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What an artist and computer scientist can do with stories

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —July 26, 2008
Filed in Business storytelling

Jonathan Harris loves playing around with stories and in this 20 minute presentation at the 2007 TED he gives three examples of his work. He seems facinated with how you can collect stories and them represent then using computer graphics. The project I found most interesting, and it was reminiscent of Cognitive Edge’s ground-breaking work […]

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Computer problems

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —April 21, 2007
Filed in News

Both Mark and I are having a world of problems with our PCs. So if you have been emailing us and not getting a reply can we ask you try again. Hey Dave, looks like we will need to move to Apple 🙂

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Software that takes you away from your computer

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —January 21, 2006
Filed in Communication

The first generation of collaboration tools like Groove, Quickplace, and eRooms where great for sharing documents and having online threaded discussions but had the unintended consequence of tying people to their computer and dissuading them from walking around and chatting face to face to their colleagues. I was chatting to Andrew a few months back, […]

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037 – Fortran reveals Hidden Figures

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —January 30, 2019
Filed in Business storytelling, Podcast

Dorothy Vaughan was a mathematician who worked for NASA during the 1960s. Her story provides an excellent example of the importance of continually learning and effectively responding to disruption. Happy New Year! We took two weeks off over the holiday period to relax and recharge. Now, we’re back and ready for a big year!  Here […]

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Story-powered Retail Conversations for Luxury Brands

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —October 26, 2018
Filed in Business storytelling, Selling

Over the last six months, we’ve been approached by a number of luxury brands to help them with their in-store sales skills. Companies like Burberry, Gucci, Prada, Dior, Louis Vuitton, Christian Louboutin, Fendi, Versace, Hermès, Ralph Lauren, and Tiffany & Co. have all felt their sales soften as the market has readjusted to the growing […]

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How to build fast rapport with a connection story

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —October 15, 2018
Filed in Business storytelling, Communication

As a leader, you often need to establish a rapport with others, to connect with them. It might be when you meet new people in an office or when you give a presentation or a talk. In each case, the other people will want to know who you are and what you stand for. They […]

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028 – Hot Brazilians futsal weapon

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —August 15, 2018
Filed in Business storytelling, Podcast

Today’s episode illustrates the importance of not just noticing a pattern of excellence, but working out why it happens. Sometimes this means jumping in and talking to customers. It’s so easy to become disconnected as you become more senior in a company. It seems like the guys at Apple are combating that tendency and putting […]

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018 – Are you married?

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —May 15, 2018
Filed in Anecdotes, Business storytelling, Podcast

Our story this week is a short one, but it has an impact. As you will see if you tell a story in an unexpected way, and the topic is possible death or injury, you will immediately generate interest from your audience. We also talk about keeping track of the movies you watch, even rate […]

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015 – Empty bunks in tall ships

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —April 18, 2018
Filed in Anecdotes, Podcast

It’s Mark’s turn to share a story, and so he tells a great one of how Janusz Kamiemski wanted to come to Australia but didn’t think he had any chance of doing so. It’s a great example of persistence with a twist at the end. He told the story at a TedX, so if you […]

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007 – Saving the Citicorp skyscraper

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —February 19, 2018
Filed in Business storytelling, Podcast

We often get asked “does storytelling work with finance folk, scientists or engineers?” There’s an assumption in their question that some professions only care about the numbers, the facts, and they don’t have time or an interest for stories. Well, nothing can be further from the truth, everyone tells and listens to stories–it’s a human […]

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