Innochat Archive

Digital transformation: how's that going?

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Chat Date: 
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.

Innovative opportunities in the unexpected

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Chat Date: 
Thu, Apr 07, 2016

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".

Conversational innovation at Twitter?

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Chat Date: 
Thu, Mar 31, 2016

Let's discuss the latest development of Twitter's facilities.

In a departure from its previous style, Twitter have provided a facility which chooses which messages are shown. Their announcement of it is here, with the title "Never miss important Tweets from people you follow".

Innovating away incongruities

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Chat Date: 
Thu, Mar 24, 2016

This is the sixth chat on sources of opportunity for "innivation" (i.e innovation ;-)) as we work up the list of seven identified by Peter Drucker in his book: Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

Drucker describes an incongruity as "a discrepancy, a dissonance, between what is and what 'ought' to be, or between what is and what everybody assumes it to be."

Innovation and our understanding of emotional issues

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Chat Date: 
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.

Innovative opportunities to satisfy process needs

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Chat Date: 
Thu, Mar 10, 2016

Changes in the needs for processes are a source of opportunities for potential increases in effectiveness. This also includes changes in the available means to satisfy those process needs.

This is the fifth episode in our seven part series on the sources of opportunity for innovation, as identified by Peter Drucker in his book, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, in 1985.

Innovation concepts: old, new, or no school?

John W Lewis's picture
Chat Date: 
Thu, Mar 03, 2016

This is a chat on Twitter, so let's discuss a tweet! For the last week, I've been wondering on and off about the context and meaning of one tweet by Saul Kaplan (@skap5) during last week's #innochat. He wrote:

"Is it sacrilege to mention that this #innochat series has reminded me just how 'old school' Peter Drucker's ideas are!"

Innovation opportunities presented by changes in industry and market structures

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Chat Date: 
Thu, Feb 25, 2016

From time to time, the structures of markets and whole industries change rapidly. However, there are usually long periods of stability between those changes. So when they happen many people and organizations are taken by surprise. Identifying and responding effectively and in good time to major changes of this kind is essential to the survival of any organization.

This is the fourth of seven episodes in our series of innochat discussions on Peter Drucker's sources of opportunity for innovation, identified in his book "Innovation and Entrepreneurhip" first published in 1985.

Biomimcry: innovation inspired by nature

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Chat Date: 
Thu, Feb 18, 2016

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.

Demographics - a productive and dependable innovation opportunity

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Chat Date: 
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.

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