Innovation is not a repeatable process
OCTOBER 23, 2012
Can innovation be promoted through better processes? want every knowledge worker to discover his or her own processes.
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.
The Real Unemployment Innovation Challenge
AUGUST 24, 2015
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
MAY 28, 2014
Business in the network era is connecting companies to their markets through knowledge workers having conversations in communities and social networks.
The Internet, Blockchain, and the Evolution of Foundational Innovations
JANUARY 17, 2017
Foundational innovations must overcome many barriers, - technological, organizational, governance, political.
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.
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.
The immense role of national and ethnic diaspora in driving global innovation
JULY 7, 2013
Innovation always stems from diverse connections between ideas and people. Source : The Economist. Second, they foster trust.
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.
How large professional service firms are shifting to networked services and open innovation
JULY 25, 2011
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
JULY 24, 2014
Hierarchies, simple branching networks, are obsolete. But hierarchies are rather useless to create, innovate, or change. Networks.
Enabling Innovation – Book
FEBRUARY 2, 2012
The classic project management alone is less and less able to manage complex, uncertain, knowledge-based processes. Abstract. Walsh [B.C.’s
How Social Networking Tools Enable Heutagogy in Learning Organisations
SEPTEMBER 20, 2016
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
DECEMBER 8, 2015
What’s disruptive innovation all about? Some disruptive innovations succeed; some don’t. Uber is a case in point.
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.
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?
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? 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
MAY 29, 2015
We deployed our enterprise social network last year, but it’s a ghost town. enterprise social networks leadership esn
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.
Network Learning: Working Smarter
OCTOBER 22, 2010
We need to re-think workplace learning for a networked society. Social learning is about getting things done in networks. EverNote).
What Universities Must Learn About Social Networks
SEPTEMBER 23, 2012
What Universities Must Learning About Social Networks. Networks are the glue that connects us. Networks Social Learning
Design the process, not the outcome
FEBRUARY 7, 2013
We don't design the outcome, we design the processes of interaction and monitor for emergence. Reflections
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.
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.
Six characteristics supporting excellence in service delivery innovation
OCTOBER 20, 2015
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.
Digital Learning Research Network (dLRN)
NOVEMBER 18, 2014
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.
Methods for Facilitating Innovation in Nonprofits
APRIL 1, 2014
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
FEBRUARY 12, 2015
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.
Innovating our way out of the industrial era
JULY 9, 2012
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.
Learning to breathe in the network era
JUNE 22, 2014
The networked workplace is the new reality. Exception-handling is becoming the primary work for people in the networked workplace.
[2b2k] MOOCs as networks
NOVEMBER 16, 2012
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.
Innovation Hubs in the Global Digital Economy
APRIL 2, 2014
Disruptive innovations, - like the power looms allegedly smashed by protesting Luddites, - have been displacing human labor for the past two centuries.
Where innovation comes from
MARCH 15, 2011
In sum, they innovate. Steven Johnson has written a book that looks at innovation from all angles. Innovation = working smarter.
An Emerging Platform for Digital, Inclusive Innovation
MAY 30, 2012
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.
Beyond Institutions Personal Learning in a Networked World
Stephen Downes: Half an Hour
AUGUST 24, 2014
Here''s a model (Figure 1) of a workflow-processed employee to assist LMS selection. They''re really abstractions of the actual process.
The “Recombinant” Nature of Digital Innovations
AUGUST 20, 2014
Many such market-facing innovations are recombinant in nature. Westport Parking Recombinant innovation is all around us in the digital economy.
Enterprise Social Networking Tips by Luis Suarez
FEBRUARY 28, 2013
Specially, if you look into the rather significant impact it’s having across the board in multiple social networking tools. To quote: .
Nonprofit Innovation Toolkits: Methods To Invent, Adopt, and Adapt Ideas to Deliver Better Results
APRIL 24, 2014
” It is a social innovation toolkit for those who work in the development sector. Develop a clear plan. Clarify priorities.
Open Services Innovation
DECEMBER 1, 2011
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