Submitted by John W Lewis on November 26, 2015 - 3:47am
Thu, Nov 26, 2015
This innochat will be a "free for all" with no prepared questions, because today is Thanksgiving Day in the USA and we expect far fewer participants than normal. This is an opportunity for those innocats who are not celebrating today.
If you are celebrating today, then feel free to drop in on #innochat to say "thanks for all the innovation". Or, if you can't make it, feel free to schedule a friendly message during the time of the chat.
Submitted by John W Lewis on November 19, 2015 - 11:11am
Thu, Nov 19, 2015
We are setting up for a series of chats on the sources of innovative opportunity. Last week, as a prelude to the series, we discussed "ideas". However, before discussing the seven (more reliable) sources of innovative opportunity, there are a few other topics that set the scene and provide the context for consideration of opportunities.
Submitted by John W Lewis on November 11, 2015 - 6:00pm
Thu, Nov 12, 2015
Many people think that ideas are the main source of opportunities for innovation. I disagree and I'm in good company, because so did Peter Drucker! In his 1985 book, "Innovation and Entrepreneurship", he wrote a whole chapter on ideas, actually on "The Bright Idea". However it is a very short chapter and he clearly describes that, while ideas are not to be dismissed or discouraged as a source of opportunity, they are an unreliable source.
Submitted by John W Lewis on November 05, 2015 - 8:28am
Thu, Nov 05, 2015
This week was the Financial Times annual conference on innovation: FT Innovate 2015 Their theme this year was "Big vs small: Which one is better?" Let's discuss what we know and think about this issue.
Submitted by John W Lewis on October 28, 2015 - 9:21pm
Thu, Oct 29, 2015
There is a theme evident in changes in thinking occurring in many fields. The theme is the reversal of the priority and the direction of dependence between exterior and interior perspectives. This give precedence to exterior perspectives over interior perspectives. Let's discuss the relevance of this theme to innovation.
Submitted by John W Lewis on October 08, 2015 - 7:20am
Thu, Oct 15, 2015
Capitalism hit a pivotal moment in 2008. It wasn’t just a market crash, it was a fundamental shift in how we perceive the system as a whole. The crash served as a starting point for questioning the very basis upon which commerce is built.
This #innochat is about innovation in capitalism with our guest Hifazat “Faz” Ahmad (@HifazatAhmad), an experienced business advisor who is running the 3P Summit (Purpose, People, Profit) in Canada soon. Watch his crowdfunding video.
Submitted by John W Lewis on October 07, 2015 - 6:27pm
Thu, Oct 08, 2015
Automated or autonomous vehicles, whether manned or unmanned, are increasingly being developed in the fields of planes, trains and automobiles (even if it might be a little early in the year for that story).
These innovations in vehicle control systems offer a variety of potentially "nice to have" advantages. However there are also several types of hurdles to be faced in the years ahead if they are to be used widely and safely.
Identifying effective delivery of new offers and experiences in large, established organizations.
Much discussion is happening in the worlds of innovation, design thinking, and customer experience. Activity is everywhere – crowdsourcing, design training and workshops, startup incubators and accelerators, innovation centers and labs, even the acquisition of design firms by large operating companies. But most of this has to do with the sourcing of ideas or acquisition of idea-generating resources.