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. 20 years after its introduction, Christensen has revisited his original concept in What is Disruptive Innovation? ,

New seminar programme

Dave Snowden

A mixture of meetings, project work, a couple of rugby matches and a series of one day seminars all make for a rich mix. As part of the preparation I have been working on the agenda for the seminars and have made some significant changes to focus on complexity based strategy. New thinking and methods will also be introduced through the seminar series. I'm looking forward to my impending four week tour of New Zealand, Australia and Singapore.

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Seminar on MOOCs, Lyon, France, Day 2

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Result: Open Social Web Apps Case Study - principle innovation of xMOOCs - studented content in 15-minute chunks - cMOOCs and xMOOCs in social media - two student spresenting to each other - group projects - peer evaluation Context Go-Lab - Global Online Science Labs for Inquiry Learning at School - mass access to: - scientific data - virtual experiences & simulations - actual scientific labs and instruments - as a means of access applications - eg.

Embracing Disruptive Innovations: Organizational Challenges

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

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.

The Impact of AI on R&D and Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Beyond innovations in existing sectors, the rapidly improving price/performance of GPTs have led over time to the creation of whole new applications and industries.

Disruptive Innovations and Large Companies

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

A few weeks ago I gave a seminar at an executive management class for a large, global company. The subject of my seminar was Managing Technology-based Disruptive Innovations. Given my long career at IBM, as well as my more recent involvement with Citi, it is not surprising that I am particularly interested in entrepreneurship and innovation in large companies. A good innovative idea is necessary, but not sufficient, to succeed in an entrepreneurial endeavor.

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

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

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. .

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.

Notes from Centre Jacques Cartier seminar on MOOCs, Lyon, France

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

badges - challenge: how it can be superior to traditional higher education - problems created by the ex[pansion of the term ''open'' - rapid innovation, less bureaucracy - but - no quality assurance, contrecoup - a ''quality platform'' for post-traditional higher ed - How to exit the maze - put learning at the heart of institutions - MOOCs with badges and REL - a method for recognizing quality Questions - ''open'' - George - Courseras, etc. -

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The Impact of AI on R&D and Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

For the past couple of centuries, general-purpose technologies (GPTs) have been the key drivers of productivity and economic growth, - thanks to their rapid improvements in price and performance, pervasive applications, and ability to spur complementary innovations across a wide variety of industries. Beyond innovations in existing sectors, the rapidly improving price/performance of GPTs have led over time to the creation of whole new applications and industries.

Innovation at Countway

David Weinberger

The Countway Library at Harvard Medical School today held a forum/seminar on what they’re working on. David Osterberg: “Strategic Planning at Countway: Innovation and Collaboration from the Bottom Up” (David gives a highly condensed version of his talk because a tour of Countway is about to start.) What they’re working on is pretty great. NOTE: Live-blogging. Getting things wrong. Missing points. Omitting key information. Introducing artificial choppiness.

The Evolution of Collaborative Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

For over a dozen years now the concept of collaborative innovation has been at the center of much of my work. It is a common theme in my talks and seminars, as well as in my blog. The Internet, and all the social media platforms and applications in its wake have been one of the major enablers of collaborative innovation the world has ever known. A number of companies around the world have established similar employee innovation efforts.

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.

Irving Wladawsky-Berger: Innovation Communities and Network Effects

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Irving Wladawsky-Berger A collection of observations, news and resources on the changing nature of innovation, technology, leadership, and other subjects. I am intrigued by the efforts around the world to make cities, regions and nations centers of innovation.

Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Large Companies

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

It defined the term as: “somebody who offers an innovative solution to a (frequently unrecognised) problem. The defining characteristic of entrepreneurship, then, is not the size of the company but the act of innovation.” Given my forty year association with IBM, as well as my more recent involvement with Citigroup, it is not surprising that I am particularly interested in entrepreneurship and innovation in large companies.

Disruptive Innovations and Organizational Change

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Over the last few years I have given a number of seminars on Technology-based Business Transformation. In these seminars, I examine how companies can leverage disruptive innovations to go after new business opportunities or to significantly transform themselves. The seminars are generally organized into three section. We sometimes forget that disruptive innovations are indeed disruptive , not only in the marketplace but also for individuals and organizations.

