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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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Knowledge strategy in Melbourne and Canberra

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

There seems to be a renewed interest in developing knowledge strategies. We have been involved in three in the last six months and our narrative …

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One of the big misunderstandings about stories and tacit knowledge

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

People have heard that storytelling is great for dealing with tacit knowledge. They say things like, “If we could only capture our stories we could …

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Email your stories and create a book

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —February 23, 2007
Filed in News

Here’s an interesting new service described in the Springwise newsletter. With Life Trackers, turning life experiences into a published book is as simple as sending …

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Knowledge strategy – the core objectives

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —February 21, 2007
Filed in Strategy

I’m going to go out on a limb here and say that every knowledge strategy has the same objectives, which are: improve knowledge sharing enhance …

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