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Yes, and : how improvisation reverses "no, but" thinking and improves creativity and collaboration

Author: Kelly Leonard; Tom Yorton; Second City (Theater company)
Publisher: New York : HarperCollins, 2015.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Leaders from the premiere comedy theater and school share improvisational techniques that can be applied to life and work, providing a tool kit for thriving in a world increasingly shaped by speed, social communication, and decentralization.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kelly Leonard; Tom Yorton; Second City (Theater company)
ISBN: 9780062248541 0062248545
OCLC Number: 948608161
Notes: "Lessons from The Second City."
Description: x, 240 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: The business of funny --
Yes, and : how to make something out of nothing --
How to build an ensemble --
The co-creation story, or Audiences want in on the act --
Change is hard : comedy and improvisation make it easier --
Using failure --
Follow the follower --
Listening is a muscle --
Conclusion: what happened when we Yes, anded the writing of this book --
Appendix: The Second City improv exercises.
Responsibility: Kelly Leonard & Tom Yorton.

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The authors, both executives at Chicago's The Second City, present their insights and perspective on how to apply the seven elements of improv comedy in both professional and personal situations.  Read more...

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