Posts Tagged ‘Assumptions’

179 – There is no average

Posted by  Anecdote International —March 2, 2023
Filed in Anecdotes, Podcast

If you design for the average, you might find you’re designing for no one. Listen to hear how challenging an assumption held for 30 years transformed aircraft cockpit design.

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160 – Challenge your assumptions

Posted by  Anecdote International —September 13, 2022
Filed in Anecdotes, Podcast

Great insights come from breaking free of your assumptions. Listen to hear how a high school dropout went on to win the Fields Medal.

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117 – How a story illuminates an insight

Gary Klein once said, “Insight is when you unexpectedly come to a better story.” Listen to hear Shawn and Mike Adams exchange and explain the value of insight stories.

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098 – Gender biased snow job really hurts

Posted by  Anecdote International —March 9, 2021
Filed in Anecdotes, Business storytelling, Culture, Podcast

Are invisible biases impacting your decisions? Listen to hear how one man’s joke changed a town’s snow clearing system, preventing injuries and saving money.

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047 – Blinded by beliefs

Posted by  Anecdote International —October 17, 2019
Filed in Anecdotes, Business storytelling, Podcast

It’s too easy to let unconscious bias impact our decisions. Here are 3 stories you can share to encourage others and remind yourself to keep an open mind. 

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Never let a good story get in the way of the truth

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —March 4, 2019
Filed in Business storytelling

Sometimes, an completely incorrect story can become universally believed. This post looks at a surprising case and offers a solution.

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017 – All about apocryphal stories

Posted by  Anecdote International —May 2, 2018
Filed in Anecdotes, Business storytelling, Podcast

In this podcast we provide some examples of apocryphal stories and we dig into how to tell them, when to use them, and discuss the potential pitfalls.

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The confirmation bias driving our behaviour

Posted by  Mark Schenk —September 8, 2017
Filed in Anecdotes, Culture, Insight

Confirmation bias affects us all. Hidden assumptions can cost dearly when it comes to tackling complex issues in business and society. Learn more here:

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Trigger new stories and changing behaviours

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —April 5, 2010
Filed in Anecdotes

Our mind is full of beliefs, assumptions and values which affect what we do and how we do it. Much of what we assume comes …

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Past experience holding back collaborations

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —November 20, 2008
Filed in Anecdotes, Collaboration

Last Friday I ran a workshop for a client on collaboration. I emphasised collaborative practices and behaviours and at one point I introduced the idea …

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