Thursday, 13 December 2012
For me, I think the academic and corporate community is missing the point. When I see the ‘Innovating Innovation’ logo and read a-another essay about innovating innovation, I’ve not yet seen one on ‘Innovating Innovation.’ What I always see are essays that reinforce the authors current or old paradigm. But I have not one yet seen an essay on ‘Innovation Innovation.’
So here a framework for such essay(s):
Innovating Innovation is – for me – about the transcendental concept of innovating innovation. That is, innovation as a subject about itself.
Not another subject about how to innovate in new ways or processes; or even context like radical innovation, or game changing innovation, or scrumdiddilyumpshus innovation.
No, ‘innovating innovation’ for me is about the limits of the contextual framework for innovation. As in how far and how many kind of innovation paradigms are there or could possibly be?
Take the concept of ‘The-design-space-of-possibilities.’ How many possibilities are there for design in the universe until the universe’s heat death trillions-upon- trillion of year from now?
According to Claude Shannon’s Information Theory there is not enough time in the universe to explore all the meaningful possibilities of innovating innovation.
So my hope and point is: when are we going to see an essay/paper/article on the ‘Innovating Innovation’ in this transcendental context?
Forbes' Steve Denning interviews one of my favourite business authors Gary Hamel. I like the interview because there is a new buzz in my head called 'Innovation Innovation.'
I find it a profound idea, innovation innovation open up a whole new design space of possibilities, as in how much potential is there for the management Innovating Innovation?
Are we near the edge of the end of the space of all possible innovation management concepts, or have we just blown the doors off and opened up a portal to an infinite ecology of management innovation concepts?
Gary begins to address this. Read the intro here and click on below:
'I talked with Gary Hamel last week about the new M-Prize challenge on Innovating Innovation. The challenge is organized by the Management Innovation eXchange (MIX), an open innovation platform that aims to “crowd-source the future of management.” Among other things, it launches idea-challenges called “M-Prizes” to stimulate contributions from their community of management practitioners. Previous M-Prize challenges have focused on “Management 2.0” and “Beyond Bureaucracy”. This time, the focus is on “innovating innovation”.'
Tuesday, 11 December 2012
Trendwatcher.com is my fav website. Need I say more? So here's this months latest posts.
2013 will be the perfect storm of necessity and opportunity: some economies will do OK(-ish), others will be shaky, but whatever market or industry you're in, those who understand & cater to changing consumer needs, desires and expectations will forever have plenty of opportunity to profit. A remapped global economy, new technologies (or 'old' technologies applied in new ways), new business models... hey, what's not to like?
Hence this overview of 10 crucial consumer trends (in random order) for you to run with in the next 12 months. Onwards and upwards:
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- Our obsession is consumer trends.
- Yes, we track the big-picture, macro-trends, too. But that’s to inform our investigation of global consumers: we don’t publish our thinking on the macro picture. For more on that, there’s lots out there. Try McKinsey’s Global Institute, Global Trends, and The Economist.
- Consumer trends aren’t like the seasons: they don’t play out neatly across calendar years. They emerge via the cross-pollination, re-combination, meeting-and-matching of existing and new consumer behaviors and innovations, and once they’ve emerged they constantly evolve.
- That means there is overlap between trends we’ve identified here in this list and other trends we’ve tracked throughout the last 12 months and yes, even before, from SERVILE BRANDS to EXCEPTIONALL.
- This free Trend Briefing identifies 10 trends that we believe need to be on your radar for 2013. But it’s only a selection of the consumer trends that will shape the coming 12 months. If you’re hungry for more, dive into the ocean of online trend content. Or check out Trend 11 ;-)
- None of these trends will be relevant to all consumers. Human beings are far too complex for that. When thinking about which trends are right for you, think about how you might apply them.
- Influence or shape your company's vision.
- Inspire you to come up with a new business concept, an entirely new venture, a new brand.
- Add a new product, service or experience for a certain customer segment.
- Feed into your campaigns and marketing, and help you speak the language of those consumers already 'living' a trend.