Innochat Archive

Innovative opportunities: any ideas?

John W Lewis's picture
Chat Date: 
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.

Does size matter for innovation?

John W Lewis's picture
Chat Date: 
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.

Exterior and interior perspectives

John W Lewis's picture
Chat Date: 
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.

Deliberate innovation

John W Lewis's picture
Chat Date: 
Thu, Oct 22, 2015

Let's discuss how people and organizations can innovate deliberately, as opposed to accidentally. The topic is triggered by this interesting article: "Accidental Innovation" by John Bessant.

Conscious Capitalism: A Next Generation Mindset to Change the World

John W Lewis's picture
Chat Date: 
Thu, Oct 15, 2015

3P SummitCapitalism 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.

Innovations in Vehicle Control

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Chat Date: 
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.

The Implementation Dilemma

John W Lewis's picture
Chat Date: 
Thu, Oct 01, 2015
The Implementation Dilemma with Jon Campbell and Munib Karavdic.
Art credit: Ari Gordon.

On October 1, our guests Jon Campbell @jhcampb and Munib Karavdic @munibka pose questions about the implementation of innovative products ahead of their Service Design conference presentation the following day. Here is their framing of the topic.

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.

Flying Concorde Across The Chasm

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Chat Date: 
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".

#BIF2015 Live #Innochat: How Stories Can Connect, Inspire, and Transform Social Systems

Renee Hopkins's picture
Chat Date: 
Thu, Sep 17, 2015

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.

Can a Good Story Change the World?

John W Lewis's picture
Chat Date: 
Thu, Sep 10, 2015

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.

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