Innochat Archive

Innovative pragmatism

John W Lewis's picture
Chat Date: 
Thu, Aug 25, 2016

Where does the innovation rubber meet the road? A recent article identifies an important aspect of innovation, based on the example of a significant move in decades of rivalry between ARM and Intel for chips for mobile systems. During this #innochat, let's discuss the contrast between hype and reality.

Questions Drive Innovation

Renee Hopkins's picture
Chat Date: 
Thu, Aug 18, 2016

I am back! as a moderator for the Aug. 18 chat. The topic is questions, specifically, how and why innovators are better off looking for questions than looking for answers.

This will be a spirited, free-form discussion, similar to last week's chat. All views are welcome. I clearly come down on the side of questions. I'd love to hear more thought on this view, and also hear the thoughts of people who favor a looking-for-answers approach.

Why Innovation Labs?

John W Lewis's picture
Chat Date: 
Thu, Aug 11, 2016

This week Ogilvy & Mather, @Ogilvy, shut down Ogilvy Labs, @OgilvyLabs. Laboratories for innovation, set up by a variety of organizations to increase innovation activity, generate plenty of interest and support. But what are they for, how do they operate, and how do they perform? Let's discuss innovation labs, their purpose, and their performance, during #innochat at 12 noon Eastern time on Thursday August 11.

Innovating Community Service

John W Lewis's picture
Chat Date: 
Thu, Aug 04, 2016

This week, we discuss the opportunities for innovation in community service programs. Our topic is suggested by Kim Flum (@KimFlum), regular #innochat participant, who has some questions to which she is seeking answers from us.

Visionaries in innovation

John W Lewis's picture
Chat Date: 
Thu, Jul 28, 2016

Visionaries are motivated by a vision of the future that almost no-one else has "seen" yet. In most cases, they have not even seen it themselves, at least not physically. They believe it first and see it later. This week, let's have a free-wheeling discussion (without prepared questions) about the role of visionaries in innovation.

Customer experience fuels innovation

John W Lewis's picture
Chat Date: 
Thu, Jul 21, 2016

The purpose of innovation is to increase value. Ultimately that value is perceived by customers in the form of a superior experience. So what role does an understanding of customer experience play in innovation? For this #innochat, we welcome our guest Annette Franz (Gleneicki) @AnnetteFranz who understands customer experience.

Innovations in digital healthcare

John W Lewis's picture
Chat Date: 
Thu, Jul 14, 2016

Opportunities for digital innovation in the field of healthcare are at least as substantial as in any other field and realising them is at least as challenging. During this #innochat, we are delighted to welcome, as our guest, Shahid Shah (@ShahidNShah) who is extremely knowledgeable, experienced and articulate in the field of digital healthcare.

Risky innovation?

John W Lewis's picture
Chat Date: 
Thu, Jul 07, 2016

What is the relationship between innovation and risk? What are the parallels and paradoxes?

There are links between risk and safety, and risk and reward. But what about risk and innovation?

Is Data Sharing A Barrier To Innovation?

John W Lewis's picture
Chat Date: 
Thu, Jun 30, 2016

A cure for cancer does not exist, because cancer is not a disease. (It is a category of disesase involving uncontrolled growth of cells.) But there may be a cure for a major barrier to making progress in finding cures for these diseases.

That barrier is often referred to as "data sharing". And that barrier might also exist in other fields of innovation.

Let's discuss data sharing as a barrier to innovation in a free wheeling #innochat (without formal questions) on June 30 at noon Eastern time.

Innovative social selling

John W Lewis's picture
Chat Date: 
Thu, Jun 23, 2016

Selling requires communication, and people increasingly communicate using social media. So, it is not surprising that sales people try to understand how to use social communication effectively. But many of them struggle to shake off old paradigms and few have figured it out. Even fewer have codified it as well as our guest this week.

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