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…

Act Two

Act Two

Posted by on Feb 21, 2013 in Background | No Comments

In 2010 Robin Bergart and I designed a staff training program (aka a social experiment) to focus on innovation. We called it Innovation Boot Camp (you can read all about IBC on our project blog). While we had an incredible amount of fun, we were surprised at the impact beyond our Library…

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…