Regular Twitter-based discussion of innovation topics, each Thursday at noon (Eastern time)

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Innochat is a lively, informative and inspiring one-hour(ish) discussion on Thursdays at noon (Eastern US time). Usually the best way to follow along is to head over to TweetChat - sign in with your Twitter credentials and follow along and participate. Tweetchat takes care of adding the hashtag too, so you don't have to worry about forgetting it.

Note: We have noted the impending demise of TweetChat due to the shift in Twitter's API policy and we are seeking alternatives to support Innochat.

Upcoming Chat

The Disconnect between Innovation and Organization

DrewCM's picture
Chat Date: 
Thu, Aug 21, 2014

I attended the Academy of Management Annual Meeting (and conference and symposium) a couple of weeks ago in the City of Brotherly Love, Philadelphia.

Recent Chats

Let's #Semantichat 'Innovation'!

Renee Hopkins's picture
Chat Date: 
Wed, Aug 13, 2014

Those who've participated in this chat for awhile know of my proclivity to focus in on the nuances of word meaning and to insist that we get on the same page, so to speak, before we waste our 140 characters talking past each other by using different meanings of the same word. 

It's not that I want everyone to use the same meanings. No, everyone's entitled to their interpretation of what a word means. But unless a meaning can be agreed upon, even if it's just for a conversation or a particular project, communication and more importantly, collabration an't happen.

Innovators as athletes

John W Lewis's picture
Chat Date: 
Thu, Aug 07, 2014

For the last two weeks, about 4500 athletes have been competing in and around Glasgow in Scotland, UK during the Commonwealth Games (#Glasgow2014). In the 71 nations and territories involved, their performances have been covered and reported at length, and outstanding stories have been included in the news bulletins.

But what makes this happen? Who enables these athletes to perform? And what does this have to do with innovation?!

Teaching A Person to Fish - Can Innovation Truly Be Taught?

DrewCM's picture
Chat Date: 
Thu, Jul 31, 2014

Last week we explored one of the basic building blocks of creative thinking and innovation: brainstorming. As we were working our way through exploring the effective use of brainstorming as a tool it dawned on my that we accept at face value the notion that there are a range of tools and methods that can be taught in order to help someone develop the skills necessary to innovate.

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