Archive for the ‘Business storytelling’ Category

Types of organisational narrative

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —March 9, 2005
Filed in Business storytelling

Until recently (yesterday actually) I have differentiated two types of organisational stories: those crafted to persuade an audience—this approach is typified by Steve Denning’s work …

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Character traits

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —March 9, 2005
Filed in Business storytelling

When extracting archetypes from a body of narrative, I have found it useful to give the workshop participants a large list of character traits to …

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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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Some good quotes in support of narrative in business

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —January 30, 2005
Filed in Business storytelling

If you are building a business case to use narrative techniques in your organisation, here are some great quotes to sprinkle throughout the story you …

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Complexity, Stories, and Knowing

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —January 18, 2005
Filed in Business storytelling

Ken Baskin presented this paper at the 2004 International Workshop on Complexity and Philosophy. I haven’t had a chance to read the paper yet but …

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Corporate narrative is not storytelling

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —January 13, 2005
Filed in Business storytelling

After hearing Dave Snowden describe the importance and application of stories in organisations for the first time, I became extremely excited by the idea and …

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Cynefin project – Bank of Thailand

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —January 4, 2005
Filed in Business storytelling

There are relatively few available case studies that document projects using Cynefin techniques. I believe this will be remedied in the near future on the …

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Capturing oral histories

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —January 1, 2005
Filed in Business storytelling

There is a growing interest in capturing employees stories using video or audio. Experienced employees are walking out the door and taking their knowledge with …

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Eliciting stories – the warm up

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —December 8, 2004
Filed in Business storytelling

Eliciting stories from workers relies, in part, on asking good questions. But before people will provide their more personally significant stories they must feel comfortable …

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Stories not atoms

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —December 7, 2004
Filed in Business storytelling

“The universe is made of stories not atoms.” Muriel Rukeyser (1913-1980, poet) – The Speed of Darkness

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