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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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Redundancy in storytelling

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —May 10, 2007
Filed in Business storytelling, Strategy

I found a new blog this morning and while it’s a newie I’m hoping it will have some more good posts like this one about …

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Stories of failure

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —May 7, 2007
Filed in Business storytelling

Ford Harding over at Harding & Company has written a blog with some anecdotes of his and others failures under the title of sadder and wiser. …

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Leaders blogging

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —May 5, 2007
Filed in Leadership Posts, News

I’m starting to see more leaders blogging. While working for a construction company at the moment I discovered that one of their general managers is …

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