Set the World on Fire – Innovating Libraries

This is am much delayed posting of a keynote I delivered at the Colorado Association of Libraries conference in Keystone last October. The theme of the conference was Ready, Set, Go! Innovating Colorado Libraries. Set the World on Fire, keynote, Colorado Association of Libraries from Bobbi Newman References Rogers, E. M. (2003).  Diffusion of Innovations, New York: Free Press.

Even With the Sacred Printing Press, We Got Erotic Novels 150 Years Before We Got Scientific Journals.

http://video.ted.com/assets/player/swf/EmbedPlayer.swf Clay Shirky talks about cognitive surplus in this Ted talk. Now it's tempting to want to get the Ushahidis without the LOLcats, right, to get the serious stuff without the throwaway stuff. But media abundance never works that way. Freedom to experiment means freedom to experiment with anything. Even with the sacred printing press, …

Checklist for Preventing Innovation – What Would You Add?

Watch the video, you really need to see the examples. http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=10175915&server=vimeo.com&show_title=1&show_byline=1&show_portrait=0&color=&fullscreen=1 My Anti-Creativity Checklist from Youngme Moon on Vimeo. From the Video Play it Safe. Know your limitations. Remind yourself it's just a job. Show you're the smartest guy in the room. Be the tough guy. Respect history. Stop the madness before it can start. …

Life Lessons from Einstein

Follow Your Curiosity Perseverance is Priceless Focus on the Present The Imagination is Powerful Make Mistakes Live in the Moment Create Value Don’t Expect Different Results Knowledge Comes From Experience Learn the Rules and Then Play Better 10 Amazing Life Lessons You Can Learn From Albert Einstein includes quotes and tips along with these lessons. …