innovation

Teaching A Person to Fish - Can Innovation Truly Be Taught?

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Chat Date: 
Thu, Jul 31, 2014

Last week we explored one of the basic building blocks of creative thinking and innovation: brainstorming. As we were working our way through exploring the effective use of brainstorming as a tool it dawned on my that we accept at face value the notion that there are a range of tools and methods that can be taught in order to help someone develop the skills necessary to innovate.

Disrupting Disruptive Innovation

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Chat Date: 
Thu, Jun 26, 2014

In case you missed, this past week was a little…disrupted (yeah, I said it)…in the world of innovation. Jill Lepore, the David Woods Kemper ’41 Professor of American History at Harvard University and staff writer at The New Yorker wrote a piece which was less-than-glowing about disruptive innovation. To call it a tear down might be over-selling it, but only just. At the least it was another kind of PDA (public display of animosity).

Innovation Silliness - On The Perils of Evangelizing Innovation

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Chat Date: 
Thu, Jun 12, 2014

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Applying gamification to enhance innovation outcomes

DrewCM's picture
Chat Date: 
Thu, May 22, 2014

This week our guest is Hutch Carpenter (@bhc3), Senior Consultant with HYPE Innovation in the San Francisco Bay Area. HYPE Innovation is a global leader in enterprise social software for idea and innovation management, with over 13 years of project experience and best-practice expertise, and clients around the globe.

The Struggle to Form Insights and Claim a POV

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Chat Date: 
Thu, May 08, 2014

In working with clients over recent months it has been interesting to observe time and time again how challenging the transition from user/stakeholder/customer (hereafter users) observation to forming insights may be. For those of you familiar with design thinking as a model for innovation, the challenge this early stage transition may not be a surprise to you.

Risk, failure and innovation

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Chat Date: 
Thu, Apr 24, 2014

In some ways, it might seem that innovation is a gamble, like buying a lottery ticket, although hopefully with rather more knowledge of the odds available. In another way, a model of the risk of innovation is like an inverted insurance policy: an investment might pay out and, in this case, we hope that it does.

In general, any risk implies that failure incurs costs. And there is the well-known saying that the biggest risk is not taking any.

So how do we think about the risk of innovation: in different areas; and when considering different options in the same area?

Making Waves: Learning to Innovate in the Flow of Insight

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Chat Date: 
Thu, Apr 17, 2014

This week's chat has the special guest @SourcePOV (Chris Jones). Chris wrote a great book called The DNA of Collaboration: Unlocking the Potential of 21st Century Teams and our chat will focus on one aspect from that work: flow.

It's time for Disruptus!

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Chat Date: 
Thu, Mar 27, 2014

Our dear friend and compatriot, @Renee_Hopkins came back from the World Innovation Forum last June with a big smile and the #Disruptus game in hand, which we first played in #innochat a week later. It was so fun we vowed to play Disruptus once each quarter. She led us through our quarterly Disruptus game in our Oct.

Similarities, Differences and Co-existence with Kaizen

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Chat Date: 
Thu, Mar 13, 2014

Innovation and #innochat

What is innovation and what isn't innovation? What is its scope and where are the boundaries around it?

It is a topic that we’ve discussed numerous times on #innochat.  As with any topic, one way to develop an understanding of the meaning of innovation is compare and contrast it with other activities.

Innovation Ecosystems

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Chat Date: 
Thu, Feb 20, 2014

Our topic for discussion is taken from the theme of this week’s Global Innovation SummitCelebrating the rise of the world's innovation ecosystems.

Successful innovation ecosystems are systems in which innovation flourishes due to the appropriate conditions in a variety of areas including people, culture, location, resources, organisations and technology.

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