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Future stories

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —March 12, 2007
Filed in Business storytelling, Strategy

A simple way to help people develop stories of how their organisation might operate in the future is to ask them to consider specific triggering …

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Using video to capture stories

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —March 8, 2007
Filed in Business storytelling

There are two examples on the web you should check out. 50 Lessons is a subscription video library of senior executives recounting their experiences. It’s …

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Meeting you in the US of A

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —March 6, 2007
Filed in Business storytelling, Events

Towards the end of this month I will be in Seattle, Boston and Las Vegas. If you are in or near any of these cities …

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Ira Glass on the power of anecdotes

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —March 3, 2007
Filed in Anecdotes

Ira Glass in a public radio producer and host of This American Life. In this video Ira describes the anecdote as one of the two …

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Revitalising communities of practice

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —March 3, 2007
Filed in Collaboration

I’m truly blessed in knowing lots of interesting people. I don’t mean to boast but this morning it really dawned on me. I’m very lucky. …

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Over a 1,000 downloads of the ultimate guide to anecdote circles

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —March 1, 2007
Filed in News

I just noticed that we have reached the milestone of over 1,000 downloads of our guide on how to run anecdote circles. Just click on …

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Andrew moves on from Anecdote

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —February 28, 2007
Filed in News

Andrew and I met about two years ago at a meme and complexity workshop organised by the CSIRO. I was immediately struck by Andrew’s intelligence …

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An engineer’s paradise

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —February 27, 2007
Filed in Communication

“If it weren’t for the people, the god-damn people” said Finnerty, “always getting tangled up in the machinery. If it weren’t for them, the world …

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Redressing the balance in developing knowledge strategies

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —February 27, 2007
Filed in Strategy

Strategies should result in a set of actions making the organisation more valuable to whoever it serves. Knowledge strategies are no different but most organisations …

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Don’t tell me what to do, tell me a story

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —February 27, 2007
Filed in Anecdotes, Business storytelling

Last week I returned from my morning walk to find my 11–year-old daughter filling the blender with ice cream to make a banana smoothie. My …

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