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The following is a list of works discussed from each class session.

1-2 Introduction - The Importance of Story Shaw, Gordon, Robert Brown, and Philip Bromiley. "Strategic Stories: How 3M is Rewriting Business Planning." Harvard Business Review, May 1, 1998.

Amazon logo Heyward, Du Bose. The Country Bunny and the Little Gold Shoes. Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin. September 9, 1939. ISBN: 0395159903.

Amazon logo Gilbreth, Frank, and Ernestine Gilbreth Carey. Cheaper by the Dozen. New York, NY: Harper Perennial Modern Classics, June 1, 2002. ISBN: 006008460X.

Amazon logo Goldstein, Rebecca. "The Legacy of Raizel Kaidish." In Strange Attractors. New York, NY: Penguin Press, 1994. ISBN: 0140172467.
3-8 Institutional Frameworks Amazon logo Melville, Herman. Billy Budd. New York, NY: Penguin Press, 1999. ISBN: 185326749X.

Amazon logo Woolf, Virginia. A Room of One’s Own and Three Guineas (selections). Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press, May 7, 1998. ISBN: 0192834843.


Redford, Robert. Quiz Show. 1994.

Resnais, Alain. Mon Oncle d’Amérique. 1980.

Suo, Masayuki. Shall We Dance?. 1996.

Shall We Dance? II: "Sloan Puts Out." (In-class screening)
9-13 Stressing the Self Amazon logo Bolt, Robert. A Man for All Seasons." Reissue edition. New York, NY: Vintage, April 14, 1990. ISBN: 0679728228.

Amazon logo Dallaire, Romeo. Shake Hands with the Devil: The Failure of Humanity in Rwanda. New York, NY: Carroll & Graf, December 10, 2004. ISBN: 0786715103.

Amazon logo Ignatieff, Michael. Human Rights as Politics and Idolatry. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, October 1, 2001. ISBN: 0691088934.

Amazon logo Smiley, Jane. "Good Will." In Ordinary Love and Good Will. Reprint edition. New York, NY: Ballantine Books, May 12, 1992. ISBN: 0449907945.


George, Terry. Hotel Rwanda. 2004.

Lee, Ang. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. 2000.
14-20 Social Enterprise Amazon logo O'Flaherty, Liam. "Two Lovely Beasts." In Two Lovely Beasts, and Other Stories. Greenwich, CT: Devin-Adair, 1950. ISBN: 1125916656.

Amazon logo LeGuin, Ursula. The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas. Redding, CA: Creative Education, October 1, 1992. ISBN: 0886825016.

Amazon logo Hilton, James. Lost Horizon. Reissue edition. New York, NY: Pocket, January 15, 1988, chapters 4-8. ISBN: 0671664271.

Amazon logo Mo, Timothy. The Monkey King. Reprint edition. London, UK: Faber & Faber, April 1, 1988. ISBN: 0571129668.


Gorris, Marleen. Antonia's Line. 1995.

Puenzo, Luis. The Official Story. 1985.

Russell, David. Three Kings. 1999.
21-24 Conclusion - Leading Through Story Amazon logo Frayn, Michael. Copenhagen. Norwell, MA: Anchor, August 8, 2000. ISBN: 0385720793.

Amazon logo Thoreau, H. D. "Economy." In Walden. Unabridged edition. New York, NY: Dover Publications, April 12, 1995. ISBN: 0486284956.

Ready, D. A. "How Storytelling Builds Next-Generation Leaders." Cambridge, MA: Harvard Business School, 2002. Case # 9-SMR-087.


Salles, Walter. The Motorcycle Diaries. 2004.

Coen, Joel. O Brother, Where Art Thou?. 2000.