What is innovation?

Harold Jarche

In writing almost 100 posts on innovation since 2007, it’s time to put the core observations together into a cohesive narrative. Innovation is fifteen different things to fifteen different people. Innovation today is people making connections. An Innovation Process?

Disruptive Innovation Revisited

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

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. What’s disruptive innovation all about? Some disruptive innovations succeed; some don’t.

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bias thwarts innovation

Harold Jarche

This is reinforced by a study reported in the Harvard Business Review that showed how gender bias works against women, no matter what their behavior. Innovation requires diversity. Innovation is not so much about having ideas as it is about making connections.

Open – Review

Harold Jarche

” Education: “[Innovators cited in the book] believe in education as a force for social equality – Marc Lewis sees his school as a catalyst for diversity and equality in the communications industry (a notoriously white, male, middle-class occupation).

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The 2018 MIT Inclusive Innovation Challenge

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In 2016, MIT’s Initiative on the Digital Economy launched its first annual Inclusive Innovation Challenge (IIC). Approximately 1,500 organizations registered to compete this year, and 500 judges reviewed their applications. .

freedom inc. review

Harold Jarche

Executives and managers have to understand this and remove any barriers to getting work done or coming up with innovative ideas. In these times, can you afford to continue stifling the vast majority of your people instead of giving them a chance to help your business? Freedom Inc.

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The MIT 2017 Inclusive Innovation Challenge

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

How can we accelerate the transformation of institutions, organizations, and human skills to keep up with the quickening pace of digital innovation? As was the case last year, I served as a judge and personally reviewed about 20 applications.

Fostering an Innovation Culture: Talent, Discipline and Leadership

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Innovation has been a hot topic for the past few decades. Companies all over the world have integrated innovation into their overall strategies and marketing campaigns. True innovation is, in fact, not all that much fun. In the end, necessity is the mother of true innovation.

The 2016 MIT Inclusive Innovation Awards

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Several months ago, MIT’s Initiative on the Digital Economy launched its first annual Inclusive Innovation Competition (IIC). Let me close by explaining why I feel particularly proud to be associated with the Inclusive Innovation Competition.

Some Puzzling Questions about Innovation in the Digital Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

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.

only humans need apply – review

Harold Jarche

For example, one step-up innovator, “gets out a lot … He’s not a self-promoter, preferring to be quite about it, but manages to trade ideas with all kinds of people.”

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The New How – Review

Harold Jarche

Here is one final quote that succinctly describes the end goal of The New How : “Permission to innovate without asking happens when the strategy is co-owned.”

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Intervention Design: Overcoming Stiff Resistance to a New, Disruptive Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The September issue of the Harvard Business Review features a spotlight on The Evolution of Design Thinking. The article argues that we should apply design thinking to the launch of the disruptive innovation itself - a process they call intervention design. .

Different – Review

Harold Jarche

Tim Kastelle , who writes on innovation, was also struck by what I would describe as the key graphic in the book. Tweet Different , by Youngme Moon, discusses how market competition creates a herd mentality amongst competitors and results in a wide array of very similar products.

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The Internet, Blockchain, and the Evolution of Foundational Innovations

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

These questions were nicely addressed in The Truth about Blockchain , a recent Harvard Business Review article by Harvard professors Marco Iansiti and Karim Lakhani. Foundational innovations must overcome many barriers, - technological, organizational, governance, political.

The Leader's Guide to Radical Management: BOOK REVIEW: The New.

Steve Denning

» December 19, 2010 BOOK REVIEW: The New Capitalist Manifesto by Umair Haque The New Capitalist Manifesto: Building a Disruptively Better Business by Umair Haque (Boston: Harvard  Business Revew Press, 2011).

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The Nature of the Future – Review

Harold Jarche

Gorbis concludes that “much new value and innovation will move from commodity-or-market-based production to socialstructed creation.” Books Communities complexity Innovation What will the future look like? Here are some glimpses. Genomera : Crowdsourcing clinical trials.

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BOOK REVIEW: Radical management: "one of the truly great.

Steve Denning

» January 13, 2011 BOOK REVIEW: Radical management: "one of the truly great management books" Wayne Hurlbert of Business Blog World has issued a review of my new book. Read the full review here.

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July 2011 Review

Jane Hart

The challenge of organizational learning , Stanford Social Innovation Review, Summer 2011 Tweet. July was Google Plus month – and it was interesting to read the variety of articles and blog posts about this shiny new social networking service.

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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.

The MIT 2017 Inclusive Innovation Challenge

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

How can we accelerate the transformation of institutions, organizations, and human skills to keep up with the quickening pace of digital innovation? To help come up with breakthrough, real-world answers to these tough questions, IDE launched the MIT Inclusive Innovation Challenge (IIC) last year. We created the Inclusive Innovation Challenge to recognize and reward the many amazing people and organizations that are working to accomplish this mission.”

The Learning Layer – Review

Harold Jarche

He further recommends changes in how we develop ideas for innovation and suggests reversing the traditional idea funnel. Then Flinn takes these ideas and compares them against the three business archetypes: Product Innovator, Relationship Owner & Supply Network Architect.

