Disruptive Innovation Revisited
JULY 9, 2014
The recent New Yorker article, - The Disruption Machine: What the gospel of innovation gets wrong , - by Harvard history professor Jill Lepore , has led to a flurry of opinions on disruptive innovation. The New Yorker described the article as “Rethinking the innovation craze.”
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
Keynote at TheNextWeb: The future is motion graphic presentations
APRIL 23, 2012
My topic will be the Future of Crowds , a big picture view of how crowds will be the future of everything, including its impact on work, organizations, business models, capitalism, reputation, media, marketing, innovation, opportunity, and government.
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. This is the main space to watch in identifying which innovations will have legs and which ones will fail to get traction.
Parallel Supercomputing: Past, Present and Future
JULY 31, 2013
But, by the mid-1980s it was becoming clear that by not working on such leading-edge products, IBM was cutting itself off from many of the IT innovations coming out of research labs and universities.
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.
The Complex Nature of Cloud-based Innovation
JUNE 25, 2014
I find it helpful to look at cloud along two key dimensions: as a technology to improve IT productivity, and as a platform for enabling business innovation. Only one company in six viewed cloud as a way of fostering business innovation.
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.
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.
Improving Your Presentation Skills – Part Deux
APRIL 13, 2011
I am sure that you would probably still remember how a couple of weeks back I put together a blog post where I shared a good number of resources with plenty of hints and tips on helping “ Improve Your Presentation Skills “ No wonder. Are you ready for some more Presentation Zen?
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. The report was officially presented to Chile’s President Sebastian Piñera on August 6. . This was like no innovation document I’ve read.
The Business Value of Serendipity: Improving Your Presentation Skills
MARCH 29, 2011
Yes, of course, I am talking about learning plenty more about killer presentation skills. but still wonderfully accurate on the state of not just “ Death by PowerPoint “, but overall presentation skills in general. View more presentations from www.kapterev.com.
7 Ways to Kill Your Presentation and How to Fix Them
JANUARY 10, 2013
The key thing though is whether we are all ready to absorb, change and adapt our presentation skills to make even better pitches to engage our audience(s), which, I guess, is what matters at the end of the day… But what happens when you inadvertently kill your own presentation without even knowing?
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.
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? ,
Presentation to UNCTAD's Advisory Group on "Developing skills, knowledge and capacities through innovation: E-Learning, M-Learning, cloud-Learning"
Stephen Downes: Half an Hour
DECEMBER 12, 2013
Web course tools, then became mechanisms for collecting, packaging, and presenting these. And there is a lot of talk about the need of the instructor to be present, with the interaction between the student and instructor, or a student and a team of teaching assistants, or whatever. Where experts, or people who are in active in the field, make presentation, provides resources, and generally serve as a focus or an attractor to bring people to the event.
Productivity Tips on Presentations: Inform, Inspire and Motivate
JULY 10, 2012
Yes, I know, another article on the topic of Productivity , although this time around with a slightly different flavour: how can we improve the way we deliver messages through presentations? Whatever happened to all of those meetings, events, presentations, seminars, workshops, etc.
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.
Social Business – Rethinking Innovation, Organization and Leadership
MARCH 1, 2011
Well, here is one potential answer to them all: Social Business – Rethinking Innovation, Organization and Leadership. Innovation Knowledge Management Learning Life Social Computing
Innovation in Higher Education
SEPTEMBER 22, 2011
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.
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. They upend the conventional thinking on strategy, marketing and innovation, giving rise to a new set of business rules. They don’t create dilemmas for innovators; they trigger disasters.”.
Keynote slides: Crowds and the future of creativity and innovation
JUNE 17, 2013
Earlier this month I gave the opening keynote at Crowdsourcing Week on Connecting the Crowd: The Future of Creativity and Innovation. As always, be aware that my slides are intended as visual support to my presentation, and are not designed to be meaningful on their own.
APIs are enabling an unprecedented flow of innovation
FEBRUARY 12, 2015
Below are the slides for my keynote on The Flow of Innovation. As always, note that my slides are designed to support my presentation and not to stand alone, but still may be of interest to people who did not attend my keynote. 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. Innovation has become a flow, and must be a flow.
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
Customer self-service is an excellent example of recombinant innovations , which UC Davis professor Andrew Hargadon defines as innovations that “rather than chasing whole new ideas, [are] focused on recombining old ideas in new ways.” Is innovation accelerating or slowing down?
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.
A Great Stagnation or a New Golden Age of Innovation?
APRIL 23, 2011
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.
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. The overarching objective of the toolkit is to increase the innovation capacity of development practitioners.
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. 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.
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. I recently I ran a presentation and interactive workshop on the future of professional services to kick off a law firm partner strategy offsite.
The Good News On The Key Economic Issue of Our Times: Management Innovation
FEBRUARY 1, 2011
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.
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. In fact, she is talking about creativity, rather than innovation. Creativity vs Innovation at Nokia. Good” management kills innovation.
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. But I’ve also seen tangible evidence that a belief in openness, innovation, and connection is taking root there.
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. The format involved each if us presenting for ten minutes each along with some interrogation from panel members in the morning.
Noodling on my fOSSa presentation
OCTOBER 9, 2011
October is a month on the road… and one stop is Lyon, France, where I’ll be presenting at the third edition of the fOSSa Conference taking place from October 26 to 28, 2011. what tech people are actually doing and innovating?
GuideStar DonorEdge Learning Conference: Reflections from the Innovation Lab
JUNE 10, 2014
I gave a keynote about the Human Side of Data for Good and facilitated a mini-innovation lab to brainstorm creative ideas around the challenge of communicating about the value of shared data and becoming the community knowledge center for shared data for donors, nonprofits, and other stakeholders.
Christian Bason of MindLab on public sector innovation
JULY 18, 2011
Next up is Christian Bason, Director of MindLab , a cross-ministerial institution for innovation in the Danish government, presenting by Telepresence. He found that the food wasn’t that nice, there was too much, it was poorly presented, and it was served at given times when people weren’t necessarily hungry. The result was far more palatable food, presented well, which in fact cost significantly less to produce.