Submitted by John W Lewis on September 23, 2015 - 8:13pm
Thu, Sep 24, 2015
What innovation lessons can we learn from the history of the Concorde aircraft?
This week, in the UK, the news headlines included the faint prospect of one of these iconic aircraft flying again. For some time a group of people have been working on getting a Concorde aircraft back into the air and have raised substantial funds for the purpose. See: "Concorde fans hope to get jet airborne by 2019".
This Thursday, #innochat will be coming to you live from the 11th annual BIF Summit, a two-days event featuring stories of personal, social, and business transformation from 32 storytellers who are educators, designers, authors, and leaders of many different kinds of businesses, both in social systems and in the private sector.
For the penultimate in our series of innochats with BIF (The Business Innovation Factory), the topic is storytelling, which is the foundation of BIF''s approach to communication about innovation. Here is their framing of the subject:
At BIF, we’re passionate believers in the transformational power of story. Passionate enough, in fact, to host an annual Innovation Summit: a two-day workshop that features not speakers, but storytellers, from all industries and disciplines, and brings innovation junkies together to witness those stories unfold.
Submitted by John W Lewis on August 19, 2015 - 4:14pm
Thu, Aug 20, 2015
Unexpected and undesirable outcomes happen because our ability to predict the future is limited, especially when operating in areas of uncertainty. Yet these outcomes are frequently labelled as "failures".
Submitted by John W Lewis on August 10, 2015 - 8:26am
Thu, Aug 13, 2015
This is the third installment of our 6-part collaborative series with the Business Innovation Factoryin advance of the BIF Summit in September.
This chat on innovation in education is hosted by BIF's Student Experience Lab Associate (@BIFsxl), Louie Montoya (@learninglouie), and here is his framing post.
We are charged with preparing our youth for success in a future we know very little about. In the USA, the growing number of environmental issues, the prevalence of class and race inequality, and the explosion of technology have provided us with more questions than answers about our future. But there’s one critical question:
Submitted by John W Lewis on August 05, 2015 - 2:30pm
Thu, Aug 06, 2015
“Great leaders realize that using past data to determine future actions is grounded in the fundamental assumption that the future will look like the past. ... So they don’t trust a data-based/reliability-based approach ...They realize that it is a core part of their job to create the future and not just let it happen to them.”
Submitted by John W Lewis on July 22, 2015 - 5:53pm
Thu, Jul 23, 2015
The role of electricity in our energy sytems has gradually increased over time, and this appears to be continuing with the introduction of renewable methods of energy capture, conversion, distribution and consumption. Let's discuss this specific area of innovation which influences many other areas of technical development.