Reflections on Innovation, Productivity and Job Creation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

For example, over the past year I have given a number of seminars on Technology and Innovation in the Service Economy. I have also been thinking a lot about the impact of these innovations on the productivity of the service sector of the economy in general, and in particular, on the kinds of jobs that we can expect to be created over the next decades to replace those jobs that might decline or disappear as a result of such productivity improvements.

Irving Wladawsky-Berger: Reflections on Leadership and Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Irving Wladawsky-Berger A collection of observations, news and resources on the changing nature of innovation, technology, leadership, and other subjects. In this course, I want to examine how to leverage disruptive innovations to significantly transform a business or even a whole industry.

"Innovation in New York" Revisited

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In June of 2008 I participated in a panel, “Is New York a Center of Innovation?,” Since that time, the same two institutions have partnered with the Sloan Foundation and organized Innovate New York - Envisioning an Inventive City , - which has held a series of panel discussions to explore how to foster innovation in such diverse areas as finance, media, services, life sciences, arts and culture. For many, survival , not innovation, has been paramount in their minds.

Disruptive Innovations and Organizational Change

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Over the last few years I have given a number of seminars on Technology-based Business Transformation. In these seminars, I examine how companies can leverage disruptive innovations to go after new business opportunities or to significantly transform themselves. The seminars are generally organized into three section. We sometimes forget that disruptive innovations are indeed disruptive , not only in the marketplace but also for individuals and organizations.

Technology, Leadership and Innovation in the Service Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

At the end of January I gave a half-day seminar at MIT on Technology, Leadership and Innovation in the Service Economy. I offered the seminar as part of MIT’s Independent Activities Period (IAP) , a four week informal learning interlude between the fall and spring semesters that offers a variety of experimental short courses and seminars. For a while now, I have been thinking about how technology and innovation can best be applied to services.

Design, Innovation and Organizational Systems

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

I gave several seminars and held a number of meetings, but the main reason for my visit was to once more participate in a STIR lecture sponsored by Design London. It aims to bring together the disciplines of design, engineering, technology and business to address jointly the challenges of innovation in an increasingly global, competitive economy. I followed Max Fordham, and talked about Innovation in Business and other Social Organizations in the 21st Century.

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Irving Wladawsky-Berger: Business Innovation and Storytelling

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Irving Wladawsky-Berger A collection of observations, news and resources on the changing nature of innovation, technology, leadership, and other subjects. The BIF innovation summits make use of a unique storytelling format.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Get Social, Get Game and Get Learning! eLearning Guilds Summer Seminar Series

Mark Oehlert

eLearning Guilds Summer Seminar Series Just wanted to let everyone know, so you can all run out and sign up now! that Brent Schlenker and I are doing an e Learning Guild Summer Seminar Series that is focused on all things "2.0"

nigelpaine.com - Blog - Leadership and Innovation

Nigel Paine

Leadership and Innovation. Just a few observations from the seminars I have been delivering in Brazil with the great MindQuest. Innovation only occurs when there is a culture of innovation in an organisaton. That is closely allied to having a learning culture: curiosity is the heart of innovation. Innovation requires process and well as great ideas to make it effective. Innovation means a leap forward not a microstep. Links. Articles.

The Coming Era of Decision Machines

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In April, 2017 I attended a seminar by University of Toronto professor Avi Goldfarb on the economic value of AI.

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The Innovator's Prescription: A Disruptive Solution to Health Care

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

He is one of the world's foremost thinkers in strategy and innovation. In particular, Clay – since I know him personally, I feel I can call him by his first name - is an expert in dealing with disruptive innovations, developing organizational capabilities and finding new markets for new technologies. His first book, The Innovator's Dilemma is a classic. I use it extensively in my MIT graduate seminar. However, technology is only an enabler of innovation.

Irving Wladawsky-Berger: A Kind of 21st Century Digital Animation Studio

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Irving Wladawsky-Berger A collection of observations, news and resources on the changing nature of innovation, technology, leadership, and other subjects. Next we addressed healthcare - and in particular the really innovative work taking place at Vassar Brothers Medical Center.

Is It Sometimes Rational to Select Leaders Randomly? A Cool Old.

Bob Sutton

The ergonomics of innovation -- The McKinsey Quarterly. interview Pixar Brad Bird - Innovation lessons from Pixar Director Brad Bird - Strategy - Innovation - The McKinsey Quarterly. Customer-Focused Innovation. David A Owens: Creative People Must Be Stopped: 6 Ways We Kill Innovation (Without Even Trying). McCraw: Prophet of Innovation: Joseph Schumpeter and Creative Destruction. This term at Stanford, I am teaching a doctoral seminar on leadership. 

