Innochat Archive

Unlock Regulatory Blocks to Business Model Innovation

Renee Hopkins's picture
Chat Date: 
Thu, Dec 03, 2015

After a couple of weeks talking about the positive side of innovation (ideas, opportunities, etc), in this chat we'll talk about a big roadblock to innovation: existing laws and regulations.

Thanks for all the innovation

John W Lewis's picture
Chat Date: 
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.

The basis for innovative opportunity

John W Lewis's picture
Chat Date: 
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.

Innovative opportunities: any ideas?

John W Lewis's picture
Chat Date: 
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.

Does size matter for innovation?

John W Lewis's picture
Chat Date: 
Thu, Nov 05, 2015

This week was the Financial Times annual conference on innovation: FT Innovate 2015 Their theme this year was "Big vs small: Which one is better?" Let's discuss what we know and think about this issue.

Exterior and interior perspectives

John W Lewis's picture
Chat Date: 
Thu, Oct 29, 2015

There is a theme evident in changes in thinking occurring in many fields. The theme is the reversal of the priority and the direction of dependence between exterior and interior perspectives. This give precedence to exterior perspectives over interior perspectives. Let's discuss the relevance of this theme to innovation.

Deliberate innovation

John W Lewis's picture
Chat Date: 
Thu, Oct 22, 2015

Let's discuss how people and organizations can innovate deliberately, as opposed to accidentally. The topic is triggered by this interesting article: "Accidental Innovation" by John Bessant.

Conscious Capitalism: A Next Generation Mindset to Change the World

John W Lewis's picture
Chat Date: 
Thu, Oct 15, 2015

3P SummitCapitalism hit a pivotal moment in 2008. It wasn’t just a market crash, it was a fundamental shift in how we perceive the system as a whole. The crash served as a starting point for questioning the very basis upon which commerce is built.

This #innochat is about innovation in capitalism with our guest Hifazat “Faz” Ahmad (@HifazatAhmad), an experienced business advisor who is running the 3P Summit (Purpose, People, Profit) in Canada soon. Watch his crowdfunding video.

Innovations in Vehicle Control

John W Lewis's picture
Chat Date: 
Thu, Oct 08, 2015

Automated or autonomous vehicles, whether manned or unmanned, are increasingly being developed in the fields of planes, trains and automobiles (even if it might be a little early in the year for that story).

These innovations in vehicle control systems offer a variety of potentially "nice to have" advantages. However there are also several types of hurdles to be faced in the years ahead if they are to be used widely and safely.

The Implementation Dilemma

John W Lewis's picture
Chat Date: 
Thu, Oct 01, 2015
The Implementation Dilemma with Jon Campbell and Munib Karavdic.
Art credit: Ari Gordon.

On October 1, our guests Jon Campbell @jhcampb and Munib Karavdic @munibka pose questions about the implementation of innovative products ahead of their Service Design conference presentation the following day. Here is their framing of the topic.

Identifying effective delivery of new offers and experiences in large, established organizations.

Much discussion is happening in the worlds of innovation, design thinking, and customer experience. Activity is everywhere – crowdsourcing, design training and workshops, startup incubators and accelerators, innovation centers and labs, even the acquisition of design firms by large operating companies. But most of this has to do with the sourcing of ideas or acquisition of idea-generating resources.

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