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Learning Retention Rates

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —June 20, 2006
Filed in Insight

   Learning Retention Rates Originally uploaded by Eric Rice. Looks like we need more opportunities to help others learn to enhance our own learning retention …

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KM Masters in Hong Kong

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —June 20, 2006
Filed in News

Eric Tsui is a friend of Anecdote and he’s looking for a masters student in knowledge management. Contact Eric directly if you’re interested. An opportunity …

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How Bill Gates evaluates expertise

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —June 18, 2006
Filed in Anecdotes

Joel Spolsky is a software developer who used to work for Microsoft as the Excel Program Manager in the early 90’s. One of his big tasks …

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More on identifying experts

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —June 18, 2006
Filed in Insight

Following on from my post about how to identify and evaluate expertise, I discovered this list today in an interesting resource called How People Learn: …

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Books that have influenced our business narrative technique

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —June 18, 2006
Filed in Business storytelling, Communication

Over the last 2 years ago we’ve gained lots of practical experience in eliciting stories, helping people make sense of them and assisting people design …

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Accidental heroes

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —June 17, 2006
Filed in Communication

One of my favourite quotes is: “Where observation is concerned, chance favours only the prepared mind.” Louis Pasteur (1900) Sensemaking is about preparing one’s mind. …

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Understanding what we mean by interventions

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —June 15, 2006
Filed in Collaboration, Communication

Projects designed to improve things typically start by describing the desired result (behaviours, performance measures, work systems) closely followed by depicting the current situation. The change team …

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‘Publish and perish’ is creating long distant collaborations

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —June 13, 2006
Filed in Anecdotes

In 1996 I helped the Australian Antarctic Division discover and document its spatial (map-related) data. I remember walking down long corridors in their Hobart offices …

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Update to our Business Narrative Squidoo Lens

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —June 12, 2006
Filed in News

Squidoo lenses are great. In one page you can get a snapshot on a topic. I’ve made some updates to our business narrative squidoo lens today …

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HR Magazine’s top 100 most influential people in the field

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —June 10, 2006
Filed in News

Here is the 100 top most influential people in HR as voted by HR Magazine readers. Dave Ulrich is number 1. [via Cathy Mosca]

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