Archive for the ‘Business storytelling’ Category

More on balancing narrative and data

Posted by  Andrew Rixon —December 9, 2005
Filed in Business storytelling

Nancy White recently made the observation: I keep thinking about the role of stories. When we say “tell a story” it has a certain tone …

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Balancing narrative and data

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —December 8, 2005
Filed in Business storytelling

Freakonomics made it click for me. Narrative on its own is entertaining, informative, makes it real and even inspiring but it’s rarely effective on its own …

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Words should be full of meaning

Posted by  Andrew Rixon —November 18, 2005
Filed in Business storytelling

Following right on the tail of my post on Facilitation is a fat word I came across this posting over at The Monster Blog: Words should be …

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Developing your narrative competence

Posted by  Andrew Rixon —November 3, 2005
Filed in Business storytelling

Shawn recently blogged an interesting post on how to develop your narrative competence. The value of a developed sense of narrative competence is well recognised in the …

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Home Comforts not Sun Tzu

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —November 2, 2005
Filed in Business storytelling

The military metaphor is dominant in many organisations. How many times have you heard colleagues talking about doing battle, gathering the troops, working in headquarters, …

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Practicing identifying anecdotes

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —November 2, 2005
Filed in Business storytelling

Our narrative technique relies on the identification and extraction of anecdotes, typically from transcriptions. The ability to quickly identify an anecdote comes with practice so …

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Storytelling survival guide

Posted by  Andrew Rixon —October 23, 2005
Filed in Business storytelling

Having a casual surf on a sunday afternoon I came across this interesting Storytelling survival guide by David Boje. It seems a fairly comprehensive, if not …

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Anecdote: Staff motivation and team work

Posted by  Andrew Rixon —October 21, 2005
Filed in Anecdotes, Business storytelling

Earlier this year Shawn posted about a great site containing anecdotes about the development of the Apple Macintosh. Browsing through the archive I found this great …

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Sensemaking: the role of stories

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —October 21, 2005
Filed in Business storytelling

When something happens we like to tell others about it. This retelling of our experience often is done in the form of a story. “I can’t believe what …

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Using social networks analysis to show impact

Posted by  Andrew Rixon —October 7, 2005
Filed in Business storytelling

Some time back Chris Corrigan mentioned in his blog how social network mapping could help inform the invitation list for an Open Space event. I have …

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