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The Anecdote Team

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —January 21, 2008
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In case you haven’t seen the faces of Anecdote, here’s our Christmas 07 photo. You can read our short bios or take a look at our updated company profile. And here is what the Christmas party really looked like. Suggested captions are welcomed (what were Mark and Robyn illustrating?)

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Using a story spine for a reflection activity

Posted by  Daryl Cook —January 11, 2008
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During a workshop I was recently involved in, I introduced the story spine to a couple of participants to help them to tell a story using the simple framework. Not only did they embrace it enthusiastically and use it to great effect, unexpectedly the framework was adapted for a different purpose. A small group of […]

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Letting go

Posted by  Daryl Cook —November 15, 2007
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I was waiting for a flight the other day and I happened to catch 5 minutes of a surfing documentary featuring Kelly Slater, 8 times world champion. So what has this got to do with a blog on business narrative I hear you ask? Well, when talking about his 7th title win, he tells an […]

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Dealing with email overload

Posted by  Robyn —October 26, 2007
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Research company IDC says that 39.7 billion person to person emails buzz around the world each day. Hardly surprising given that I have worked in organisations where people used email to arrange meeting for lunch with someone two desks away. That’s why I like what’s happening at INTEL a lot. Three weeks ago 150 of […]

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The billiard ball example

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —October 8, 2007
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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
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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
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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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Shane Warne – David O’Doherty summed it up

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —September 24, 2007
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Just getting by…

Posted by  Mark Schenk —August 8, 2007
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I rushed out of the house at ‘oh-dark-hundred’ on Monday morning for a three and a half hour drive to run a workshop for the day, followed by a two and a half hour drive in the evening to be in location for Tuesday. About 20 minutes from home I realised that my mobile phone […]

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Getting On With It

Posted by  Daryl Cook —August 3, 2007
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Scott McCloud … Traditional Western art and literature don’t wander much. On the whole we’re a pretty goal-oriented culture. But in the East, there’s a rich tradition of cyclical and labyrinthine works of art … they (Japanese comics) so often emphasis being there over getting there. As facilitators, that’s what we need to encourage — […]

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