Submitted by John W Lewis on October 08, 2014 - 9:57am
Thu, Oct 09, 2014
For some time, this topic has been lurking under the surface of our innochat conversations. Communication about innovation frequently uses terms which are assumed to be understood, are often seen as jargon, and risk carrying different meanings for different people, especially as some terms are potentially emotive. For effective communication in any field, a language is required, consisting of elements and constructs which are sufficiently widely understood to enable their meaning to interpreted consistently.
Hopefully, this innochat get us started with that.
Our guest this week is Hutch Carpenter, aka @bhc3. Hutch has long been a member of the Innochat community, and he's had a great deal of experience working with open innovation adn collaboration. Here's his framing post for this week's chat, which will be held in conjunction with the Women Innovate BlogTalkRadio show (link to this show here):
Once again, we'll be hosting Innochat live this week at the Business Innovation Factory's BIF10 Summit. In an odd but lovely twist of fate, this year I actually joined BIF as Community Engagement Manager, so while this will be my 7th BIF Summit, it's the first where I've been a BIF staffer.
Submitted by John W Lewis on September 10, 2014 - 6:21am
Thu, Sep 11, 2014
The tragic events of September 11, 13 years ago, are on our minds today. But what has this to do with innovation?
Asymmetric warfare and innovation
The events of that day are an example of asymmetric warfare. Asymmetric conflict occurs when one side uses its capabilities in one area against the capabilities of an adversary in a different area. It is effective when one side achieves results which are apparently disproportionate to its size and resources.
Submitted by John W Lewis on August 28, 2014 - 4:03am
Thu, Aug 28, 2014
This week's topic was chosen by Jenny Neill (@jennyneill), a frequent innocat and our guest for this chat. She recommended the topic based on a recent article "Is Silicon Valley Funding the Wrong Stuff?", in the Wall Street Journal.
Jenny describes herself as a writer, traveler and sommelier. You can read about her eclectic interests and experiences at http://www.jennyneill.com and we look forward to her insights into the broader aspects of this topic.
Those who've participated in this chat for awhile know of my proclivity to focus in on the nuances of word meaning and to insist that we get on the same page, so to speak, before we waste our 140 characters talking past each other by using different meanings of the same word.
It's not that I want everyone to use the same meanings. No, everyone's entitled to their interpretation of what a word means. But unless a meaning can be agreed upon, even if it's just for a conversation or a particular project, communication and more importantly, collabration an't happen.
Submitted by John W Lewis on August 06, 2014 - 7:36pm
Thu, Aug 07, 2014
For the last two weeks, about 4500 athletes have been competing in and around Glasgow in Scotland, UK during the Commonwealth Games (#Glasgow2014). In the 71 nations and territories involved, their performances have been covered and reported at length, and outstanding stories have been included in the news bulletins.
But what makes this happen? Who enables these athletes to perform? And what does this have to do with innovation?!