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What you’re not being told about unconferencing…

Posted by  Andrew Rixon —November 11, 2005
Filed in Communication

The unconferencing meme is currently being discussed here and here. One point I believe that needs to be raised is that unconferencing is not something that will naturally …

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Who’s leading the stakes in the blogosphere? Women or Men?

Posted by  Andrew Rixon —November 6, 2005
Filed in Fun

A recent profile on Women business bloggers only listed about 5 women business bloggers. I was sure there must be more, and I was also curious …

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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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Unconferencing: How should we select our Keynote speakers?

Posted by  Andrew Rixon —November 1, 2005
Filed in Fun

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 …

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Anecdote: A simple KM solution

Posted by  Andrew Rixon —October 28, 2005
Filed in Anecdotes

One of the things I love about conferences is the people you meet and the stories you hear and share. Here’s an anecdote which I …

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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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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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Surprise in Social Settings

Posted by  Andrew Rixon —October 18, 2005
Filed in Communication

Two powerful ways of making sense (in a weickien way) are: Using frameworks to ‘frame’ data Getting people to explain and explore surprises The first technique of …

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Seth’s sensemaking on the web

Posted by  Andrew Rixon —October 17, 2005
Filed in Communication

You can think of the act of sensemaking as discovering the new terrain as you are inventing it. A man who is certainly mapping and creating …

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Great quote from Brian Arthur on sensemaking

Posted by  Andrew Rixon —October 16, 2005
Filed in Culture, Leadership Posts

This has got to be one of the best quotes I’ve seen regarding sensemaking, from an article of Brian Arthur’s in the Harvard Business Review. Imagine …

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