FEBRUARY 16, 2014
The job of L&D is to familiarize busy professionals with new tools and realistic examples of how to use PKM at work. More Catalysts in the enterprise may also significantly improve innovation because innovation is inextricably linked to both networks and learning.
Open Innovation 2.0
MARCH 27, 2017
I recently read Twelve Principles for Open Innovation 2.0 , an article published last year in Nature by Martin Curley. Let me discuss each of these phases of innovation. Closed Innovation. Innovation was increasingly occurring in the marketplace, no just in their labs.
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. Successful innovators and entrepreneurs all embrace change and the risks that they pose. Innovation and Learning. Innovation
The Real Unemployment Innovation Challenge
AUGUST 24, 2015
For example, there are many jobs out there that go unfilled, even though there are people who have the ability to do the work, simply because of information imperfections. 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.
Social innovation labs, initial thoughts
DECEMBER 15, 2016
For one reason or another I’ve ended up talking about various social innovation labs in multiple locations over the last couple of weeks and I’ve got a call on the subject tomorrow. The post Social innovation labs, initial thoughts appeared first on Cognitive Edge.
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?” The column is based on a recent study - Scale and Innovation in Today’s Economy - by Michael Mandel , chief economic strategist of the Progressive Policy Institute. As a result, there are reasons to believe that scale may be a plus for innovation in today’s economy, not a minus.”
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. Since we did not have a good understanding of what it was that they actually did, let alone what their problems were, we could not tell them how our innovative ideas could be of help to them in their work.
PKM and innovation
SEPTEMBER 25, 2012
In the FastCoDesign article, How do you create a culture of innovation? the authors note four skills that most successful innovators exhibit: Questioning: Asking probing questions that impose or remove constraints. The Seek-Sense-Share framework aligns with these innovation skills.
Enabling Innovation – Book
FEBRUARY 2, 2012
Tweet I had the pleasure of writing an article for the book, Enabling Innovation: Innovative Capability – German and International Views as a follow-up to some work I did with the EU’s International Monitoring Organisation.
Intervention Design: Overcoming Stiff Resistance to a New, Disruptive Innovation
SEPTEMBER 29, 2015
With four articles on the subject, HBR ’s overriding message is that design is no longer just for physical products, being increasingly applied to customer experiences, innovation, business strategy, and complex problem solving. .
Innovation is not a repeatable process
OCTOBER 23, 2012
Can innovation be promoted through better processes? I have not been able to find any regular correllation between well adopted innovation processes and actual innovation outcomes, and I’ve been looking pretty hard. This is how we create a culture of innovation.
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. He was a Senator then, a position he held from March of 2002 until his appointment to president of the Innovation Council.
The MIT Inclusive Innovation Competition
MARCH 14, 2016
As i ts website explains: “While digital technologies are rapidly transforming both business practices and societies and are integral to the innovation-driven economies of the future, they are also the core driver of the great economic paradox of our time. Examples abound.
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. Call it the rise of the ordinary innovators. Such major lab-based disruptive technologies are at one end of the innovation spectrum.
Disruptive Innovation Revisited
DECEMBER 8, 2015
Disruptive innovation was first introduced by Harvard Business School professor Clayton Christensen in a 1995 Harvard Business Review (HBR) paper co-written with Joseph Bower. 20 years after its introduction, Christensen has revisited his original concept in What is Disruptive Innovation? ,
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? We need to start thinking about 'innovation' and'Innovation'. Andas long as innovation is tech development, not social development, we willleave them behind.
Some Puzzling Questions about Innovation in the Digital Economy
FEBRUARY 26, 2014
This semester I am teaching the innovation half of a course on Entrepreneurship and Innovation at NYU’s new Center for Urban Science and Progress (CUSP). 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
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. The piece is below, providing a high-level view on the role of company directors in driving innovation. Five domains of innovation.
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.” ” – @littleidea. “Sad. So many education questions now start with, “Do you know any apps for … ?”
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. Recent technology and social connectivity trends have created a perfect storm of opportunity for companies to embrace the power of cloud to optimize, innovate and disrupt business models,” is the study’s overriding conclusion. . I could not agree more that the potential for game changing business innovation is the true power of the cloud.
Embracing Disruptive Innovations: Organizational Challenges
AUGUST 21, 2013
I was asked to talk about the organizational challenges that companies generally face when embracing disruptive innovations like those being developed by ID3. Managing a Disruptive Innovation Initiative. There are many reasons why disruptive innovations fail in large companies.
Big-Bang Disruptions: The Innovator’s Dilemma in the Digital Economy
MARCH 12, 2014
It was later expanded into a book, Big Bang Theory: Strategy in the Age of Devastating Innovation published this past January. . The authors’ key premise is that innovation is once more undergoing drastic changes, driven by the exponential advances in digital technologies. Examples include Skype, iTunes, the Kindle, Netflix, Facebook, Twitter, and smartphone apps like Google maps and Angry Birds. . They don’t create dilemmas for innovators; they trigger disasters.”.
