Innochat Archive

Diffusion doctrine - laggards

John W Lewis's picture
Chat Date: 
Thu, Feb 13, 2014

Why change what you do? Most of us have an answer to this question, although our answers are likely to vary considerably. However some people are likely to find little or no reason to change or innovate, they are known as “laggards”.

This innochat is on the subject of laggards and is the first of a series on the diffusion of innovations. The five chats in the series will focus on each of the commonly identified categories of adopters of innovations.

Sustaining Innovation Efforts

DrewCM's picture
Chat Date: 
Thu, Feb 06, 2014

This week’s framing post is from Drew Marshall (@DrewCM) who thought that he would be able to moderate the chat. Unfortunately, the inclement weather in the NorthEast of the USA has meant he needed to reschedule client activities at the time of Innochat. Because he is “a stand-up guy”, John Lewis (@JohnWLewis) is stepping in to the role of innocat herder. Please be gentle.

Selling Innovation

Renee Hopkins's picture
Chat Date: 
Thu, Jan 30, 2014

This week our guests will be Kenneth Smith (@SellingInno and @CareerEntrepnr) and Jonathan Yarmis (@JYarmis), co-authors of the new book Selling InnovationWe've got a number of chats scheduled the first half of this year on the nuances of innovation adoption, and selling your innovations is a r

Contexts for innovation

John W Lewis's picture
Chat Date: 
Thu, Jan 23, 2014

 

Let's discuss the context in which innovation occurs. Context is important because nothing makes sense out of context.

Background

Many people and organizations strive to innovate without establishing the contexts for their innovative activities and innovative products. Anyone can have flashes of inspiration, come up with bright ideas, identify new opportunities, and develop deep insights. But without a context, there is no basis for deciding whether any of these might take us forward.

Integrating Design Thinking and Scientific Process

Renee Hopkins's picture
Chat Date: 
Thu, Jan 16, 2014

I am delighted to announce that we have as our guest Hanna McPhee, a Brown University senior majoring in an independent concentration, Biologically Inspired Design. Hanna is writing a thesis about today's topic, Integrating Design Theory and the Scientific Process. Essentially, she is working to create a common language to integrate design thinking with science and engineering. (Now you see why I'm so delighted! Common language in creativity and innovation has been a recurring Innochat theme.)

Adoption of innovations revisited

John W Lewis's picture
Chat Date: 
Thu, Jan 09, 2014

Adoption

Do you drive an electric car yet? Do you think that you will? If so, when?

If you are anything like me, you adopt new types of product at different stages in their lifecycle:

  • a few: as soon as they are available
  • some: after they have been around for some time
  • others: you never adopt at all.

Of course, this apply not only to purchasing products, but also to adopting new processes and a wide range of other behaviours.

Relevance to innovation

From Data-based Decisions to Action-learning

DrewCM's picture
Chat Date: 
Thu, Jan 02, 2014

Over the course of 2013 there came a flood of coverage extolling the virtues of big data and the quantified self. Finally, it seemed that our ability to ask better questions was catching up to our ability to produce vast swathes of data in an attempt to convert into information (and eventually, knowledge). That deluge was evident in such giddy headlines as:

Innovation and Magical Thinking

DrewCM's picture
Chat Date: 
Thu, Dec 26, 2013

One of the reasons I choose to work in the innovation realm is the possibility of surprise and delight. For all of the turmoil and sturm und drang involved with innovation that moment when you see the look of astonishment on a person’s face when they are experiencing something remarkable and unique for the first time is hard to beat.

Innovation Mindset

Renee Hopkins's picture
Chat Date: 
Thu, Dec 19, 2013

All I want for Christmas is...a new  mindset! Ah, but is it really that easy?! And just what is a mindset, anyway?

Morals vs. Markets. Part 4: BAD Innovation?

John W Lewis's picture
Chat Date: 
Thu, Dec 12, 2013

This chat is the final part of the four part series "Morals vs. Markets" with guest moderator Graham Hill (@GrahamHill). The subject of bad innovation includes some substantial moral issues as Graham explains ...

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