Monday, November 12, 2012

Daily Thoughts 11/12/2012

"Banish lonely hours in camp! Help provide libraries filled with books for soldiers A million dollars for a million books for a million men--Leave your money at the public library or at any bank. The Library War Council - appointed by the War Department through the American Library Association - is raising one million dollars during Camp Library Week, Sept. 24-30, to build and maintain a library at every training camp and cantonment for soldiers, sailors and airmen, at home and abroad. Massachusetts Library War Council." 1917

Daily Thoughts 11/12/2012

It is Veterans Day today.

I finished reading The End of Business as Usual by Brian Solis.  This book pushes the envelope of new media think.  Brian Solis even describes the reader as a change agent for simply reading the book.  He consistently describes social media as an interactive tool where the purpose of the tool is to create a dialogue between the customer and the company, become more customer centric, and manage the changes which come because of social media proactively.  This book at times was uncomfortable, it could be overbearing in its enthusiastic push for new ideas.  I had to put the book down for a few minutes at points because it pushed my thinking hard. However, some of the ideas were useful and forward thinking.

I spent a little time checking my Facebook and Twitter account.  I also read a bit more of True North which is talking about how self awareness is an important quality in leadership.

I also started reading Mindsight The Science of Personal Transformation by Daniel J. Siegel.  Daniel J. Siegel is a clinical professor of psychiatry at the UCLA School of Medicine and co-director of the UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center.  The author is describing a process of self awareness where people learn to redirect destructive thoughts  and rewire the thinking process.  Daniel Siegel calls this mindsight.

Web Bits

The Fight for Free Information: Liberate Our Cultural Assets From Economic Prisons Blatant Berry

Google Presses Fair Use Case In Book Scanning Appeal

Drawing On the Ipad-- NYPL

Remember Veterans ans Share Books With Our Troops

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