innovation leadership

Unleashing the Power of Intrapreneurs

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Chat Date: 
Fri, Oct 26, 2012

Stefan Lindegaard, aka @Lindegaard, will lead our 1 Nov chat on Unleashing the Power of Intrapreneurs. Check out his framing below - this should be an outstanding discussion!

In a recent blog post, The Careers of Innovation Leaders and Intrapreneurs, I argued that companies need two kinds of people to make innovation initiatives successful. They need innovation leaders who focus on building the internal platform required to develop organizational innovation capabilities. This is work on the strategic and tactical level.

Radical Resistance – Size Doesn’t Matter

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Chat Date: 
Thu, Oct 25, 2012

As inspiration for today’s Innochat I’ve shamelessly borrowed/pilfered Kevin McFarthing’s (@InnovationFixer) 22 October article entitled “The New 6Ps of Radical Innovation for Large Companies.” (And just so we’re on the same page, by “radical innovation” Kevin means “innovation that significantly alters the dynamics of a market by changing the behaviour of users and converting them to the new offering; or enables new behaviour”.)

Letting Go of Precious Things - How do you abandon ideas?

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Chat Date: 
Thu, Oct 18, 2012

Recently there was a radio segment on my local station, WHYY, regarding a group of tech entrepreneurs and their pursuit of a novel use of the iPhone as an emergency visibility light for cyclists.

Innovating In A “No” Environment

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Chat Date: 
Thu, Oct 11, 2012

Many of our past Innochats have centered on creating a culture of innovation. Indeed, Boris Pluskowski (@bpluskowski), Cathryn Hrudicka (@CreativeSage), and I co-authored a chapter in Paul Sloane’s A Guide To Open Innovation And Crowdsourcing on the topic.

Innovation Smackdown: Are Big Companies Or Startups More Innovative?

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Chat Date: 
Thu, Oct 04, 2012

This week’s topic is inspired by Raz Godelnik’s article, “Are Big Companies More Innovative Than Startups?” For years, small, nimble companies have cranked out innovation after innovation while corporate giants have strained to adjust course and keep up. But are those days coming to an end?

Bigger is Better

Not "Do We?" But "How Might We?"

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Chat Date: 
Thu, Apr 26, 2012

This week’s Innochat topic was sparked by two posts:  Dimis Michaelides’ (@dimistweet) “To Innovate Or Not To Innovate? That Is Not The Question.” and Jeffrey Phillips’ (@ovoinnovation) “The Incremental Innovation Trap." 

Innovation Roadblocks

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Chat Date: 
Thu, Mar 22, 2012

This week's Innochat will be guest moderated by Nicki Escudero, aka @CXtheCloud and @Nickialanoche . Her fab framing post and bio are below.

See everyone on Thursday! Gwen

Scarcity & Innovation

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Chat Date: 
Thu, Feb 09, 2012

As innovation practitioners, we recognize adverse conditions, such as natural resource scarcity, job loss, or volitle markets, can drive rather than inhibit innovation. We’ve seen how low levels of disposable income can fuel mobile phone and app innovation.

Demise of the Digital Divide & Innovation

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Chat Date: 
Thu, Jan 12, 2012

This week's Innochat will be guest moderated by Paul Bloom, chief technology officer, Telecommunications Research at IBM. You'll see Paul's discussion framing below:


Hello, I’m Paul Bloom, chief technology officer, Telecommunications Research at IBM. I’m thrilled to be guest moderating this week’s #Innochat and look forward to hearing your thoughts.

Innovation Will Vs. Way

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Chat Date: 
Thu, Jan 05, 2012

This week’s Innochat topic – Innovation Will Vs. Innovation Way – was inspired by a series of tweets between @harveybriggs @pstann @DavidWLocke . What underlies successful innovation – a set of tools, or presence of a particular mindset?

Obviously, the answer isn’t simply either/or. But posing the question gives us the opportunity to discuss the role and importance of each when it comes to successful innovation.

To get a flavor of where people stand, here are a couple of articles you might want to check out:

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