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Getting to know Hunter S Thompson

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —March 14, 2005
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My first ‘real’ job had me helping a few really talented guys build a software system designed to book cars for our parliamentarians. Not all of our ideas were implemented. I remember suggesting we fit each car with a global positioning system to enhance booking accuracies. This suggestion was howled down by our client because for some reason parliamentarians weren’t too keen on the idea of people knowing the exact location of their chauffeured-driven car—go figure.

Bruce Mcleod was our leader in this venture and was influential in introducing the team to Hunter S. Thompson—a great ideas man. A couple of weeks go Hunter died and Bruce tracked down what he thinks might be Hunter’s last published piece.

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About  Shawn Callahan

Shawn, author of Putting Stories to Work, is one of the world's leading business storytelling consultants. He helps executive teams find and tell the story of their strategy. When he is not working on strategy communication, Shawn is helping leaders find and tell business stories to engage, to influence and to inspire. Shawn works with Global 1000 companies including Shell, IBM, SAP, Bayer, Microsoft & Danone. Connect with Shawn on:

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