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Blog posts from November 2006

The Hyperlinked Organization: Radical Transparency, Crummy Meetings & Micromanagement

Submitted by Michael Stephens on November 30, 2006 - 11:00pm

The Cluetrain Manifesto “Org charts are pyramids. The ancient pharaohs built their pyramids out of the fear of human mortality. Today's business pharaohs build their pyramidal organizations out of fear of human fallibility; they're afraid of being exposed as frightened little boys, fallible and uncertain. To be human is to be imperfect. We die. We make mistakes.”
David Weinberger, The Cluetrain Manifesto, Chapter 5: "The Hyperlinked Organization"
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Santa Does Maslow

Submitted by Karen G. Schneider on November 15, 2006 - 2:51am

Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs

Remember Maslow's hierarchy? At the bottom of the pyramid were the most basic needs… at the top, self-actualization. In between were concepts such as self-esteem, respect, family, and security.
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My Avatar Wears Tight Jeans and 4 Other Things I Learned from Internet Librarian 2006

Submitted by Michael Stephens on November 1, 2006 - 12:36am

It has been a whirlwind two weeks. In the space of 14 days, I spoke at 4 library meetings, flew on 12 planes, traveled to Stonehenge, met some incredible information professionals from all over the world, caught a nasty cold, sat on the runway for 8 hours in Nebraska while George W. flew in and out of O'Hare and, yes, learned some wonderful things.
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