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Getting your survey questions tuned

Posted by  Andrew Rixon —June 13, 2006
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It seems to me that the word ‘survey’ is often clumped together with other words like ‘mother-in law’,‘cane toad’, ‘pestilence’ and maybe even ‘microsoft’. For all that we hate surveys they are still a powerful way of getting things done. There is definitely a science and an art involved in producing a ‘good’ survey. For anyone […]

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Anecdote apparel

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —June 3, 2006
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For a bit of fun I have created an Anecdote apparel shop on CafePress tonight. You can also buy an Anecdote coffee mug.

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Abundance

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —May 29, 2006
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This clip sums up how crazy things are getting,

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Newspaper generator

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —May 10, 2006
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Looks like we had one of our articles published in The Daily Anecdote. This newspaper clipping generator is a bit of fun. [via Steve Rubel] Who is Anecdote anyway?

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8 ways to avoid complexity

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —April 25, 2006
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Do not do business Reduce your activities to zero Don’t leave the house Don’t call Don’t talk to anybody Stay in bed Close your eyes Stop breathing This list comes from a German business magazine which devoted an issue to complexity in business. You will need to be competent in German to read the articles […]

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Complex adaptive system—driving in India

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —April 22, 2006
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From YouTube. Driving in India. Mesmerizing!

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Cartoon caption contest

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —March 19, 2006
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The New Yorker is having its yearly cartoon caption contest. I noticed that anyone outside the US is uninvited so I thought we could have the rest of the world represented here. So in 25 words or less what caption would you write? Here’s the cartoon. Add your captions to the comments. I’ll post the […]

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The data entry rat

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —March 12, 2006
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My old friend David Pope drew this cartoon (and 2 others) for a paper we wrote in the mid 90s. I still get a chuckle out of it. Some of our “let’s capture all knowledge and put it in databases” friends should take a look at this one!

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Andrew, Shawn & Mark

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —March 8, 2006
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Andrew, Shawn & Mark Originally uploaded by Shawn Callahan. Just trying out how you can post to your blog from Flickr. This photo is of Andrew, me and Mark on nearly the first day we started Anecdote mark II. Not the best photo in the world. I took it with my Palm Treo.

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Instructional video on storytelling

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —February 3, 2006
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In the style of The Office, here’s a short video detailing how not to use storytelling in your organisation. And a good laugh too. Just scroll to the bottom of the page to find the clip called ‘Principles of Organisational Storytelling’. Thanks to Julian Carver for pointing this out to me.

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