I've got two short audio files to recommend.
The first comes from the ALA Library 2.0 Bootcamp (which I think finished this week), and is from creativity consultant Kathryn Deiss. At first I thought it was a rebuttal to some of the posts that were disparaging the Bootcamp a couple of weeks ago, but then I realized it was more. It's only 7:09 long, and you can either listen online or after a download. Kathryn provides some wonderful quotes from Frans Johansson's The Medici Effect: Breakthrough Insights at the Intersection of Ideas, Concepts, and Cultures, a fabulous book I read a couple of years ago, and should again. (incidentally, Johansson has a blog that continues to provide stories from the Intersection). Quotes that help illustrate why it's hard to turn a ship like ALA (and your library), but also providing some ideas for how to do it anyway.
The second is an interview of Apostolos Gerasoulis of Ask.com by Dr. Moira Gunn on TechNation. Also short, clocking in at 26:25, it too can be heard online or after a download. Since Gary Price was hired by Ask.com I've been hearing more about them, and as a result of listening to this interview I've decided to make it my default search engine, at least for a while. Apostolos is a man with conviction, and some pretty good-sounding ideas...
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