Archive for the ‘Anecdotes’ Category

Everyone has a story…

Posted by  Robyn —February 22, 2008
Filed in Anecdotes, Fun

…is the byline of Smith, an online storytelling community that provides a space to read, write, and share stories. Just over twelve months ago they …

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Why is presentation important?

Posted by  chandni —February 4, 2008
Filed in Anecdotes

There are probably a 100 reasons why presentation is important. But a laundry list of reasons won’t get the point across as effectively as a …

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BHP Billiton axes its Knowledge Networks

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —January 31, 2008
Filed in Anecdotes, Collaboration

BHP Billiton axed their division called Operational Excellence last year. This was the group that, among other services, supported the organisations Knowledge Networks (also called …

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World Trade Center and emergency services mis-coordination

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —January 22, 2008
Filed in Anecdotes, Collaboration

One tragic example [of mis-coordination] is recounted in Peter Denning’s article about HFN [hastily formed networks], in which he describes analysis of the disaster response …

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The role of a story in lessons learning

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —January 22, 2008
Filed in Anecdotes

Chris Collison is pondering the usefulness of the Kolb learning cycle as the basis for many of the lessons learning activities organisations conduct. I agree …

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Why sensemaking is vital

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —January 14, 2008
Filed in Anecdotes, Culture

I was listening to Melvyn Bragg’s radio program, In Our Time , this morning on my iPod. The topic was Albert Camus. In discussing his …

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Thoughts to actions

Posted by  chandni —January 14, 2008
Filed in Anecdotes, Leadership Posts

The best thing we could do for ourselves is reflect on the way we think. I read that in a book once (as a wisdom …

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The Beams of New College, Oxford

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —January 10, 2008
Filed in Anecdotes, Business storytelling

Another find from the filing cabinet clean up. This time an anecdote from Stewart Brand’s How Buildings Learn. This story was recorded by Brand from …

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My friends confirm my huntch that knowledge work is dead

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —January 3, 2008
Filed in Anecdotes

Yesterday I arrived home from a relaxing trip to Jervis Bay to enjoy Christmas with my family (sans computer). So today I couldn’t help myself …

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Maxine McKew tells three anecdotes

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —November 27, 2007
Filed in Anecdotes, Business storytelling

People vote for politicians based on the emotions they generate not the intellectual merits of their policies.1 And emotion is generated by the stories we …

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