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On Hope and Innovation

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

We're in the midst of the holiday season and I've got hope on my mind. First, I put together Creating Hope, a collection of BIF Summit videos featuring some of our youngest storytellers telling their innovation stories, on the theory that our hopes for the future often rest with the young.

Large scale innovation

John W Lewis's picture
Chat Date: 
Thu, Dec 11, 2014

How does large scale innovation happen? On what scale is innovation valuable and how are resources allocated for that?

Let's use the recent test of NASA's Orion vehicle as a trigger for thinking about the allocation of resources to areas of large scale innovation. (See brief notes on the NASA Orion program below).

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.

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