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Anecdotally Speaking

Business & Economics Podcasts


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Episodes

054 – Looking upstream for causes of downstream problems

2/11/2020
Shawn and Mark consider the role of parables in business storytelling, sharing an example which highlights the need to tackle issues at their source. We’re changing things up this week, with Shawn sharing a parable instead of a story. The parable features in Dan Heath’s upcoming book, Upstream, and suggests we should tackle issues at […] The post 054 – Looking upstream for causes of downstream problems appeared first on Anecdote.

Duration:00:19:52

053 – Andy habits build rapport

1/20/2020
You can’t find out what is really happening in your business from behind your desk. In this episode, Andy Billings shares one leader’s technique for getting out within his company. Happy New Year! Anecdotally Speaking is back for 2020. To kick off the year, Andy Billings joins Shawn and Mark on the podcast. Andy, Vice […] The post 053 – Andy habits build rapport appeared first on Anecdote.

Duration:00:16:08

052 – Pepsi and Apple in new containers

12/15/2019
In our final episode for 2019, John Sculley, former CEO of Apple Inc., shares five stories that illustrate the importance of insight and encourage us to think differently. 2019 is drawing to a close. But before we close the office for the holiday period, we have another Anecdotally Speaking Special Edition to share with you! Some weeks […] The post 052 – Pepsi and Apple in new containers appeared first on Anecdote.

Duration:00:52:28

051 – Miners find gold in data mullock

12/11/2019
In our second to last episode for 2019, we share a story that illustrates the importance of diversity of thought and suggests we shouldn’t work in silos. This week, we’re sharing a story that we often use in our workshops. The story follows Rob McEwen during his time working as CEO at Goldcorp Inc. Rob […] The post 051 – Miners find gold in data mullock appeared first on Anecdote.

Duration:00:17:14

050 – Risky flight to the city of angels

11/26/2019
On January 18, 2018, Shawn Callahan and Mark Schenk recorded the first episode of Anecdotally Speaking. For this episode, our 50th episode, we’re celebrating with a special edition! To celebrate, we’ve brought five members of the Anecdote team together: Shawn Callahan, Mark Schenk, Paul Honeywell, Mike Adams, and Paul Ichilcik. We’ve just returned from Sydney, […] The post 050 – Risky flight to the city of angels appeared first on Anecdote.

Duration:00:21:51

049 – Second best thing to having the actual experience

11/6/2019
Mike Adams recounts an event that he’s never forgotten, despite not being there. When you can’t experience something first-hand, stories are the best way to learn. Shawn is still away so, this week, Mike Adams joins the podcast. Mike is the head of our Story-Powered Sales program. He is also the author of Seven Stories Every […] The post 049 – Second best thing to having the actual experience appeared first on Anecdote.

Duration:00:23:44

048 – Healthcare PhDs road test strategy risk

10/28/2019
When developing a strategy, it’s essential to talk to as many people as you can from different parts of your organisation. As this story suggests, you’re likely to find something you hadn’t considered. In this episode, we welcome Paul Ichilcik to the podcast! Paul, who joined the Anecdote team a few months ago, is filling […] The post 048 – Healthcare PhDs road test strategy risk appeared first on Anecdote.

Duration:00:22:22

047 – Blinded by beliefs

10/16/2019
It’s too easy to let unconscious bias impact our decisions. Here are three stories you can share to encourage others and remind yourself to keep an open mind. In this week’s episode of Anecdotally Speaking, we’re mixing things up! Instead of sharing one story, we’re sharing three, each one illustrating the importance of keeping an […] The post 047 – Blinded by beliefs appeared first on Anecdote.

Duration:00:17:42

046 – Work the plan and work with the people

8/25/2019
Luke Brown shares the story of how his mantra went from ‘plan the work, work the plan’ to ‘plan the work and work with the people’ and illustrates the importance of building strong relationships at work. In this episode of Anecdotally Speaking, we welcome another guest! Luke Brown has been a friend of Mark’s for […] The post 046 – Work the plan and work with the people appeared first on Anecdote.

Duration:00:29:36

045 – Old oak forester beams

8/18/2019
Some 100 years ago, Oxford’s New College faced a crisis. This crisis had been foreseen by the college’s founders, who implemented a plan to be fulfilled 500 years in the future. In this episode, it’s Shawn’s turn to share a historical story. He recounts a crisis faced by Oxford’s New College about 100 years ago. […] The post 045 – Old oak forester beams appeared first on Anecdote.

