Innochat Archive

Innovation - learning from history

John W Lewis's picture
Chat Date: 
Thu, Jun 19, 2014

What do you mean by “innovation”? Oh, here we go again, I hear you thinking!

This question arises frequently and in a variety of guises. When a term such as “innovation” is used widely and in many different contexts, it can be difficult to find a meaningful definition which is not so generic as to be almost worthless.

Innovation Silliness - On The Perils of Evangelizing Innovation

DrewCM's picture
Chat Date: 
Thu, Jun 12, 2014

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Strategic collaborative innovation

John W Lewis's picture
Chat Date: 
Thu, Jun 05, 2014

Currently multiple well-known organizations seem to be facing turning points in their history, associated with substantial innovation challenges of a strategic nature.  So, this week, it seemed topical to pick one of them as an example for our discussion. But which one to choose?

Diffusion doctrine - innovators

John W Lewis's picture
Chat Date: 
Thu, May 29, 2014

Everyone seems to want to be seen to be innovative, and yet only a few per cent of the population belong to the category of innovators who are leading the way in any specific field.

The case for innovation is frequently made. The need to innovate or risk extinction continues to be heard. Failure is good, we are told. Whether or not the meaning behind these exhortations is communicated accurately, we can be sure of one thing: we cannot all be at the forefront!

Applying gamification to enhance innovation outcomes

DrewCM's picture
Chat Date: 
Thu, May 22, 2014

This week our guest is Hutch Carpenter (@bhc3), Senior Consultant with HYPE Innovation in the San Francisco Bay Area. HYPE Innovation is a global leader in enterprise social software for idea and innovation management, with over 13 years of project experience and best-practice expertise, and clients around the globe.

Is There A CINO In The House: Pro’s and Con’s

John W Lewis's picture
Chat Date: 
Thu, May 15, 2014

As large organizations increasingly embrace the importance of innovation, many appoint a Chief Innovation Officer (CINO) to lead their innovation activities.  Our guest this week is Luis Solis, President of Imaginatik, who published“Innovation Alchemists” in April 2014 to demystify the CINO role and to provide a professional development path for potential CINO’s.

Luis’s framing post and questions follow, as well as a generous offer to all innocats:

 

The Struggle to Form Insights and Claim a POV

DrewCM's picture
Chat Date: 
Thu, May 08, 2014

In working with clients over recent months it has been interesting to observe time and time again how challenging the transition from user/stakeholder/customer (hereafter users) observation to forming insights may be. For those of you familiar with design thinking as a model for innovation, the challenge this early stage transition may not be a surprise to you.

Diffusion doctrine - early adopters

John W Lewis's picture
Chat Date: 
Thu, May 01, 2014

“We are all early adopters now!” Well, actually no, we are not; only about 10% to 15% of us are early adopters. 

“Ah yes, but surely more and more of people are adopting earlier these days” Oh, really? That sounds like everyone being taller than average, or something similarly statistically nonsensical.

Risk, failure and innovation

John W Lewis's picture
Chat Date: 
Thu, Apr 24, 2014

In some ways, it might seem that innovation is a gamble, like buying a lottery ticket, although hopefully with rather more knowledge of the odds available. In another way, a model of the risk of innovation is like an inverted insurance policy: an investment might pay out and, in this case, we hope that it does.

In general, any risk implies that failure incurs costs. And there is the well-known saying that the biggest risk is not taking any.

So how do we think about the risk of innovation: in different areas; and when considering different options in the same area?

Making Waves: Learning to Innovate in the Flow of Insight

DrewCM's picture
Chat Date: 
Thu, Apr 17, 2014

This week's chat has the special guest @SourcePOV (Chris Jones). Chris wrote a great book called The DNA of Collaboration: Unlocking the Potential of 21st Century Teams and our chat will focus on one aspect from that work: flow.

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