Social networks drive Innovation

Harold Jarche

Tweet I’m always looking for simple ways to explain how networks change business and how social media help to increase openness, driving transparency and increasing innovation.

Working Smarter: Most popular posts of 2011

Jay Cross

January 1, 2011 to December 17, 2011. Network thinking - Harold Jarche , December 15, 2011. 5 Stages of Workplace Learning (Revisited) - Jane Hart , December 6, 2011. 12 Themes for 2012: what we can expect in the year ahead - Ross Dawson , December 4, 2011.

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Top 10 eLearning Predictions 2011 #LCBQ

Tony Karrer

This month's LCBQ is What are your Predictions and Plans for 2011? Tony Bates - eLearning Outlook for 2011 1. Of course, you can’t look at learning in 2011 without mentioning mobile learning. Some Mobile Learning Predictions for 2011 Mobile learning will get its own identity.

Reflections from 2011 – Focused and Purposeful Social Networking

Luis Suarez

Well, I am afraid Alan is right, although I wouldn’t call it a prediction for 2012, but more a reality of today, 2011: the current state with all things social. Greg Lowe (@Greg2dot0) December 27, 2011.

Reflections from 2011 – Redefining Your Social Web Presence

Luis Suarez

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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? We need to start thinking about 'innovation' and'Innovation'. Andas long as innovation is tech development, not social development, we willleave them behind.

Friday’s Finds for 2011

Harold Jarche

I call it Friday’s Finds and here are some of the more notable finds during 2011. Failure is only useful if we learn from it: we often talk about the need to fail in innovation, however, there is only value in failure if it helps us learn.

Social Media Revolution 2011

Luis Suarez

Welcome to the Social Media Revolution 2011 ! Innovation Knowledge Management Learning Social ComputingWhat an amazing and exhilarating week altogether!

Best of working smarter for September 2011

Jay Cross

Best of Working Smarter Daily , September 1 – 30, 2011. 7 surprising facts about recorded lectures - Donald Clark Plan B , September 17, 2011. 3 simple tips for setting up online communities - Jane Hart , September 30, 2011. Refuting Every Point - Stephen Downes: Half an Hour , September 23, 2011. Thoughts on Conferences: What Makes them Good or Bad? - Kevin Wheeler , September 10, 2011. Making Sense of the World - Jay Cross , September 20, 2011.

A Gathering in Washington DC on May 12-13, 2011

Steve Denning

I am happy to announce with Seth Kahan that this tradition will continue—with some changes—on May 12-13, 2011. This is about locating that sweet spot where coolness, innovation and serious fun intersect. Revolutionizing The World of Work.

Social Business – Rethinking Innovation, Organization and Leadership

Luis Suarez

Well, here is one potential answer to them all: Social Business – Rethinking Innovation, Organization and Leadership. Innovation Knowledge Management Learning Life Social Computing

CommunityBuilders: The State of Community Management 2011 with Rachel Happe

Luis Suarez

So I am pleased to share over here with all of you “ The State of Community Management 2011 with Rachel Happe “ That’s right! IBM Innovation Knowledge Management Knowledge Tools Personal KM Productivity Tools Social Computing

Reflections from 2011 on The World of Social Media

Luis Suarez

During the course of 2011 I have embarked on a whole bunch of business travelling. And throughout 2011 I had the huge opportunity to meet, and learn!, IBM Innovation Knowledge Management Knowledge Tools Learning Life Social Enterprise

Social Business Forum 2011 – Communities or Organisations – The New Collaboration Ecology

Luis Suarez

A couple of months back you would remember how I put together a couple of posts over here in this blog where I shared some of the highlights from the recent Social Business Forum 2011 event, which took place on June 8th in Milan, Italy.

Top 50 Posts on Working Smarter for May 2011

Jay Cross

May 1, 2011 to May 31, 2011. List of the top 100 Twitter influencers in Australia - Ross Dawson , May 31, 2011. CERT and performance support - Clark Quinn , May 31, 2011. Monday Video – Doodling - Nancy White , May 31, 2011. MoveOn Co-Founder Talks Social Networking - Jay Cross , May 31, 2011. 5 Reasons Why Activity Streams Will Save You From Information Overload - Luis Suarez , May 4, 2011. A big question - David Weinberger , May 1, 2011.

IBM’s Lotusphere 2011 Highlights – People-Centric vs. Content-Centric by Louis Richardson

Luis Suarez

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Reflections 2011

Clark Quinn

The chance to really accelerate innovation and more is hard to ignore. On this, the shortest day of the year here in the northern hemisphere, it seems like a good time to reflect on the past year and look forward to the coming one. It’s certainly been an interesting year, and a good one personally. I feel there are lots of reasons to hope for good things to be coming too. The opportunities are big. First of all, mobile really has taken off.

Reflections from 2011 – A World Without Email – The Documentary

Luis Suarez

That’s why I’m including this entry as part of the “Reflections from 2011″ series. I know, a long time ago, but still worth while sharing across before we catch up with 2011′s, don’t you think? NO EMAIL DAY (@NoEmailDayHQ) December 30, 2011. .

The role of informal social networks in building organizational creativity and innovation

Ross Dawson

This is evident in the California Management Review paper I co-authored on Managing Collaboration: Improving Team Effectiveness through a Network Perspective , in which we examined how to improve performance in sales, innovation, and execution.

