Innovating in a hyper-connected world

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My 10 tenets of innovation. Presented to the Hawaii Library Association on 11/5/10.

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Innovating in a hyper-connected world

  1. 1. Innovating in a Hyper- Connected World Burt Lum 2010 HLA Annual Conference November 5, 2010 bytemarks@gmail.com Bytemarks.org
  2. 2. Why Innovate? Desirable to users Possible with technology Viable in marketplace INNOVATION 10 Tenets of Innovation >>>
  3. 3. 1. Ideas can come from Anywhere Patrons Librarians FriendsCommunity Trade Publications
  4. 4. 2. Build on your creative assets
  5. 5. 3. Freedom to Brainstorm • Respect IndividualVoices • Stay Focused • Go for Quality • BeVisual • Defer Judgment • EncourageWild Ideas • Build on Ideas of Others
  6. 6. 4. Share the ideas, be transparent
  7. 7. 5. License to pursue your Passion
  8. 8. 6. Innovation is not instant Perfection
  9. 9. 7. Fail Often, Fail Fast • Much of success is a numbers game. • Life is inherently risky. There is only one big risk you should avoid at all costs and that is the risk of doing nothing. (-Denis Waitley) • Risk what you can afford.
  10. 10. 8. Innovation aligns to Strategy
  11. 11. 9. Focus on Patrons, not the Status Quo
  12. 12. 10. Don’t kill Prospects, Morph Them

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