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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 an email. While self-publishing is nothing new, Life Trackers makes it easy to pull together travel journals, memory books and other keepsakes from just about anywhere a user has internet […]

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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 innovation reduce impact of people leaving (knowledge retention) build skills and know-how improve everyone’s ability to find relevant knowledge when they need it improve how we learn from experience If […]

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Some more on slogans

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —February 20, 2007
Filed in Fun, Strategy

Have a look at this funny take on the recent election slogan adopted by the NSW Labor Party: “More to do, but we’re heading in the right direction” (hat tip to Victor Perton) Tags: slogans

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Putting stories to work

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —February 20, 2007
Filed in Strategy

Over the last few months we’ve talked about the importance of having a short phrase or mantra to help everyone in an organisation implement the company’s strategy (here and here). At Anecdote we’ve had a few catch phrases over our relatively short life and we’ve never been totally happy with any of them. Here’s the chronology: complexity […]

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Business narrative workshops in Seattle and Boston

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —February 19, 2007
Filed in Events

Just a reminder that the early bird rate for these workshops closes in 1 week. Here is a description of the workshop. The full description and registration details can be found here. What’s really going on in your organisation? What are the touch points where small changes can transform behaviour and morale? How can you […]

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Using stories to retain and keep alive retiring employees’ knowledge

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —February 19, 2007
Filed in Events

I should have mentioned this earlier but this Friday (23rd February) I will be presenting a workshop in Sydney on how to use stories to retain and keep alive retiring employees’ knowledge. It will be a practical session where the participants will have fun crafting questions to elicit stories, conduct interviews, facilitate anecdote circles and […]

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Anecdote newsletter February 2007

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —February 19, 2007
Filed in Business storytelling

This newsletter was sent to our subscribers a week ago. If you would like to receive this information with all the other of our newsletter subscribers, just go here. I’ve also created a new category ‘newsletter’ so you will be able to view all the newsletters we send out in the future. Good morning, I have just […]

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Walking to create community

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —February 16, 2007
Filed in Collaboration

I just had coffee with Greg Shepherd. He coordinates the Dining and Activity Network in Melbourne. What a delightful fellow. I was asking him about which activities his social club members seem to love the most and surprisingly he said walking was best for building community. As Greg explained, walking enables a group of people […]

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Finding success stories

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —February 14, 2007
Filed in Anecdotes, Business storytelling

Have you ever been asked to find success stories and been unsure where to start? Done well success stories slide effortlessly from one teller to the next conveying company values, strategic directions and the good reasons why your company should invest in initiatives like communities of practice. Done badly the stories remain captive and moribund in content […]

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Where are we at with Zahmoo?

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —February 13, 2007
Filed in Business storytelling

You might be wondering what is happening with Zahmoo? The main reason for the delay is our busy lives at Anecdote. Zahmoo is a labour of love and while we have made great progress and actually have an alpha version of the software working, I’m holding things up with a list of things I need […]

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