Innochat Archive

Citizens & Government: A Stakeholder Dance

John W Lewis's picture
Chat Date: 
Thu, Jul 30, 2015

This chat is the second installment of a 6-part collaborative series with the Business Innovation Factory.

How Electric Is Our Future?

John W Lewis's picture
Chat Date: 
Thu, Jul 23, 2015

The role of electricity in our energy sytems has gradually increased over time, and this appears to be continuing with the introduction of renewable methods of energy capture, conversion, distribution and consumption. Let's discuss this specific area of innovation which influences many other areas of technical development.

Why Business Model Innovation in Social Systems?

John W Lewis's picture
Chat Date: 
Thu, Jul 16, 2015

Kicking off a summer-long collaboration with the Business Innovation Factory, Innochat will discuss innovation in social systems on Thursday, July 16th for one hour, starting at 12 p.m. EDT. 

Innovating Work, or the Lack of It!

Renee Hopkins's picture
Chat Date: 
Thu, Jul 09, 2015

In its current issue, The Atlantic published "A World Without Work," a long and thoughtful article by Derek Thompson (@dkthomp). The article's premise is that the concept of work itself is being disrupted by big societal shifts including:

Flying Into A Clean Future

John W Lewis's picture
Chat Date: 
Thu, Jul 02, 2015

We have a very special #innochat this week, inspired by the exciting and innovative Solar Impulse project which is currently underway and at a crucial stage.

Join us on Thursday July 2 for an hour starting at 12pm Eastern time, 5pm UK time, 6pm Central European time.

Influential Social Communication

John W Lewis's picture
Chat Date: 
Thu, Jun 25, 2015

Two incidents in the last week, in different industries, resulted in unexpected behaviour by well known and powerful organizations in their fields. Let's discuss the causes and the likelihood of similar future changes in behaviour.

Communication of Innovations

John W Lewis's picture
Chat Date: 
Thu, Jun 18, 2015

How do we hear about innovations, and how do we tell other people about them? More generally, what is the role of communication in innovation? The better we understand this, the better we can communicate and enable innovation to occur more effectively.

People, innovation, and projects

John W Lewis's picture
Chat Date: 
Thu, Jun 11, 2015

How are people involved in innovation projects and what are the choices and consequences of different types of involvement?

Developing Innovation Capabilities

John W Lewis's picture
Chat Date: 
Thu, Jun 04, 2015

One of the most active innocats on Twitter recently is Ken Gordon (@quickmuse) of Continuum Innovation (@_Continuum) in Boston. Ken has also introduced several of his colleagues to #innochat. Jon Campbell (@jhcampb), Continuum's Principal of Design Strategy, ran an event on innovation capability and healthcare this week entitled Building an Innovative Healthcare Organization: A Conversation with Innovation Leaders.

Unbundling Capabilities

John W Lewis's picture
Chat Date: 
Thu, May 28, 2015

This topic was suggested by Saul Kaplan (@skap5), who has pointed out on many occasions that much innovative development involves the use of existing capabilities in new ways. This involves achieving a purpose more effectively by taking new approaches which bundle those existing capabilities in new combinations. The specific issue addressed in this discussion is that, in many cases, before any new bundling of capabilities can be implemented, existing combinations must first be "unbundled".

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