The Back End of Innovation alights there for real this year, from October 6-8. As the conference chair (full disclosure) I fought for this choice because I wanted to help plunge the heavy-lifter innovation crowd into an EXPERIENCE of innovation — implemented. Continue reading
Have you been to the Edinburgh Fringe? It is a remarkable experience. The Fringe is the world’s largest annual Arts Festival… Continue reading
From my experience, it seems that everyone thinks about innovation, but they think about it in very discrete, disconnected ways. R&D folks think about innovation as creating a new polymer. Marketing folks think about innovation as changing a marketing channel or delivering a new product. What very few people think about are the knock-on effects, consequences and series of events that are required to unfold when you innovate. Continue reading
Innovation, as a word, has no real meaning anymore. For some organizations it is a lofty goal, for others a marketing plan, and still for others a new IT platform. Yet, real innovations – categorized as Disruptive or Breakthrough – change the world they inherited. Continue reading
In the near future, in cities and across networks that lead the shift, we could see a significant improvement in career readiness and economic participation.