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.
Submitted by John W Lewis on October 14, 2014 - 7:33am
Thu, Oct 16, 2014
Our guest this week is Andrew Townley (@atownley), who has participated in #innochat for many years and is well known to many innocats. His chosen topic for this chat reflects his interest and experience in understanding how innovation activities contribute to generating business value.
Submitted by John W Lewis on October 08, 2014 - 10:57am
Thu, Oct 09, 2014
For some time, this topic has been lurking under the surface of our innochat conversations. Communication about innovation frequently uses terms which are assumed to be understood, are often seen as jargon, and risk carrying different meanings for different people, especially as some terms are potentially emotive. For effective communication in any field, a language is required, consisting of elements and constructs which are sufficiently widely understood to enable their meaning to interpreted consistently.
Hopefully, this innochat get us started with that.
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):
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.
Submitted by John W Lewis on September 10, 2014 - 7:21am
Thu, Sep 11, 2014
The tragic events of September 11, 13 years ago, are on our minds today. But what has this to do with innovation?
Asymmetric warfare and innovation
The events of that day are an example of asymmetric warfare. Asymmetric conflict occurs when one side uses its capabilities in one area against the capabilities of an adversary in a different area. It is effective when one side achieves results which are apparently disproportionate to its size and resources.
Submitted by John W Lewis on August 28, 2014 - 5:03am
Thu, Aug 28, 2014
This week's topic was chosen by Jenny Neill (@jennyneill), a frequent innocat and our guest for this chat. She recommended the topic based on a recent article "Is Silicon Valley Funding the Wrong Stuff?", in the Wall Street Journal.
Jenny describes herself as a writer, traveler and sommelier. You can read about her eclectic interests and experiences at http://www.jennyneill.com and we look forward to her insights into the broader aspects of this topic.