This week our topic and framing post come from Matt Hunt (@huntm). Matt has been a regular participant in #innochat and he shares a passion for learning through failure with many among us. Check out more of Matt's work at his online home.
Submitted by John W Lewis on March 11, 2015 - 11:35pm
Thu, Mar 12, 2015
What factors affect the propensity of individuals within organizations to behave innovatively? If you are operating as a member of staff in an organization, what affects your behaviour and your contribution to innovation within your organization?
The complexity of the modern enterprise beggars the mind. Most famously, Wal-Mart Stores, which owns Walmart and Sam's Club bulk purchase emporiums (because we all need to purchase a year’s supply of toilet paper at once), employs roughly 2.2 million people worldwide and is the largest private employer in the United States. Target the large department store chain (with a fascination for designers but has lost its way on the innovation front) and Kroger (a large grocery store chain) are also among America's largest employers.
Submitted by John W Lewis on February 25, 2015 - 9:50pm
Thu, Feb 26, 2015
Peter Drucker’s famous statement that any business enterprise has only two basic functions, innovation and marketing, was written in 1954 in his book The Practice of Management. What is the relationship between innovation and marketing today?
This chat is another in our series on “innovation or ...”. We’ve discussion technology, and creativity, now it is the turn of marketing.
Submitted by John W Lewis on February 04, 2015 - 3:37pm
Thu, Feb 12, 2015
Our guest on February 12th is Jorge Barba (@JorgeBarba) who is a frequent #innochat participant and has previously been our guest discussing "Overcoming innovation inertia". This week, following some recent work in stimulating local government to encourage innovation, Jorge's focus is on innovation ecosystems and their measurement.
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.
Submitted by John W Lewis on January 28, 2015 - 8:37pm
Thu, Jan 29, 2015
Our topic for discussion this week is inspired by the article "The Innovative State" by Mariana Mazzucato (@MazzucatoM), who is Professor in Economics of Innovation at Sussex University in the UK, in the current edition of Foreign Affairs.