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).

One of the best ways to follow along is to head over to an app that takes care of adding the hashtag, so you don't have to worry about forgetting it, such as TweetChat, Nurph, Tchat, or Twubs.

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Recent Chats

Thanks for all the innovation

John W Lewis's picture
Chat Date: 
Thu, Nov 26, 2015

This innochat will be a "free for all" with no prepared questions, because today is Thanksgiving Day in the USA and we expect far fewer participants than normal. This is an opportunity for those innocats who are not celebrating today.

If you are celebrating today, then feel free to drop in on #innochat to say "thanks for all the innovation". Or, if you can't make it, feel free to schedule a friendly message during the time of the chat.

The basis for innovative opportunity

John W Lewis's picture
Chat Date: 
Thu, Nov 19, 2015

We are setting up for a series of chats on the sources of innovative opportunity. Last week, as a prelude to the series, we discussed "ideas". However, before discussing the seven (more reliable) sources of innovative opportunity, there are a few other topics that set the scene and provide the context for consideration of opportunities.

Innovative opportunities: any ideas?

John W Lewis's picture
Chat Date: 
Thu, Nov 12, 2015

Many people think that ideas are the main source of opportunities for innovation. I disagree and I'm in good company, because so did Peter Drucker! In his 1985 book, "Innovation and Entrepreneurship", he wrote a whole chapter on ideas, actually on "The Bright Idea". However it is a very short chapter and he clearly describes that, while ideas are not to be dismissed or discouraged as a source of opportunity, they are an unreliable source.

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