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Innovation catalysts

Harold Jarche

” In addition, information services, and IT security need to be consulted. Innovation PKM Related post: PKM Roles.

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

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

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.

Learn Informal Learning Informally

Jay Cross

Next month I’ll be offering an experiential workshop on Informal Learning through Jane Hart’s Social Learning Center. Format.

Innovation in open online courses

George Siemens

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.

6 key elements in effective innovation governance

Ross Dawson

In a more specific way, innovation governance is critical to enable any innovation initiatives. Below I will provide some brief notes.

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.

PKM and innovation

Harold Jarche

In the FastCoDesign article, How do you create a culture of innovation? The Seek-Sense-Share framework aligns with these innovation skills.

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Informal Learning – the other 80%

Jay Cross

The start-up stiffed me but the paper morphed into the Informal Learning book. Informal Learning – the other 80%. Execution is the goal.

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.

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 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. 

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. 

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. is rapidly disappearing, especially in the information-technology industry.  Not necessarily.”.

The Innovator's Cookbook

Steven Berlin Johnson

But with innovation, there were just too many corridors--too many stories to tell, too many other writers on the subject, to do them all justice.

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? This is how we create a culture of innovation. Innovation 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. 

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. Ideally, you want to turn them from passive recipients of information to engaged participants. 

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.

Value polarization and transcending job commoditization: Expertise, Relationships, Innovation

Ross Dawson

INNOVATION. Innovation stems from connecting expertise, ideas, insights, and experience. The three domains are: EXPERTISE. RELATIONSHIPS.

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. 

Principles for Managing Strategy and Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

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 immense role of national and ethnic diaspora in driving global innovation

Ross Dawson

Innovation always stems from diverse connections between ideas and people. Source : The Economist. Second, they foster trust.

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? 

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.

The key to informal learning is autonomy

Jane Hart

He writes: “I thought I had made a sound business case for investing more in informal learning, but few organizations changed their ways.

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?

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. 

Beyond GDP - Measuring Value in a Service-oriented, Information-based, Digital Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Most measures of economic performance used by government officials to inform their policies and decisions are based on GDP figures. 

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.

Keys to innovation: Tapping communities of lead users

Ross Dawson

At one point the conversation shifted to how companies could generate the innovation that will meet the soaring expectations of users.

A Great Stagnation or a New Golden Age of Innovation?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

New paradigms emerge for guiding innovation and for determining winners and losers in the marketplace.  In her 2002 book Technological Revolutions and Financial Capital: The Dynamics of Bubbles and Golden Ages , scholar and writer Carlota Perez brings a historical perspective to these patterns of technology-based disruptive innovations

Reconciling Formal and Informal

Clark Quinn

Now, let’s move on to informal learning, as this is where, to me, we have a conflict. They’re answers, not courses. design social