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Disruptive Innovation Revisited

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The New Yorker described the article as “Rethinking the innovation craze.”  In the end, this is the essence of strategy and innovation

Innovation is a network activity

Harold Jarche

In business, attention is paid to innovative individuals, especially those who go on to become captains of industry. Innovation

The Innovation of Loneliness

Luis Suarez

Collaboration Communities Fun Stuff and Musings General Interest Innovation Learning Life Open Business This time is different. On the contrary.

innovation means learning at work

Harold Jarche

“So it is important to understand that there is no one-size-fits-all philosophy in terms of successful innovation. Innovation is continuous.

Cloud and “Game Changing” Business Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Earlier this year, IBM’s Institute for Business Value published a very good report - The Power of Cloud: Driving Business Model Innovation. Although cloud is widely recognized as a technology game changer, its potential for driving business innovation remains virtually untapped.  This will take decades to fully play out. 

The Science of Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Released earlier this month, the report was developed by the MIT Innovation Initiative , launched a year ago by MIT President Rafael Reif.

Measuring Culture Change

Clark Quinn

As a process, I think about what I might do before, during, and after any culture change initiative. I’d probably want a baseline to begin with, and then regular (if not continual) assessments as we go.  I’d take small steps, perhaps in one unit to begin, and monitor the impact, tuning as I go along. social strategy

Waxing Lyrical On Leadership, Engagement, Purpose & Innovation

Dan Pontefract

How would you like to change this scenario in today’s connected world of self-organized workers? What role does innovation play in L&D?

White House: Innovation in Higher Education

George Siemens

The invitation was somewhat cryptic, but basically stated that the focus on the meeting was on quality and innovation. This invite was then followed a week later with a link to a post by Ted Mitchell, Undersecretary of Education, on Innovation and Quality in Higher Education , to help prepare for the conversation. It’s their job.

Leadership in a Changing World

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

What are the critical competencies needed to lead in our fast-changing business environment? Sustaining or disruptive? Ripple Intelligence.

The Blockchain and Open Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Transformational innovations don’t always play out as originally envisioned. They’ve both gone on to change the world, - to say the least.

technology, change, and us

Harold Jarche

Innovation vs. (social) copying [without innovators to copy, none of us can learn socially]. call these Friday’s Finds. Image: NPR.

The Complex Nature of Cloud-based Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Only one company in six viewed cloud as a way of fostering business innovation. Cloud-based innovation is a major part of that evolution.

Five Ways People Adopt And Love Change

Adaptive Path

Is it that users just hate change ? His findings are complied in his tome, Diffusion of Innovations. Oh dear Lord. The new experience.

Embracing change from both sides

Harold Jarche

Examining a business and looking at how it can be more social, innovative and agile is not really that difficult. Next comes the trickier part.

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Not all innovation is disruptive

Harold Jarche

Given all the talk about disruptive innovation lately, I thought I’d dust off several posts I have written on the subject and update them.

Scale and Complex Systemic Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The column addresses a fundamental question that those studying innovation have been wrestling with for years:  “Are big companies the best catalysts of innovation, or are small ones better?” There is little question that small, entrepreneurial start-ups are almost always the ones that bring to market highly disruptive innovations

Market-facing Innovation Labs

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The corporate research lab has radically changed over the past several decades.  Corporate labs reached their peak in the 1960s and 1970s.  As technologies and markets changed, most such labs declined in importance over the next twenty years.  Then around the mid-late 1980s it all started to change.  Not necessarily.”.

The MIT Inclusive Innovation Competition

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

How can we accelerate the transformation of institutions, organizations, and human skills to keep up with the quickening pace of digital innovation?

Disruptive Innovation Revisited

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

What’s disruptive innovation all about? Some disruptive innovations succeed; some don’t. Uber is a case in point.

PKM and innovation

Harold Jarche

In the FastCoDesign article, How do you create a culture of innovation? The Seek-Sense-Share framework aligns with these innovation skills.

