Time for Innovation?

Renee Hopkins's picture
Chat Date: 
Thu, May 09, 2013

After last week's chat on May 2, @wbendle started a discussion in the Innochat LinkedIn group about spring and innovation. Of course, we had the famous Thunderbolts and Lightning chat about innovation and weather back in December, so this wasn't our first meteorological theme.

Innovation or Creativity

DrewCM's picture
Chat Date: 
Thu, Feb 05, 2015

One of the delights of being a grown up is that I no longer have to write “compare and contrast” essays on an obscure topic of a teacher’s choosing. While the skills learned (making connections between texts or ideas, engaging in critical thinking, and going beyond description or summary to generate deep analysis) are great skills to learn, the process itself is not so great when done alone. This sort of effort is best done in dialogue—which is what we’re all about at Innochat.

Innovation Schadenfreude - a different kind of delight in the misery of others

DrewCM's picture
Chat Date: 
Thu, Aug 25, 2011

The unspoken goal of innovation is to delight. In their delight, the user or recipient of the innovation validates the efforts made on their behalf to dispel their problem. For an innovator the joy comes from recognizing pain, suffering, heartache, or confusion and then conceiving of and designing something that takes that misery away.

If necessity is the mother of invention, then necessity can be one mean mommy, because innovation requires a challenge to address, and by its very nature, innovation has misery at its root.

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