Innochat Archive

Design Entrepreneurship for Social Impact

John W Lewis's picture
Chat Date: 
Thu, Feb 19, 2015

This week our guest is Sunil Malhotra (@SunilMalhotra), a regular participant in #innochat whose perspectives and insights often stimulate us to think differently about innovation.

Measuring an Innovation Ecosystem

John W Lewis's picture
Chat Date: 
Thu, Feb 12, 2015

Our guest on February 12th is Jorge Barba (@JorgeBarba) who is a frequent #innochat participant and has previously been our guest discussing "Overcoming innovation inertia".  This week, following some recent work in stimulating local government to encourage innovation, Jorge's focus is on innovation ecosystems and their measurement.

Innovation or Creativity

DrewCM's picture
Chat Date: 
Thu, Feb 05, 2015

One of the delights of being a grown up is that I no longer have to write “compare and contrast” essays on an obscure topic of a teacher’s choosing. While the skills learned (making connections between texts or ideas, engaging in critical thinking, and going beyond description or summary to generate deep analysis) are great skills to learn, the process itself is not so great when done alone. This sort of effort is best done in dialogue—which is what we’re all about at Innochat.

How Innovative Are States?

John W Lewis's picture
Chat Date: 
Thu, Jan 29, 2015

Our topic for discussion this week is inspired by the article "The Innovative State" by Mariana Mazzucato (@MazzucatoM), who is Professor in Economics of Innovation at Sussex University in the UK, in the current edition of Foreign Affairs.

How Motivation Drives Innovation

Renee Hopkins's picture
Chat Date: 
Thu, Jan 22, 2015

This week, as promised, I am moderating the chat using as a starting point the last two questions from last week’s chat, masterfully put together by @AndreeaHirica and @JohnWLewis:

What distinguishes a “good” (effective) motivation from a “bad” (ineffective) motivation?

How do good vs. bad “why”s for innovation relate to emotional vs. rational motivations?

Generation Why Not

John W Lewis's picture
Chat Date: 
Thu, Jan 15, 2015

This week, on January 15 at 12pm ET, our guest is Andreea Hirica (@AndreeaHirica), a frequent innocat who describes herself as a “digital native by age and digital immigrant by market of origin”. She is, evidently, well qualified to address this topic, has suggested our cryptic title, and has jointly written the following framing post.

Generation Y, Generation Why, or Generation Why not?  What if the, so well attributed, “Millennials” characteristics are not the distinctive features of a specific age group but are generational in a different sense?

Innovation or technology?

John W Lewis's picture
Chat Date: 
Thu, Jan 08, 2015

Another year is underway and we have a variety of interesting discussions in the offing for #innochat. Some of those are on specific topics. In the interest of deepening our understanding, let’s intersperse them with discussions of some fundamental issues in innovation. This week: technology.

The Year That Was 2014 In Innovation

DrewCM's picture
Chat Date: 
Thu, Jan 01, 2015

Happy New Year! Wishing all the innocats a wonderful, fulfilling, prosperous, happy, healthy and innovative 2015.

In keeping with our long-standing, one-year tradition of marking the end of the year with a review, of sorts, we will be doing the same today. I'm expecting turn-out to be fairly light (it being a recovery day for some) but I think it is good to put a cap on the year with whoever is able to show.

Here's some of what we covered in 2014:

"Data-based Decisions to Action-learning" and 

@JohnWLewis's series on "Adoptions of Innovations"

On Hope and Innovation

Renee Hopkins's picture
Chat Date: 
Thu, Dec 18, 2014

We're in the midst of the holiday season and I've got hope on my mind. First, I put together Creating Hope, a collection of BIF Summit videos featuring some of our youngest storytellers telling their innovation stories, on the theory that our hopes for the future often rest with the young.

Large scale innovation

John W Lewis's picture
Chat Date: 
Thu, Dec 11, 2014

How does large scale innovation happen? On what scale is innovation valuable and how are resources allocated for that?

Let's use the recent test of NASA's Orion vehicle as a trigger for thinking about the allocation of resources to areas of large scale innovation. (See brief notes on the NASA Orion program below).

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