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Modifying the 3-Act structure of storytelling to one based on 3-niche structure.

Modifying the 3-Act structure of storytelling to one based on 3-niche structure.

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  • Hi Rod:

    It is morning time. I have just awaken up. Your comment just made me alert in a positive way- very positive in fact.
    I have to confess that I have been terribly impressed with your thoughtful presentations- and excluding none. Minimum Viable Product (MVP) is working in my subconscious. It guided me to using it without being aware of it.
    Yes, this is a test ground for the idea. Your great comment,Rod, fills me with enthusiasm to see the outcome. I am so happy that you will be beside me. That makes the journey more interesting.

    As for the lose:lose examples I have to dive deeper. We know wars, car accidents and many other examples lead to lose:lose situations. Fish in a fish pond excrete waste that suffocates it and make life difficult for others. I have to scratch my head more to find better examples.

    Rod, your comment is a great way of indirectly saying 'Ali- have a bright day'.
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  • Ali,
    If I'm not mistaken, your above presentation - The concept of storytelling using three niche structure - is the shortest document that I've seen from you. As they usually say, 'Brevity is the soul of wit.' For the above presentation, I'd say: 'An MVP is the basis of an excellent presentation.' By MVP, I'm referring to the paradigm of the Lean Startup where MVP is an acronym for 'Minimum Viable Product.' It's great to see the Build-Measure-Learn loop of the Lean Startup Method being applied to writing presentations: You have first *built* an MVP and are *measuring* its impacts based on feedback from readers ('customers'). Thereafter, you'll review the feedback, reflect, and *learn* what delights readers. As you've noted, you'll subsequently iterate to present a more featured presentation of your MVP. I appreciate your practical application and illustration of the Lean Startup method in preparing presentations.

    With regard to the content, I like your description of story outcomes using the language of biotic interactions. I usually think of conflict resolutions in terms of Win-Lose ('Parasitism'), Win-Win ('Mutualism'), and Lose-Lose. I had not come across an outcome of Win-Neutral ('Commensalism'). Thanks for broadening my horizon. I'll be keenly following this thread as well as your next MVP to learn more about the three niche structures of storytelling. Just one question: Is there any biotic interaction that refers to the destructive outcome of 'Lose-Lose': a situation where both parties lose such as when they fight to their deaths? I look forward to reading your insights.
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  • @juaomaya Thanks, dear Juao as your comment fills me with enthusiasm. I am thinking also on a second front to foster the first one. Plants convert light energy to chemical energy. So, storytelling must convert something to something else. For example, to convert parasitism (negative energy) to mutualism (positive energy). As you see, I am still crystallizing out my thoughts.
    Phenomena family and my family celebrated Xmas and had great times. People should learn how to convert their thinking and enjoy other religions' glorious days. Happy holidays for you and your family, dear Juao.
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  • Dear Ali, you're a great storyteller, you really are. Your 'short story' on how plants give us oxygen contains the most fundamental elements of a good storytelling: a hero star, supporting actors and a very intriguing plot. It has even a suspenseful end: 'Struggle starts'. It was a pleasure reading your thrilling comment. As a fan movie I was quite moved...

    Even though a bit late, I wanna thank you for your wonderful Christmas message, hoping you have had a Holy Night full of joy and happiness together your family.
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  • @dailyxminutes Dear Sajid- what a lovely comment! I greatly appreciate your illuminating comment. This 'mini-presentation' aims at soliciting great ideas such as yours before expanding it to a full presentation.
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    • Storytelling is a great way to communicate your ideas. Mostly, storytelling depends on a three-act structure. It occurred to me to develop the idea by introducing the concept of three-niche structure. This emulates living systems in which they co-exist through integrating their niches. Competition heats up when members of a community have the same niche. How do you rate this idea? Your feedback shall be greatly appreciated? There are three types of biotic interactions (symbiosis) 1. Parasitism- This is the type of relationship where one species is harmed and the other benefits. 2. Mutualism- Both species benefit 3. Commensalism- This type of relationship is where one organism benefits and the other organism is neither helped or harmed The conflict of the story is when a niche is conflicting or harming another niche. The conflict escalates by increasing the harmful effect of the parasitic niche. The end act is when the conflicting niche find a way to harmonize and turn the conflict into mutual benefit.