Archive for the ‘Business storytelling’ Category

Narrative and Change Management Whitepaper now available online

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —December 19, 2005
Filed in Business storytelling, News

I recently announced our new whitepaper entitled Avoiding change management failure using business narrative. I’ve now posted it on our site. Would love to hear …

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Where’s the science? It’s just an anecdote…

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

Anecdotes and anecdotal evidence are considered fairly sceptically by scientists and science as a whole. Science is very much concerned about verifiability and repeatability and …

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New Anecdote whitepaper: Avoiding change management failure using business narrative

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

I’m pleased to let everyone know Andrew, Mark and I have finished our first whitepaper together and we will be sending it out to everyone …

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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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