Innochat Archive

The Innovation Butterfly: Managing Emergent Opportunities and Risks

Renee Hopkins's picture
Chat Date: 
Thu, Apr 18, 2013

Last week @CDN led us in a most interesting chat, Fragility - how do we build/design/innovate systems that are less fragile? (.PDF archive of the chat is at the bottom of that post)

Fragility - how do we build/design/innovate systems that are less fragile?

cdn's picture
Chat Date: 
Thu, Apr 11, 2013

We tend to think that robustness or resilience are the opposites of fragility. Not so!  Lacking adaptability and flexibility, robust systems are often fragile in their own way, and they tend to weaken over time.  Resilient systems resist shocks and may stay functional, but don't improve over time. 

Is the Time Ripe for the Expert Generalist?

DrewCM's picture
Chat Date: 
Thu, Apr 04, 2013

It is time for our next joint chat combining the forces of ideachat and innochat into our bright and shiny bi-monthly mashup chat suitably hashtagged, innoidea

Telecommuting and Innovation

Renee Hopkins's picture
Chat Date: 
Thu, Mar 28, 2013

Search: "Marissa Mayer + telecommuting" = "about 543,000 results"

No need for questions: Discuss!

Here are a few other resources:

Exploring the Benefits of Side Projects

DrewCM's picture
Chat Date: 
Thu, Mar 21, 2013

One of the big pushes in the personal productivity movement is the strict approach to prioritization. Eliminate everything that is not essential to your progress and focus on those one or two things you need to accomplish here and now. A narrow perspective will help you accelerate your project and will result in you To Do list becoming a Have Done list with great rapidity. This seems like solid enough advice, except it is born from a mindset that prizes productivity over creativity and action over reflection.

What I Learned About Innovation from SXSW2013

Renee Hopkins's picture
Chat Date: 
Thu, Mar 14, 2013

As I am writing this it is late on Day 5 of the 2013 version of SXSW Interactive, where I and approximately 27,000 (official estimate) others have been to dozens of sessions on work, productivity, startups, design, software, and a variety of other topics.

SXSW has become a very big tent under which lots of ideas fly on trapezes....!

I've been live-tweeting and have also done my best to take notes on sessions that had a lot to offer to innocats.  So this week I will moderate a session on what I learned about innovation at SXSW. This will likely include:

Innovation Stalls Without Collaboration

DrewCM's picture
Chat Date: 
Thu, Mar 07, 2013

This week our guest moderator is Sarah Miller Caldicott, a past moderator at #innochat, the great grandniece of Thomas Edison, and the author of numerous books on innovation, the most recent of which is “Midnight Lunch”.

Innovation as a Capitalist's Dilemma

John W Lewis's picture
Chat Date: 
Thu, Feb 28, 2013

In a collaborative effort, the incomparable Drew Marshall has provided this week's framing post on a subject that he and I picked together. However, as he will be otherwise engaged, I will have the easier task of moderating!

Why You Should Start With The Absurd

DrewCM's picture
Chat Date: 
Thu, Feb 21, 2013

This week's innochat guest moderator is the gifted and talented Adam Hansen. Adam is the Principal and VP Innovation at Ideas To Go and works with client on innovation process facilitation. This week he's going to lead us in an exploration of ways to stretch our thinking. We're going practical. Strap on your clown shoes, or roller skates, or other shoes of different thinking...

Truth, Models, and Social Media in Innovation

DrewCM's picture
Chat Date: 
Thu, Feb 14, 2013

This week we are pleased to have Ric Dragon the CEO of DragonSearch and the author of Social Marketology as our guest moderator. Ric has been exploring the use of models to improve collaboration and social media marketing performance as well as perhaps serve as an impediment to success..

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