Irving Wladawsky-Berger: A Kind of 21st Century Digital Animation Studio

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Irving Wladawsky-Berger A collection of observations, news and resources on the changing nature of innovation, technology, leadership, and other subjects. Next we addressed healthcare - and in particular the really innovative work taking place at Vassar Brothers Medical Center.

nigelpaine.com - Blog - Innovation

Nigel Paine

Innovation. Although people say they want innovation in corporations, they dont really. Innovation is a culture and attitude before it becomes a process. Quoted by Rene Carayol reviewing his Inspired Leaders seminar on entrepreneurship. Links. Articles. Presentations. Photos. Discussions. Guestbook. Contact. Send Email. nigelpaine.com. Leadership. Learning. Technology. Links. Articles. Presentations. Photos. Discussions. Guestbook. Contact. Send Email. Navigation.

A Biological Approach to Management

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

I first learned about the importance of robustness to natural and man-made systems at a 2007 seminar by Cal Tech professor John Doyle. In addition, a commitment to innovation is essential. Darwinian principles seem to apply in business almost as much as in biology.

A Growing Backlash Against the Relentless Advances in Technology?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Few business concepts have been as long and widely used as disruptive innovation. His 1997 bestseller, The Innovator''s Dilemma , further elaborated and popularized the concept. Innovation has played a central role in my long career.

AI and our Social Interactions

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

But, attaining AI’s broad potential will require not only a continuing slew of technological innovations, but equally important research on the challenges our society must get ready for, including ethical issues, workplace disruptions, and human interactions.

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Is Design Thinking the “New Liberal Arts”?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Its mission statement states that “Olin College prepares students to become exemplary engineering innovators who recognize needs, design solutions and engage in creative enterprises for the good of the world.”.

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As Big Data and AI Take Hold, What Will It Take to Be an Effective Executive?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Enabling innovation across the organization, - especially open, collaborative, multidisciplinary innovation, - is one of the key roles for senior leaders in a world of smart machines. The authors concluded that innovation involves two fundamental processes: analysis and interpretation.

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The Continuing Evolution of Service Science

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Subsequently, it’s continued to be one of the main subjects I’ve talked about in seminars and written about in this blog. This blind spot threatens to hinder the development of effective innovation policies and the development of new business models and practices…”.

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Irving Wladawsky-Berger: Leadership and Management Skills in the Knowledge Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Irving Wladawsky-Berger A collection of observations, news and resources on the changing nature of innovation, technology, leadership, and other subjects. Home Archives Subscribe « "Killer Apps" and Virtual Worlds | Main | A Kind of Cambrian Explosion » August 13, 2007 Leadership and Management Skills in the Knowledge Economy I am getting ready to teach a new graduate seminar at MIT this fall - Technology-based Business Transformation.

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IBM's Centennial

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

It is using the opportunity to reach out to many of its constituents in business, government and academia and engage with them in a variety of celebratory events, such as seminars and conferences. I have given several seminars on the topic in the two main universities I am associated with, MIT and Imperial College. Over forty years later, my work with the company revolves primarily around cloud computing , innovation in services , and Smarter Planet and Smarter Cities solutions.

The Nature of the Firm in the Digital Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In early July I participated in the 2013 Roundtable on Institutional Innovation sponsored by the Aspen Institute’s Communications and Society Program. This individual freedom leads to innovation, specialization, economic fragmentation and the formation of lots of companies of all sorts.

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WTF? Complexity.

Jay Cross

In October, he’s leading a series of one-day executive seminars on Leading Through Complexity: A New Simplicity. Tags: Management Innovation The process of Innovation Once upon a time, the world was predictable.

Smart Homes - Building for America's Bravest

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The course focused on the major challenges that a business must deal with to successfully bring a disruptive innovation to market, including technical and market strategies as well as organizational and cultural issues. Healthcare Systems Innovation Smart Systems Society and Culture

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Imagination as a Journey of Survival and Discovery

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

I’ve given many seminars and taught semester-long courses on the subject. The community library is one of the key places where everyone, from small children to senior citizens, can learn about and keep up with the latest technology innovations.