Archive for the ‘Anecdotes’ Category

Good conversations lead to good stories

Posted by  Robyn —August 2, 2007
Filed in Anecdotes, Business storytelling

Watching Andrew Denton interview Michael Parkinson on More Than Enough Rope on ABC television recently was a lesson in good interviewing techniques. Denton even admitted …

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Ideas made to stick – a scene from West Wing

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —July 30, 2007
Filed in Anecdotes

Made to Stick is one of my favourite books at the moment because it’s well written and well researched. And, you know what? the ideas …

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The fragility of trust

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —July 25, 2007
Filed in Anecdotes

A friend of mine is a lawyer, and a good one at that. Our families just spent a week together in Mossy Point on the …

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Three principles for learning

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —July 19, 2007
Filed in Anecdotes

My wife, Sheenagh, went to a conference on literacy last week. She’s a primary school teacher and teaches a 1st grade class. One the speakers, …

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Real knowledge management

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —July 12, 2007
Filed in Anecdotes

A few years ago I attended KM Australia in Sydney. It was the early days of KM in Australia and I remember one of the …

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Not so Newcomer

Posted by  Robyn —June 29, 2007
Filed in Anecdotes, Insight

Well, Daryl’s arrival on the scene at Anecdote has really put the pressure on me now he has published his maiden blog post. Here I’ve …

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John F. Kennedy and the French Revolution

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —June 16, 2007
Filed in Anecdotes, Fun

I heard this anecdote last week. John Kennedy was meeting the Premier of China and during some initial small talk Kennedy asked the Premier what …

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The little things that give you insight into the culture

Posted by  Mark Schenk —June 16, 2007
Filed in Anecdotes

The anecdote below, told by a participant in a recent workshop, really made me stop and think. There are lots of lessons it, not least …

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Finding and amplifying a sense of direction—directional stories

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —June 1, 2007
Filed in Anecdotes, Communication

This week I have been talking to people about foundational stories and how they are important for reinforcing the core vales and direction for everyone …

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How Gehry designs—the full story

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —May 22, 2007
Filed in Anecdotes

On the recommendation of Johnnie Moore, I read A Perfect Mess by Eric Abrahamson and David Freedman. I was really looking forward to this book …

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