Innochat Archive

Rethinking Failure in Innovation

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Chat Date: 
Thu, Jan 18, 2018

One of the topics raised frequently, in discussions of innovation and its management, is the role of failure. And it came up again when we looked ahead to 2018 in our first #innochat of the year, on January 4th.

Innovation and Jobs To Be Done

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Chat Date: 
Thu, Jan 11, 2018

Why are people buying and using your products? As Theodore Levitt pointed out in 1974 "People don't want to buy a quarter-inch drill, they want a quarter-inch hole." This is an example of type of thinking is the basis of the "Jobs To Be Done".

New Year preview: Is Innovation at a Watershed?

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Chat Date: 
Thu, Jan 04, 2018

While innovation is a hot topic in many organizations and institutions, there are few in which innovation is embedded and considered essential. For most people in most organizations, innovation is "nice to have", rather than "must have", and requires continual initiatives to keep it alive. Nevertheless, it is becoming increasingly unacceptable to ignore or dismiss innovation as unimportant. What issues determine whether innovation is turning a corner?

Review of innovation and #innochat in 2017

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Chat Date: 
Thu, Dec 21, 2017

As we near the end of 2017, let's discuss what happened and didn't happen in innovation this year, and what we covered in #innochat.
We'll take a break on December 28th and be back on January 4th 2018.

Innovations in Energy Availability and Storage

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Chat Date: 
Thu, Dec 14, 2017

Demands for energy availability and storage are increasing as the world continues to change the mix of forms in which energy is sourced and consumed. Energy is required to be available in different forms and to be stored in increasing quantities.

Innovations in Energy Storage

John W Lewis's picture
Chat Date: 
Thu, Dec 07, 2017

This #innochat did not take place and discussion on this topic was postponed to the following week, December 14th 2017. See the framing post: Innovations in Energy Availabilty and Storage

Is Innovation only Ideas?

John W Lewis's picture
Chat Date: 
Thu, Nov 30, 2017

Do think that Innovation is primarily about Ideas? This view is widespread and has been given a boost by the recent publication of the UK's Industrial Strategy document. We have discussed the relationship between innovation and ideas several times in the past, but not recently. Its time has come again!

Innovation outside the USA

John W Lewis's picture
Chat Date: 
Thu, Nov 23, 2017

Significant numbers of the innovative products that are available in the world, (especially in the IT world) appear to originate in the USA. Is this true?

New ways to talk about innovation

John W Lewis's picture
Chat Date: 
Thu, Nov 16, 2017

How can we improve our communication about innovation? What problems are we having? Where can we start to solve them?

What is next for innovation?

John W Lewis's picture
Chat Date: 
Thu, Nov 09, 2017

Innovation, as a discipline, is developing, but still immature. We have discussed several facets of this in recent weeks. Now let’s discuss what to do about it.

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