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You can’t predict anything

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —May 25, 2007
Filed in Business storytelling

Chris Anderson has listed his 5 top business books and I was struck by this explanation of why you must read Fooled by Randomness: The …

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Stories of the past reflect what’s happening today

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —May 23, 2007
Filed in Business storytelling

Les Posen sent me this article (“This Is Your Life (and How You Tell It)” by Benedict Carey) from the New York Times (might require …

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How Gehry designs—the full story

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —May 22, 2007
Filed in Anecdotes

On the recommendation of Johnnie Moore, I read A Perfect Mess by Eric Abrahamson and David Freedman. I was really looking forward to this book …

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10,000 hours to mastery

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —May 20, 2007
Filed in Collaboration

Just watched Malcolm Gladwell give a talk to the New Yorker Conference—2012: Stories From the Near Future (lots of interesting videos to watch). The topic …

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Anecdote News – May 2007

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —May 19, 2007
Filed in News

** Anecdote News ** Brought to you by Anecdote – Putting Stories to Work https://www.anecdote.com.au Discovering lost knowledge Clients often ask us to suggest tangible …

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Our information diets are killing us

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —May 16, 2007
Filed in Business storytelling

I have just finished marking a bunch of assignments. Not surprising the topic was narrative techniques in knowledge management. The students are masters level and …

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A sensemaking story

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —May 16, 2007
Filed in Anecdotes

Here’s an interesting story Bob Sutton recently received from a US Marine in relation to his excellent book, The No Asshole Rule. It’s a terrific …

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Last.fm – social software for music

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —May 15, 2007
Filed in News

I’ve been having a blast the last couple of days. I signed up for last.fm after hearing Euan and Johnnie Moore talk about it. Last.fm …

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The story of a map – Massimo Vignelli’s 1972 NYC Subway Map

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —May 14, 2007
Filed in Anecdotes

Imagine if you could get people to talk on camera about their achievements and mistakes. The result could be a powerful, especially if you use …

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Learning about Cynefin and Cognitive Edge tools in Melbourne, Sydney and Canberra (Australia)

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —May 11, 2007
Filed in Business storytelling

Many of you might not know that I got my start in business narrative working with Dave Snowden in IBM’s Cynefin Centre in the late …

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