What is Your Story? The One Great Story

In What is Your Story  I wish to examine the way we tell stories about ourselves to ourselves — and, most important, the way we can change those stories to transform our business and personal lives. Your story is your life. As human beings, we continually tell ourselves stories — of success or failure; of…

What is your Story? in ‘The Woman in the Window’

  A. J. Finn’s debut novel begins with an ominous epigram: “I have a feeling that inside you somewhere, there’s something nobody knows about.” This is a line from the 1943 classic Alfred Hitchcock thriller, Shadow of a Doubt, and THE WOMAN IN THE WINDOW, in more ways than one, pays homage to the venerable master of…

What is Your Story? in Stephen King’s ‘The Outsider’

It has been 16 years since Stephen King announced his retirement. One can be forgiven for forgetting that, given that his bibliography has continued to grow seemingly exponentially and with barely a pause. The results, whether good, bad or indifferent (and yes, all three categories have been well-represented), have been noteworthy in that King, for…

What is Your Story in “Macbeth”

Set in the 1970s in a run-down, rainy industrial town, Jo Nesbo’s MACBETH centers around a police force struggling to shed an incessant drug problem. Duncan, chief of police, is idealistic and visionary, a dream to the townspeople but a nightmare for criminals. The drug trade is ruled by two drug lords, one of whom…

What is your Story? in Origin

  Whoever You Are.  Whatever You Believe.  Everything Will Change.  The stunningly inventive new novel from the world’s most popular thriller writer. Bilbao, Spain Robert Langdon, Harvard professor of symbology and religious iconology, arrives at the ultramodern Guggenheim Museum Bilbao to attend a major announcement — the unveiling of a discovery that “will change the…

What is your Story? in ‘Column of fire’

  International bestselling author Ken Follett has enthralled millions of readers with THE PILLARS OF THE EARTH and WORLD WITHOUT END, two stories of the Middle Ages set in the fictional city of Kingsbridge. The saga now continues with Follett’s magnificent new epic, A COLUMN OF FIRE In 1558, the ancient stones of Kingsbridge Cathedral…

What is your Story? in ‘The Chalkman’

  THE CHALK MAN is set in the small tourist town of Anderbury, England. The narrative, which alternates between 1986 and 2016, is provided by Eddie Adams, a lifelong resident of Anderbury who is a participant and indeed the nexus of what occurs. Eddie was 12 years old in 1986, and with his small group…