Innochat Archive

Mapping Innovation with the Customer Experience moderated by @StacyLeidwinger

DrewCM's picture
Chat Date: 
Thu, Sep 15, 2011

Framing post by Stacy Leidwinger

Is There A Fire Under Your Innovation Program?

Harvey Briggs's picture
Chat Date: 
Thu, Sep 08, 2011


The concept of the burning platform is based on the story of an oil worker in the North Sea who wakes up to find his rig on fire. As it burns he realizes that he has only two options; stay on the rig and perish in the fire or jump into the icy waters below where death is highly probable. He chooses the latter, is rescued and survives. The lesson from this parable: only when no other option exists, will you take truly radical steps to save yourself.

Retaining Executive Attention During Innovation Execution by @iam_uprising

DrewCM's picture
Chat Date: 
Thu, Sep 01, 2011

This week's #innochat will be moderated by Chris Zakrajsek.

Innovation Schadenfreude - a different kind of delight in the misery of others

DrewCM's picture
Chat Date: 
Thu, Aug 25, 2011

The unspoken goal of innovation is to delight. In their delight, the user or recipient of the innovation validates the efforts made on their behalf to dispel their problem. For an innovator the joy comes from recognizing pain, suffering, heartache, or confusion and then conceiving of and designing something that takes that misery away.

If necessity is the mother of invention, then necessity can be one mean mommy, because innovation requires a challenge to address, and by its very nature, innovation has misery at its root.

Five Types Of Innovation Failure

Gwen Ishmael's picture
Chat Date: 
Thu, Aug 18, 2011

Jeffrey Phillips –  @ovoinnovation – will guest moderate our next Innochat, and shares the framing for his topic below.

Hope to see everyone Thursday at noon ET!


Embracing Risk

Gwen Ishmael's picture
Chat Date: 
Thu, Aug 11, 2011

This week's Innochat  will be moderated by the always informative and entertaining Adam Hansen - @adhansen - who submits the foll

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.

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