Posts tagged innovation

Unleash your inner innovator (by Financial Times)

Clayton Christensen on disruptive innovation - Clarendon Lectures 10th June 2013 (by Saïd Business School - OxfordSBS -)

Transition Trauma Guaranteed. We are currently experiencing a very unique combination of digitally-fueled disruptions: rising globalization and much increased economic interdependence of regions, nations, companies and people, widespread and hyper-effective socio-political activism via social networks and UGC media (especially video, as Koni2012′s 96Million views have shown), the rise of almost Wikileakean openness expectations by consumers and a new kind of ‘tyranny of transparency’ that has engulfed people around the globe, radical consumer empowerment based on waves of technological leaps and what is often referred to the ‘consumerization of IT’, and an overall sense of ambiguity and instability. These trends, to me, are showing that we are heading into an ‘it-all-depends’ – world rather than an either/or world. In this future, many yes/no situations of the past are becoming maybe’s – and this poses a real challenge to business planning and operations. Linear thinking can now be a real disadvantage; lateral, organic and fluid approaches are becoming a requirement to success. (via Gerd’s Guide to Disruption, Part 3: Transition Traumas, Brands with Purpose, Interdependence not Independence - Futurist Gerd Leonhard)

Transition Trauma Guaranteed. We are currently experiencing a very unique combination of digitally-fueled disruptions: rising globalization and much increased economic interdependence of regions, nations, companies and people, widespread and hyper-effective socio-political activism via social networks and UGC media (especially video, as Koni2012′s 96Million views have shown), the rise of almost Wikileakean openness expectations by consumers and a new kind of ‘tyranny of transparency’ that has engulfed people around the globe, radical consumer empowerment based on waves of technological leaps and what is often referred to the ‘consumerization of IT’, and an overall sense of ambiguity and instability. These trends, to me, are showing that we are heading into an ‘it-all-depends’ – world rather than an either/or world. In this future, many yes/no situations of the past are becoming maybe’s – and this poses a real challenge to business planning and operations. Linear thinking can now be a real disadvantage; lateral, organic and fluid approaches are becoming a requirement to success. (via Gerd’s Guide to Disruption, Part 3: Transition Traumas, Brands with Purpose, Interdependence not Independence - Futurist Gerd Leonhard)

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The Global Innovation Index 
Some insights from the attached chart:
Innovation has become global: all regions show potential as hubs of innovation (the two upper quadrants show the countries leading in the GII ranking).
There seems to be a positive relationship between population size and efficiency: six countries among the most densely populated, including three BRICs, are in the top 10 on the efficiency index: Nigeria, China, Pakistan, Brazil, India and Bangladesh (countries to the right of the chart; the chart shows the full name for the 30 most populated countries, except for USA and the UK).
ViaINSEAD eLab

citycollaboration:

The Global Innovation Index

Some insights from the attached chart:

  1. Innovation has become global: all regions show potential as hubs of innovation (the two upper quadrants show the countries leading in the GII ranking).
  2. There seems to be a positive relationship between population size and efficiency: six countries among the most densely populated, including three BRICs, are in the top 10 on the efficiency index: Nigeria, China, Pakistan, Brazil, India and Bangladesh (countries to the right of the chart; the chart shows the full name for the 30 most populated countries, except for USA and the UK).

ViaINSEAD eLab

Is the Internet ready for live music? Serial entrepreneur Brian Gruber thinks it is. With his latest startup ShowGo.tv, Gruber has created an online music experience in which we can watch live jazz from “the coolest places on earth”. Gruber, who founded Fora.tv back in 2005, told me that he believes the time is now right – both in technological and business terms – to launch the live musical experience online.
We are entering an era of information tsunamis: mind-boggling global data torrents , all-pervasive social-local-mobile (SoLoMo) connectivity, widespread ‘wikilikean’ transparency expectations (both B2C as well as B2B), rapid changes in interface technologies (AR, gestures, voice-control, nano-technologies, bionics, AI etc), the hyper-realtime speed of information and media, and of abundant consumer choice in pretty much every sector of commerce and business.
Matt Rogers and Tony Fadell both had significant roles in creating two of the most iconic technology products of recent history, the iPod and the iPhone. They are out on their own now, running Nest, a startup everyone is talking about and that makes a product no one has talked about for the past hundred years or so. Drum roll please… the thermostat.
…executives are suffering a condition they label as “innovation vertigo” – an uneasiness with the changing dynamics of today’s business landscape, and uncertainty over the best path forward. There are three challenges that stand in the way of innovation and growth, the survey finds: lack of available talent, the need for business models more accommodating to innovation, and protectionist reflexes. Executives agree that greater efforts at collaboration can make a difference.

Walls (by CarbonWarRoom)

Interesting video about how market barriers are stifling the global shift to a greener future

(via MediaFuturist: Wisdom of the day: “nothing vast enters the lives of mortals without a curse” (Sophocles))

The Future of Technology in a Digital Society: Futurist Speaker Gerd Leonhard in Paris (Systematic) (by Gerd Leonhard)

Please take a look and let me know how you like it. The PDF with the slides is here: http://gerd.fm/WlJaXa

Future of Innovation & Business: From Ego to Eco. Futurist Speaker Gerd Leonhard Porto Alegre 2012 (by Gerd Leonhard)

Would be curious to know what you guys think of this video

So what do Futurists actually do ?

A conversation between Futurists Dr. James Canton http://globalfuturist.com/ and Gerd Leonhard http://about.me/mediafuturist This video is part of the new MeetingsOfTheMind.tv series (launching soon). This video covers questions such as 1) what does a Futurist do (and what not)  2) why clients hire us, and what we can do for them 3) some of the challenges that we have encountered in the past 10 years.

What Capitalism Can't Fix - Phil Buchanan - HBR

an increasing number of people both inside and outside the nonprofit world seem drunk on the Kool-Aid of business superiority. Too often people equate “business thinking” with effectiveness.

Christensen: We are living the capitalist's dilemma - CNN.com

Harvard professor Clayton M. Christensen says we are now living in the capitalist’s dilemma
Investors continue applying doctrines that were appropriate when capital was scarce
Christensen says U.S. can no longer waste education, subsidizing fields that offer few jobs