Innochat Archive

Innovation Rebels: tapping into the outliers, mavericks and skeptics

DrewCM's picture
Chat Date: 
Thu, Aug 04, 2011

The folllowing framing post is by @LoisKelly, Foghound

I love going to innovation conferences. But all the innovators who speak seem to be entrepreneurs. After each conference I wonder why there aren’t more innovators in large organizations – companies, government, education.

Storytelling & Innovation

Gwen Ishmael's picture
Chat Date: 
Thu, Jul 28, 2011

One of my early childhood memories centers on storytelling. No, not a memory of enjoying a wonderful tale while being tucked into bed.

What Do Nations Need to Lead Innovation?

growinggold's picture
Chat Date: 
Thu, Jul 21, 2011

Following a lively dialogue held here June 23 (previous framing post here), this week’s #innochat will narrow the focus to continue our discussion of innovation in a global economy. Specifically, we will look at “What nations need, to lead innovation.”

What Assumptions Do We Make About Innovation?

Renee Hopkins's picture
Chat Date: 
Tue, Jul 12, 2011

Several years ago, Gwen Ishmael and I wrote these words:

Innovation is legitimately hard to predict. But there must be a way to gain a clearer picture of an unknown future. Based on in-depth studies of 20 innovation stories — including both successes and failures — this article proposes a six-question heuristic framework (shown in the sidebar at the end) that helps companies gain a clearer picture upfront of what factors they must consider to make their innovation efforts successful.

Moving Toward Innovation Mastery

Gwen Ishmael's picture
Chat Date: 
Thu, Jul 07, 2011

Last week we discussed whether innovation and mastery could co-exist – you’ll find a great recap by @Renee_Hopkins here.

Innovation and Mastery - Can They Co-Exist?

Renee Hopkins's picture
Chat Date: 
Thu, Jun 30, 2011

@DrewCM brought to my attention this blog post by Jonathan Fields: Can Innovation and Mastery Co-Exist? It started a conversation on Twitter between us, Paulo Machado and @Jabaldaia about innovation certification programs. But there's a larger discussion to be had, and I'd like to have it this Thursday, June 30. Here are some questions we'll talk about:

Innovation in a Global Economy

DrewCM's picture
Chat Date: 
Thu, Jun 23, 2011

Following in the vein of having newer #innochat attendees provide framing posts and moderation, Sharon Corsaro has stepped up to provide this week's...

Prompted by a recent CNN news special “Restoring the American Dream: How to Innovate,” our next #innochat discussion for Thurs., June 23, 2011, will take a hard look at innovation through the lens of global economies.

The Impact of Information Overload on Innovation

DrewCM's picture
Chat Date: 
Thu, Jun 16, 2011

Our June 16th chat is being framed and moderated by Heba Hosny (a representative of @garious1) who is raising the issue of information overload and its impact on innovation performance…

 

When it comes to innovation, information overload can be a mixed blessing. But, on the whole, the positives outweigh the negatives.

 

Thought-Provoking Questions:

Recap of the World Innovation Forum - June 7-8, 2011

DrewCM's picture
Chat Date: 
Thu, Jun 09, 2011

AGENDA: June 7-8, 2011

The Art of the Spectacular (Innovation) Failure" - truly learning the lessons of less-than-success

DrewCM's picture
Chat Date: 
Thu, Jun 02, 2011

The RMS Titanic was designed by experienced engineers, using some of the most advanced technologies and extensive safety features of the time. The ship incorporated the most technologically advanced features of the period, including three electric elevators in first class and one in second class. The vessel also had an advanced electrical system powered by steam-driven generators and ship-wide wiring for electric lights plus two Marconi radios. It was longer than three Airbus A380’s placed nose to tail. In short, it was a modern engineering marvel.

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