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The Story of Malaysian Airlines and Business Storytelling

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —December 10, 2012
Filed in Business storytelling

Business Storytelling helps Malaysian Airlines Implement new Ticketing System from Anecdote on Vimeo.

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Business storytellers must tell stories

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —December 7, 2012
Filed in Business storytelling

A quick search on Amazon shows that in 2012 alone there are more than 16 books published on business storytelling. It seems everyone is putting their hand up as an expert in this field. For me there’s one important test a business storytelling expert must past: when they talk about business storytelling they must actually […]

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Tim Minchin’s Storm

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —November 5, 2012
Filed in Fun

A nice story by Tim Minchin as beat poetry.

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Will your strategy stick?

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —October 21, 2012
Filed in Strategy

The nature of the successful strategy is changing. Today, a company’s success depends in large part on how deeply its strategy is understood and embraced. This understanding and acceptance gives an organisation the ability to learn and adapt to changes faster than its competitors. It becomes more agile.1 While most companies expend considerable effort and […]

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How to respond to misinformation that’s hurting your business

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —October 5, 2012
Filed in Business storytelling, Communication

I like to ask senior executives this simple question: is there a story going around your company that’s causing you pain? I remember asking one HR director this question who immediately sighed and said that their board recently appointed a new CEO. A couple of months after he arrived a new strategy emerged and the […]

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Storytelling for Leaders – Deliberate Practice Program

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —October 5, 2012
Filed in Business storytelling, News

We created this little 3-minute video to introduce our new deliberate practice program that helps you build your business storytelling skills. You can read more about the program here. Storytelling for Leaders – Deliberate Practice Program from Shawn Callahan on Vimeo.

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Building credibility at ANZ Bank – leaders must tell stories

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —September 19, 2012
Filed in Business storytelling

I had the pleasure of meeting Anne Weatherston, the CIO of ANZ bank, today. She spoke at a business lunch about their new strategy and some of the important decisions her leadership group is making to support the bank’s focus on Asia. To get the support of the business Anne felt that her technology group […]

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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 of the organisations that created them. We’ve seen some of the biggest companies in the world struggle to put their fingers on what a strategy is, and we’ve seen some […]

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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 ran a photo library with my dear friend Peter Fox and we were actively digitising our collection using Kodak technology. They were at the forefront of the photographic industry back […]

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