Innochat Archive

Nuclear power generation as an innovation

John W Lewis's picture
Chat Date: 
Thu, Dec 08, 2016

Nuclear power generation is viewed very differently in different countries with a surprising lack of consensus on its overall benefit.

As an innovation is adopted and matures, more is learned about its advantages, and disadvantages. Over time, a consensus tends to be reached about its overall benefit, based on the nature and extent of the advantages and, often more importantly, about the disadvantages.

In nuclear power, this does not seem to have happened.

Innovation pursues failure, or success?

John W Lewis's picture
Chat Date: 
Thu, Dec 01, 2016

There is much talk about innovation and the need to accept failure. We are exhorted to fail more, to fail faster, even to fail harder! What are we to make of it?!

The state of innovation

John W Lewis's picture
Chat Date: 
Thu, Nov 24, 2016

Let's discuss your views on how innovation is progressing during #innichat on Twitter on Thursday November 24th, starting at 12 noon Eastern time (5pm GMT, 6pm CET, 1700 UTC).

What is the value of the "wisdom of the crowd"?

John W Lewis's picture
Chat Date: 
Thu, Nov 17, 2016

Thank you to Kim Flum, @KimFlum, for providing his week's #innochat topic. Kim is a regular innocat and is particularly interested in innovation and communities. This is her framing of the topic.

Who cares whether it's innovative?

John W Lewis's picture
Chat Date: 
Thu, Nov 10, 2016

This topic as the antithesis of last week's topic Is This Innovative Enough?

Let's discuss the objective aspects of the importance of being innovative as a contrast to the subjective issues.

Is This Innovative Enough?

John W Lewis's picture
Chat Date: 
Thu, Nov 03, 2016

A (Hopefully not Too Self-Conscious) Conversation about Self-Consciousness and Innovation 

This week's innochat in hosted and framing post provided by Ken Gordon

Last week, on the #innochat Facebook page, Joshua Gutoff, @jgutoff, raised the question of how “self-consciousness” and “authenticity” do—or can or might—affect people aiming to innovate. But that wasn’t enough! On Thursday, November 3, at 12 noon ET, Gutoff—who directs the MA program in Jewish Education at Gratz College—will, along with Ken Gordon, @quickmuse, lead a lively conversation on this provocative topic. Join us, innocats… and do what you can to keep it real!

Innovation industrialisation

John W Lewis's picture
Chat Date: 
Thu, Oct 27, 2016

After last week's #innochat, Mike Baldwin @mikey3982 got "wound up" and expressed his concerns that innovation platforms  which could douse the bright sparks which are necessary for innovation. Let's discuss this and other views of this issue during this week's #innochat.

The Role of Innovation Platforms

John W Lewis's picture
Chat Date: 
Thu, Oct 20, 2016

Effective innovation requires effective communication. We discussed what information is required to be communicated, by whom, and when, during our #innochat discussion last week on “Innovation communication”. This week, let's discuss the benefits of available communication facilities inspired by @Brightidea's #Synthesize conference and the cases and results reported there.

Innovation communication

John W Lewis's picture
Chat Date: 
Thu, Oct 13, 2016

In any organisation which innovates effectively, decisions are being made about the focus of attention and the allocation of resources in pursuit of innovative developments. This involves information being communicated effectively.

What aspects of communication are important to innovation within an organization?

Connecting innovation to value and revenue

John W Lewis's picture
Chat Date: 
Thu, Oct 06, 2016

Let's consider what we can learn from a specific industry which applies human minds to the discovery, development and commercialisation of concepts, ideas, and opportunities. This might help us to clarify the role of innovation and to describe its relationship with value and money.

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