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Technologies for knowledge management

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —October 17, 2007
Filed in Collaboration

There’s been a lot written on this topic; probably too much because if someone asked, “What technologies should I be thinking about to do knowledge management?” you would be hard press to find a simple answer. Of course the answer is, “It depends.” But that’s unhelpful. If I were asked this question I would say, […]

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Factors affecting your knowledge environment

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —October 17, 2007
Filed in Strategy

One of the aims of a knowledge strategy is to design a set of activities to enhance an organisation’s knowledge environment. The knowledge environment includes all the factors, both within and outside an organisation, which might affect the creation, sharing and use of knowledge. The list of factors is potentially limitless but experience has shown […]

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50 Web2.0 ways to tell a story

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —October 15, 2007
Filed in Business storytelling, Collaboration

The guys at Cogdogroo have documented 50 web2.0 applications you can use to tell a story. http://cogdogroo.wikispaces.com/StoryTools It’s a wiki so you can help them improve their resource. Technorati Tags: web 2.0

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Creating timelines

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —October 14, 2007
Filed in Collaboration

Have you ever wanted to create a timeline? Well there is now an online application call xtimeline that can help you out. The interface is well thought out and lets you explore all the events. Technorati Tags: timeline, tools, web 2.0

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Anecdote News – October 2007

Posted by  Daryl Cook —October 12, 2007
Filed in News

Welcome to the October 2007 edition of the Anecdote newsletter. In this edition we have:

• Book review: Wikinomics

• Technique: Most Significant Change

• What we’re up to: Our engagements and upcoming events

• Productivity Tip: Rough sketching

• Breaking News: Steve Denning book launch

We hope you really enjoy reading it. Please don’t hesitate to contact us with your comments, insights or feedback and feel free to pass this email on to your colleagues.

Regards — the Anecdote team

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Space and tools impacts thinking

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —October 12, 2007
Filed in Strategy

We’ve been running a series of knowledge strategy projects for natural resource management regions across Australia. The activities culminate for each region in a two day workshop where participants design a set of projects and interventions to improve their knowledge environment. To guide people through a process of designing their projects we divide up a […]

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The billiard ball example

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —October 8, 2007
Filed in Fun

When I talk about complexity to clients I mention that complex systems are impossible to predict in detail especially as your forcast extends into the future. I point out that there are so many connections among the objects affecting the system and many of the cause and effect relationships are non-linear (a small thing can […]

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Is new technology a mystery to you?

Posted by  Robyn —October 6, 2007
Filed in Fun

For those of us who have struggled with another piece of new technology.

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Graffiti archaeology

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —October 3, 2007
Filed in Fun

My undergraduate degree was in archaeology and I love learning about how information can be presented (Edward Tufte is my information presentation hero). So imagine my delight when I unearthed this website that peels back graffiti palimpsests in New York, LA and San Francisco. What’s most interesting is how the graffiti walls are presented as […]

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How not to organise information

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —October 2, 2007
Filed in Insight

I’ve recently been telling everyone about a presentation I saw on You Tube by David Weinberger called Everything is Miscellaneous. David’s argument is that in the past we organised our information into neat categories and then we had one category called miscellaneous to cope with those things that didn’t fit. Now with the explosion of […]

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