Archive for the ‘Fun’ Category


Letting a story do the work

Posted by  Kevin Bishop —May 9, 2012
Filed in Business storytelling, Fun

Shawn and I have spent the last couple of days working with a client helping them create their strategic story down in the Mornington Peninsula. There are certainly worse places in the world to spend a couple of days than at a winery in such a beautiful spot. It was a throughly enjoyable off-site, made […]

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Staying alive – again

Posted by  Kevin Bishop —March 19, 2012
Filed in Fun

Following on from the blog I did last week, a friend of mine from the UK let me know about this advert from notorious football hardman turned actor, Vinnie Jones, on exactly the same topic. Enjoy, and try getting this song out of your head for the rest of the day!

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Similar cultures separated by a common language

Posted by  Mark Schenk —February 16, 2012
Filed in Anecdotes, Fun, News

I’ve been in San Diego for the past three days – mainly holiday but with two speaking engagements for the annual leadership get-together for Sharp HealthCare. Its one of my biggest ever gigs with over 700 people present for each of the days. At lunch yesterday with some of the folks at Sharp, one of […]

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Kerenza and Chris and the new Anecdote Keep Cup

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —December 20, 2011
Filed in Fun

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A story for Christmas

Posted by  Kevin Bishop —December 16, 2011
Filed in Fun

Check this out. The young father stood in line at the layby counter, wearing dirty clothes and worn-out boots. With him were three small children. He asked to pay something on his bill because he knew he wouldn’t be able to afford it all before Christmas. Then a mysterious woman stepped up to the counter. […]

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Yes, m’lady

Posted by  Mark Schenk —April 14, 2011
Filed in Fun

One of the things we Anecdoters strive for is to meet new people and have interesting conversations. I had one of these this afternoon. In the middle of 2010, Danielle DiMasi followed her passion, and forsaking corporate life, struck out on her own and started a business speaking, coaching and training Gen X and Gen […]

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The Good Old Training Montage

Posted by  Kevin Bishop —January 31, 2011
Filed in Fun

Did you ever think the good old movie training montage, found in such classic’s as The Karate Kid, Team America, or the Rocky movies, could beautifully sum up all the elements of deliberate practice? I have been doing some work over the last few weeks on developing a ‘Deliberate Practice Program’ that will help to […]

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Using Stories to Make Better Coffee

Posted by  Kevin Bishop —January 17, 2011
Filed in Communication, Fun

I had a throughly enjoyable afternoon on Saturday learning not only how to make great coffee, but being surrounded by stories. The course was a present from my wife for Christmas and took place at the Home Barista Institute, just round the corner from the Anecdote office here in Melbourne. The course was delivered by […]

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The Otis Redding Problem

Posted by  Kevin Bishop —January 6, 2011
Filed in Employee Engagement, Fun

I stumbled across a blog post yesterday from Bob Sutton where he referred to the ‘Otis Redding Problem‘. This is where you put in place too many metrics to measure individuals, teams, or business units. meaning they can’t even think about all of them at once. They therefore end-up doing what they believe are important […]

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