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.

Recent Chats

Innovation in ecommerce

John W Lewis's picture
Chat Date: 
Thu, Nov 27, 2014

Our topic today was proposed by Anthony Feyitimi ("Tee-Tones") who is interested in the opportunities in ecommerce.

Ecommerce is topical

It is the festive season: today is Thanksgiving Day in the USA, and Christmas is less than a month away. Many people have been, and will be, buying gifts and, for many retailers, this is their busiest period of the year.

Learning to innovate

John W Lewis's picture
Chat Date: 
Thu, Nov 20, 2014

What is the relationship between innovation and learning?

Let's discuss the need to learn new skills in order to innovate. These might be practical skills involved in the specific field in which we are innovating. Or, at a meta level, they might be the skills to innovate at all.

Innovation and #TheGenZEffect w guest @DanKeldsen

Renee Hopkins's picture
Chat Date: 
Thu, Nov 13, 2014

Our guest this week, @DanKeldsen, has just released the book The Gen Z Effect: The Six Forces Shaping the Future of Business, which describes Gen Z NOT as a demographical construct, but as a generation-crossing set of behaviors shaped by technology innovation. In short, the Gen Z effect happens when the "simplicity and affordability of technology unites generations more than it divides them."

You can get the gist of the premise and the six factors shaping the change, in this fabulous 6-minute video:

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