In this issue:
Bob Sutton: Work Matters • October 16, 2008
Don't downsize your innovators. It's human nature to target people who are "not like us" when layoffs are looming, but beware creating a work group that's too homogeneous to generate innovative problem-solving.
Business Week • October 14, 2008
Everyone's got talent—it's your job to nurture genius. Forget about the talent gap—management adviser Stephanie Chick says it's time to focus on the hidden genius in every worker. Because unshackled genius is what it's going to take to survive and prosper in these difficult times.
The Huffington Post • October 14, 2008
Free stuff to read is what libraries are all about. So why is the publishing industry so reluctant to offer free content? Publishers need to get past their instinct to lock up their goods, and embrace the new digital reality.
The Christian Science Monitor • October 17, 2008
The traditional textbook's days are numbered. And while some academic publishers are experimenting with new models for digital textbooks, a crop of new upstarts are calling for "open source" texts and customizable "flexbooks."
The New York Times • Octobber 5, 2008
"Design thinking" puts design at the beginning of the process rather than the end. Next time you've got a project to do, remember that focusing on people's needs first can result in some unexpected insights.
- RLG Programs 2008 European Partner Meeting, 5–6 November 2008 in Paris
- RLG Programs 2009 Annual Partner Meeting, 1–3 June 2009 in Boston