Submitted by John W Lewis on March 17, 2016 - 8:02am
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.
Submitted by John W Lewis on March 02, 2016 - 9:35pm
Thu, Mar 03, 2016
This is a chat on Twitter, so let's discuss a tweet! For the last week, I've been wondering on and off about the context and meaning of one tweet by Saul Kaplan (@skap5) during last week's #innochat. He wrote:
"Is it sacrilege to mention that this #innochat series has reminded me just how 'old school' Peter Drucker's ideas are!"
Submitted by John W Lewis on February 24, 2016 - 8:51pm
Thu, Feb 25, 2016
From time to time, the structures of markets and whole industries change rapidly. However, there are usually long periods of stability between those changes. So when they happen many people and organizations are taken by surprise. Identifying and responding effectively and in good time to major changes of this kind is essential to the survival of any organization.
This is the fourth of seven episodes in our series of innochat discussions on Peter Drucker's sources of opportunity for innovation, identified in his book "Innovation and Entrepreneurhip" first published in 1985.
What can we learn from the natural world? As it turns out, a huge amount. Recently, at a talk on biomimicry How nature has already solved our business problems at the Business School at Exeter University, Taryn Mead described some fundamental aspects of this field, including the approach that is taken, some major areas of difference between natural and artificial solutions to problems, and addressed some organizational and philisophical issues which arose in subsequent discussion.
Submitted by John W Lewis on February 10, 2016 - 12:44pm
Thu, Feb 11, 2016
This is the third in our series of seven chats about areas in which changes create opportunities for innovation. The series is based on the seven sources of opportunity identified by Peter Drucker in this 1985 book "Innovation and Entrepreneurship" and discusses the sources in the opposite sequence from Drucker's - in sequence of increasing reliability and predictabilty as sourcs of opportunity for innovation.
Submitted by John W Lewis on February 03, 2016 - 8:55pm
Thu, Feb 04, 2016
As the USA looks forward to the Super Bowl 50 on this coming weekend, (and many people in the rest of the world wonder what all the fuss is about!), the relationship between innovation and sustainability arises in connection with the Levi's Stadium where the game is to be played.
This week, the helicopters are buzzing around Davos in Switzerland carrying some of the movers and shakers of the world to and from the 46th Annual Meeting of World Economic Forum. The theme of the meeting is "Mastering the Fourth Industrial Revolution". So now that, at last, some snow has arrived in the Alps this year, let's go skiing and off piste, metaphorically at least!