Saturday, September 16, 2017

Daily Thoughts 09/16/2017

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Pink Note: the Novelette, James McNeill Whistler, 1884

Daily Thoughts 09/16/2017

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.

I finished reading Ideas Are Free How The Idea Revolution is Liberating People and Transforming Organizations by Alan G. Robinson and Dean M. Schroeder.  This is a book about how to generate ideas from the people that work for you.  It focuses on a bottom up approach and assumes that the people closest to where the idea will impact have the best ideas.  It eschews standard reward systems and describes how it is not the idea that is important, but the ability to implement the idea that counts.

It describes many companies who have used a continuous set of small ideas which are not replicable in other companies to be more competitive.  There is a focus on getting people to contribute ideas to make a company more profitable.

I also wrote a recommendation letter for a local artist.

I checked the displays and the gift books this morning.

We had our last Acrylic Painting class from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. today.

I have been working on a brochure for new graphic novels for our library.  It is a new format.

Three new books came in for me to read.  Crash Course in Library Budgeting and Finance by Glen E. Holt and Leslie Edmond Holt, Good to Great and the Social Sectors by Jim Collins, and The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey.

I have a copy of the September 2017 Ingram Advance to read.

I read Good to Great and the Social Sectors which is a short monograph by Jim Collins.  Jim Collins describes how nonprofits have different goals than for profit companies.  He points out the importance of branding.  I also started reading The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey.  There is an introductory chapter by Jim Collins.

Web Bits

Library to Unveil New Bookbinding Machine

Reshape 2017 Conference
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10 Fiction Contenders Named for National Book Award

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