Posts Tagged ‘Innovation’

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052 – Pepsi and Apple in new containers

Posted by  Anecdote International —December 16, 2019
Filed in Business storytelling, Podcast

John Sculley, former CEO of Apple Inc., shares five stories that illustrate the importance of insight and encourage us to think differently.

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051 – Miners find gold in data mullock

Posted by  Anecdote International —December 12, 2019
Filed in Business storytelling, Podcast

It often pays to take a risk, to move out of silos and invite external input. This podcast gives a powerful example of where this paid off for one CEO.

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044 – Navigating like clockwork

Posted by  Anecdote International —July 30, 2019
Filed in Anecdotes, Business storytelling, Podcast

Imagine having the answer everyone is looking for, but no one is listening to you. This week’s episode talks about the importance of keeping an open mind.

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032 – Dyson innovation really sucks

Posted by  Anecdote International —October 30, 2018
Filed in Business storytelling, Podcast

The story of how James Dyson designed and produced the first bagless vacuum cleaner is one of perseverance and iteration. We know the ending of …

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The confirmation bias driving our behaviour

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

A few weeks ago I had dinner at a friend’s house. At the table, my friend’s 9-year-old daughter challenged me with a riddle. You might …

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The role of stories in data storytelling

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —August 4, 2016
Filed in Business storytelling

As Edward R. Tufte published each of his beautiful books on the visual display of complex data – The Visual Display of Quantitative Information (1983)1, …

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The story of the checklist

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —December 7, 2013
Filed in Business storytelling

Sometimes the simplest interventions can have the biggest impact. In October 1935, US Army Air Corps brass gathered at an airfield in Dayton, Ohio. They’d …

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3 places to find great storytelling for business examples

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —August 23, 2013
Filed in Business storytelling

Yesterday my sister called and said, “I have an idea for a book you should write. Why don’t you collect a bunch of stories that …

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Four story-based practices to foster insight

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —September 4, 2011
Filed in Business storytelling

“Insight is an unexpected shift to a better story.”–Gary Klein, Seeing What Others Don’t You can download the pdf version of this article. Shawn and …

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A beautifully told strategic story from ASICS

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —March 21, 2010
Filed in Anecdotes, Business storytelling, Leadership Posts, Strategy

Every company wants to tell a compelling strategic story that conveys the essence of what they’re about. If it’s a success their customers and employees …

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