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. Continue reading Set the World on Fire – Innovating Libraries
In a recent piece at egdge.org Clay Shirky talks about the changes brought about by the internet and relates them to historical events. To make a historical analogy with the last major increase in the written word, you could earn a living in 1500 simply by knowing how to read and write. The spread of those abilities in the subsequent century had the curious property of … Continue reading Publishing is the New Literacy
My personally selected top 10 from the links I shared on Twitter from 5/21/2010 thru 5/27/2010. Ok I’ll confess right off the bat, I cheated, there are 12 links this week. I just couldn’t cut them down. A couple of these deserve their own blog post so shame on me for not giving them the attention they deserve. 1. How (and Why) to Stop Multitasking … Continue reading Top Ten Links Week 21
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. Crush early-stage ideas with your business savvy. Use experience as … Continue reading Checklist for Preventing Innovation – What Would You Add?
Be sure to watch the whole thing! This video was prepared by the UK branch of Dorling Kindersley Books. Originally meant solely for a DK sales conference, the video was such a hit internally that it is now being shared externally. found via LISnews Continue reading The End of Publishing As We Know It
We hear a lot about innovation and change these days. Everyone is talking about it, every is doing it, or at least trying to. There’s a problem though, change and innovation require more than lip service. Declaring that you are innovative does not make it so. You know what I’m talking about, someone reads an article, attends a presentation, has a conversation over coffee and … Continue reading Want Innovation? Get Out of the Way