Innochat Archive

Seeing is believing

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Chat Date: 
Thu, May 12, 2016

If we have not seen something, then it is difficult to believe it. If we find it counter-intuitive (which, of course, depends on our intuition!), we might, even, convince ourselves that it is impossible. Then we'd be completely stuck!

Is innovation swimming or drowning in information?

John W Lewis's picture
Chat Date: 
Thu, May 05, 2016

Is more information better or worse for innovation? 

Let's discuss an aspect of information and innovation that is rarely discussed: too much information. 

Innovation - you can not be serious!

John W Lewis's picture
Chat Date: 
Thu, Apr 28, 2016

How is innovation communicated? What feeling and meaning do we attach to innovation, not merely rationally, but also emotionally. During #innochat on April 28th at 12noon Eastern time, let's explore this broad and important topic in a free flowing discussion (without a prepared set of questions).

"Leading Innovation, Creativity and Enterprise"

John W Lewis's picture
Chat Date: 
Thu, Apr 21, 2016

This week we have a guest, Peter Cook (@AcademyOfRock), author of the book of this title, and a guest on innochat in the past.

Based on a background which links music to business, his book tackles the issues of leadership in organizations of creative people. It includes stories and examples from some well known enterprises.

Digital transformation: how's that going?

John W Lewis's picture
Chat Date: 
Thu, Apr 14, 2016

18%, says a recent study. Let's discuss the extent of adoption of digital products and processes. This choice of topic is triggered by the study "Digital America: a tale of the haves and have-mores" by the McKinsey Global Institute.

Innovative opportunities in the unexpected

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Chat Date: 
Thu, Apr 07, 2016

Unexpected outcomes offer a major opportunity to learn about the possibilities available to us. They are highly reliable sources of opportunity because they are actually happening. This innochat is the last in a series of discussions on the seven sources of innovative opportunity identified by Peter Drucker in his book "Innovation and Entrepreneurship".

Conversational innovation at Twitter?

John W Lewis's picture
Chat Date: 
Thu, Mar 31, 2016

Let's discuss the latest development of Twitter's facilities.

In a departure from its previous style, Twitter have provided a facility which chooses which messages are shown. Their announcement of it is here, with the title "Never miss important Tweets from people you follow".

Innovating away incongruities

John W Lewis's picture
Chat Date: 
Thu, Mar 24, 2016

This is the sixth chat on sources of opportunity for "innivation" (i.e innovation ;-)) as we work up the list of seven identified by Peter Drucker in his book: Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

Drucker describes an incongruity as "a discrepancy, a dissonance, between what is and what 'ought' to be, or between what is and what everybody assumes it to be."

Innovation and our understanding of emotional issues

John W Lewis's picture
Chat Date: 
Thu, Mar 17, 2016

There is extremely wide variation in our understanding of the important relationships between innovation and some major issues, such as: risk and fear (of failure, of missing out, etc.). Many of these issues are emotional and this inhibts our ability to understand them rationally.

For example, we often hear the view that innovation involves increased risk and that we need to get comfortable with that. However, people who have more experience of innovation tend to express the opposite view.

We often hear that innovation requires acceptance of frequent failure. This may make sense based on one view of failure, but there are other views.

Innovative opportunities to satisfy process needs

John W Lewis's picture
Chat Date: 
Thu, Mar 10, 2016

Changes in the needs for processes are a source of opportunities for potential increases in effectiveness. This also includes changes in the available means to satisfy those process needs.

This is the fifth episode in our seven part series on the sources of opportunity for innovation, as identified by Peter Drucker in his book, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, in 1985.

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