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The Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation’s Story Guide in now online

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —May 30, 2007
Filed in News

Great news. The Story Guide: Building Bridges Using Narrative Techniques is now available online. Our reader, Jon Revelos, just posted the link today as a …

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Knowledge strategy – from the bottom up

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

For a few months now I have been proposing a new way to do knowledge strategy that involves everyone in the organisation. There are three …

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Organisations not really doing Most Significant Change—the selection process

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —May 28, 2007
Filed in Business storytelling, Communication

Yesterday I discovered another large organisation who think they are using the Most Significant Change technique to evaluate their programs but they don’t do the …

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Staff induction – it’s just learning

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —May 27, 2007
Filed in Culture, Employee Engagement

The way you enter an organisation has a big impact on how you perceive the place you work. The recruitment process (really part of staff …

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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 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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