In this issue:
PSFK • January 29, 2009
Green is good, but blue is even better. "Blue innovation" refers to the nascent movement toward "embracing sustainability as a business strategy." When we think about the future, how can we become Blue Thinkers by building environmental sustainability into our everyday business practices?
Business Week • January 27, 2009
Pay attention to laughter. In an atmosphere that's fraught with tension, very little creative thinking goes on. But fun is the antidote to fear, so it's up to managers to infuse the workplace with a little levity. One place to start—how about a nine-minute daily huddle? Management expert Verne Hanish says, "When companies embrace the huddle, we always see a positive impact to their bottom line and culture."
The Economist • January 19, 2009
A checklist on knowledge management. The value of knowledge management in wealth creation is well-documented, but managing knowledge means more than just installing collaborative software and filling up databases. The four activities listed at the end of this article serve as a handy checklist for how well we're doing in each category.
The Interview Question You Should Always Ask
Harvard Business Publishing • January 27, 2009
Find your future stars. How do you distinguish a great hire from someone who's merely adequate? The traditional interview process is designed to elicit information on past achievements, which leads to identifying past stars rather than future ones. So how do you look beyond a resum� and find the inner passion that spells future success?
Social Computing Magazine • February 2, 2009
Social networking as more than an add-on. This article offers some good advice on how to integrate social networking in the workplace in a way that encourages people to use it and enables the organization to derive fundamental (if as yet unmeasurable) value from those interactions.
eMarketer • February 3, 2009
Blogging gets top billing. What does it mean for scholarship when six out of 10 Internet users—a larger percentage than those involved in social networking sites—are focusing on user-generated content?
- Popular Authors and What People Read
- A Signed Network Presence: People as Entry Points Again
- SEI—Search Engine Interoperability
- More on Repositories and Search Engines
- Appreciating the Paradox of Artists' Books
- The Distributed Centre: A Museum of Britishness
- Optimisers, One and All—Report from the 9th International Bielefeld Conference in Germany
- RLG Programs 2009 Annual Partner Meeting, 1–3 June 2009 in Boston