Many excellent musings regarding success and its challenges, in and outside library programs and services, have been posted of late. The Loon’s birdbrain has been analyzing them in a steady background process, but it is likely to be some time before results are returned.
Rather than lose them entirely, then, a linklist:
- Miriam Posner on difficulties in ginning up digital-humanities services in libraries
- Wayne Bivens-Tatum on the dangerous line between service and servility
- Forbes on RIM’s slow demise and how much of it is traceable to unchallengeable management assumptions (money quote: “disruption is a failure of leadership more than innovation”)
- Similarly, Fortune Tech on Hewlett-Packard hitting the skids (warning: lengthy but all-too-fascinating)
- Soren Kaplan on how “misuse” and ignored markets can be the seeds of the next smash-hit product or service
- Hitching one’s wagon to the Titanic?
- How to write a recommendation to library school