, please remind yourself that now is the time to 
develop new stories for new futures. Nothing in human history has the 
power of stories to inspire. Not even images, which are meaningless without 
vital story contexts. Remember, too, that the shelf life of practical stories is 
constantly shortening, demanding that up-to-date people constantly renew 
their repertoires of new and refurbished strategic stories. 

We have provided the Guidebook in the hope that it will be practical. We are 
most interested in how you, the Designing Professional Futures student, 
determined whether the Guidebook fit the course and your emerging 
professional needs. 

We are interested in how you may have found it confusing, difficult, overly divergent, or too simplified. We’re equally interested in how it met your criteria for clarity, ease, focus, and appropriate complexity. Your critiques are of inestimable importance, so please let us know them. Your future is our focus. 

Stay in touch. Our individual e-mail addresses are <harki001@umn.edu> 
and <kubik005@umn.edu>. We’ll be back to you in the future with updated 
future versions of the StoryTech Guidebook. 

Goodbye for now! 

/signature/ Arthur Harkins 

/signature/ George Kubik 


Appendix A 


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Web Resources: 
Business Scenario Resources 
Creating an Innovation Strategy (via scenarios) 
The Economist on scenario and story planning 
Frankl, Victor: 
Critiques of Frankl and Other Visionary Humanists 

A Frankl Tribute 

A Frankl Interview When He Was 90 

Viktor Frankl Biography (excellent) 

Retrospective of Frankl’s works 

Viktor Frankl at 90: An Interview 

Viktor Frankl Institute 

Introductory Definition of Scenarios 
Plausible Futures Newsletter (w/OECD higher education scenarios) 
<http://www.plausiblefutures.com/index.php?cat=6691a > 
Scenario and story planning for Uncertain Times 
<http://sbinformation.about.com/cs/newseconomy/a/scenario.htm > 
Scenario and story planning Links 
<http://www.icra-edu.org/page.cfm?pageid=anglolearnscenariolinks > 
Scenario and story planning Resources 
<http://limnology.wisc.edu/peterson/scenarios.html > 
Scenario and story writing Outline 
<http://activities.tjhsst.edu/fps/resources/inside_future_scenes.htm > 
Scenario and story writing Rules for Students 
<http://www.cps.k12.ri.us/glenhill/mcaulay/scenario/scenario.htm > 
Scenario Publications 
United Nations University Millennium Project Annotated Scenario 
van der Heijden’s Selected Scenario Resources 
Vinge, V. (1993). The singularity. Accessed online at 


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