Submitted by John W Lewis on June 17, 2015 - 6:26pm
Thu, Jun 18, 2015
How do we hear about innovations, and how do we tell other people about them? More generally, what is the role of communication in innovation? The better we understand this, the better we can communicate and enable innovation to occur more effectively.
Submitted by John W Lewis on May 21, 2015 - 11:56am
Thu, May 28, 2015
This topic was suggested by Saul Kaplan (@skap5), who has pointed out on many occasions that much innovative development involves the use of existing capabilities in new ways. This involves achieving a purpose more effectively by taking new approaches which bundle those existing capabilities in new combinations. The specific issue addressed in this discussion is that, in many cases, before any new bundling of capabilities can be implemented, existing combinations must first be "unbundled".
Submitted by John W Lewis on May 13, 2015 - 7:46pm
Thu, May 14, 2015
Let's discuss the role of humans and humanism in innovation. The issue is the importance of human beings in innovation, and the extent to which automation can replace and extend human capabilities to provide and consume innovation and innovative products.
Submitted by John W Lewis on May 07, 2015 - 9:55am
Thu, May 07, 2015
What can we learn about business innovation from a consideration of parallel lessons from the world of music?
Some time ago, Peter Cook (@AcademyOfRock) took part in #innochat, and afterwards we exchanged some thoughts. This eventually led to this chat topic, triggered by his interests in the relationships between music and innovation and what we might learn from them.
I had the great good fortune to join the Philadelphia University Strategic Design MBA program as adjunct faculty last year. The program, under the direction of Dr. Natalie Nixon seeks to transform students into hybrid thinkers. With all the business rigor of a standard MBA, combined with a heavy duty design thinking overlay, it has been fascinating to see the work of the first students coming out of the program.
Submitted by John W Lewis on April 16, 2015 - 11:20am
Thu, Apr 16, 2015
Many people, especially when new to innovation, take the view that the subject is mainly about invention. Perhaps this is partly because the words look and sound similar! In this view, innovative developments are expected to require the creation of new things: materials, approaches, techniques, etc..