The Complex Nature of Cloud-based Innovation
JUNE 25, 2014
Only one company in six viewed cloud as a way of fostering business innovation. Cloud-based innovation is a major part of that evolution.
Scale and Complex Systemic Innovation
JANUARY 2, 2012
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.
Disruptive Innovation Revisited
JULY 9, 2014
The New Yorker described the article as “Rethinking the innovation craze.” In the end, this is the essence of strategy and innovation.
FEBRUARY 12, 2014
To really share complex knowledge takes a willingness to listen as well as the time and space to do so. complexity Learning Wirearchy
Managing in Complexity
JANUARY 24, 2013
As our markets and technologies get more complex, we need new models to get work done. Complex problems cannot be solved alone.
Complex Systems and the “Rashomon Effect”
MARCH 24, 2015
Complex Systems Data Science and Big Data Innovation Supercomputing Technology and Strategy where he wrote: .
No cookie cutters for complexity
MARCH 28, 2013
Some of this is due to their own difficulties in facing complexity and not having the time or energy to dig into these concepts. complexity
improvise for complexity
MAY 24, 2016
The premise of A Useful Idea is that improvisation acting principles can help with the creation of something new, and perhaps innovative.
Making sense of complexity and innovation
APRIL 5, 2013
Friday’s Finds: Gall’s Law: A complex system that works is invariably found to have evolved from a simple system that worked.
Social networks drive Innovation
SEPTEMBER 12, 2011
complexity WirearchyDoes this graphic stand on its own, or is there more explanation required?
Organizing for diversity and complexity
SEPTEMBER 28, 2011
It comes down to the fact that what we know and do inside our organizations is insufficient to address external complexity or to be innovative.
The Science of Innovation
DECEMBER 17, 2014
Released earlier this month, the report was developed by the MIT Innovation Initiative , launched a year ago by MIT President Rafael Reif.
innovation means learning at work
MARCH 3, 2015
“So it is important to understand that there is no one-size-fits-all philosophy in terms of successful innovation. Innovation is continuous.
Managing Complex, Disruptive Innovations - Some Lessons Learned
FEBRUARY 6, 2013
Over the past twenty years I have been involved in a number of initiatives dealing with disruptive innovations. How quickly should you move?
Re-wiring for the Complex Workplace
MAY 8, 2014
Complexity is the new normal. Social bonds keep us together and connections between people drive innovation. Re-wiring for complexity.
Design Principles for Complex, Unpredictable, People Oriented Systems
APRIL 13, 2012
An IBM Global CEO Study conducted in 2010 concluded that complexity was the primary challenge emerging out of its conversations with 1,500 CEOs and senior government officials. CEOs told us they operate in a world that is substantially more volatile, uncertain and complex. They generally involve a relatively linear set of steps.
The Blockchain and Open Innovation
JANUARY 12, 2016
Transformational innovations don’t always play out as originally envisioned. Once in the marketplace, they seem to acquire a life of their own.
hold space for complex problems
APRIL 27, 2015
Globalisation (think continued bubbles and crashes, a regional underclass, the world becoming urban, frugal innovation). Complexity Democracy
Preparing Students for an Increasingly Complex Business World
DECEMBER 23, 2014
Are engineering and management schools adequately preparing students for our fast-changing, highly complex business world?
Social Learning, Complexity and the Enterprise
APRIL 20, 2011
Our relationship with knowledge is changing as our work becomes more intangible and complex. Complexity: the new normal. Social learning.
Intervention Design: Overcoming Stiff Resistance to a New, Disruptive Innovation
SEPTEMBER 29, 2015
The article argues that we should apply design thinking to the launch of the disruptive innovation itself - a process they call intervention design. .
The MIT Inclusive Innovation Competition
MARCH 14, 2016
How can we accelerate the transformation of institutions, organizations, and human skills to keep up with the quickening pace of digital innovation?
The Firm as a Large, Complex, Extended Family
SEPTEMBER 18, 2013
Complex Systems Data Science and Big Data Economic Issues Education and Talent Management and Leadership Political Issues Society and Culture
White House: Innovation in Higher Education
AUGUST 3, 2015
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.
Market-facing Innovation Labs
SEPTEMBER 5, 2012
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. But, they generally exhibit a level of complexity that is often beyond our ability to understand and control.
On the Complex Evolution toward Mobile Digital Payments
SEPTEMBER 17, 2014
Create an enabling environment that fosters private-sector innovation. billion do not and are thus excluded from the formal financial sector.
Big Data, Complex Systems and Quantum Mechanics
DECEMBER 7, 2012
What are some of these limitations? In thinking about this question over the last few years, I started to notice that a number of subtle, non-intuitive concepts that I learned many years ago as a physics student seem to apply to the world of big data and information-based predictions in highly complex systems. Let me explain. .
Enabling Innovation – Book
FEBRUARY 2, 2012
The classic project management alone is less and less able to manage complex, uncertain, knowledge-based processes. Books complexity Work
Disruptive Innovation Revisited
DECEMBER 8, 2015
What’s disruptive innovation all about? Some disruptive innovations succeed; some don’t. Uber is a case in point.
Innovation as a Journey into the Future
AUGUST 7, 2013
I recently read an excellent innovation report, - Strategic Orientations for Innovation: Chile in the 2025 Horizon.
Innovation in open online courses
OCTOBER 7, 2014
This is a short overview of the innovations that we want to explore during the course. The innovations build heavily on community and network approaches that I and others (Stephen Downes, David Wiley, Alan Levine, Jim Groom, Dave Cormier) have used in previous open courses. Social embeddedness Social has become an abused term.
Disruptive Innovations and Large Companies
AUGUST 2, 2012
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 about making connections
MARCH 14, 2012
The network era workplace requires collaboration and cooperation because complex problems cannot be solved alone. Tweet.
How Can We Ensure that Our Complex AI Systems Do What We Want Them to Do?
APRIL 7, 2015
What is it that makes these systems so intrinsically complex? What purpose does this complexity serve? Why aren’t they simpler?
PKM and innovation
SEPTEMBER 25, 2012
In the FastCoDesign article, How do you create a culture of innovation? The Seek-Sense-Share framework aligns with these innovation skills.
Principles for Managing Strategy and Innovation
JANUARY 19, 2012
These questions are the subject of MIT Professor Michael Cusumano’s recent book Staying Power: Six Enduring Principles for Managing Strategy and Innovation in an Uncertain World. Professor Cusumano offers six such enduring principles for managing strategy and innovation: Platforms , not just Products. Capabilities , not just Strategy.
The Science of Complex Systems
JULY 9, 2011
When I look back over my long, relatively eclectic career, complex systems have been a common theme in all the activities I’ve been involved in. It started in the 1960s, when I was an undergraduate and graduate student at the University of Chicago majoring in physics, - the study of complex natural systems. Let me explain. Amazing.
Some Puzzling Questions about Innovation in the Digital Economy
FEBRUARY 26, 2014
The bulk of the innovations in the industrial economy involved physical objects, physical systems and the physical world around us.
Transmedia Storytelling and Collaborative Innovation
OCTOBER 10, 2012
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.
Innovation is not a repeatable process
OCTOBER 23, 2012
Can innovation be promoted through better processes? This is how we create a culture of innovation. Innovation PKM