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Innovation catalysts

Harold Jarche

The job of L&D is to familiarize busy professionals with new tools and realistic examples of how to use PKM at work. Innovation PKM

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.

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 Real Unemployment Innovation Challenge

John Hagel

  For example, there are many jobs out there that go unfilled, even though there are people who have the ability to do the work, simply because of information imperfections. Re-framing innovation. Many people have put their faith on innovation as a way to resolve the unemployment challenges that we face. 

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.

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.

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. 

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

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. 

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. 

Innovation is not a repeatable process

Harold Jarche

Can innovation be promoted through better processes? With our PKM workshops, I have seen examples of many different tools used for PKM.

Embracing Disruptive Innovations: Organizational Challenges

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

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

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

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.

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?

Innovators, imitators and idiots

Harold Jarche

Friday’s Finds: “first come the innovators, then the imitators, then the idiots … you can set your watch to it.” “Sad.

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 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. 

Let’s Stop Kidding Ourselves and Start Innovating in Education

Andy McAfee

A new study is out from the OECD about worker skills in many countries, and it ain’t pretty for the US. To which I can only add, yuck.

Managing Complex, Disruptive Innovations - Some Lessons Learned

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Over the past twenty years I have been involved in a number of initiatives dealing with disruptive innovations.  How quickly should you move? 

APIs are enabling an unprecedented flow of innovation

Ross Dawson

Below are the slides for my keynote on The Flow of Innovation. APIDays Keynote: The Flow of Innovation from Ross Dawson. Business innovation can be applied across five domains: product or service, marketing, process, organization , and business model. Innovation has become a flow, and must be a flow. Cloud Enterprise 2.0

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. 

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.

User-Led Innovation Can’t Create Breakthroughs

Steve Denning

Innovation Leadership Radical Management Apple breakthrough disruptive innovation IKEA innovation usersOn the contrary.

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 need for innovation across boundaries and the power of big data analytics

Ross Dawson

One of the interesting insights from the study was on what executives believe their organizations can best do to foster innovation.

Patent Activity and the State of US Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

This is a timely report given recent concerns that the US might be losing its innovation edge.  But, Has the Ideas Machine Broken Down?

An Emerging Platform for Digital, Inclusive Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Together, these advances are giving rise to an Internet-based platform for digital, inclusive innovations. Inclusive innovation is a relatively new concept.  It aims to develop of products and services that just about everyone can afford, even those in the bottom of the pyramid , that is, the poorer socio-economic groups around the world. 

Crowd-inspired innovation

Jay Cross

TED’s Chris Anderson talks about How Web Video Powers Global Innovation. But one example of online video. Crowd. Light. Desire.

Data Science and the Changing Nature of Research and Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Throughout this period, research discoveries in the physical sciences were rapidly translated by engineers into innovative products. 

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The role of informal social networks in building organizational creativity and innovation

Ross Dawson

There is probably no better tool to identify both strengths and areas for intervention in innovation. Source : IBM Creative Leadership Report.

Innovation in China

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Responding to China Is Not About to Out-Innovate the U.S. Patents are a poor standard for measuring innovation, agreed. To make the larger point, the author needs to show that the quality of Chinese innovation is less than that of the Americans'. in Harvard Business School Blogs. think that's correct, to a point.

Disruptive innovation in professional services: the value in expertise

Ross Dawson

The concept of disruptive innovation is now well-recognized in business. Disruptive innovation can happen in any industry, however it can need translation and interpretation for other domains such as services. Health care : Christensen’s latest book, The Innovator’s Prescription , is on disruptive innovation in health care.

Innovation at the State Dept.

David Weinberger

For example, the Lowry report writes: At a Twitter training course for State Department employees attended by the author, the 50 or so officers present — some of whom admitted to never having used social media — were exhorted to give it a go, you can’t go wrong. The Net is bringing about cultural changes at State. employees.

Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Large Metropolitan Areas

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The Silicon Valley model has become the most prominent example of what it means to be a successful innovation hub.   Why is that?  To begin with, most successful high-tech innovation hubs have been built around the great engineering universities in their midst - Stanford and UC Berkeley for Silicon Valley, and MIT for the Boston area. 

From the Digital Divide to Inclusive Innovation: the Case of Digital Money

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Today, it calls itself “an enlightenment organisation committed to finding innovative practical solutions to today’s social challenges”.  .

Open innovation is now a fundamental capability for nations and regions

Ross Dawson

I have just participated via Skype in a BBC Creative Collisions debate in Northern Ireland, centered around how the media landscape is changing, and the implications of the rise of open innovation. Nations and regions that do not excel at open innovation will find challenging times ahead. Crowdsourcing Global economy Social trends

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.

GuideStar DonorEdge Learning Conference: Reflections from the Innovation Lab

Beth Kanter

Example schedule: Monday: Panel discussion with famous, important, cool people. kanter #DELC2014 pic.twitter.com/LniRwLJ2ey. Data Facilitation