Submitted by John W Lewis on February 04, 2015 - 3:37pm
Thu, Feb 12, 2015
Our guest on February 12th is Jorge Barba (@JorgeBarba) who is a frequent #innochat participant and has previously been our guest discussing "Overcoming innovation inertia". This week, following some recent work in stimulating local government to encourage innovation, Jorge's focus is on innovation ecosystems and their measurement.
One of the delights of being a grown up is that I no longer have to write “compare and contrast” essays on an obscure topic of a teacher’s choosing. While the skills learned (making connections between texts or ideas, engaging in critical thinking, and going beyond description or summary to generate deep analysis) are great skills to learn, the process itself is not so great when done alone. This sort of effort is best done in dialogue—which is what we’re all about at Innochat.
Submitted by John W Lewis on January 28, 2015 - 8:37pm
Thu, Jan 29, 2015
Our topic for discussion this week is inspired by the article "The Innovative State" by Mariana Mazzucato (@MazzucatoM), who is Professor in Economics of Innovation at Sussex University in the UK, in the current edition of Foreign Affairs.
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.