Archive for 2021

Introducing Rob Grundel: How I joined Anecdote

Posted by  Rob Grundel —September 16, 2021
Filed in Business storytelling, Corporate Storytelling, News

Rob Grundel has recently joined the Anecdote team. In this post, we get to know Rob and learn how working with story has been following him his whole life.

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124 – When the stakes are sky high

No matter how unlikely an event seems, it pays to prepare. Listen to hear the inspiring but tragic story of Rick Rescorla, whose meticulous planning saved almost 3,000 people on 9/11.

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123 – Tragic consequences of standing by

Choosing to remain a bystander can have disastrous effects. Listen to hear how 37 people assumed another person would take responsibility and, as a result, a young woman lost her life.

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Can you keep your cool in a tough negotiation?

Posted by  Mike Adams —September 2, 2021
Filed in Anecdotes, Business storytelling, Communication, Corporate Storytelling

There is no chance of agreement when opposing sides lose their cool. Here’s a story you can enjoy as an anecdote or retell it to make a similar point.

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122 – Grumpy maestros and all that jazz

Imperfect conditions don’t equate to imperfect performance. Listen to hear how a solo jazz pianist made the most of what he had and recorded the best selling solo piano album of all time.

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121 – Charitable causes for problematic pilgrims

When you need to solve a problem or initiate a behaviour change, think beyond the obvious solution—you’ll likely find a more effective one. Listen to hear how a small town in Germany flipped a problematic march on its head.

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Audio blog: Storytelling and events

Whether it’s a launch or something smaller, you can look at your events through a storytelling lens and make sure that you’re telling an engrossing story.

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120 – How to love a maths problem

Problems are inevitable but solvable. Listen to hear how an English mathematician solved a 358-year-old maths problem.

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119 – Don’t do your block buster

Going with your gut is likely to lead you down the wrong path. Listen to hear how ignoring the data led to Blockbuster’s demise.

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118 – The grass is greener for the second mouse

Is there a place for parables in business storytelling? Listen to hear Shawn Callahan share two apocryphal stories that you could use in your workplace.

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