Author Archive

Software that takes you away from your computer

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —January 21, 2006
Filed in Communication

The first generation of collaboration tools like Groove, Quickplace, and eRooms where great for sharing documents and having online threaded discussions but had the unintended …

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Data Visualization

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —January 21, 2006
Filed in News

Ever since reading Edward Tufte’s book Envisioning Information way back when I’ve been fascinated with how to best present complex information. So today I made …

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Making headway in a new network

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —January 18, 2006
Filed in Communication, Culture

A first day at a new organisation is often daunting. Apart from just getting up to speed with what you are supposed to be doing …

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Visit to Hong Kong and Singapore in February

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —January 16, 2006
Filed in Events

Mark and I are visiting Hong Kong and Singapore next month (20–22nd Feb in Singapore and 23–25 in Hong Kong) and we’re keen to meet …

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Harnessing complexity takes time and effort

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —January 13, 2006
Filed in Communication

Late last year I facilitated an open space event involving knowledge coordinators from a large government agency. These coordinators had never attended an open space …

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Google’s experimental decision market

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —January 13, 2006
Filed in Culture, Leadership Posts

Last September I reviewed James Surowiecki’s book Wisdom of Crowds. At the end of the review I said: I can understand why, as Surowiecki laments, …

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Employment Today has published our paper on narrative

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —January 11, 2006
Filed in Business storytelling, News

Employment Today has published our paper called Telling Tales which is a version of Using Stories to Size up a Situation. This paper is primarily about …

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What would you recommend to an American on what to read to learn about Australia?

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —January 11, 2006
Filed in Fun

I need your help because I’m a little stumped. Michael Wagner in a comment exchange here has asked for some ideas on how to learn …

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Collecting stories to build a World Trade Center memorial

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —January 10, 2006
Filed in Business storytelling

BL Ochman has alerted me to this excellent initiative. The World Trade Center Memorial Foundation is collecting stories about 9/11. I guess we all remember …

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This is a learning blog

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —January 9, 2006
Filed in Communication

Kathy Sierra over at Creating Passionate Users (one of my favourite blogs) has a learning blog: “A blog that shares what you know, to help …

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