Innochat Archive

Our health in our hands

John W Lewis's picture
Chat Date: 
Thu, Aug 27, 2015

This chat is the fourth installment of our 6-part collaborative series with the Business Innovation Factory (@TheBIF).

This chat on innovation in healthcare is hosted by BIF's Patient Experience Lab Associate (@BIFpxl), Bridget Landry (@bridgetdelial), and here is her framing post.

On failure in innovation

John W Lewis's picture
Chat Date: 
Thu, Aug 20, 2015

Unexpected and undesirable outcomes happen because our ability to predict the future is limited, especially when operating in areas of uncertainty. Yet these outcomes are frequently labelled as "failures".

Today’s Students, Tomorrow’s Mysteries

John W Lewis's picture
Chat Date: 
Thu, Aug 13, 2015

This is the third installment of our 6-part collaborative series with the Business Innovation Factoryin advance of the BIF Summit in September.

BIF 2015 innochat series

This chat on innovation in education is hosted by BIF's Student Experience Lab Associate (@BIFsxl), Louie Montoya (@learninglouie), and here is his framing post.

We are charged with preparing our youth for success in a future we know very little about.  In the USA, the growing number of environmental issues, the prevalence of class and race inequality, and the explosion of technology have provided us with more questions than  answers about our future. But there’s one critical question:

Extrapolating into the future

John W Lewis's picture
Chat Date: 
Thu, Aug 06, 2015

“Great leaders realize that using past data to determine future actions is grounded in the fundamental assumption that the future will look like the past. ... So they don’t trust a data-based/reliability-based approach ...They realize that it is a core part of their job to create the future and not just let it happen to them.”

This was one of Roger Martin’s illuminating answers in his succinct and fascinating conversation with Ken Gordon looking back on his 2009 book “The Design of Business”.

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.

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