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Storytelling with comics

Posted by  Daryl Cook —July 6, 2007
Filed in Business storytelling, Fun

Last night I met Cris Pearson, CEO of plasq, a small group of passionalte software developers. We quickly discovered a shared interest in storytelling, albeit from different perspectives. Plasq develop an award-winning software program called Comic Life, which is a program designed to create comic strips or arrange photos into a scrapbook. Mac users may […]

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John F. Kennedy and the French Revolution

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —June 16, 2007
Filed in Anecdotes, Fun

I heard this anecdote last week. John Kennedy was meeting the Premier of China and during some initial small talk Kennedy asked the Premier what he thought of the French Revolution. The Premier replied, “it’s probably too early to say.”

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The story of the old man and the insulting children

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —April 27, 2007
Filed in Anecdotes, Fun

As I mentioned a couple of days ago, I’m reading Punished by Rewards by Alfie Kohn. It’s a terrific book. This story struck my funny bone so I thought I’d share it with you. Each day an elderly man endured the insults of a crowd of ten-year-olds as they passed his house on their way […]

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Impressive palindromes

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —March 18, 2007
Filed in Fun

Check out the original Bob Dylan version. Tags: Weird+Al+Yankovic, Bob+Dylan

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Some more on slogans

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —February 20, 2007
Filed in Fun, Strategy

Have a look at this funny take on the recent election slogan adopted by the NSW Labor Party: “More to do, but we’re heading in the right direction” (hat tip to Victor Perton) Tags: slogans

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Knowledge services by Guy St. Clair

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

Last night I went along to a talk by Guy St. Clair held by the KMLF and VPSCIN. I found Guy’s topic of knowledge services quite interesting. Guy comes from a libraries background but now takes a wider view of how to integrate information management, KM and strategic learning. One idea that stuck was the […]

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How to store your Moleskine PDAs

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

From the time of the first bound books, right up until the 17th century, books were shelved with their spines facing inwards and the pages facing out. There was a practical reason for this seemingly perverse practice. Books were typically bound in leather and the technology for decorating a book was primitive. Bookmakers applied embellishments […]

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Let’s Be Brief story writing contest

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —January 14, 2007
Filed in Fun

Bob Hruzek over at Middle Zone Musings is kicking off a story writing contest tomorrow, with a difference: best story wins but it can only be six words long. Bob was inspired by Hemmingway’s shortest story: “For Sale: baby shoes, never worn.” and has asked John Koetsier and I to be judges. I look forward to reading […]

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Blog-tag: a virtual cocktail party

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —December 21, 2006
Filed in Fun

Luis Suarez over at ELSUA has just tagged me in a virtual cocktail party. What does that mean? I gather that when you’re tagged you tell five things people might not know about you, then tag five more bloggers. So here are five things people might not know about me. My original degree was in geography and […]

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How people perceive one another – a short film

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —December 19, 2006
Filed in Business storytelling, Fun

I was at the Salesforce.com Christmas drinks a couple of weeks ago and as part of the entertainment we watched a few short films. All the films are available at www.niceshorts.com.au but there was one in particular I thought you might like because it illustrates how we build stories to understand people and how often we […]

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