The Blessing and Curse of the 11th Hour Spanner

Alina Siegfried
5 min readFeb 9, 2021
A double ended silver wrench that is curved in the middle, against a black backdrop
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I was warned. Be crystal clear on your audience. I was absolutely, duly warned. In fact, I even warned myself. Show, don’t tell. Human hearts and minds are convinced by story, not heavy rational arguments laced with statistics, facts, and figures. Those things are important for policy design, but what makes individuals act is a compelling story.

Alina Siegfried

Storytelling | Narrative | Systems Change | Circular Economy | Spoken Word | Author of “A Future Untold” on story & narrative for change |