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Masters of Collaboration

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

BusinessWeek picks up on the move to collaboration in the creative and sometimes ego-driven world of product design. “Just as forward-thinking engineering firms have worked …

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Collaboration’s resurgence

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —January 20, 2008
Filed in Collaboration

Everywhere I turn recently and I hear people talking about the need to collaborate as if the idea was new. Why has collaboration become the …

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An exciting storytelling event in Copenhagen – the movie

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —January 17, 2008
Filed in Business storytelling

Late last year I teamed up with Madelyn Blair, Terrence Gargiulo, Michael Margolis, Limor Shiponi, and Karen Dietz to start a new community of practice …

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Storytelling, Business Narrative and Community of Practice Workshops

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —January 17, 2008
Filed in Business storytelling, Collaboration

2008 marks a busy year for Anecdote and this graphic gives you an idea of our workshop schedule. Storytelling is represented with bears, business narrative …

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Starting a community of practice – fostering relationships

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —January 17, 2008
Filed in Collaboration

In starting any community of practice, the first objective is to help the members recognise the value they will get from being and working together. …

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Why sensemaking is vital

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —January 14, 2008
Filed in Anecdotes, Culture

I was listening to Melvyn Bragg’s radio program, In Our Time , this morning on my iPod. The topic was Albert Camus. In discussing his …

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The Beams of New College, Oxford

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —January 10, 2008
Filed in Anecdotes, Business storytelling

Another find from the filing cabinet clean up. This time an anecdote from Stewart Brand’s How Buildings Learn. This story was recorded by Brand from …

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The intuitive mind

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —January 9, 2008
Filed in Communication

I’m in the process of cleaning out my filing cabinets today—what joy—and discovered this quote: The intuitive mind is a sacred gift And the rational …

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Conference call practices to generate knowledge and record learning

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

John Smith and I worked together last year using Google Docs to create this practice note on ways to get the most from conference calls.

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My friends confirm my huntch that knowledge work is dead

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —January 3, 2008
Filed in Anecdotes

Yesterday I arrived home from a relaxing trip to Jervis Bay to enjoy Christmas with my family (sans computer). So today I couldn’t help myself …

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