Submitted by John W Lewis on May 12, 2016 - 10:42am
Thu, May 12, 2016
If we have not seen something, then it is difficult to believe it. If we find it counter-intuitive (which, of course, depends on our intuition!), we might, even, convince ourselves that it is impossible. Then we'd be completely stuck!
Submitted by John W Lewis on April 28, 2016 - 7:17am
Thu, Apr 28, 2016
How is innovation communicated? What feeling and meaning do we attach to innovation, not merely rationally, but also emotionally. During #innochat on April 28th at 12noon Eastern time, let's explore this broad and important topic in a free flowing discussion (without a prepared set of questions).
Submitted by John W Lewis on April 14, 2016 - 6:14am
Thu, Apr 14, 2016
18%, says a recent study. Let's discuss the extent of adoption of digital products and processes. This choice of topic is triggered by the study "Digital America: a tale of the haves and have-mores" by the McKinsey Global Institute.
Unexpected outcomes offer a major opportunity to learn about the possibilities available to us. They are highly reliable sources of opportunity because they are actually happening. This innochat is the last in a series of discussions on the seven sources of innovative opportunity identified by Peter Drucker in his book "Innovation and Entrepreneurship".
Submitted by John W Lewis on March 17, 2016 - 8:02am
Thu, Mar 17, 2016
There is extremely wide variation in our understanding of the important relationships between innovation and some major issues, such as: risk and fear (of failure, of missing out, etc.). Many of these issues are emotional and this inhibts our ability to understand them rationally.
For example, we often hear the view that innovation involves increased risk and that we need to get comfortable with that. However, people who have more experience of innovation tend to express the opposite view.
We often hear that innovation requires acceptance of frequent failure. This may make sense based on one view of failure, but there are other views.