Mandatory training

Mandatory training

Posted by on Apr 2, 2013 in Blog, Good reads | No Comments

Last week I received a number of people sent me a link to this article in the Globe and Mail which postulates “Should entrepreneurship be mandatory for professors?” I thought it was an interesting question.

01: Door prizes

01: Door prizes

Posted by on Mar 12, 2013 in Blog, Good reads, Workshops | No Comments

The Startup Library is such a good time that we even have door prizes. What do people who work in libraries love? Books. Period. Here are the first four books we gave away: The Adventures of Johnny Bunko, Flow, The Opposable Mind and Just Start. Why these books? Well, here’s the story…

Think vs Notice

Think vs Notice

Posted by on Mar 12, 2013 in Blog, Good reads | No Comments

I always thought that the hardest part about the whole start up thing was coming up with an original idea. How does one actually think up something new? What’s the inspiration behind really great ideas? Do some people have a knack for it while others are completely clueless? And then I came across Paul Graham’s […]

Library = Incubator

Library = Incubator

Posted by on Feb 21, 2013 in Good reads | One Comment

I just read an interesting (and short) article on Why Libraries Should be the Next Great Start-up Incubators. The focus is on public libraries – as the original “co-working” spaces. But but academic libraries and other specialized library spaces should take this idea seriously too…

A Perfect Storm

A Perfect Storm

Posted by on Feb 21, 2013 in Good reads | No Comments

Without doubt Brian Mathews’ “Think Like a Startup: A white paper to inspire library entrepreneurialism” is one of the reasons that I decided to design The Startup Library workshops – but it’s not the only one…