What is an attractor?

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —February 25, 2005
Filed in Culture

Managers can apply complexity science as a metaphor to better understand their organisation. Like all metaphors, they are only a partial description and will always …

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Apple anecdotes – stories of the macintosh

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —February 24, 2005
Filed in Business storytelling

If you want to see the power of anecdotes, just check out this site by Andy Hertzfeld. Andy has collected 117 anecdotes that document the …

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Why no posts Shawn?

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —February 17, 2005
Filed in News

Auckland has been a delight. I’ve spend the last 3 days running a workshop called, ‘Succeeding in Complexity’. It seems to have been well received. …

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Assumptions about monitoring

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —February 11, 2005
Filed in Communication

Hi Michael, thanks for you kind comments about my blog. As you’ve probably gathered, my thoughts on monitoring are developing so I appreciate your questions. …

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Melbourne emergence meeting

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —February 10, 2005
Filed in News

This group is now 4 months old. If you are Melbourne and would like to join our monthly meetings to discuss organisational complexity, just sign …

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Short article on the knowledge management threat posed by an aging workforce

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —February 10, 2005
Filed in Collaboration

CIO magazine recently published an article describing the now well-known argument that organisations will lose significant knowledge as baby boomers retire. There is reference to …

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The Art of Monitoring

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —February 9, 2005
Filed in Communication

Organisations that operate in complexity need a monitoring regime. Combining the following three approaches to monitoring will improve an organisation’s ability to adapt in uncertain …

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Succeeding in complexity

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —February 6, 2005
Filed in News

The last week has been frantic. I’m developing a new course called ‘Succeeding in Complexity,’ which I’m delivering in Auckland next week, and, as always, it …

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Finding your previous thought might constrain your current thinking

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —February 1, 2005
Filed in Insight

Darren makes the following comment: “The potential danger is this could limit thinking rather than expanding it. If people are constantly reminded of their past …

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How should I respond to comments?

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —February 1, 2005
Filed in Collaboration

I’ve been thinking about how to best develop a conversation on my blog. So far when someone has made a comment I’ve read it and …

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