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

How Innovative Are States?

John W Lewis's picture
Chat Date: 
Thu, Jan 29, 2015

Our topic for discussion this week is inspired by the article "The Innovative State" by Mariana Mazzucato (@MazzucatoM), who is Professor in Economics of Innovation at Sussex University in the UK, in the current edition of Foreign Affairs.

This is an initial version of the framing post, pending the addition of more detail.

Our discussion will address issues including:

How Motivation Drives Innovation

Renee Hopkins's picture
Chat Date: 
Thu, Jan 22, 2015

This week, as promised, I am moderating the chat using as a starting point the last two questions from last week’s chat, masterfully put together by @AndreeaHirica and @JohnWLewis:

What distinguishes a “good” (effective) motivation from a “bad” (ineffective) motivation?

How do good vs. bad “why”s for innovation relate to emotional vs. rational motivations?

Generation Why Not

John W Lewis's picture
Chat Date: 
Thu, Jan 15, 2015

This week, on January 15 at 12pm ET, our guest is Andreea Hirica (@AndreeaHirica), a frequent innocat who describes herself as a “digital native by age and digital immigrant by market of origin”. She is, evidently, well qualified to address this topic, has suggested our cryptic title, and has jointly written the following framing post.

Generation Y, Generation Why, or Generation Why not?  What if the, so well attributed, “Millennials” characteristics are not the distinctive features of a specific age group but are generational in a different sense?

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