His primary responsibilities are to research, collect, preserve, and share the company's 175-year history both inside and outside P&G. Meeker has presented and delivered storytelling workshops at many educational institutions, design agencies, conferences, and companies.
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© 2013 The Design Management Institute
Design Management Review
Volume 24, Issue 1, pages 4–10, Spring 2013
How to Cite
Meeker, S., Allison, K. and Schrage, M. (2013), Q&A. Design Management Review, 24: 4–10. doi: 10.1111/drev.10223
Currently, he is an adjunct professor at the Illinois Institute of Technology and co-teaches a yearly story-based graduate course, Innovation Narratives. He has also co-taught, at the University of Cincinnati's DAAP School of Design, a graduate course called Design Mythography.
Some of his work was recently featured in the storytelling section of Jonathan Cagan and Craig M. Vogel's’ book, Creating Breakthrough Products: Revealing the Secrets that Drive Global Innovation (second edition).
In August 2009, Allison started the live show and podcast “RISK!,” where people tell true stories they never thought they'd dare to share in public. Soon after, he founded The Story Studio, where he teaches storytelling to businesspeople, stage performers, and folks who just want to work on their conversation skills. His recent film and TV appearances include “Reno 911!: Miami,”The Ten, “Stella,” and “Flight of the Conchords.” Behind the scenes, he has written for Blue Man Group Productions and JibJab. In the print world, Allison's writing has appeared in The Village Voice, Giant, Premiere, and Film Journal. He has also served as the artistic director of The People's Improv Theater in New York and taught comedy writing at New York University
- Issue online: 17 APR 2013
- Version of Record online: 17 APR 2013
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