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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

Re-framing innovation. Many people have put their faith on innovation as a way to resolve the unemployment challenges that we face.  If we’re going to address the challenges ahead, we need to re-frame what we mean by innovation. We would evolve towards much more networked institutional models that could scale very rapidly.

Network Era Skills

Harold Jarche

Business in the network era is connecting companies to their markets through knowledge workers having conversations in communities and social networks.

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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.

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.

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

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.

How large professional service firms are shifting to networked services and open innovation

Ross Dawson

During the evening I had a very interesting conversation with one of the regional directors about how professional service firms are tapping external networks. As I wrote in Chapter 9 of Living Networks : Professional networks, although hardly a new phenomenon, are rapidly rising in importance.

Build trust, embrace networks, manage complexity

Harold Jarche

Hierarchies, simple branching networks, are obsolete. But hierarchies are rather useless to create, innovate, or change. Networks.

How Social Networking Tools Enable Heutagogy in Learning Organisations

Luis Suarez

our networks) we would want to learn with / from. Read it out loud again, please. Slowly. Yes, I know!, I had the exact same problem. Not Yikes!

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.

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

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?

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? And folks may not know how to conduct brainstorming and problem-solving processes effectively (I see this as well).

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

Dan Pontefract

We deployed our enterprise social network last year, but it’s a ghost town. enterprise social networks leadership esn

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. 

Network Learning: Working Smarter

Harold Jarche

We need to re-think workplace learning for a networked society. Social learning is about getting things done in networks. EverNote).

Design the process, not the outcome

Dave Snowden

We don't design the outcome, we design the processes of interaction and monitor for emergence. Reflections

What Universities Must Learn About Social Networks

Jay Cross

What Universities Must Learning About Social Networks. Networks are the glue that connects us. Networks Social Learning

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.

Six characteristics supporting excellence in service delivery innovation

Ross Dawson

Last Friday, after delivering the breakfast keynote at CPA Congress in Brisbane (more on that in another post), I ran a half-day workshop at the partner offsite of a national accounting firm network on the theme of Disruption and Innovation in Professional Services. Continuous innovation. Networked Organization.

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.

Digital Learning Research Network (dLRN)

George Siemens

The process of becoming digital has important implications for how learning occurs and how research happens and how it is shared. I’m happy to announce the formation of the digital Learning Research Network (dLRN), funded by a $1.6m Higher education is digitizing. grant from the Gates Foundation – more info here.

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. 

Methods for Facilitating Innovation in Nonprofits

Beth Kanter

The curriculum was based on their “ Innovating for People ” design methods recipe book and “ taxonomy for innovation.”

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. In my keynote I noted that in a world in which we are moving towards a truly fluid economy, driven partly by powerful twin technological and social trends towards openness, networks are at the heart of everything.

Learning to breathe in the network era

Harold Jarche

The networked workplace is the new reality. Exception-handling is becoming the primary work for people in the networked workplace.

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. 

Innovating our way out of the industrial era

Harold Jarche

Standardized work, that can be done by many, is low value in the network era. You know the type. We have been designed as learning organisms.

[2b2k] MOOCs as networks

David Weinberger

2B2K’s answer (such as it is) is that you make a room smart by enabling its inhabitants to create a knowledge network. It would encourage links within and outside of the course network. This network would enable students to do their work online and together, and make those processes and their traces fully available to the public.

An Emerging Platform for Digital, Inclusive Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The Internet era was born in the mid 1990s.  On August 9, 1995, Netscape ’s IPO caught the world by storm.  It marked the passage of the Internet from a network primarily used by universities, research labs and geeks in general, to a platform with a vastly expanded reach and connectivity.  Three such advances particularly stand out. 

Where innovation comes from

Jay Cross

In sum, they innovate. Steven Johnson has written a book that looks at innovation from all angles. Innovation = working smarter.

Open Services Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Earlier this year, UC Berkeley professor Henry Chesbrough published a new book, Open Services Innovation: Rethinking Your Business to Grow and Compete in a New Era.  For over ten years now, I have been thinking about the application of technology and innovation to services.  from others’ innovation activities as well.”. They ?rst

Beyond Institutions Personal Learning in a Networked World

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Here''s a model (Figure 1) of a workflow-processed employee to assist LMS selection. They''re really abstractions of the actual process.

Enterprise Social Networking Tips by Luis Suarez

Luis Suarez

Specially, if you look into the rather significant impact it’s having across the board in multiple social networking tools. To quote: .

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Nonprofit Innovation Toolkits: Methods To Invent, Adopt, and Adapt Ideas to Deliver Better Results

Beth Kanter

”  It is a social innovation toolkit for those who work in the development sector. Develop a clear plan. Clarify priorities.

Beyond Free ? Open Learning in a Networked World

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

We have to find, says Laurillard innovative ways of teaching. would say we have to find more innovative ways of learning. That''s Nevada.