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Melbourne taxis and Sydney taxis

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —May 8, 2008
Filed in Anecdotes

Last week Melbourne was witness to our taxi drivers protesting in the city streets against their poor working conditions. The protest was sparked by the fatal stabbing of a fellow taxi driver. Among a range of improvements, the drivers wanted taxi owners to make available security screens that wrap around their driver’s seat. This week […]

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Conversations take time

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

A few weeks ago, about the time of the 2020 Summit, I met with Dave Pollard at the Athenaeum Library on Collins Street. Dave was visiting from Canada. I’ve been a long-time reader of his blog and was excited by the prospect of finally meeting him face to face. As serendipity would have it Michael […]

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Storytelling event in Washington

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —May 3, 2008
Filed in Business storytelling

My friend Madelyn Blair is busily preparing for two great storytelling events in Washington that start on the 9 May. I believe there are 30 seats left now so you still register to attend For Goldenfleece Day08 go to http://www.goldenfleececon.org For Smithsonian Event, May 9 go to http://residentassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/reserve.aspx?performanceNumber=87387 I wish I could make it because […]

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Cooperation and the tragedy of the commons

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

One of our regular commenters, ken, has directed me to an interesting article in the Washington Post equating Barack Obama and Hilary Clinton’s race for the Democratic nomination to the classic tragedy of the commons scenario. That’s when the individual actors operate to maximise their self interest and in the process ruin things for the […]

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Net Neutrality

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —April 28, 2008
Filed in News

Some worrying developments which might limit the use of the Internet for the little guy. via Dave Snowden

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The difference between cooperation and coordination

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —April 27, 2008
Filed in Collaboration

Duesberg questions, on a submicroscopic scale, two tenets of biology. One is the germ theory of AIDS. He contends that HIV is not the cause of AIDS. The other is the gene mutation hypothesis of cancer. Duesberg claims that mutations in genes are not the cause of cancer.

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When Duesberg’s work on HIV/AIDS and cancer is finally recognized and accepted, it will cause a revolution in science. Over the last 50 years government-sponsored and industry-sponsored research programs have come to dominate scientific research. A totalitarian system now exists where only scientists that adhere to the prevailing orthodoxy can receive funds to conduct research. Not only will the government not fund studies on alternative hypotheses for AIDS and cancer, but this stricture applies to other areas of inquiry. All research on climate change must conform to the dogma of human-caused global warming, and studies on vaccines dare not criticize their safety or efficacy. No government grants will be awarded to anyone who wants to study radiation hormesis – and question the linear no-threshold hypothesis. Studies published that support the reigning dogma are riddled with conflicts of interest, manipulated statistics, and bias. Once the HIV-AIDS hypothesis is acknowledged to be false, a domino effect will impact other branches of science that government now controls. Academic leaders in the inner circle of the medical-industrial-government complex will be called to account. Industry will likely face lawsuits. And government agencies, particularly the NIH, CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), and FDA (Food and Drug Administration) will have a lot to answer for. Duesberg’s work will do to biology and science in this century what Copernicus did to astronomy and science five centuries ago.

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Communicate with impact

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —April 23, 2008
Filed in Business storytelling

Imagine presenting without PowerPoint. No slides, no bullet points – just a persuasive message that changes opinion and makes an impact. The PowerPoint alternative is simple – stories. Whenever you present or communicate, your stories will help you communicate your ideas more meaningfully. That’s why global brands such as AXA, Harley Davidson and Nike are […]

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Building a collaboration workplace

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —April 22, 2008
Filed in Collaboration

Our white paper on collaboration is now available. It was a pleasure working with Mark and Nancy White on this one. We’re hoping this document creates a new conversation within organisations where people responsible for fostering collaboration (line managers, business units leaders, CIOs, HR directors) not only realise that they must look beyond the technology […]

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Revealing character

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —April 20, 2008
Filed in Business storytelling

Recently we’ve been helping people find stories from their life that help give others an insight into the type of person they are. Annette Simmons calls these stories, ‘Who am I?’ and ‘Why am I here?’ stories. They are most useful when you meet people for the first time because the two questions they’re likely […]

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Conversations That Create—An International Thought Leadership Programme

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —April 15, 2008
Filed in Collaboration

Here’s an event you might like to attend. It’s been organisation by Ralph Kerle from The Creative Leadership Forum. Conversations That Create—An International Thought Leadership Programme May 7 – 9, 2008 Venue: Centre for Leadership, Building 18, Chowder Bay Road, Mosman, Sydney NSW, Australia 2088 The Forum Challenge: “How can leaders in organisations lead generative […]

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