Innochat Archive

Innovation or death?

John W Lewis's picture
Chat Date: 
Thu, Mar 26, 2015

We often hear the exhortation to "innovate or die!" What does that mean? What or who will die and when? How is death related to innovation?

This is another chat in our series on "Innovation or …".

Innovation and Failure - Understanding the Impact of Risk to Employees and the Organization

DrewCM's picture
Chat Date: 
Thu, Mar 19, 2015

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.

Motivation for innovation by staff

John W Lewis's picture
Chat Date: 
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 Bad Habits of Innovation at Scale

DrewCM's picture
Chat Date: 
Thu, Mar 05, 2015

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.

Innovation or Marketing

John W Lewis's picture
Chat Date: 
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.

Design Entrepreneurship for Social Impact

John W Lewis's picture
Chat Date: 
Thu, Feb 19, 2015

This week our guest is Sunil Malhotra (@SunilMalhotra), a regular participant in #innochat whose perspectives and insights often stimulate us to think differently about innovation.

Measuring an Innovation Ecosystem

John W Lewis's picture
Chat Date: 
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.

Innovation or Creativity

DrewCM's picture
Chat Date: 
Thu, Feb 05, 2015

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.

How Innovative Are States?

John W Lewis's picture
Chat Date: 
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.

How Motivation Drives Innovation

Renee Hopkins's picture
Chat Date: 
Thu, Jan 22, 2015

This week, as promised, I am moderating the chat using as a starting point the last two questions from last week’s chat, masterfully put together by @AndreeaHirica and @JohnWLewis:

What distinguishes a “good” (effective) motivation from a “bad” (ineffective) motivation?

How do good vs. bad “why”s for innovation relate to emotional vs. rational motivations?

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