Innochat Archive

The language of innovation

John W Lewis's picture
Chat Date: 
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.

Innovative Teams

John W Lewis's picture
Chat Date: 
Thu, Oct 02, 2014

For last week's innochat, our guest, Hutch Carpenter, chose the topic "Collaborative innovation at scale". This week, let's discuss the scale issue. We discussed collaboration, especially among employees of large organisations, in our regular discussion on Twitter, while Hutch was also interviewed on BlogTalkRadio.

Collaborative Innovation at Scale with @bhc3

Renee Hopkins's picture
Chat Date: 
Thu, Sep 25, 2014

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):

Live from #BIF10 - Connect and Innovate!

Renee Hopkins's picture
Chat Date: 
Thu, Sep 18, 2014

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.

Asymmetric innovation

John W Lewis's picture
Chat Date: 
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.

Is Innovation Enough?

John W Lewis's picture
Chat Date: 
Thu, Sep 04, 2014

Our guest, this week, is Haydn Shaughnessy (@haydn1701), an experienced writer and advisor on innovation who will be a storyteller at the forthcoming BIF Summit on September 17-18

By asking whether innovation is enough, his topic encourages us to discuss what else is required for enterprise innovation to be effective.

Which innovations to fund?

John W Lewis's picture
Chat Date: 
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.

The Disconnect between Innovation and Organization

DrewCM's picture
Chat Date: 
Thu, Aug 21, 2014

I attended the Academy of Management Annual Meeting (and conference and symposium) a couple of weeks ago in the City of Brotherly Love, Philadelphia.

Let's #Semantichat 'Innovation'!

Renee Hopkins's picture
Chat Date: 
Wed, Aug 13, 2014

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.

Innovators as athletes

John W Lewis's picture
Chat Date: 
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?!

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