Filed under “observations in between”

Like many bloggers, I like to use this space to note items that catch my attention or offer me a frame of reference to refer back to at a later time. This is one of those posts… it’s not specifically library related. Nor does it have much to do with technology. Instead this is one of those posts that I’d file away in that empty gray area that occupies "everything in between." Read on if you like, or come back tomorrow when we'll resume our regularly scheduled broadcast. :)

Business 2.0 asked 50 CEOs, entrepreneurs and outside-the-box thinkers what advice they’d give for achieving success in 2007. As you might expect, there were lots of great thoughts from practice constructive dissatisfaction (yup, it sounded like an oxymoron to me too the first time around) to keep unlearning to stay smart (this one I really like). Anyway, there are some great thoughts here … especially the last one I highlighted (from Dunder-Miffen Paper exec. Michael Scott – aka “The Office” manager)

Read all 50 ---->Business 2.0: How to Succeed in 2007

PS: On 2nd thought, I think it's easy to see that many of these ideas can do relate to library services. But since I'm not up for a lengthy post, I'll let you draw your own conclusions. :)

1 comment:

Salad Days said...

The Michael Scott "chocolate strategy" for business success is a riot.

I can really appreciate sarcastic, mock-u-mentary comedy as a twenty-first century response to the frustration of incompetent leadership; outdated, groupthink business practices; and a pervasive culture of hyper-"infotainment."

Better to laugh than cry, right?

Here are some other gems:
Sales Advice
The Inter-tube
...and more.

Now, that we've laughed at the "outside world," can we turn the spotlight inward with the same irreverant humor? How is our company/library/organization doing? Are we mired in practices that are perfect fodder for a half-hour sitcom?

And more importantly, do we have the chutzpah to say so, laugh about it, and plan for change?