You invent it, they fund it. Simple as that. The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation is running a grant competition called the News Challenge. The News Challenge awards up to $5 million for innovative projects that use technology to transform the way communities send, receive and make use of news and information. Applicants must only follow three rules: Use digital, open-source technology (so … Continue reading Have an Idea to Improve Access to Information in Your Community? The Knight News Challenges Wants to Fund It #knc
The fabulous Buffy Hamilton gave her Pivot Points of Change presentation at my library’s Staff Day last week. The points were inspired by post from Seth Godin in which he states changing everything is too difficult. Buffy applied this to libraries and librarians for the 9 pivot points of change. This is a slightly modified version of her original 9 pivot points of change for school librarians. Instead of … Continue reading Pivot Points For Change: Libraries And Librarians
My personally selected top 10 from the links I shared on Twitter from 2/19/2010 thru 2/25/2010 1. RT @VenessaMiemis: 16 free ebooks about social media via @fredzimny. Just look at this list of titles and authors : Building a Social Media Team, Amber Naslund, ContentCory Doctorow Customer Service, The Art of Listening and Engagement Through Social Media, Brian Solis Fish Where the Fish Are – Mapping Social Media … Continue reading Top Ten Links Week 8
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
The Eight Irresistible Principles of Fun Get Focused 1. Stop hiding who you are 2. Start being insanely selfish> Be Creative 3. Stop following the rules 4. Start scaring yourself Use Your Wisdom 5. Stop taking it all so damn seriously 6. Start getting rid of the crap Take Action 7. Stop being busy 8. Start something An oldie but a goodie found via The … Continue reading Do You Have Enough Fun in Your Diet?
These videos are from Chris Brogan’s Over Night Success Series. There are 9 videos total covering topics such as Grinding vs Clocking – Time and the Overnight Success, Pity Party, Small Talk is Big, Belief Systems, The Competition, What it Takes, No Excuses & A Call to Arms. These videos are great even if you aren’t an over night success, even if you aren’t a … Continue reading For Those Who Are an Overnight Success and For Those Who Aren’t a Video Series From Chris Brogan
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