innovation

Time for Innovation?

Renee Hopkins's picture
Chat Date: 
Thu, May 09, 2013

After last week's chat on May 2, @wbendle started a discussion in the Innochat LinkedIn group about spring and innovation. Of course, we had the famous Thunderbolts and Lightning chat about innovation and weather back in December, so this wasn't our first meteorological theme.

Risky Innovations

John W Lewis's picture
Chat Date: 
Thu, Aug 24, 2017

As automation and artificial intelligence are applied to a wider range of purposes, many people have become increasing concerned about the potential weapons which operate autonomously. Almost all innovations involve potential risks and there are variety of aspects to managing them.

#BIF2016 Insights and A-Ha's

Renee Hopkins's picture
Chat Date: 
Thu, Sep 22, 2016

#Innochat is no stranger to the BIF Summit. There've been many pre-Summit, live-Summit, and post-Summit chats. This chat will be a post-Summit discussion of takeaways from BIF2016. This will be another free-form chat! 

At BIF2016, 500 people will gather together in a historic theater to hear 15-minute stories of transformation by 32 people from many different industries and sectors. The speakers tell the story of their creative process, their struggles, and where they're going in the future.

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.

Is Data Sharing A Barrier To Innovation?

John W Lewis's picture
Chat Date: 
Thu, Jun 30, 2016

A cure for cancer does not exist, because cancer is not a disease. (It is a category of disesase involving uncontrolled growth of cells.) But there may be a cure for a major barrier to making progress in finding cures for these diseases.

That barrier is often referred to as "data sharing". And that barrier might also exist in other fields of innovation.

Let's discuss data sharing as a barrier to innovation in a free wheeling #innochat (without formal questions) on June 30 at noon Eastern time.

Challenges for established businesses

John W Lewis's picture
Chat Date: 
Thu, Jun 09, 2016

This week's guest and frequent innocat, Jorge Barba (@jorgebarba), has described ten common innovation challenges encountered by established businesses. Let's discuss these and the perspectives from which they are faced.

Innovation, Education, Dintersmith, and You

John W Lewis's picture
Chat Date: 
Thu, May 19, 2016

This week, we welcome Ken Gordon to the host seat. Ken (@quickmuse) is Content, Conversation, and Community Strategist at Continuum Innovation in Boston. He is a well known innocat, and recent initiator of  the #innochat facebook group. Ken's chosen topic relates to innovation in education and here is his framing post:

Is life a standardized test… or an impossible problem to be solved?

Those familiar with the work of Ted Dintersmith know that the above is a question designed to trip up those who don’t worship at the altar of innovation.

Innovative opportunities in the unexpected

John W Lewis's picture
Chat Date: 
Thu, Apr 07, 2016

Unexpected outcomes offer a major opportunity to learn about the possibilities available to us. They are highly reliable sources of opportunity because they are actually happening. This innochat is the last in a series of discussions on the seven sources of innovative opportunity identified by Peter Drucker in his book "Innovation and Entrepreneurship".

Biomimcry: innovation inspired by nature

John W Lewis's picture
Chat Date: 
Thu, Feb 18, 2016

What can we learn from the natural world? As it turns out, a huge amount. Recently, at a talk on biomimicry How nature has already solved our business problems at the Business School at Exeter University, Taryn Mead described some fundamental aspects of this field, including the approach that is taken, some major areas of difference between natural and artificial solutions to problems, and addressed some organizational and philisophical issues which arose in subsequent discussion.

The Fourth Industrial Revolution - the theme of Davos 2016

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

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!

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