Wednesday, March 25, 2009

What Would Google Do?

Ok, so this is the book I'm reading at the moment - and it's stunning!

Jeff Jarvis looks at Google as a busines, how it operates and then suggests how this model can be applied to so many other situations

Dave Parkes of the University's Information Services has referred to this book a number of times recently in presentations I have attended, making me want to read it, and I now want to look at how the ideas could translate into how a university faculty could operate in the future. There are possibly some other obvious links to Mark Stiles' work on Tensions Between Innovation and Control, particularly when considering the ideas in an education setting.

Once I have read, digested and assimilated, I will post my thoughts, but in the meantime, here's a few resources:

Powerpoint presentation about the book

Jeff Jarvis' Blog


david said...

love to see this discussion! It’s great to see you all working through the issues and also, it’s great to see recommendations for testing. In the end, it’s what your actual users do and prefer that should be your biggest driver in making these decisions.

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