What can we learn from the natural world? As it turns out, a huge amount. Recently, at a talk on biomimicry How nature has already solved our business problems at the Business School at Exeter University, Taryn Mead described some fundamental aspects of this field, including the approach that is taken, some major areas of difference between natural and artificial solutions to problems, and addressed some organizational and philisophical issues which arose in subsequent discussion.
Submitted by John W Lewis on February 10, 2016 - 12:44pm
Thu, Feb 11, 2016
This is the third in our series of seven chats about areas in which changes create opportunities for innovation. The series is based on the seven sources of opportunity identified by Peter Drucker in this 1985 book "Innovation and Entrepreneurship" and discusses the sources in the opposite sequence from Drucker's - in sequence of increasing reliability and predictabilty as sourcs of opportunity for innovation.
Submitted by John W Lewis on February 03, 2016 - 8:55pm
Thu, Feb 04, 2016
As the USA looks forward to the Super Bowl 50 on this coming weekend, (and many people in the rest of the world wonder what all the fuss is about!), the relationship between innovation and sustainability arises in connection with the Levi's Stadium where the game is to be played.
This week, the helicopters are buzzing around Davos in Switzerland carrying some of the movers and shakers of the world to and from the 46th Annual Meeting of World Economic Forum. The theme of the meeting is "Mastering the Fourth Industrial Revolution". So now that, at last, some snow has arrived in the Alps this year, let's go skiing and off piste, metaphorically at least!
For this chat we will discuss insights I'll share from the Chief Innovation Officer Summit. The event will be next Tuesday and Wednesday in New York, and features speakers from top companies, such as NASA, GE, Samsung, MetLife, and NBCuniversal. Some sepakers are CINOs and some are CEOs or strategy executives.