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Innovation is about making connections

Harold Jarche

Here, where things are less homogenous, there is more diversity and more opportunities for innovation. Tweet. SocialLearning Wirearchy

Intervention Design: Overcoming Stiff Resistance to a New, Disruptive Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The article argues that we should apply design thinking to the launch of the disruptive innovation itself - a process they call intervention design. .

Enabling Innovation – Book

Harold Jarche

Workers in agile workplaces must be passionate, adaptive, innovative, and collaborative. Abstract. list price for this book. Walsh [B.C.’s

Innovation as a Journey into the Future

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

I recently read an excellent innovation report, - Strategic Orientations for Innovation: Chile in the 2025 Horizon. 

Disruptive Innovations and Large Companies

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Given my long career at IBM, as well as my more recent involvement with Citi, it is not surprising that I am particularly interested in entrepreneurship and innovation in large companies.  Its lead article defined  the term as: “somebody who offers an innovative solution to a (frequently unrecognised) problem.  This makes some sense. 

Innovation is not a repeatable process

Harold Jarche

Can innovation be promoted through better processes? This is how we create a culture of innovation. Innovation PKM

Revolutionary, Ordinary Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

While the Square technology is very cool indeed, Davidoff’s key point is the ordinary nature of the innovation in question. The deal not only has the potential to change the way people pay for coffee and everything else, it also shows how small innovation applied to everyday tasks may be the next new thing for venture capital.

“We made up these rules, and we can change them”

Harold Jarche

We made up these rules, and we can change them. We need to base all of our organizations on the principle of temporary, negotiated hierarchies.

The Paradox of Preparing for Change

John Hagel

Here’s an example: the best way to prepare for change is to decide what isn’t going to change. The theme of the gathering was “Changing the Game.” They gave me exactly three minutes to offer some thoughts on the best way to prepare for change. Talk about preparing for change! But change is also really scary.

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A Conversation on Innovation

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Re: the negative side of innovation, there's a prettyconsistent assessment of innovation & technology, a pretty consistentstatement, by the youth in the occupy movement. Is there a negative side ofprogress, of change? If we go one step beyond innovation, we have actuallyreached a cusp in the west. Who are they?

Solo change agents set you free

Harold Jarche

Companies have to do the hard part of organizational change themselves by putting in the effort. complexity Innovation PKM SocialBusiness

Ch-ch-ch-changes

Clark Quinn

Is there an appetite for change in L&D? There really isn’t any burning desire for change, or willingness to move even if there is. And L&D could be also optimizing the ability of the organization to continually innovate. That was the conversation I’ve had with colleagues lately. This is a problem. Can we, please?

OMG, its culture change time

Dave Snowden

It's a form of aversion therapy really, change now or we'll put you through a re-education programme. Constraints are key, manage them.

Transmedia Storytelling and Collaborative Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Marketing and communications are essential when introducing a disruptive innovation in the marketplace, given the need to explain what the new initiative is all about to key constituencies including clients, analysts and reporters. The only way to satisfy their special needs is for them to do their own innovation and solve their own problems. 

Principles for Managing Strategy and Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

When technology and market environments go through major changes, as is certainly the case today, previously successful business strategies will no longer work, no matter how much you try to fix them.  Companies that are unable or unwilling to adapt to the changes in such a Darwinian climate will become marginalized or extinct.

Data Change Everything

Ellen Wagner

Analytics Diffusion of Innovation eLearning Online Education Research TrendsDuring the past several months there have been low background rumblings in the land of education and training. That is the sound of the learning world discovering what Internet professionals working in other vertical markets have known for years: The.

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A job is just a role that cannot change

Harold Jarche

They allow people to quickly make and change connections. The innovators are moving away from companies and into networks already.

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Some Puzzling Questions about Innovation in the Digital Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The bulk of the innovations in the industrial economy involved physical objects, physical systems and the physical world around us. 

Embracing Disruptive Innovations: Organizational Challenges

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Much as we often talk about embracing change as a positive experience, change is in fact very difficult, even painful for many people.