A set of related study questions are available for the readings and viewings in this course. 

1. Introduction: The Importance of Story

Shaw, Gordon, Robert Brown, et al. “Strategic Stories: How 3M is Rewriting Business Planning.” Harvard Business Review 76, no. 3 (1998).

Heyward, DuBose. The Country Bunny and the Little Gold Shoes. Houghton Mifflin Books for Young Readers, 1939. ISBN: 9780395159903. [Preview with Google Books]

Gilbreth, Frank B., and Ernestine Gilbreth Carey. Cheaper by the Dozen. Laurel Leaf, 1984. ISBN: 9780553272505. (selections)

2  The Lives of Others. Directed by Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck. Color, 137 min. 2006.  
2. Ethics and Authority
3 O’Flaherty, Liam. “Two Lovely Beasts.” In Two Lovely Beasts, and Other Stories. The Devin-Adair Company, 1950.  
4  Mon oncle d’Amérique. Directed by Alain Resnais. Black & White, 125 min. 1980.  
5  Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. Directed by Ang Lee. Color, 120 min. 2000.  
6 Woolf, Virginia. Mrs. Dalloway. Mariner Books, 2005. ISBN: 9780156030359.  
7  The Queen. Directed by Stephen Frears. Color, 103 min. 2006.  
3. Leading from my Moral Compass
8  Hotel Rwanda. Directed by Terry George. Color, 121 min. 2004.  
9 Goldstein, Rebecca. “The Legacy of Raizel Kaidish.” In Strange Attractors. Penguin Books, 1994. ISBN: 9780140172461.  
10  The Descendants. Directed by Alexander Payne. Color, 115 min. 2011.  
11 Carr, Nicholas. The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains. W. W. Norton & Company, 2011. ISBN: 9780393339758. (excerpt)  
12 Lerner, Ben. Leaving the Atocha Station. Granta Books, 2013. ISBN: 9781847086914.  
4. Social Enterprise

Ruseabagina, Paul. An Ordinary Man: An Autobiography. Penguin Books, 2007. ISBN: 9780143038603. (selection)

Dallaire, Romeo. Shake Hands with the Devil: The Failure of Humanity in Rwanda. Da Capo Press, 2004. ISBN: 9780786714872. (selection)

Wilson, E. O. Consilience. Vintage, 1999, pp. 314–5. ISBN: 9780679768678. (selection)

14  The Motorcycle Diaries. Directed by Walter Salles. Color and Black & White, 126 min. 2004.  
15  Citizenfour. Directed by Laura Poitras. Color, 114 min. 2014.  
16 Bolt, Robert. A Man for All Seasons. Vintage, 1990. ISBN: 9780679728221.  
17  Shall We Dance?. Directed by Masayuki Suo. Color, 136 min. 1996.  
18  Antonia’s Line. Directed by Marleen Gorris. Color, 102 min. 1995.  
5. Conclusion: Leading Through Story
19 Frayn, Michael. Copenhagen. Methuen Drama, 1998. ISBN: 9780413724908.  
20  Riding Giants. Directed by Stacy Peralta. Color, 95 min. 2004.  
21  Slumdog Millionaire. Directed by Danny Boyle. Color, 120 min. 2008.  
22 Ready, D. A. “How Storytelling Builds Next Generation Leaders.” MIT Sloan Management Review, July 2002.  

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