Shawn is the Founding Director of Anecdote Pty Ltd. In a career that could be best described as eclectic, he started his working life as a geographer and archaeologist, moved into database design, sold software in the UK and then ran his own geographic information management company. After that he moved into the knowledge management field and built an international reputation.
In the late 1990s, his career took a surprising twist when he stumbled across the incredible natural power of stories. He went on to senior roles in IBM Centre for Organisational Complexity where he was part of pioneering work in using narrative approaches to tackle complex issues.
He formed Anecdote in 2004 with the purpose of helping restore humanity to organisations. Anecdote’s work has a very practical focus helping organisations and leaders tap into the power of stories. In the past 9 years he has helped leaders all over the globe convert their strategies into strategic stories and communicate those strategies more effectively.
Shawn has been soundly beaten at tennis by Wally Masur and has retired from playing basketball at least once a year for the past 10 years.