Archive for 2005

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Like Andrew I’m taking a couple of weeks off

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —December 21, 2005
Filed in Fun

And I just wanted to thank everyone for visiting and reading our blog. It has been great fun and we have learnt a lot. We’ll be back to it in January 2006 refreshed with a host of new ideas to share. Our good friend Kerenza sent me this link today which represents the world’s news […]

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Have a merry christmas…

Posted by  Andrew Rixon —December 20, 2005
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Finally after some busy months since the anecdote team grew, coupled with some SNA work, it is now time for christmas. I’m sure looking forward to it. My wife and I are jumping in the car and heading to Dubbo (and its zoo), Moree for christmas with my family and then Brisbane for the new year with my […]

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Narrative and Change Management Whitepaper now available online

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —December 19, 2005
Filed in Business storytelling, News

I recently announced our new whitepaper entitled Avoiding change management failure using business narrative. I’ve now posted it on our site. Would love to hear your thoughts about it.

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Where’s the science? It’s just an anecdote…

Posted by  Andrew Rixon —December 18, 2005
Filed in Business storytelling

Anecdotes and anecdotal evidence are considered fairly sceptically by scientists and science as a whole. Science is very much concerned about verifiability and repeatability and although an anecdote is certainly repeatable, verifying an anecdote is a whole other story. Scientists do fear the anecdote, and rightly so. Scientists face a lot of frustration with how the sharing […]

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Most social software is anti-social

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —December 16, 2005
Filed in Communication

I enjoy reading Dave Pollard’s blog. While reading today’s post on the future of blogging it occurred to me that there is an underlying assumption in the way prognosticators like Dave talk about this type of software: people are working alone and social software makes it easy to avoid face to face encounters. What if […]

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Thinking about facilitation

Posted by  Andrew Rixon —December 16, 2005
Filed in Anecdotes

Catching up with Johnnie Moore for lunch was great. During lunch we got onto the topic of ‘What is facilitation, anyway’. Drawing on the wisdoms (or maybe not) of some previous research in facilitation I boldly suggested 3 pillars to facilitation: Active listening Humour Humility Course, didn’t take Johnnie a second to bring to the table […]

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We are running a narrative techniques workshops in New Zealand

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —December 15, 2005
Filed in Events

On the 15th and 16th of February 2006 we are running our popular Narrative techniques in practice in Auckland and Wellington. Here’s the brochure and registration form. It would be great to see you at the workshop and let me know if you want to meet up while I’m in New Zealand.

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New Anecdote whitepaper: Avoiding change management failure using business narrative

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —December 13, 2005
Filed in Business storytelling, News

I’m pleased to let everyone know Andrew, Mark and I have finished our first whitepaper together and we will be sending it out to everyone who has subscribed to our newsletter list. If you would like a copy now just add yourself as a subscriber. For those of you who can wait, we will be […]

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Launching an online software solution

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —December 13, 2005
Filed in News

Software development is one of the toughest pursuits. Especially at that crucial point when you launch and really start interacting with clients. Nancy White has been developing a few lenses over at Squidoo and has posted her recent experience which, unfortunately, was a little dismissive. The good news is that Heath from Squidoo responded quickly (see […]

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Ever heard about playback theatre?

Posted by  Andrew Rixon —December 11, 2005
Filed in Fun

Last night a group of us had a great time going to Melbourne Playback Theatre. Playback theatre belongs to the family of Improv and the way it works is that a director/facilitator stands between the audience and the stage (with the playback crew) and invites stories from the audience. These stories are then brought to life by […]

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