Submitted by John W Lewis on January 15, 2015 - 8:21am
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?
Submitted by John W Lewis on January 08, 2015 - 8:53am
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.
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.
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.
adjective, of, forming, or occupying interstices. "the interstitial space"
One of the great challenges for those working in the realm of innovation practice is that the fuel for our practice is a ready supply of data, information and knowledge. Without that supply our efforts may be starved and success elusive. One of my frequent exhortations to clients is that I don’t care how they fill that pipeline (beg, borrow, cheat, steal —understanding the repercussions of all those choices, of course) but fill it they must.
It is the festive season: today is Thanksgiving Day in the USA, and Christmas is less than a month away. Many people have been, and will be, buying gifts and, for many retailers, this is their busiest period of the year.
Submitted by John W Lewis on November 20, 2014 - 10:22am
Thu, Nov 20, 2014
What is the relationship between innovation and learning?
Let's discuss the need to learn new skills in order to innovate. These might be practical skills involved in the specific field in which we are innovating. Or, at a meta level, they might be the skills to innovate at all.
Our guest this week, @DanKeldsen, has just released the book The Gen Z Effect: The Six Forces Shaping the Future of Business, which describes Gen Z NOT as a demographical construct, but as a generation-crossing set of behaviors shaped by technology innovation. In short, the Gen Z effect happens when the "simplicity and affordability of technology unites generations more than it divides them."
You can get the gist of the premise and the six factors shaping the change, in this fabulous 6-minute video: