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Innovation is not a repeatable process

Harold Jarche

Can innovation be promoted through better processes? want every knowledge worker to discover his or her own processes.

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 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. 

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.

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

Enabling Innovation – Book

Harold Jarche

The classic project management alone is less and less able to manage complex, uncertain, knowledge-based processes. Abstract. Walsh [B.C.’s

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. 

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.

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?

Design the process, not the outcome

Dave Snowden

Once that change happens, it cannot be reversed and there are many examples in nature. Merging informal networks post merger or re-organisation.

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 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.

Embracing Disruptive Innovations: Organizational Challenges

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

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

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.

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. 

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. 

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. 

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.

User-Led Innovation Can’t Create Breakthroughs

Steve Denning

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

Unlease Your Organizations Knowledge Sharing Processes

Beth Kanter

Unlease Your Organizations Knowledge Sharing Processes – Guest Post by Kelcie Tacchi. Define your Call to Action. Step 1. Design Protocol.

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. 

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?

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. The 3 key drivers of disruption of expertise are remote work , process automation , and artificial intelligence.

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.

From Trash Cans to Nokia: Is Creativity Innovation?

Steve Denning

Understanding the difference between creativity and innovation can shed light on seemingly contradictory ideas, namely, that User-Led Innovation Can’t Create Breakthroughs and an article by Patricia Cohen in the New York Times last week about inventions created by users: Innovation Far Removed From the Lab. So what?

A grain of sand: Innovation diffusion

Dave Snowden

Today I was privileged to be invited as to present along with four others at an Innovation Diffusion workshop for UCL in connection with the NHS.

5 recommendations for successfully implementing distributed innovation and shared value

Ross Dawson

Chapter 5 from Living Networks , on Distributed Innovation – Intellectual Property in a Collaborative World , is still immensely relevant today. We are still relatively early on in working out the implications for innovation of distributed value creation. IMPLEMENTED DISTRIBUTED INNOVATION AND SHARED VALUE.

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

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. 

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. 

Innovative Performance Support by Bob Mosher and Conrad Gottfredson

Nigel Paine

I am just finishing Bob Mosher and Conrad Gottfredson's latest book called: Innovative Performance Support and I have enjoyed it.

An innovative workshop on radical management

Steve Denning

In these three days ( March 19-21 in Washington DC ), you will discover how to use radical management to thrive in the 21 st Century creative economy and the world of continuous innovation. have you ever wondered why your great innovations and improved ways of doing things don’t seem to have any lasting traction? Then just imagine.

Automation Technologies and the Future of Work

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Most jobs involve a number of different tasks or activities. million full time employees and an automation potential of 38%.

Metropolitan IQ and Urban metabolism: Great case studies of innovative, collaborative cities

Ross Dawson

Case Study 4: Boston – An Office for New Urban Mechanics as innovation platform for improved urban governance.

Design Thinking and the Workplace Experience

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Design has long played a major role in product innovation.  How can you apply design principles to help rethink the workplace experience?  .

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Reflections from NTC Plenary Panel on Innovation

Beth Kanter

Flickr Photo by Julia Smith. I had the honored of moderating a free wheeling plenary discussion on Day #3 of NTC on “ Innovation and Nonprofits.”

the literacy of the 21st century

Harold Jarche

Organizations that do not actively support something like the PKM framework are seriously limiting new insights that feed innovation.

Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: Hamel on Management Innovation

John Hagel

The HBR article broadly deals with the topic of management innovation and it helps to expand our view of innovation. Dont Count On It.

transparency sets the stage for trust to develop

Harold Jarche

Businesses that are open, transparent, and cooperative are more resilient because they rely on people, not processes.

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The (Uneven) Digitization of the US Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Are they still a strategic value to business?   Can digital innovation drive long term economic growth? Take advantage of new innovation models.

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