Innochat Archive

Making Waves: Learning to Innovate in the Flow of Insight

DrewCM's picture
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.

Innovation at the core

John W Lewis's picture
Chat Date: 
Thu, Apr 10, 2014

This week, let's discuss the importance of innovation being centred on the core of an organization. This has been prompted by an important recent shift in emphasis at a substantial enterprise: Microsoft.

How often have we seen large organisations struggling to innovate in a changing operating environment? Prominent examples have included Boeing, Kodak, Nokia, several motor manufacturers and, most recently, Microsoft.

Diffusion doctrine - early majority

John W Lewis's picture
Chat Date: 
Thu, Apr 03, 2014

Why would you not want to be in the “early majority” category of adopters in every field which is important to you? Each of the categories involved in the diffusion of innovations through populations has different criteria for adoption. Of these categories, the “early majority” category seems to be based on the most rational approach and is therefore the most sensible category to be in. However, the world is more complicated than that, and there are a variety of reasons why the early majority make up only about one third of the population.

It's time for Disruptus!

DrewCM's picture
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.

What is an innovator’s approach to the US Department of Commerce?

DrewCM's picture
Chat Date: 
Thu, Mar 20, 2014

Innovation is happening all across America’s economy from technology start-ups changing the way we communicate to advance manufacturing changing the way goods are produced. Luckily for America’s innovators, the Department of Commerce has many free or low-cost resources that will help them compete in the global marketplace. Regardless of what industry an innovator looks to change, the chances are very good that the Department of Commerce can help.

What is an innovator’s approach to the US Department of Commerce?

DrewCM's picture
Chat Date: 
Thu, Mar 20, 2014

Innovation is happening all across America’s economy from technology start-ups changing the way we communicate to advance manufacturing changing the way goods are produced. Luckily for America’s innovators, the Department of Commerce has many free or low-cost resources that will help them compete in the global marketplace. Regardless of what industry an innovator looks to change, the chances are very good that the Department of Commerce can help.

Similarities, Differences and Co-existence with Kaizen

John W Lewis's picture
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.

Diffusion doctrine - late majority

John W Lewis's picture
Chat Date: 
Thu, Mar 06, 2014

Why not be part of the mainstream crowd? Why not use the same tried and tested products as everyone else is using? In some areas that suits us well, in other areas we prefer to be different. Our choice, for each area, is likely to depend on our confidence that better products are available and that we are able to identify them. When we choose to follow the crowd we are in the “late majority”.

From scrappy to scalable - growing up in the new state of marketing

John W Lewis's picture
Chat Date: 
Thu, Feb 27, 2014

Our guest on #innochat this week is Cristene Gonzalez-Wertz (@hermione1), who is an enthusiastic innocat, tweets on the intersection of electronics, healthcare, retail, design, innovation and marketing, and works for IBM. On the prominent “startup vs. scalable” issue, she leads us in discussion of the marketing aspects of that journey. Here is her framing post:

Innovation Ecosystems

John W Lewis's picture
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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