User-Led Innovation Can’t Create Breakthroughs

Steve Denning

User-centered processes stifles creativity : “The user-centered process is created as linear rational process for innovation and that’s why it’s so popular among managers… creating something new is a chaotic, unpredictable, frustrating, and very, very hard process.

2011 Predictions

Clark Quinn

I’ve talked before about looking at the bigger picture of learning, because I’m convinced that the coming differentiator will not be optimal execution but continuing innovation. For the annual eLearn Mag predictions, this year I wrote: I think we’ll see some important, but subtle, trends. Deeper uses of technology are going to surface: more data-driven interactions, complemented by both more structured content and more semantics.

Reflections from 2011 – Is Employee Engagement Still a Myth?

Luis Suarez

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Reflections from 2011 – The Year of Mobile, Again

Luis Suarez

It’s even more interesting when some of those conversations have been going on around what we have done and learned in 2011 and right off it all turns into personal reflections for what’s happened throughout the year. At least, in 2011 with yours truly.

Innovation in Higher Education

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

We need to look at higher education through the lens of disruptive innovation, argues a report published last February, - Disrupting College: How Disruptive Innovation Can Deliver Quality and Affordability to Postsecondary Education. Harvard Business School professor Clay Christensen is one of the world's foremost experts in strategy and innovation. In his seminal book, The Innovator’s Dilemma , Professor Christensen articulated his theory of disruptive innovation.

Where innovation comes from

Jay Cross

In sum, they innovate. Steven Johnson has written a book that looks at innovation from all angles. He explains what nurtures innovation. Innovation = working smarter. Where Good Ideas Come From, The Natural History of Innovation is a book about the space of innovation.

A Great Stagnation or a New Golden Age of Innovation?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

These new ventures continue to attract more and more financial capital from investors, which in turn helps improve the quality and lowers the cost of the new disruptive technology and leads to many new innovative applications. But inevitably, the investments in new companies and applications turns into unsustainable speculation, leading to a financial bubble which eventually crashes. New paradigms emerge for guiding innovation and for determining winners and losers in the marketplace.

Eno On Innovation In The Studio

Steven Berlin Johnson

The Innovator’s Cookbook , new on the shelves this month, features a number of conversations with creative minds from technology, business, education and the arts, talking about their methods. For the next week or two, I’m going to be featuring some of my favorite exchanges from those conversations, but I encourage you to go check out the entire book, which also includes many foundational texts about innovation, plus a new introduction that I penned for the collection.

The Good News On The Key Economic Issue of Our Times: Management Innovation

Steve Denning

In his post, The Truth of American Superiority at Innovation , Fred Allen draws attention to new study by General Electric, the “ GE Global Innovation Barometer ,” which outlines a new landscape for innovation in the 21st century. as the most innovative nation.

Quip: innovation

Clark Quinn

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. You now have to continually innovate in products and services, problem-solve faster, avoid repeating mistakes, and in general learn ( big ‘L’ learning ) faster than your competitors.

Social Business Forum 2011 – On Collaboration by Luis Suarez

Luis Suarez

Indeed, mark your calendars as well for the Social Business Forum 2011. IBM Innovation Knowledge Management Knowledge Tools Personal KM Productivity Tools Social Computing

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. This is his third book on open innovation in the last eight years, having published Open Innovation: The New Imperative for Creating and Profiting from Technology in 2003, and Open Business Models: How to Thrive in the New Innovation Landscape in 2006. t from your innovation activities.

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. He was a Senator then, a position he held from March of 2002 until his appointment to president of the Innovation Council.

Crowd-inspired innovation

Jay Cross

TED’s Chris Anderson talks about How Web Video Powers Global Innovation. The notion that innovation springs from the head of a lone genius is misleading. Crowd-accelerated innovation. Think of three dials controlling a giant innovation wheel.

IBM’s Trip to Become A Socially Integrated Enterprise

Luis Suarez

However, fast forward to 2011 and I still get asked, every so often, how is IBM doing in the social business space, not just from a vendor perspective, but also from its own internal social transformation. IBM Innovation Knowledge Management Knowledge Tools Learning Social Computing

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The Future of Work Is Learning

Luis Suarez

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IBM’s Lotusphere 2011 Highlights – Get Social, Do Business!

Luis Suarez

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The Social Enterprise – Welcome to the Era of Intrapreneurship!

Luis Suarez

Social is not about anarchy ; it’s about freedom and democracy and innovation. IBM Innovation Knowledge Management Knowledge Tools Learning Life Personal KM Productivity Tools Social Computing Work Life Integration

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. In fact, she is talking about creativity, rather than innovation. Creativity vs Innovation at Nokia. Good” management kills innovation.

eLearning Conferences 2012

Tony Karrer

Past years eLearning Conferences 2011 , eLearning Conferences 2010 , eLearning Conferences 2009. Note also that some events will be cancelled at a later date, such as those in Tunisia and Egypt in early 2011. link] December 5-7, 2011 International Digital Curation Conference: Public?

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. The book was named one of the best business books on strategy in 2011 by strategy+business magazine. Professor Cusumano offers six such enduring principles for managing strategy and innovation: Platforms , not just Products.