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Space and tools impacts thinking

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —October 12, 2007
Filed in Strategy

We’ve been running a series of knowledge strategy projects for natural resource management regions across Australia. The activities culminate for each region in a two day workshop where participants design a set of projects and interventions to improve their knowledge environment. To guide people through a process of designing their projects we divide up a […]

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The billiard ball example

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —October 8, 2007
Filed in Fun

When I talk about complexity to clients I mention that complex systems are impossible to predict in detail especially as your forcast extends into the future. I point out that there are so many connections among the objects affecting the system and many of the cause and effect relationships are non-linear (a small thing can […]

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Graffiti archaeology

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —October 3, 2007
Filed in Fun

My undergraduate degree was in archaeology and I love learning about how information can be presented (Edward Tufte is my information presentation hero). So imagine my delight when I unearthed this website that peels back graffiti palimpsests in New York, LA and San Francisco. What’s most interesting is how the graffiti walls are presented as […]

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How not to organise information

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —October 2, 2007
Filed in Insight

I’ve recently been telling everyone about a presentation I saw on You Tube by David Weinberger called Everything is Miscellaneous. David’s argument is that in the past we organised our information into neat categories and then we had one category called miscellaneous to cope with those things that didn’t fit. Now with the explosion of […]

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Client relationships – getting a helping hand

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —September 30, 2007
Filed in Anecdotes, Collaboration

We are lucky to have many terrific clients that we love working with. Here’s an example of a strong client relationship.

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Read our blog using our RSS feed

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —September 29, 2007
Filed in Collaboration

I’m hoping everyone who reads our blog is reading it by subscribing to our RSS feed. Now if that sentence made no sense to you, check out this Common Craft explaination of RSS and how to use it.

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Why have a knowledge strategy? Emotions count

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —September 29, 2007
Filed in Strategy

The Democratic party in the US has had a pretty rough trot in terms of the number of Democratic Presidents that managed to secure a second term. In recent history Roosevelt and Clinton are it. Professor Drew Westen puts this down to the Democrats being too smart for their own good. They have a tendency […]

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Social bookmarking

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —September 27, 2007
Filed in Collaboration

One of the new practices that will be essential at a time when information volumes are exploding is social bookmarking. That’s because with social bookmarking you are getting help from your colleagues, community members and practically any one else who’s doing it. Problem is, it’s not the easiest thing to explain. So we are lucky […]

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Patrick Lambe in Melbourne – The Vices and Virtues of Knowledge Management

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —September 27, 2007
Filed in Events

Friends of Anecdote are invited to join our colleagues in the Knowledge Management Leadership Forum and the KM Round Table to an evening seminar with visiting guest speaker Patrick Lambe. Patrick is President of the Information and Knowledge Management Society based in Singapore, and Founding Partner of Straits Knowledge, a research and consulting firm specialising […]

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Shane Warne – David O’Doherty summed it up

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —September 24, 2007
Filed in Fun

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