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An example of an intervention

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —April 28, 2005
Filed in Culture, News

In a previous post I’ve described the difference between interventions and projects. On the radio this morning (ABC 774) I heard about what I would classify as a classic intervention. The Victorian government has announced a series of changes to how they will combat domestic violence. One of the interventions will be the ability for social […]

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Change Management Monitor

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —April 19, 2005
Filed in News

Welcome to the land of blogging Bill. Bill’s blog (Change Management Monitor) will be an important resource for anyone wishing to keep up with the deluge of management books on the market today. Bill writes excellent management book reviews and it is the first place I go to find out which new book I should get […]

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An important conference for those interested in complexity

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —April 14, 2005
Filed in News

This December, Christchurch, New Zealand, will host the 11th Annual ANZSYS Conference/Managing the Complex V. The theme is, ‘Systems Thinking and Complexity Science: Insights for Action’. Not to be missed if you are interested in the application of complexity principles to management practice.

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Mind mapping on a tablet PC

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —April 4, 2005
Filed in News

I love using my tablet PC and I’m a frequent mind mapper. I use Mind Manager. You would think then I would be jotting all my maps on my tablet. But no. I tried it a couple of times and couldn’t work it out. Well, Hobie Swan has posted this one which explains it all. Thanks Hobie.

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Definition of anecdote

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —March 21, 2005
Filed in News

I noticed quite a few people arrive at my blog looking for a definition of ‘anecdote’. Well, here is what wikipedia has to say: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anecdote

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Why no posts Shawn?

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —February 17, 2005
Filed in News

Auckland has been a delight. I’ve spend the last 3 days running a workshop called, ‘Succeeding in Complexity’. It seems to have been well received. We spent much of our time getting hands-on experience with the Cynefin techniques and listening to how each participant was coming to grips with the new mind set required to […]

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Melbourne emergence meeting

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —February 10, 2005
Filed in News

This group is now 4 months old. If you are Melbourne and would like to join our monthly meetings to discuss organisational complexity, just sign up as a member here Technorati tags: emergence

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Succeeding in complexity

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —February 6, 2005
Filed in News

The last week has been frantic. I’m developing a new course called ‘Succeeding in Complexity,’ which I’m delivering in Auckland next week, and, as always, it takes longer that you think to get everything together. I have put considerable effort into the course notes so participants walk away with more than just a slide pack and […]

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Edward Tufte New Chapter from Beautiful Evidence

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —January 19, 2005
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For one month Edward Tufte is making available a chapter from his upcoming book, Beautiful Evidence. Tufte wrote 3 of my favourite books which I love because of their simple beauty and their insightful portrayal of how to best convey information with graphics:  Envisioning Information , The Visual Display of Quantitative Information , Visual Explanations. [thanks […]

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Don’t forget Max Boisot

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —January 12, 2005
Filed in News

I was chatting to Bill Godfrey today and we got onto the topic of Denham Grey’s top 5 KM books. We were both surprised that Max Boisot’s Knowledge Assets didn’t get a guernsey. I have used Boisot’s I-space a number of times to illustrate how commercial value might be derived from organisational knowledge. Bill has […]

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