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The Beams of New College, Oxford

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —January 10, 2008
Filed in Anecdotes, Business storytelling

Another find from the filing cabinet clean up. This time an anecdote from Stewart Brand’s How Buildings Learn. This story was recorded by Brand from the anthropologist Gregory Bateson. New College, Oxford, is of rather late foundation, hence the name. It was founded around the late 14th century. It has, like other colleges, a great […]

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The intuitive mind

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —January 9, 2008
Filed in Communication

I’m in the process of cleaning out my filing cabinets today—what joy—and discovered this quote: The intuitive mind is a sacred gift And the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honours the servant And has forgotten the gift—Albert Einstein

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Conference call practices to generate knowledge and record learning

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —January 3, 2008
Filed in Collaboration

John Smith and I worked together last year using Google Docs to create this practice note on ways to get the most from conference calls.

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My friends confirm my huntch that knowledge work is dead

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —January 3, 2008
Filed in Anecdotes

Yesterday I arrived home from a relaxing trip to Jervis Bay to enjoy Christmas with my family (sans computer). So today I couldn’t help myself to have a peek at Google Reader to see what was happening on the blogosphere when I noticed my little post about knowledge work has raised the hackles of two […]

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