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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

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.

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.

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

Culture Before Strategy

Clark Quinn

In an insightful article, Ken Majer (full disclosure, a boss of mine many years ago) has written about the need to have the right culture before executing strategy. have argued that you can get some benefits from the Revolution without having an optimized culture, but you’re not going to tap into the full potential.

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.

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. .

A Nurturing Culture #blimage

Clark Quinn

She presented the following image and our task is to blog about it: So my take is how things grow in a nurturing environment. Charles Jennings. socia

The Connected Culture

Dan Pontefract

The following diagram aims to depict what I refer to as a ‘connected culture’ in an organization. It is professional panacea. What does it mean?

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. 

If Your Enterprise Social Network Is a Ghost Town It’s Probably Due To Your Corporate Culture

Dan Pontefract

Tell me, would you describe your culture as one that is open or closed? Is innovation and ideation a shared experience or left to a few?

OMG, its culture change time

Dave Snowden

If in doubt, blame the culture seems to be a golden rule in consultancy and management alike. Culture as an “…ideational system.

PKM and innovation

Harold Jarche

In the FastCoDesign article, How do you create a culture of innovation? Innovation is inextricably linked to both networks and learning. We

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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. Now, the corporate research lab is getting re-invented as a kind of market-facing innovation lab.  Not necessarily.”.

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

Culture is entangled

Dave Snowden

In practice (and in theory) culture is tangled, indistinct and difficult to tie down. Innovation Polemic Strategy

The “Recombinant” Nature of Digital Innovations

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Many such market-facing innovations are recombinant in nature. Westport Parking Recombinant innovation is all around us in the digital economy. 

The Connected Culture

Dan Pontefract

The following diagram aims to depict what I refer to as a ‘connected culture’ in an organization. It is professional panacea. What does it mean?

Facilitating Innovation

Clark Quinn

While there are resources about learning design, performance support design, social networking, and more, there’s less guidance about facilitating innovation. So, first, what are the elements of innovation? One of the things that emerged at the recent A(S)TD conference was that a particular gap might exist.

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. 

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. 

Stop Killing Your Corporate Culture

Dan Pontefract

To cut to the chase, it’s my opinion that the culture of many companies is being ruined by clueless executives. Focus on Open Leadership.

Culture and Design: Collective Versus Individual Progress

Adaptive Path

This collection of observations has made me realize just how deeply culture and cultural differences impact the practice of design.

Culture And Design: Legacy Versus From Scratch

Adaptive Path

This collection of observations has made me realize just how deeply culture and cultural differences impact the practice of design. Culture and Design" is the overall theme I have chosen to write about in a series of posts covering the following topics: Culture of legacy and preservation versus culture from scratch.

Innovation Hubs in the Global Digital Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Disruptive innovations, - like the power looms allegedly smashed by protesting Luddites, - have been displacing human labor for the past two centuries. 

Embracing Disruptive Innovations: Organizational Challenges

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

It gave us both a marketplace-based mission and a new ground for our own behaviors and operating practices - in other words, culture

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.

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

The 7 roles of company directors in driving successful innovation

Ross Dawson

I have just finished running a two-day program in Phuket for the Malaysian Directors Academy on The Innovation Zone: Unleashing the Mindset.

Happy, Healthy Nonprofit: Changing Organizational Culture One Sneaker at Time

Beth Kanter

How did you start to shift the culture, one sneaker at time? Gina, Beth, and Aliza at the NTC. Tell me about your organization, Hazon?

Technology, Media and Culture - the Best of Times or the Worst of Times?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

USC’s Annenberg Innovation Lab (AIL) was founded in 2010 to study the transformational impact of technology on culture and on the media industries. 

Enabling Innovation – Book

Harold Jarche

This can be fostered in a culture of perpetual Beta. Workers in agile workplaces must be passionate, adaptive, innovative, and collaborative.

Using network perspectives to visualize changing culture and meaning

Ross Dawson

earlier shared one of his presentations in a post on how the culture of luxury is changing. Culture Networks (SXSW 2012).

Creating A Culture of Continuous Improvement Based On Data

Beth Kanter

This section of the report covers new ways of thinking about organizational culture based in continuous improvement based on feedback.

Big-Bang Disruptions: The Innovator’s Dilemma in the Digital Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The article was written by Larry Downes and Paul Nunes and published in the March, 2013 issue of the Harvard Business Review.  It was later expanded into a book, Big Bang Theory: Strategy in the Age of Devastating Innovation published this past January. . Nearly everything you think you know about strategy and innovation is wrong,” they note.

Can Innovation Continue to Drive Long-Term Economic Growth?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The Economist  takes a close look  at the evidence that the world might have entered an innovation plateau, including recent productivity statistics. 

Is the Link Now Broken Between Innovation, Jobs and a Higher Standard of Living?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Are we now in an economy in which technology and innovation do not necessarily lead to a higher standard of living and quality of life?

‘Sharing’ culture

Clark Quinn

I was in a recent conversation about a company facing strong growth and worried about the impact on culture. Companies with a positive culture, a valuable offering, and a good business model are liable to face growth issues, and maintaining or starting a good culture becomes a critical issue to maintaining the organization’s success.

Innovation in Higher Education

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

We need to look at higher education through the lens of disruptive innovation, argues a report published last February, - Disrupting College: How Disruptive Innovation Can Deliver Quality and Affordability to Postsecondary Education.  Disruptive innovations are based on two main ingredients. 

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.