Submitted by John W Lewis on November 11, 2015 - 6:00pm
Thu, Nov 12, 2015
Many people think that ideas are the main source of opportunities for innovation. I disagree and I'm in good company, because so did Peter Drucker! In his 1985 book, "Innovation and Entrepreneurship", he wrote a whole chapter on ideas, actually on "The Bright Idea". However it is a very short chapter and he clearly describes that, while ideas are not to be dismissed or discouraged as a source of opportunity, they are an unreliable source.
Submitted by John W Lewis on November 05, 2015 - 8:28am
Thu, Nov 05, 2015
This week was the Financial Times annual conference on innovation: FT Innovate 2015 Their theme this year was "Big vs small: Which one is better?" Let's discuss what we know and think about this issue.
Submitted by John W Lewis on October 28, 2015 - 9:21pm
Thu, Oct 29, 2015
There is a theme evident in changes in thinking occurring in many fields. The theme is the reversal of the priority and the direction of dependence between exterior and interior perspectives. This give precedence to exterior perspectives over interior perspectives. Let's discuss the relevance of this theme to innovation.
Submitted by John W Lewis on October 08, 2015 - 7:20am
Thu, Oct 15, 2015
Capitalism hit a pivotal moment in 2008. It wasn’t just a market crash, it was a fundamental shift in how we perceive the system as a whole. The crash served as a starting point for questioning the very basis upon which commerce is built.
This #innochat is about innovation in capitalism with our guest Hifazat “Faz” Ahmad (@HifazatAhmad), an experienced business advisor who is running the 3P Summit (Purpose, People, Profit) in Canada soon. Watch his crowdfunding video.
Submitted by John W Lewis on October 07, 2015 - 6:27pm
Thu, Oct 08, 2015
Automated or autonomous vehicles, whether manned or unmanned, are increasingly being developed in the fields of planes, trains and automobiles (even if it might be a little early in the year for that story).
These innovations in vehicle control systems offer a variety of potentially "nice to have" advantages. However there are also several types of hurdles to be faced in the years ahead if they are to be used widely and safely.
Identifying effective delivery of new offers and experiences in large, established organizations.
Much discussion is happening in the worlds of innovation, design thinking, and customer experience. Activity is everywhere – crowdsourcing, design training and workshops, startup incubators and accelerators, innovation centers and labs, even the acquisition of design firms by large operating companies. But most of this has to do with the sourcing of ideas or acquisition of idea-generating resources.
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.