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

Automate or Reengineer?

John W Lewis's picture
Chat Date: 
Thu, Apr 23, 2015

Recently Fred Wilson (@avc) wrote "Don't Automate, Obliterate" which takes its title from a 1990 article by the late Michael Hammer. The meaning is captured by a neat analogy in the Hammer article: "Don't pave the cow paths."
Let's discuss the merits of the advice that both of them are offering.

Innovation or invention?

John W Lewis's picture
Chat Date: 
Thu, Apr 16, 2015

Many people, especially when new to innovation, take the view that the subject is mainly about invention. Perhaps this is partly because the words look and sound similar! In this view, innovative developments are expected to require the creation of new things: materials, approaches, techniques, etc..

Ideas are two-a-penny!

John W Lewis's picture
Chat Date: 
Thu, Apr 09, 2015

You probably know on some level that innovation is important to your survival in a personal and/or professional context, although your level of "knowing" might range from being deeply convinced to just coming around to accepting it.

But what innovation is appropriate for you and/or your organization? What new or different things are you looking for, and where are you looking for them?

Are you really looking for "ideas"?

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