Innochat Archive

Innovating by Analogy

Renee Hopkins's picture
Chat Date: 
Thu, Feb 16, 2012

The other day I worked on recapping a video featuring Art Markman (@abmarkman), who's a Professor of Psychology and Marketing at The University of Texas at Austin and the author of Smart Thinking: Three Essential Keys to Solve Problems, Innovate, and Get Things Done. (Disclaimer: I work for UT.)

Scarcity & Innovation

Gwen Ishmael's picture
Chat Date: 
Thu, Feb 09, 2012

As innovation practitioners, we recognize adverse conditions, such as natural resource scarcity, job loss, or volitle markets, can drive rather than inhibit innovation. We’ve seen how low levels of disposable income can fuel mobile phone and app innovation.

@OvoInnovation on Balancing Innovation and Efficiency

Renee Hopkins's picture
Chat Date: 
Thu, Feb 02, 2012

Our guest this week is Jeffrey Phillips (@ovoinnovation), author of the popular blog Innovate On Purpose and of the recently released book Relentless Innovation (my review is here; @DrewCM's is here).

Rethinking Collaboration in Innovation

Renee Hopkins's picture
Chat Date: 
Thu, Jan 26, 2012

Last week I sadly missed the chat moderated by @DrewCM on extroverts vs introverts in innovation. Like Drew and many of you, I have read Susan Cain's NYT piece, The Rise of the New Groupthink.

All by Myself – The Introvert in Innovation

DrewCM's picture
Chat Date: 
Thu, Jan 19, 2012

Current popular media has positioned innovation as only truly creating value when it is the result of collaborative efforts. It is the domain of the wacky thinker, over-sharing with other equally wacky thinkers, in the feverish pursuit of the ground-breaking and outright zany. Hyperbole aside, it seems that everywhere you turn innovation is pegged to the effectiveness of social engagement and interaction. Extroverts of the world unite.

Demise of the Digital Divide & Innovation

Gwen Ishmael's picture
Chat Date: 
Thu, Jan 12, 2012

This week's Innochat will be guest moderated by Paul Bloom, chief technology officer, Telecommunications Research at IBM. You'll see Paul's discussion framing below:


Hello, I’m Paul Bloom, chief technology officer, Telecommunications Research at IBM. I’m thrilled to be guest moderating this week’s #Innochat and look forward to hearing your thoughts.

Innovation Will Vs. Way

Gwen Ishmael's picture
Chat Date: 
Thu, Jan 05, 2012

This week’s Innochat topic – Innovation Will Vs. Innovation Way – was inspired by a series of tweets between @harveybriggs @pstann @DavidWLocke . What underlies successful innovation – a set of tools, or presence of a particular mindset?

Obviously, the answer isn’t simply either/or. But posing the question gives us the opportunity to discuss the role and importance of each when it comes to successful innovation.

To get a flavor of where people stand, here are a couple of articles you might want to check out:

Jump-starting innovation in 2012

DrewCM's picture
Chat Date: 
Thu, Dec 29, 2011

As passionate proponents for innovation it is easy to see the world through a very particular lens. Our world is full of the effort involved in realizing the creation of value-adding products, services, process and systems. It is likewise full of the language of innovation. That language is visual, physical and sometimes difficult to translate to those who want innovation but don’t know how to bring it about.

Next week we start a new year. A clean slate can be claimed onto which we can choose to write whatever we wish.

2011 is Going, Going…A Look at A Year of Innovation in Review

DrewCM's picture
Chat Date: 
Thu, Dec 22, 2011

The very best comprehensive year of review reviews has been set by FastCompany magazine online. They have catalogued the most amazing list of hyperlinks to annual recaps, reviews, reflections and “refudiations” (with The 30 Most Important Cats of the Year, too!)

Analytics-Driven Innovation: Takeaways from MIT Innovations in Management Conference

Renee Hopkins's picture
Chat Date: 
Thu, Dec 15, 2011

Update:

Sorry to be so slow in updating - I went on vacation the day after this conference. Timing could have been better for me, but the conference was terrific! Indeed, the big takeaway for innovation had to do with analytics:

Massive amounts of data available today allow for data-driven businesses rather than business that use data. What does that mean for innovation?

Two talks in particular underscored the great opportunities for innovation that lie in analytics.

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