Preparing to Improvise, Start with the Future and Work ALL the way Back

Last Wednesday, I arrived at Washington and Lee University, in Lexington, Virginia, to offer a guest lecture for Professor Caleb Dance’s undergraduate course, “Improvisation and Performance Culture in the Ancient World.” The class examines improvisation’s fundamental role in the overlapping art forms of storytelling, public speaking, theater and music. Dr. Dance asked me to relate…

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Why Archives Matter

The traditional rationale to persuade organizations to build a corporate archive is that you need to do it for history; serving posterity was justification enough to open the corporate checkbook. Nowadays, it is no longer sufficient to remind people of their social and communal “duty,” as companies have an obligation to stakeholders to provide more…

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Benefits of Corporate History Publications

History Factory is known for producing award-winning and nationally recognized company history books and other publications. It’s an application of authentic content that we’ve been doing for nearly 40 years, and often the most cherished organizational keepsake from a particular corporate milestone or event. And while corporate histories and commemorative books are great showpieces for just about…

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