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The Origins Asia Pacific Business Narrative Conference 2012

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —August 30, 2012
Filed in News

Why not join us at The Origins Asia Pacific Business Narrative Conference in Bangkok 4-5 October 2012. Register here http://origins2012.eventbrite.com/

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Company strategies: the missing ingredient

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —August 8, 2012
Filed in Strategy

We’re privileged at Anecdote to see many company strategies. Interestingly, the sizes and shapes of these strategies don’t necessarily correlate with the sizes and shapes …

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Out of Focus: The story of how Kodak lost its direction

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —July 30, 2012
Filed in News

I was sent a copy of this book by its author John Larish. It had immediate interest for me because in the early 90s I …

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3 things to consider when recreating your company story: a response to Rosabeth Moss Kanter

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —June 20, 2012
Filed in Strategy

I was pleased to see that someone of the stature and influence of Rosabeth Moss Kanter in the Harvard Business Review blog is advocating for …

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KM Australia 2012

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —June 19, 2012
Filed in News

I just wanted to let you know that I will be at: ‘KM Australia 2012’ on the 24 -26 July 2012 in Sydney. Here is …

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Three elements of a movement

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —June 13, 2012
Filed in Collaboration, Strategy

Read this today and thought, right on! (is that too Tom Peters?) Senator Bill Bradley defines a movement as having three elements: 1. A narrative …

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Genes, themes and memes—quickly forming relationships so people speak up

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —June 11, 2012
Filed in Collaboration

Two stories came together recently that gave me an insight about the importance of forming quick but stronger relationships so people can speak up. A …

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A new type of political ad airs in Canberra

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —June 6, 2012
Filed in Business storytelling

Yesterday in Canberra a new political advertisement aired for the very first time. As luck would have it I was in Canberra and happened to …

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Diagnosis requires observation—both are essential for good strategy

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —June 5, 2012
Filed in Strategy

An article in the Wall Street Journey describes how medical students at more than 20 medical schools, including Harvard, Columbia and Cornell, attend an art …

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Story quote of the week

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —June 3, 2012
Filed in Business storytelling

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