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Organizations Don’t Tweet – Review

Harold Jarche

It covers the full gamut of what is becoming known as social business, from work literacy to collaboration and innovation. Tweet Managers’ authority is being replaced by the need to influence, so how will they manage in the future?

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The Leader's Guide to Radical Management: Tom Gilb's review of.

Steve Denning

Tom's review of my book (January 4, 2011) now appears in Amazon and on his website , and is reprinted here: Rapid feedback management I love this book!

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Seeing What Others Don’t – Review

Harold Jarche

Too often in organizations, management only focuses on reducing errors, Klein cites the overemphasis on practices like Six Sigma over the past 30 years as being detrimental to overall innovation; “Six Sigma shouldn’t be abandoned, it needs to be corralled.”

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Open Forum Guru Review: The Leader's Guide to Radical Management.

Steve Denning

out of 10 Read the full review here Matthew E. December 07, 2010 in Innovation , Leadership , Learning , Radical Management | Permalink Technorati Tags : innovation , leadership , radical management Comments You can follow this conversation by subscribing to the comment feed for this post.

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The TED of all Leadership Management Conferences – A Review of the Drucker Forum 2013

Dan Pontefract

John further argued that our organizations are institutions, made for the purpose of institutional innovation not modern-day innovation and that they operate today (as they have done for decades) as models of uber efficiency.

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"Practically Radical": a new book by Bill Taylor, reviewed by Saul.

Steve Denning

What he’s done since is a great story of business model innovation, and he has delivered significant value to the citizens of Providence. Who would have thought to look at a police chief as an example of innovation best practices? Read the full review by Saul here.

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Big-Bang Disruptions: The Innovator’s Dilemma in the Digital Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The article was written by Larry Downes and Paul Nunes and published in the March, 2013 issue of the Harvard Business Review. 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 don’t create dilemmas for innovators; they trigger disasters.”.

Where Good Ideas Come From – Review

Harold Jarche

This one sentence sums up the core ideas in Steven Johnson’s book, Where Good Ideas Come From: The natural history of innovation. The chapter on The Fourth Quadrant provides some specific advice for business innovation.

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Management Rewired - Review

Harold Jarche

From a cultural perspective, virtually every organizational innovation since the Western Electric Hawthorne studies has been aimed at fostering democracy and initiative in the workplace because it’s good for both people and the business.

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Challenging Mindsets: From Reverse Innovation to Innovation Blowback

John Hagel

Views on innovation in developing economies are evolving rapidly, yet they still do not capture the full significance of what is going on. Executives in the West are still prisoners of a mindset that equates innovation with technology and product innovation. This blinds them to significant alternative forms of innovation that can profoundly disrupt their businesses in the years ahead. Early view of innovation. Reverse innovation. Innovation blowback.

Book Review: The Imagination Gap

Beth Kanter

He has done a lot of work recently in innovation processes , especially to solve big social change issues. It also isn’t the same thing as creativity or innovation. My colleague Brian Reich has just published a new book, The Imagination Gap.

A grain of sand: Innovation diffusion

Dave Snowden

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.

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.

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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.

Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: Institutional Innovation

John Hagel

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.

Innovation Thoughts

Clark Quinn

So I presented on innovation to the local ATD chapter a few weeks ago, and they did an interesting and nice thing: they got the attendees to document their takeaways. I started talking about why innovation was needed, and then what it was. So, what are your thought around innovation?

An innovative workshop on radical management

Steve Denning

In these three days ( March 19-21 in Washington DC ), you will discover how to use radical management to thrive in the 21 st Century creative economy and the world of continuous innovation. Have you ever wondered how your firm is going to survive and thrive as the world economy goes through a fundamental phase change—from industrial bureaucracy to a creative economy of continuous innovation? Why innovation happens “despite” the system, not because of it.

Hostile and Entertaining Amazon Review for The No Asshole Rule.

Bob Sutton

The Layoff: Harvard Business Review Case and Comments. The ergonomics of innovation -- The McKinsey Quarterly. interview Pixar Brad Bird - Innovation lessons from Pixar Director Brad Bird - Strategy - Innovation - The McKinsey Quarterly. Review and Comment | Peter Sims | Reuters.com. Customer-Focused Innovation. David A Owens: Creative People Must Be Stopped: 6 Ways We Kill Innovation (Without Even Trying). By  Reviewer - See all my reviews.

Innovate? Not Here, Not Now.

Kevin Wheeler

Home About Future of Talent Subscribe Over the Seas Thoughts on Recruiting, Learning and Other Things as I Ramble around the World Innovate? by Kevin Wheeler on March 23, 2010 The cry has gone out in almost every organization I work with for more innovation. CEOs decry the lack of innovative people and CFOs wring their hands over lost potential revenue. Academics and consultants toil to find out why people in medium and large organization are not innovative.

Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: Hamel on Management Innovation

John Hagel

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? He never uses this term, but think of it as meta-innovation principles.

Book Review: Connecting to Change the World

Beth Kanter

Production Network: This type of network inspires and encourages collective action by members to create innovative practices, public-policy proposals, and other tools or products that lead to social impact.