Archive for the ‘Business storytelling’ Category

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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What would you like to read more of here on our Blog?

Posted by  Andrew Rixon —September 27, 2005
Filed in Business storytelling

One of things which we do alot of at Anecdote is Listen. Shawn has posted previously that story-telling is just half the story. The other half is …

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Book review – Wisdom of Crowds

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

Fast Company calls it an ‘idea-driven narrative’. This genre, made famous by Malcolm Gladwell, takes a simple (but important) idea and uses research, case studies, …

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The problems with a dotmocracy

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —August 31, 2005
Filed in Business storytelling, Communication

Have you ever used the technique we call a ‘dotmocracy’ to get a group to prioritise a set of ideas/initiatives/actions? Each person is given five …

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Talent magnetism

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —August 31, 2005
Filed in Business storytelling

I was in New Zealand for a couple days this week. I caught up with my colleagues at Future of People and Organisations (FPO) – …

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What is business narrative?

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —August 17, 2005
Filed in Business storytelling

The term ‘business narrative’ hasn’t really taken off, yet I’m finding more and more people in organisations are drawn to these techniques because traditional approaches …

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Steve Jobs tells three stories about himself

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —June 17, 2005
Filed in Business storytelling

A couple of days ago Steve Jobs made the commencement address to students at Stanford. He tells three simple stories about himself with great effect. …

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New Anecdote white paper available: using narrative to align brand and customer service

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —May 23, 2005
Filed in Business storytelling

Narrative techniques can be applied effectively across a wide range of business issues—the more difficult the better. I’ve been recently working on how to use …

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