It’s not that absurd of a question. And, it may be one you hear soon.
Libraries are an institution. They’re part of the fabric of most cultures. But are they still relevant? Or, are they going to go the way of Blockbuster?
Historically libraries were the source of most information. The amount of information was limited to the physical size of the library itself. The result is that information was precious and hard to access. Today we carry an infinite amount of information in our pockets on our smart phone. Information has gone from precious to ubiquitous. So, if the measure of relevancy is purely information, libraries’ time has long since passed.
Travis Bradberry is the award-winning co-author of the bestselling books, Emotional Intelligence 2.0 and Leadership 2.0, and the cofounder of TalentSmart® - a consultancy that serves more than 75% of Fortune 500 companies. He will demonstrate why emotional intelligence is the key to great leadership and how to increase the adaptive leadership skills that set great leaders apart.
One of the world's best known positive psychologists, Tal investigates the relationship between happiness, leadership and success. A self-proclaimed "recovering perfectionist", Tal challenges the common assumption that success leads to happiness. He taught the largest course at Harvard on “Positive Psychology” and the third largest on “The Psychology of Leadership”. His international best-sellers Happier and Being Happy demonstrate that we all share some of the same common obstacles to reaching happiness. Currently Ben-Shahar consults and lectures around the world to executives in multi-national corporations, the general public, and at-risk populations.