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Follow That Feather

Posted by  Daryl Cook —December 6, 2007
Filed in Strategy

A strange recurring pattern involving pigeons seems to have emerged in my life recently. A pigeon walked into my house the other day after I had left the back door open. It caused a bit of a ruckus when my dog realised what was going on and started chasing it all around the house, bouncing […]

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Letting go

Posted by  Daryl Cook —November 15, 2007
Filed in Anecdotes, Fun

I was waiting for a flight the other day and I happened to catch 5 minutes of a surfing documentary featuring Kelly Slater, 8 times world champion. So what has this got to do with a blog on business narrative I hear you ask? Well, when talking about his 7th title win, he tells an […]

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Making information find us

Posted by  Daryl Cook —October 23, 2007
Filed in Insight

I really enjoyed watching this video about the web challenging our most basic assumptions about ‘finding’ information. Technorati Tags: findability

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Anecdote News – October 2007

Posted by  Daryl Cook —October 12, 2007
Filed in News

Welcome to the October 2007 edition of the Anecdote newsletter. In this edition we have:

• Book review: Wikinomics

• Technique: Most Significant Change

• What we’re up to: Our engagements and upcoming events

• Productivity Tip: Rough sketching

• Breaking News: Steve Denning book launch

We hope you really enjoy reading it. Please don’t hesitate to contact us with your comments, insights or feedback and feel free to pass this email on to your colleagues.

Regards — the Anecdote team

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Intranets 2.0

Posted by  Daryl Cook —September 27, 2007
Filed in Collaboration

Last week I was lucky enough to go along to the Intranets ’07 forum in Sydney and had the opportunity to see what a number of organisations in Australia are doing in this space. One thing that really struck me is that most organisations seem to view wiki’s and blogs (and all things 2.0), to […]

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Anecdote News – September 2007

Posted by  Daryl Cook —September 14, 2007
Filed in News

Welcome to the September Anecdote newsletter. It’s been a busy but exciting past month. During August we celebrated Anecdote’s third birthday and to mark the occasion, Shawn put together a number of short presentations exploring our history. This short history of Anecdote can be found on our blog: In this edition of the newsletter we […]

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Rugby team uses narrative to develop winning culture

Posted by  Daryl Cook —September 11, 2007
Filed in Business storytelling

On a recent flight to Sydney, I was flicking through the Virgin Blue in-flight magazine ‘Voyeur’ and came across an interesting article about the ABC-TV series South Side Story, a documentary on the turnaround of the South Sydney Rabbitohs – an organisation that has seen its fair share of turmoil in recent years. Here’s a […]

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Knowledge retention seminars

Posted by  Daryl Cook —August 23, 2007
Filed in Business storytelling, Events

We are running a series of breakfast seminars in the coming weeks, exploring the use of narrative techniques for knowledge retention. It will be a mini ‘road-trip’ for us that takes in Melbourne, Canberra and Sydney, and we’re all looking forward to sharing our experiences, good coffee and great conversations. There’s been an overwhelming response […]

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Wiki Patterns

Posted by  Daryl Cook —August 17, 2007
Filed in Collaboration

We’re currently working on a knowledge project with a client, part of which involves setting up a collaborative environment for managing and editing content – in this instance a wiki. As part of the initial setup, I’ve been looking at ‘best practices’ for wiki implementation and adoption and I quickly came across wiki patterns , […]

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Getting On With It

Posted by  Daryl Cook —August 3, 2007
Filed in Fun

Scott McCloud … Traditional Western art and literature don’t wander much. On the whole we’re a pretty goal-oriented culture. But in the East, there’s a rich tradition of cyclical and labyrinthine works of art … they (Japanese comics) so often emphasis being there over getting there. As facilitators, that’s what we need to encourage — […]

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