Archive for October, 2023

194 – French reverse mortgage – Jeanne Calment

Posted by  Anecdote International —October 30, 2023
Filed in Anecdotes, Podcast

Jeanne Louise Calment lived to 122 years of age (a species record). Who would have thought such an age was achievable? How would you feel, betting against such a long life, and losing on the deal?

Shawn and Mark discuss how a business might use this story to illustrate the unexpected nature of planning, and the danger of ‘the sure thing’.

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Countering disinformation

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —October 16, 2023
Filed in Business storytelling

During The Voice referendum campaign, we sadly witnessed the power of disinformation. And in most cases, the YES response was to argue or disagree with …

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193 – Rolling Stones songwriting – Andrew Loog Oldham

Posted by  Anecdote International —October 6, 2023
Filed in Anecdotes, Podcast, Uncategorized

Andrew Loog Oldham at 19 years of age was the Rolling Stones first manager. By suggesting that Keith Richards and Mick Jagger start writing original songs, a 50 year plus collaboration was born (affectionately now known as the ‘Strolling Bones’ ;>). Shawn and Mark discuss how a business might use this story to explain both the value of copying masters, and encouraging innovation.

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