Innochat Archive

There’s no accounting for innovation

John W Lewis's picture
Chat Date: 
Thu, Sep 15, 2016

This week’s guest says: “management accounting 
is the engineering of a business”. This is particularly relevant to innovation in this era, because our understanding of innovation is increasing and this is causing many businesses to change their business models.

Eras of Innovation

John W Lewis's picture
Chat Date: 
Thu, Sep 08, 2016

Innovation is not what it once was! On the other hand, maybe innovation has not yet come of age. Let's discuss a question raised by Ken Gordon on the #innochat facebook group  (if you are not a member of the group, please apply and we'll approve your membership asap!)

Innovative Organizational Structures

John W Lewis's picture
Chat Date: 
Thu, Sep 01, 2016

How do organizations structure themselves to enable, support, and encourage innovation? Triggered by two recent events in the advertising industry, let's discuss the options.

Innovative pragmatism

John W Lewis's picture
Chat Date: 
Thu, Aug 25, 2016

Where does the innovation rubber meet the road? A recent article identifies an important aspect of innovation, based on the example of a significant move in decades of rivalry between ARM and Intel for chips for mobile systems. During this #innochat, let's discuss the contrast between hype and reality.

Questions Drive Innovation

Renee Hopkins's picture
Chat Date: 
Thu, Aug 18, 2016

I am back! as a moderator for the Aug. 18 chat. The topic is questions, specifically, how and why innovators are better off looking for questions than looking for answers.

This will be a spirited, free-form discussion, similar to last week's chat. All views are welcome. I clearly come down on the side of questions. I'd love to hear more thought on this view, and also hear the thoughts of people who favor a looking-for-answers approach.

Why Innovation Labs?

John W Lewis's picture
Chat Date: 
Thu, Aug 11, 2016

This week Ogilvy & Mather, @Ogilvy, shut down Ogilvy Labs, @OgilvyLabs. Laboratories for innovation, set up by a variety of organizations to increase innovation activity, generate plenty of interest and support. But what are they for, how do they operate, and how do they perform? Let's discuss innovation labs, their purpose, and their performance, during #innochat at 12 noon Eastern time on Thursday August 11.

Innovating Community Service

John W Lewis's picture
Chat Date: 
Thu, Aug 04, 2016

This week, we discuss the opportunities for innovation in community service programs. Our topic is suggested by Kim Flum (@KimFlum), regular #innochat participant, who has some questions to which she is seeking answers from us.

Visionaries in innovation

John W Lewis's picture
Chat Date: 
Thu, Jul 28, 2016

Visionaries are motivated by a vision of the future that almost no-one else has "seen" yet. In most cases, they have not even seen it themselves, at least not physically. They believe it first and see it later. This week, let's have a free-wheeling discussion (without prepared questions) about the role of visionaries in innovation.

Customer experience fuels innovation

John W Lewis's picture
Chat Date: 
Thu, Jul 21, 2016

The purpose of innovation is to increase value. Ultimately that value is perceived by customers in the form of a superior experience. So what role does an understanding of customer experience play in innovation? For this #innochat, we welcome our guest Annette Franz (Gleneicki) @AnnetteFranz who understands customer experience.

Innovations in digital healthcare

John W Lewis's picture
Chat Date: 
Thu, Jul 14, 2016

Opportunities for digital innovation in the field of healthcare are at least as substantial as in any other field and realising them is at least as challenging. During this #innochat, we are delighted to welcome, as our guest, Shahid Shah (@ShahidNShah) who is extremely knowledgeable, experienced and articulate in the field of digital healthcare.

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