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!
For this chat we will discuss insights I'll share from the Chief Innovation Officer Summit. The event will be next Tuesday and Wednesday in New York, and features speakers from top companies, such as NASA, GE, Samsung, MetLife, and NBCuniversal. Some sepakers are CINOs and some are CEOs or strategy executives.
Submitted by John W Lewis on November 26, 2015 - 4:47am
Thu, Nov 26, 2015
This innochat will be a "free for all" with no prepared questions, because today is Thanksgiving Day in the USA and we expect far fewer participants than normal. This is an opportunity for those innocats who are not celebrating today.
If you are celebrating today, then feel free to drop in on #innochat to say "thanks for all the innovation". Or, if you can't make it, feel free to schedule a friendly message during the time of the chat.
Submitted by John W Lewis on November 19, 2015 - 12:11pm
Thu, Nov 19, 2015
We are setting up for a series of chats on the sources of innovative opportunity. Last week, as a prelude to the series, we discussed "ideas". However, before discussing the seven (more reliable) sources of innovative opportunity, there are a few other topics that set the scene and provide the context for consideration of opportunities.
Submitted by John W Lewis on November 11, 2015 - 7:00pm
Thu, Nov 12, 2015
Many people think that ideas are the main source of opportunities for innovation. I disagree and I'm in good company, because so did Peter Drucker! In his 1985 book, "Innovation and Entrepreneurship", he wrote a whole chapter on ideas, actually on "The Bright Idea". However it is a very short chapter and he clearly describes that, while ideas are not to be dismissed or discouraged as a source of opportunity, they are an unreliable source.