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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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New blogging environment

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —May 4, 2007
Filed in News

I have now migrated over to a Mac and this is my first post as a bit of a test. I’m using Ecto as my …

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Making sense of stories

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —April 29, 2007
Filed in Business storytelling

A couple of weeks ago I was helping to run a management development program. It was based on the collection and interpretation of stories of good …

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The story of the old man and the insulting children

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —April 27, 2007
Filed in Anecdotes, Fun

As I mentioned a couple of days ago, I’m reading Punished by Rewards by Alfie Kohn. It’s a terrific book. This story struck my funny …

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Corporate or business anthropologist?

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —April 26, 2007
Filed in Business storytelling, Communication

People are intrigued by the work we do at Anecdote. When they hear how we use stories in a business setting they often mistakenly think …

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Knowledge strategy – three journeys

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —April 25, 2007
Filed in Strategy

Strategies should result in a set of actions making the organisation more valuable to whoever it serves. I learned this from David Maister Knowledge strategies …

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