Regular Twitter-based discussion of innovation topics, each Thursday at noon (Eastern time)

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Innochat is a lively, informative and inspiring one-hour(ish) discussion on Thursdays at noon (Eastern US time). Usually the best way to follow along is to head over to TweetChat - sign in with your Twitter credentials and follow along and participate. Tweetchat takes care of adding the hashtag too, so you don't have to worry about forgetting it.

Note: We have noted the impending demise of TweetChat due to the shift in Twitter's API policy and we are seeking alternatives to support Innochat.

Recent Chats

Risk, failure and innovation

John W Lewis's picture
Chat Date: 
Thu, Apr 24, 2014

In some ways, it might seem that innovation is a gamble, like buying a lottery ticket, although hopefully with rather more knowledge of the odds available. In another way, a model of the risk of innovation is like an inverted insurance policy: an investment might pay out and, in this case, we hope that it does.

In general, any risk implies that failure incurs costs. And there is the well-known saying that the biggest risk is not taking any.

So how do we think about the risk of innovation: in different areas; and when considering different options in the same area?

Making Waves: Learning to Innovate in the Flow of Insight

DrewCM's picture
Chat Date: 
Thu, Apr 17, 2014

This week's chat has the special guest @SourcePOV (Chris Jones). Chris wrote a great book called The DNA of Collaboration: Unlocking the Potential of 21st Century Teams and our chat will focus on one aspect from that work: flow.

Innovation at the core

John W Lewis's picture
Chat Date: 
Thu, Apr 10, 2014

This week, let's discuss the importance of innovation being centred on the core of an organization. This has been prompted by an important recent shift in emphasis at a substantial enterprise: Microsoft.

How often have we seen large organisations struggling to innovate in a changing operating environment? Prominent examples have included Boeing, Kodak, Nokia, several motor manufacturers and, most recently, Microsoft.

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