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A column in The Sydney Morning Herald on collaboration

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —June 16, 2008
Filed in Collaboration

Today I have a short column in SMH on the theme of team and community collaboration for small to medium enterprises.

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Storytelling and leadership

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —June 16, 2008
Filed in Business storytelling

It’s obvious to most people that good leaders are good storytellers. Stories help inspire action because they transport the listener to experience the events recounted in the story in a way that conveys emotion, context and a picture of what happened, and why is happened. We remember these stories. They help change our minds and […]

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Anecdote receive award for best learning website in Asia Pacific

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —June 16, 2008
Filed in News

We were the very last award to be handed out at last week’s LearnX conference and Robyn and I walked up to the podium to receive the crystal pyramid from Jay Cross. Thanks again to all our blog readers and the readers of Training Magazine.

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Some books you might find useful

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —June 14, 2008
Filed in News

As you can probably guess I like to read and manage to get through quite a few books in the year. I noticed Amazon allows you to list books in a set of categories, so I’ve put together a preliminary list of books I recommend on the following topics: change collaboration communities of practice complexity […]

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Intentional communities and designing for emergence

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —June 10, 2008
Filed in Collaboration

A couple of years ago we helped the Australian Army establish three communities of practice around these domains: doctrine, urban warfare and air manoeuvre. In the process of intentionally helping these communities get established we created the conditions for an unexpected community to arise: a community of spatial modellers. The spatial modellers created massive simulations […]

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Your brain and presentations

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —June 7, 2008
Filed in Communication

Garr Reynolds is the presentation guru and he’s developed a series of book reviews done in an engaging and informative way using, you guessed it, presentations (search slideshare for Garr’s presentations). Here’s one on, Brain Rules. | View | Upload your own garr reynolds, presentation

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Collaboration featured in BRW

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —June 5, 2008
Filed in Collaboration

Today a modified version of our paper on collaboration appears in the BRW (Business Review Weekly). I’m pleased to see the mainstream business press is taking collaboration, in all its forms, seriously. If you have discovered Anecdote for the first time and want to learn more about our views on collaboration take a look at […]

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Conversation is king

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —June 4, 2008
Filed in Collaboration

Cory Doctorow made the observation, Conversation is king. Content is just something to talk about. I was reminded of this insight, which I gleaned from Clay Shirky’s new book, on this morning’s conference call with my CPSquare pals. We were talking about the Web2.0 and Communities workshop we just delivered and towards the end of […]

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Howard Rheingold on collaboration

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —June 1, 2008
Filed in Collaboration

I’ve mentioned Howard’s work before but I thought you might enjoy his TED video. It is worth noting that one of our commenters, Cathy Wilkinson, points to some research that shows that the tragedy of the commons scenario (a topic in Howard’s talk) is not the inevitable result multiple parties using the same resource without […]

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Looking for Melbourne KM news

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —June 1, 2008
Filed in Collaboration, News

We are getting the KMLF active again. KMLF is the Melbourne knowledge management community of practice. Check out the KMLF website for details. I would like to publish Melbourne KM news on the KMLF website so if you have any news you would like to share please send me an email.

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