Control is an Illusion You Need to Let Go

The issue of control comes up over and over again when we talk about the online world. It recently it came up at Internet Librarian in many different ways, including: How do I stop a staff member from wasting time on Facebook? How do we control what staff are saying online? Management wants everything posted online (Twitter, Facebook, blogs etc) to go through PR. We … Continue reading Control is an Illusion You Need to Let Go

The Seven Deadly Sins of Innovators

Do you know what they are? Are you committing them? 1. Lust: Innovating in a space you have no business being in. 2. Gluttony: Trying to create too many initiatives with too few resources. 3. Greed: Taking short-term profits at the expense of long-term growth. 4. Sloth: Taking short cuts—not doing the hard work, not following the proven process. 5. Wrath: Being so focused on … Continue reading The Seven Deadly Sins of Innovators

It’s not about the money

I’ve been reading, watching and listening to a lot about motivation lately.  Not intentionally but once you start thinking about what motivates people to create, to participate, to get involved it starts to show up in places you don’t expect it. Sometimes I got looking for it too. Over and over I notice the same theme, it’s not about the money.  Sure money is important … Continue reading It’s not about the money