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Matt Ragland
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Matt Ragland is the host of the Story Signals podcast, focusing on a life filled with purpose, clarity, and meaning. He also runs Team House, a design and content development agency based in Nashville, TN.

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The Mad Libs Guide to (Adjective), (Adjective), (Action) Blog Posts

(1) Comments | Posted July 15, 2014 | 9:26 PM

Do you ever catch yourself perusing your Twitter, rss, or email feed, with a sneaky suspicion that all these posts sound eerily similar? The content usually differs (though not always), but the basic layout, flow, and hooks all fit into a neat framework?

That's because they do.

Why this Framework...

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The Hero's Journey: Using an Ancient Framework on Modern Stories

(1) Comments | Posted March 3, 2014 | 7:40 PM

Joseph Campbell's seminal work was revealing The Hero's Journey, a story structure that could be applied to many different stories and myths throughout history. From the epic of Odysseus, the sci-fi wonders of Star Wars, and the undersea adventures of Finding Nemo, we've been reading and watching heroes...

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Three Key Actions to Connecting With People

(0) Comments | Posted November 5, 2013 | 1:31 PM

In the past years, I've held a myriad of odd jobs. Busboy, dishwasher, shipping specialist, camp counselor, football ref, lacrosse coach, and general jack-of-all-trades. The only job I've held where I actively trained other staff though was at a summer camp in North Carolina. Training the counselors at

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The Five Archetypes of the Entrepreneur-Programmer

(0) Comments | Posted October 21, 2013 | 12:51 PM

The most successful entrepreneurs are chameleons. They are able to use hard skills in programming, developing, and building products that are functional, beautiful, and easy-to-use. But hard skills are not enough as we become more and more entrenched in the never-ending stream of data coming from the web. Hard...

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The Science of Starting Small

(3) Comments | Posted October 8, 2013 | 2:17 PM

Starting positive habits and breaking bad ones are two of the oldest and most challenging practices for people. In fact, society seems to be on even more of a habit kick lately, evidenced by the popularity of Charles Duhigg's book, The Power of Habit, and Making...

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