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Australian cartoonist

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —November 5, 2005
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We use cartoonists to illustrate archetypes as part of the sensemaking process. This is a fun activity which has the serious side of helping to illustrate an organisation’s culture through the depiction of prevalent archetypes. Finding good cartoonists can be tricky but here is a great place to start in Australia—the Australian Cartoonists’ Association. It […]

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Unconferencing: How should we select our Keynote speakers?

Posted by  Andrew Rixon —November 1, 2005
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It seems to me that there is a growing dissatisfaction with the standard conference model of panel presenters and an audience full of possibility who are just listeners. I’ve put together the following (very incomplete) timeline: Dave Winer’s unconferencing March 2004 Gang of 3’s podcast on unconferenceing (Johnnie Moore, Chris Corrigan and Rob Paterson) July 2005 Paul Goodison’s take […]

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Storybook Moleskine

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —October 15, 2005
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I’m a lover of Moleskine notebooks. Perhaps it’s their history or their sturdy design. Whatever the attraction I always have my notebook handy. I see they now make a storyboard version. This will be great for sketching out scenes and brainstorming presentations. Sadly my stationery weakness is a curse 😉

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Don’t Prepare – Just show up!

Posted by  Andrew Rixon —September 21, 2005
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A great little book which I’ve been working my way through lately is Improv Wisdom . There are some great wisdoms for life in this book, like the following four: “Say Yes” “Be Average” “Make Mistakes, Please” “Take Care of Each Other” From an organisational perspective I often wonder about the “Say Yes” maxim. It seems to […]

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Getting to know Hunter S Thompson

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —March 14, 2005
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My first ‘real’ job had me helping a few really talented guys build a software system designed to book cars for our parliamentarians. Not all of our ideas were implemented. I remember suggesting we fit each car with a global positioning system to enhance booking accuracies. This suggestion was howled down by our client because for […]

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I remember using a contraption just like this

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —January 24, 2005
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My first ‘real’ job was working as a research assistance at the Centre for Resource and Environmental Studies. We had a similar setup for our Tektronix terminals taking snaps of primitive geographic information systems. [Thanks Seth]

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Some obstacles can be a right pain

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —January 18, 2005
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Thanks to Bill Gibson for this one.

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