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Three types of collaboration

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —June 21, 2007
Filed in Collaboration

Nancy White and I have been working on a project to help our client enhance their collaboration practices. In the process we’ve identified three types of enterprise collaboration. Love to hear what you think of the idea. Nancy is riffing on this topic too and has added a bunch of other cool resources in her […]

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The art of editing a story for emotional impact

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —June 20, 2007
Filed in Business storytelling

I wont say much at all here except go read this post by Les Posen (and definitely watch the YouTube video). It features a Welshman and I think you’ll be blown away.

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The difficulty in being the expert interpreting a story

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —June 19, 2007
Filed in Business storytelling

Scientific American.com has an amusing piece by Steve Mirsky that highlights one of the reasons why experts shouldn’t attempt to interpret stories—there are many truths in a story (in fact plausibility is more important than truth) and you will tell the one that suits your purpose. For this reason we often work with many stories […]

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Distributed teams and the bane of time zones

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —June 19, 2007
Filed in Collaboration

Lynda Gratton at MITSloan has written a short article of some factors that might affect the performance of a distributed team. I’m a little sceptical of what Gratton calls “10 golden rules for making virtual teams more productive” because there are so many factors that influence how well a virtual team will work and I […]

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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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Why people don’t use collaboration tools

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —June 16, 2007
Filed in Collaboration

David Pollard offered for anyone on the net to join him is a joint collaboration project using Writely. The topic: Why are conversation and collaboration tools so underused? Dave lists 8 reasons and I jumped in with a number of other points answering a set of questions Dave posed. Interestingly only a few people got […]

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The little things that give you insight into the culture

Posted by  Mark Schenk —June 16, 2007
Filed in Anecdotes

The anecdote below, told by a participant in a recent workshop, really made me stop and think. There are lots of lessons it, not least of which is that seemingly innocuous actions can have a big influence on a person’s decision to join an organisation. A friend of mine had applied for a fantastic new […]

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Posts you might have missed from the archives

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —June 15, 2007
Filed in News

We’ve been blogging at Anecdote now since 2004. And even before that I had two previous blogging attempts, one using Radio Lands and the other on Blogger. My first blog post was in September 2002. All this mean is that we have accumulated a heap of content and I thought it might be useful to […]

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Knowledge management jobs in Hong Kong

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —June 15, 2007
Filed in News

Eric Tsui asked me to let you know he has a couple of jobs going in Hong Kong. Here are the details. THE HONG KONG POLYTECHNIC UNIVERSITY DEPARTMENT OF INDUSTRIAL AND SYSTEMS ENGINEERING Post Specification Project Associate (two posts) (Ref. 95172) [Appointment period: eighteen months] Duties The appointees will assist the project leader in the […]

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Demonstration of Zahmoo and Sensemaker

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —June 15, 2007
Filed in Business storytelling

For those of you who will be coming to our workshop in Sydney, we will be demonstrating our new Web 2.0 service called Zahmoo as well as Cognitive Edge’s Sensemaker.

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