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. Over time, these same disruptive innovations rejuvenated the economy, and led to the creation of new industries and jobs.
User-Led Innovation Can’t Create Breakthroughs
FEBRUARY 15, 2011
Citing the example of Apple [AAPL], they quote the Apple design team who say: “It’s all bullshit and hot air created to sell consulting projects and to give insecure managers a false sense of security.
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. Business innovation can be applied across five domains: product or service, marketing, process, organization , and business model. APIs can dramatically enable innovation in each of those five domains, and I gave a number of examples of each. Innovation has become a flow, and must be a flow.
Can Innovation Continue to Drive Long-Term Economic Growth?
JANUARY 23, 2013
The article takes a look at what it calls innovation pessimism , - the notion that we are in a long-term period of slow innovation and growth despite our rapidly advancing technologies and hyperconnected economies. Medicine offers another example.
An Emerging Platform for Digital, Inclusive Innovation
MAY 30, 2012
The Internet became an incredible platform for innovation, enabling startups, large institutions, and everyone in between to quickly develop and bring to market many new digital products and services. Its reach and connectivity led to the creation of all kinds of innovative, digital applications. Together, these advances are giving rise to an Internet-based platform for digital, inclusive innovations. Inclusive innovation is a relatively new concept.
The “Recombinant” Nature of Digital Innovations
AUGUST 20, 2014
Most everyone will agree, for example, that spreadsheet and word processing were the first killer-apps of the PC era, helping transform PCs into must-have business and personal productivity tools. Such lab-based breakthroughs are at one end of the innovation spectrum.
The need for innovation across boundaries and the power of big data analytics
APRIL 23, 2015
The primary themes of the report were around spotting opportunities, innovation, transparency and trust, personalization, and 24/7 availability, and the implications for business. For example getting employees to come up with more ideas will not drive the success of many organizations.
Patent Activity and the State of US Innovation
FEBRUARY 27, 2013
The study examines whether patent activity is a good concrete indicator of innovation, economic growth and productivity by looking at historical data going all the way back to 1790. This is a timely report given recent concerns that the US might be losing its innovation edge.
Innovation in China
Stephen Downes: Half an Hour
DECEMBER 3, 2010
Responding to China Is Not About to Out-Innovate the U.S. Patents are a poor standard for measuring innovation, agreed. But while this article successfully refutes the point about patents (the focus of the Economist article , but which takes up less than one paragraph of the longer WSJ article ) it does not establish its main point, that China will not overtake the US in innovation. in Harvard Business School Blogs.
The role of informal social networks in building organizational creativity and innovation
AUGUST 8, 2011
For the last decade I have examined and applied social network analysis in and across organizations, for example in large professional firms , technology purchase decision-making , high-performance personal networks , and other applications.
Let’s Stop Kidding Ourselves and Start Innovating in Education
OCTOBER 23, 2013
In literacy, for example, about 12 percent of American adults scored at the highest levels, a smaller proportion than in Finland and Japan (about 22 percent)… American numeracy skills were termed “very poor.”
Managing Complex, Disruptive Innovations - Some Lessons Learned
FEBRUARY 6, 2013
Over the past twenty years I have been involved in a number of initiatives dealing with disruptive innovations. You don’t really know how quickly the new innovations will be adopted in the marketplace. The dot-com era was famous for its many innovations, but also for its hype.
MARCH 16, 2011
TED’s Chris Anderson talks about How Web Video Powers Global Innovation. But one example of online video. The notion that innovation springs from the head of a lone genius is misleading. Crowd-accelerated innovation. Bigger the crowd, the more potential innovators.
Disruptive innovation in professional services: the value in expertise
SEPTEMBER 3, 2012
The concept of disruptive innovation is now well-recognized in business. Disruptive innovation can happen in any industry, however it can need translation and interpretation for other domains such as services. Health care : Christensen’s latest book, The Innovator’s Prescription , is on disruptive innovation in health care.
Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: Institutional Innovation
OCTOBER 8, 2007
Edge Perspectives with John Hagel Exploration of emerging innovations on a broad array of edges that are rising up to challenge the core About Recent Posts The Great Reset Passion and Flow Economic Recovery? Even more fundamentally, few companies think broadly enough about innovation.
From Trash Cans to Nokia: Is Creativity Innovation?
FEBRUARY 17, 2011
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. Ms Cohen goes on to give other examples of inventions by users. In fact, she is talking about creativity, rather than innovation. How does innovation happen?
Innovation at the State Dept.
SEPTEMBER 5, 2012
For example, the Lowry report writes: At a Twitter training course for State Department employees attended by the author, the 50 or so officers present — some of whom admitted to never having used social media — were exhorted to give it a go, you can’t go wrong. One great example is Corridor , State’s new professional networking environment, specially tuned to the needs and norms of State Dept.
A grain of sand: Innovation diffusion
JANUARY 11, 2011
Today I was privileged to be invited as to present along with four others at an Innovation Diffusion workshop for UCL in connection with the NHS. While incentives have their place, its unlikely that financial incentives will stimulate innovation per se.