Submitted by John W Lewis on May 13, 2015 - 7:46pm
Thu, May 14, 2015
Let's discuss the role of humans and humanism in innovation. The issue is the importance of human beings in innovation, and the extent to which automation can replace and extend human capabilities to provide and consume innovation and innovative products.
Submitted by John W Lewis on May 07, 2015 - 9:55am
Thu, May 07, 2015
What can we learn about business innovation from a consideration of parallel lessons from the world of music?
Some time ago, Peter Cook (@AcademyOfRock) took part in #innochat, and afterwards we exchanged some thoughts. This eventually led to this chat topic, triggered by his interests in the relationships between music and innovation and what we might learn from them.
I had the great good fortune to join the Philadelphia University Strategic Design MBA program as adjunct faculty last year. The program, under the direction of Dr. Natalie Nixon seeks to transform students into hybrid thinkers. With all the business rigor of a standard MBA, combined with a heavy duty design thinking overlay, it has been fascinating to see the work of the first students coming out of the program.
Submitted by John W Lewis on April 16, 2015 - 11:20am
Thu, Apr 16, 2015
Many people, especially when new to innovation, take the view that the subject is mainly about invention. Perhaps this is partly because the words look and sound similar! In this view, innovative developments are expected to require the creation of new things: materials, approaches, techniques, etc..
Submitted by John W Lewis on April 09, 2015 - 9:26am
Thu, Apr 09, 2015
You probably know on some level that innovation is important to your survival in a personal and/or professional context, although your level of "knowing" might range from being deeply convinced to just coming around to accepting it.
But what innovation is appropriate for you and/or your organization? What new or different things are you looking for, and where are you looking for them?
Submitted by John W Lewis on April 02, 2015 - 9:17am
Thu, Apr 02, 2015
How rational is innovation? Very little of our communication about innovation is rational. Much of it is the opposite: either emotional, or irrational, or both. Let's delve into the importance of these issues during our chat.