Innochat Archive

2016: A Brand-New Year in Innovation

Renee Hopkins's picture
Chat Date: 
Thu, Jan 07, 2016

John W. Lewis and Renee Hopkins will lead a discussion on the directions we predict innovation will go this year, and the direction we'd all like Innochat to go this year. 

For background:

The Year That Was 2015 in Innovation

Renee Hopkins's picture
Chat Date: 
Thu, Dec 17, 2015

2015 is just about over....how did we do?! How did innovation do, in general? John W. Lewis and Renee Hopkins will lead a chat reviewing the year on #innochat and the year in innovation.

The chat will be similar to The Year That Was 2014 in Innovation

Innovation Insights from #CINONY

Renee Hopkins's picture
Chat Date: 
Thu, Dec 10, 2015

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.

I'm hoping to find out more about:

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.

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