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networks are the new companies

Harold Jarche

Nilofer Merchant wrote in The New How that, “Permission to innovate without asking happens when the strategy is co-owned.” ” - Wikipedia.

Disruptive Innovations and Large Companies

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

A few weeks ago I gave a seminar at an executive management class for a large, global company. The class consisted of up-and-coming executives, roughly in their late 20s and early 30s with 5 - 10 years in the company. The subject of my seminar was Managing Technology-based Disruptive Innovations. This makes some sense.

Companies and Movements

John Hagel

Movements and companies – what’s the intersection between these two? Sure, there are movements against companies – we all can name dozens of boycotts against specific companies for a variety of reasons, ranging from unfair labor practices to the politics of the countries they’re from. public companies since 1965). 

Innovation catalysts

Harold Jarche

A pragmatic approach for some companies would be to support workers who are already practicing some aspect of PKM. Innovation PKM

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.

The Rise of the Global Superstar Company

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The current rise of large companies is somewhat unexpected. Companies popped up to solve specific problems and then disappeared.

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

My Latest TEDxTalk “How Schools Can Save Companies From Collapsing”

Dan Pontefract

The Future of Education – Innovation & Inspiration. They are truly both innovators and inspiring. Their theme in 2016?

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.

Why People and Companies Die While Cities Keep Growing

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Could you view cities and companies as large-scale organisms, each with its own internal infrastructure connecting all its various components?

Liberate Your Company Through Employee Engagement

Luis Suarez

And most importantly, what can we do to liberate every company from them? . that would be the one on Employee Engagement. How wrong!! Money.

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.

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.

The 2016 MIT Inclusive Innovation Awards

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Several months ago, MIT’s Initiative on the Digital Economy launched its first annual Inclusive Innovation Competition (IIC). Examples abound.

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.

6 key elements in effective innovation governance

Ross Dawson

Earlier this week I ran a two-day workshop in Bali for the Malaysian Directors Academy on The Innovation Zone: Unleashing The Mindset.

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?” After 20 years where startups have rightly dominated the innovation headlines, we will show that the pendulum may be swinging back.

The Blockchain and Open Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Transformational innovations don’t always play out as originally envisioned. Once in the marketplace, they seem to acquire a life of their own.

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.

The Internet, Blockchain, and the Evolution of Foundational Innovations

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Foundational innovations must overcome many barriers, - technological, organizational, governance, political. ask Iansiti and Lakhani.

Market-facing Innovation Labs

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

But, they are being reincarnated in our 21st century information economy as market-facing innovation labs, with significantly different and broader scopes than those of the original industrial economy research labs. Most of these labs were established by large, successful industrial companies in the years after World War II.

Innovation is about making connections

Harold Jarche

Companies have to foster richer and deeper connections which can only be built over time through meaningful conversations. Tweet.

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

If companies want to remain competitive in the global market, they need to focus on complex and creative work. Abstract. It destroys creativity.

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

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.

“Never get sucked into the ‘company knows best’ approach to your career”

Jane Hart

Always remember that YOU are in charge of your career Never get sucked into the “company knows best” approach to your career.” And watch your company take off.” The quote in the title of this blog post comes from my favourite post in April 2016, When it comes to career. Here’s a longer quote from that article.

Disruptive Innovation Revisited

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

20 years after its introduction, Christensen has revisited his original concept in What is Disruptive Innovation? , Uber is a case in point.

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. If we go one step beyond innovation, we have actuallyreached a cusp in the west. Does the general population support innovation? Who are they?

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.

Power Shift – People Running Companies by Apple?

Luis Suarez

The balance of power from companies running people to, hopefully, people running companies ” [Emphasis mine]. Really? Almost.

Principles for Managing Strategy and Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Through the years, I have been intrigued by the number of once powerful companies that are no longer around. Companies that are unable or unwilling to adapt to the changes in such a Darwinian climate will become marginalized or extinct. What works for one company may not work for another with a very different organizational culture.

Innovation in Education: Companies outside of USA?

George Siemens

Innovation in education is getting attention globally. The epicentre of edtech innovation is the USA. New and innovative teaching models through the use of technology are a global focus. What are the most innovative companies that you’ve come across that are NOT US-based But what’s happening globally?

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.

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.

Embracing Disruptive Innovations: Organizational Challenges

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Managing a Disruptive Innovation Initiative. There are many reasons why disruptive innovations fail in large companies.

Let’s Stop Kidding Ourselves and Start Innovating in Education

Andy McAfee

America has the best-managed companies and most vibrant startup scene, but this is largely despite our educational system, not because of it.

Social Business – Rethinking Innovation, Organization and Leadership

Luis Suarez

Well, here is one potential answer to them all: Social Business – Rethinking Innovation, Organization and Leadership.

Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: Institutional Innovation

John Hagel

Main | Restoring Balance in the New Year » Institutional Innovation Executives spend a lot of time these days worrying about innovation.

Innovation. Maybe.

Jay Cross

” Sir John Wolfe-Barry, at a stockholders meeting of the Western Telegraph Company (1907). ” Peter R. Drucker. ” G. Clarke.