FEBRUARY 16, 2014
More Catalysts in the enterprise may also significantly improve innovation because innovation is inextricably linked to both networks and learning.
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.
Innovation is a network activity
NOVEMBER 11, 2014
In business, attention is paid to innovative individuals, especially those who go on to become captains of industry. Innovation
The Innovation of Loneliness
AUGUST 28, 2013
Collaboration Communities Fun Stuff and Musings General Interest Innovation Learning Life Open Business This time is different. On the contrary.
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.
Waxing Lyrical On Leadership, Engagement, Purpose & Innovation
MARCH 26, 2015
Learnnovators: To quote Clark Quinn, “Survival requires continual innovation, and at the core is learning faster than everyone else”.
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.
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.
Can technology improve business innovation?
NOVEMBER 30, 2013
Useful innovation is one of the most meaningful outputs of human creativity. Today, technological aids are increasingly employed to improve and amplify the innovation process. Now new social methods, especially crowdsourcing, have fundamentally altered how innovation is achieved and even who does it.
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.
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.
6 key elements in effective innovation governance
FEBRUARY 27, 2014
In a more specific way, innovation governance is critical to enable any innovation initiatives. Below I will provide some brief notes.
MAY 13, 2014
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.
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?
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?” There is little question that small, entrepreneurial start-ups are almost always the ones that bring to market highly disruptive innovations.
Not all innovation is disruptive
JULY 14, 2014
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.
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. Now, the corporate research lab is getting re-invented as a kind of market-facing innovation lab. Not necessarily.”.
Disruptive Innovation Revisited
DECEMBER 8, 2015
What’s disruptive innovation all about? Some disruptive innovations succeed; some don’t. 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.
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. .
Innovation is about making connections
MARCH 14, 2012
Here, where things are less homogenous, there is more diversity and more opportunities for innovation. Tweet. SocialLearning Wirearchy
Enabling Innovation – Book
FEBRUARY 2, 2012
Workers in agile workplaces must be passionate, adaptive, innovative, and collaborative. Abstract. list price for this book. Walsh [B.C.’s
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
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.
Innovation is not a repeatable process
OCTOBER 23, 2012
Can innovation be promoted through better processes? This is how we create a culture of innovation. Innovation PKM
Insights into the levers of innovation in 40 major cities globally
JULY 12, 2015
There is much that city governments can do to drive innovation; this report provides an excellent framework and analysis to support those initiatives.
Revolutionary, Ordinary Innovation
AUGUST 29, 2012
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.
The Innovator's Cookbook
Steven Berlin Johnson
OCTOBER 4, 2011
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.
A Conversation on Innovation
Stephen Downes: Half an Hour
OCTOBER 10, 2011
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?
Can technology improve business innovation?
NOVEMBER 30, 2013
Useful innovation is one of the most meaningful outputs of human creativity. Today, technological aids are increasingly employed to improve and amplify the innovation process. Now new social methods, especially crowdsourcing, have fundamentally altered how innovation is achieved and even who does it. Software
Transmedia Storytelling and Collaborative Innovation
OCTOBER 10, 2012
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.
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.
EdTech Innovation Conference
APRIL 5, 2013
Our edtech innovation conference, held in Calgary May 1-3, is now more or less planned: [link]. I don’t think I’m overstating things when I say that there won’t be an edtech innovation conference in Canada this year that will have as stellar a line up of keynote speakers and panels: [link]. Hope you can join us!
FEBRUARY 18, 2011
Optimal execution is only the cost of entry; continual innovation is the necessary competitive differentiator. In a time when competitors can copy your innovation in a matter of months (or less), you can’t just plan, prepare, and execute optimally any longer. Need I say more? Hint hint, nudge nudge, wink wink. social strategy
Some Puzzling Questions about Innovation in the Digital Economy
FEBRUARY 26, 2014
The bulk of the innovations in the industrial economy involved physical objects, physical systems and the physical world around us.
Value polarization and transcending job commoditization: Expertise, Relationships, Innovation
SEPTEMBER 14, 2012
INNOVATION. Innovation stems from connecting expertise, ideas, insights, and experience. The three domains are: EXPERTISE. RELATIONSHIPS.
Embracing Disruptive Innovations: Organizational Challenges
AUGUST 21, 2013
Managing a Disruptive Innovation Initiative. There are many reasons why disruptive innovations fail in large companies.
Cloud and “Game Changing” Business Innovation
MAY 23, 2012
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 7 roles of company directors in driving successful innovation
OCTOBER 22, 2013
I have just finished running a two-day program in Phuket for the Malaysian Directors Academy on The Innovation Zone: Unleashing the Mindset.
Innovators, imitators and idiots
MAY 3, 2013
Friday’s Finds: “first come the innovators, then the imitators, then the idiots … you can set your watch to it.” “Sad.