Duration:00:14:03

044 – Navigating like clockwork

7/29/2019
Disregarding ideas that don’t adhere to our standard way of thinking can inhibit progress. This story illustrates the importance of having an open mind. Here at Anecdote, we’re gearing up to turn 15 years old! We’ve been taking a trip down memory lane as we prepare for our big day. Keep an eye on our […] The post 044 – Navigating like clockwork appeared first on Anecdote.

Duration:00:21:45

043 – Show amazing grace to your audience

6/19/2019
There’s a time to be independent and creative, and there’s a time to serve your audience. Dummer and DJ, Questlove, felt he was at the top of his game when he was asked to perform at Barack Obama’s farewell party. He started his set feeling confident but finished it feeling disappointed, prompting Barack to share […] The post 043 – Show amazing grace to your audience appeared first on Anecdote.

Duration:00:22:56

042 – Seasoned speed skaters savvy strategy

5/22/2019
Steven Bradbury appeared lucky when he won gold for Australia in the short track speed skating final at the 2002 Salt Lake City Winter Olympics. The whole story, however, implies that it wasn’t just luck, but hard work and persistence, that led him to win. This week, Mark shares the story behind Steven Bradbury’s win. […] The post 042 – Seasoned speed skaters savvy strategy appeared first on Anecdote.

Duration:00:28:02

041 – Icing breakers and presentation matters

5/12/2019
Does presentation matter? Here’s a story you can tell or trigger to convince your colleagues that it does. If you regularly read our blog, you will be familiar with story-triggering. Story-triggering is what occurs when someone does something so remarkable that the people who see, or experience it, tell stories about it. In our last […] The post 041 – Icing breakers and presentation matters appeared first on Anecdote.

Duration:00:18:23

040 – Moving forward on a backwards bike

3/25/2019
As easy as riding a bike? Karen Stanton will bet you can’t ride this bike. This week, Karen Stanton, the Global Branding and Marketing Director at IFF (International Flavours and Fragrances), joins us from New Jersey. She shares the story of the ‘backwards brain bike’. When riding the backwards brain bike, you have to turn […] The post 040 – Moving forward on a backwards bike appeared first on Anecdote.

Duration:00:18:59

039 – Reply all and touch many

3/17/2019
Have you ever felt nervous about making a mistake at work? Jill Roche shares a story which suggests you should look at mistakes as opportunities. This week we welcome our first guest speaker for 2019 to Anecdotally Speaking! Jill Roche is the Chief of Corporate Affairs at World Vision Australia. She shares a story which […] The post 039 – Reply all and touch many appeared first on Anecdote.

Duration:00:24:53

038 – Dolphin kicks out number one

2/17/2019
Micheal Phelps broke both his personal record and the world record when he won the men’s 400m Individual Medley Final at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Four years later, he battled for 4th place in the same event. Don’t become complacent, it takes hard work to stay on top. A few years ago, Shawn was working […] The post 038 – Dolphin kicks out number one appeared first on Anecdote.

Duration:00:22:05

037 – Fortran reveals Hidden Figures

1/29/2019
Dorothy Vaughan was a mathematician who worked for NASA during the 1960s. Her story provides an excellent example of the importance of continually learning and effectively responding to disruption. Happy New Year! We took two weeks off over the holiday period to relax and recharge. Now, we’re back and ready for a big year! Here […] The post 037 – Fortran reveals Hidden Figures appeared first on Anecdote.

Duration:00:20:14

036 – The way to a rioter’s heart

12/4/2018
When presented with a problem, its easy to assume big interventions will best prompt change. This week’s story suggests that we should think about the small things we can do, before jumping to bigger interventions that other people can implement. This week, Shawn shares another story. The story demonstrates how small things can make a […] The post 036 – The way to a rioter’s heart appeared first on Anecdote.

Duration:00:11:34

035 – Spotify bugs bite back

11/26/2018
People tend to be resistant to change. So, what is the best way to keep people interested in a new product? This story suggests finding a balance between new and familiar features is the answer. It’s now Shawn’s turn to share a story. The story he has chosen suggests the success of new products relies […] The post 035 – Spotify bugs bite back appeared first on Anecdote.

Duration:00:14:25