Archive for December, 2011

Stories of celebration

They come out each Christmas, those very domestic angels, hanging above the fireplace with their gingerbread-tray and cake-mixing bowl, and the rotund Santa Claus between them. In front of the bookshelves, my mother counts the Christmas cards, clicking on the small grey clicker-counter in her hand, a relic of the long-closed library. “One hundred and […]

December 25th, 2011 by Zahmoo
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Listening for the story

How do we collect stories? How do we know which stories to collect, and why? For that matter, what is a story, in the sense that we use it in Zahmoo? For practical answers to those questions above, one of our best resources is the¬†Anecdote website. If we need ideas about how to use story […]

December 19th, 2011 by Zahmoo
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Get ready for story-season

“‘Tis the season to be merry”, some say. For many people it’s also a season to reminisce and reflect, to look back at the passing year and years. Which means it’s also a time when the stories tend to flow free – so are you ready to catch them as they drift by? Family gatherings […]

December 12th, 2011 by Zahmoo
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Don’t forget the metadata!

How do we know which stories to use, and for what purpose? What would each story mean, in real-world practice? The answers to those questions often reside not in the story itself, but in the other information that we collate around that story – in other words, what’s known as the¬†metadata for the story. Think […]

December 9th, 2011 by Zahmoo
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Getting started with your Zahmoo story-bank

You’ve decided you want to use Zahmoo as your story-bank. But how do you get started? Here’s how. Go to the Zahmoo website, and perhaps first browse around the three focus-areas: family community business As we’ll see in a moment, these focus-areas also represent different account-plans – different levels and capabilities for your Zahmoo story-bank. […]

December 5th, 2011 by Zahmoo
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