innovation

Interstitial Spaces, Boundaries and Adjacencies

DrewCM's picture
Chat Date: 
Thu, Dec 04, 2014

in·ter·sti·tial - in(t)ərˈstiSHəl/

adjective, of, forming, or occupying interstices. "the interstitial space"

One of the great challenges for those working in the realm of innovation practice is that the fuel for our practice is a ready supply of data, information and knowledge. Without that supply our efforts may be starved and success elusive. One of my frequent exhortations to clients is that I don’t care how they fill that pipeline (beg, borrow, cheat, steal —understanding the repercussions of all those choices, of course) but fill it they must.

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.

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:

Service Design — Innovating the intangible

DrewCM's picture
Chat Date: 
Thu, Nov 06, 2014

A few weeks ago I had the good fortune to help facilitate a Service Design Unconference co-hosted by the Strategic Design MBA program at Philadelphia University and Philly Design Week at the social innovation co-working space,

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  • Higher Education - Lower Innovation Expectations?

    DrewCM's picture
    Chat Date: 
    Thu, Oct 23, 2014

    I have long been a proponent of the value of being a life-long learner. Digging into a new topic and “going deep” have been habits that I developed in high school and probably drive a lot of the work I do in the innovation space. I’m an intellectually curious and casually indiscriminate learner. I'm not necessarily a T-shaped person. More like an M-shape.

    Innovative Teams

    John W Lewis's picture
    Chat Date: 
    Thu, Oct 02, 2014

    For last week's innochat, our guest, Hutch Carpenter, chose the topic "Collaborative innovation at scale". This week, let's discuss the scale issue. We discussed collaboration, especially among employees of large organisations, in our regular discussion on Twitter, while Hutch was also interviewed on BlogTalkRadio.

    Collaborative Innovation at Scale with @bhc3

    Renee Hopkins's picture
    Chat Date: 
    Thu, Sep 25, 2014

    Our guest this week is Hutch Carpenter, aka @bhc3. Hutch has long been a member of the Innochat community, and he's had a great deal of experience working with open innovation adn collaboration. Here's his framing post for this week's chat, which will be held in conjunction with the Women Innovate BlogTalkRadio show (link to this show here):

    Live from #BIF10 - Connect and Innovate!

    Renee Hopkins's picture
    Chat Date: 
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014

    Once again, we'll be hosting Innochat live this week at the Business Innovation Factory's BIF10 Summit. In an odd but lovely twist of fate, this year I actually joined BIF as Community Engagement Manager, so while this will be my 7th BIF Summit, it's the first where I've been a BIF staffer.

    The Disconnect between Innovation and Organization

    DrewCM's picture
    Chat Date: 
    Thu, Aug 21, 2014

    I attended the Academy of Management Annual Meeting (and conference and symposium) a couple of weeks ago in the City of Brotherly Love, Philadelphia.

    Let's #Semantichat 'Innovation'!

    Renee Hopkins's picture
    Chat Date: 
    Wed, Aug 13, 2014

    Those who've participated in this chat for awhile know of my proclivity to focus in on the nuances of word meaning and to insist that we get on the same page, so to speak, before we waste our 140 characters talking past each other by using different meanings of the same word. 

    It's not that I want everyone to use the same meanings. No, everyone's entitled to their interpretation of what a word means. But unless a meaning can be agreed upon, even if it's just for a conversation or a particular project, communication and more importantly, collabration an't happen.

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