immunize for complexity
FEBRUARY 8, 2017
It comes from the 1990’s but is still in use to describe the complex and chaotic world of business, politics, and technology. Complexity.
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?” After 20 years where startups have rightly dominated the innovation headlines, we will show that the pendulum may be swinging back.
innovation in perpetual beta
JANUARY 1, 2017
” Borgatti goes on to show that radical innovation only comes from networks with large structural holes, which are more diverse.
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.
Build trust, embrace networks, manage complexity
JULY 24, 2014
But hierarchies are rather useless to create, innovate, or change. Most organizations still deal with complexity through reorganization.
A guide to complexity and organizations
JULY 29, 2012
If you know nothing about complexity, read this. A complex system’s behavior is non-predictable.
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
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.
Complex Systems and the “Rashomon Effect”
MARCH 24, 2015
So does the world of highly complex systems , especially those systems whose components and interrelationships are themselves quite complex.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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. At B-School? This is where we enter the world of design. .
The Internet, Blockchain, and the Evolution of Foundational Innovations
JANUARY 17, 2017
Foundational innovations must overcome many barriers, - technological, organizational, governance, political. ask Iansiti and Lakhani.
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
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. Jay Cross.
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?
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.
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 Firm as a Large, Complex, Extended Family
SEPTEMBER 18, 2013
A firms is best viewed as a kind-of rather large and highly complex family. The job of very clever people is to ask deceptively simple ones.
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.
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.
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
Big Data, Complex Systems and Quantum Mechanics
DECEMBER 7, 2012
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. Big Data is one of the hottest topics out there. Let me explain.
Social innovation labs, initial thoughts
DECEMBER 15, 2016
I will expand on that in tomorrow’s post as it is a key concept in anthropology-complexity and applies in several application areas not just this.
The 2016 MIT Inclusive Innovation Awards
DECEMBER 26, 2016
Several months ago, MIT’s Initiative on the Digital Economy launched its first annual Inclusive Innovation Competition (IIC). Examples abound.
On the Complex Evolution toward Mobile Digital Payments
SEPTEMBER 17, 2014
In addition, the company is hoping to stimulate innovation by publishing their APIs so developers can embed Apple Pay services in their apps.
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.
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.
Disruptive Innovations and Large Companies
AUGUST 2, 2012
The subject of my seminar was Managing Technology-based Disruptive Innovations. 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. Startups are generally organized around one central innovation.
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?
Innovation is about making connections
MARCH 14, 2012
The network era workplace requires collaboration and cooperation because complex problems cannot be solved alone. Tweet.
Disruptive Innovation Revisited
DECEMBER 8, 2015
20 years after its introduction, Christensen has revisited his original concept in What is Disruptive Innovation? , Uber is a case in point.
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.