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Business storytelling training in Australia

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —February 6, 2008
Filed in Business storytelling, Events

Regular readers of our blog are well aware of the many storytelling, business narrative and community of practice workshop we run throughout the year. But …

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Developing a Collaboration Capability Requires more than Wishful Thinking

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —February 6, 2008
Filed in Collaboration

The ability to collaborate is becoming an essential capability for innovative organisations (actually, for any organisation). Imagine getting any big project done without collaborating. Here’s …

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Lao Tsu on communities of practice development

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —February 3, 2008
Filed in Collaboration

Here is a poem by Lao Tsu, a Chinese philosopher circa 700 BC. It’s well quoted on the web but it was difficult to find …

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Control Of Anecdote Wrested From Boyfriend

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —February 3, 2008
Filed in Fun

A news item just in from the US. NASHVILLE—In what onlookers described as an epic war for conversational dominance, girlfriend Amy Soisson, 28, clawed, battled, …

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Seven ways to get more from your teleconferences

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —January 31, 2008
Filed in Collaboration

Your teleconference system is one of your most important KM technologies. Here are 7 things a facilitator can do to improve teleconference experience. Encourage everyone …

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BHP Billiton axes its Knowledge Networks

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —January 31, 2008
Filed in Anecdotes, Collaboration

BHP Billiton axed their division called Operational Excellence last year. This was the group that, among other services, supported the organisations Knowledge Networks (also called …

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Etienne Wenger’s Online CoP Workshop

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —January 29, 2008
Filed in Collaboration

Just to let you know that Etienne Wenger and his collaborators at CPSquare are running their 4 week online workshop shortly (starts the 28th of …

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World Trade Center and emergency services mis-coordination

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —January 22, 2008
Filed in Anecdotes, Collaboration

One tragic example [of mis-coordination] is recounted in Peter Denning’s article about HFN [hastily formed networks], in which he describes analysis of the disaster response …

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The role of a story in lessons learning

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —January 22, 2008
Filed in Anecdotes

Chris Collison is pondering the usefulness of the Kolb learning cycle as the basis for many of the lessons learning activities organisations conduct. I agree …

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The Anecdote Team

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —January 21, 2008
Filed in Fun

In case you haven’t seen the faces of Anecdote, here’s our Christmas 07 photo. You can read our short bios or take a look at …

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