In this issue:
Knowledge@Wharton • August 20, 2008
Turning "teaching moments" into "learning moments." Most of what we learn has not been taught to us—we learn best on our own, through self-directed exploration. As partners in the educational process, we should be offering students a wide variety of opportunities and ways to learn.
Strategy + Business • August 26, 2008
The name of the game is "one of a kind." The authors say mature organizations should focus on what makes them different from the competition. "Rather than thinking about new products as a way to get customers excited for a little while, companies need to think about their innovation strategy as a way to build a high, hard wall between those customers and their strongest competitors."
Arts Technica • August 28, 2008
Textbook economics 101. E-textbooks were touted as the answer to the spiraling costs of hard-copy, but a recent study shows the savings are not significant. Read about how open sourcing, community-driven authoring and other new business models could help change that equation and realize the promise of electronic publishing.
The Guardian • August 27, 2008
Buying a piece of the rock. The music industry often serves as a harbinger of what's to come in digital content management, and a new venture backed by a couple of alternative rock music executives is being billed as the latest innovative funding model for the music industry. Bandstocks provides a mechanism for the public to invest in an artist in £10 increments, with the goal of accumulating enough to cut an album and distribute some of the profits back to investors. As record labels struggle to maintain the status quo, find out more about this and other innovative funding models.
MidwestBusiness.com • August 29, 2008
How can online social networking help boost productivity? While some companies have banned online social networks like Facebook and Myspace as bandwidth hogs and time wasters, others are finding ways to put them to good use. Staying in touch with colleagues, sharing best practices and meeting customers are just a few of the ways that social networking can enhance workplace productivity and promote business intelligence.
- Special Collections and Beyond podcast now available
- Assessing the Impact of Special Collections webinar recording now available
- RLG Programs 2008 European Partner Meeting, 5–6 November, 2008 in Paris
- RLG Programs 2009 Annual Partner Meeting, 1–3 June, 2009 in Boston