Plug into novelty and difference
Store and play with ideas
Find new communities
Manage polarities, Order and chaos, Stimulation and isolation/concentration, Places with problems and places with potential solutions
How do you reward yourself for getting outside of your comfort zone - when material reward is far from certain....
Wanting what does not exist
Seeing what does not exist
Paradox of too much knowledge - tramelled
Problem/opportunity insight precedes solution insight
Challenge - flow from personal problem insight to collective solution insight
Get to different perceptions and ideas from the group...
Carve out time for nurturing creativity and insight, play, discover, solve, learn
Hate - cultivate dissatisfaction
Willing to do the right thing badly; risk doing the wrong thing
Personality, place, preparation, problem
Persistence - single-mindedly openminded...
Willingness to fight for new ideas - displace old - comfortable with conflict
Culture, toxic, wasteful, friendly, hungry
unnecessary pain, necessary pain, industry pain, personal pain
quitting can be winning
how do traditions, habits and bias impede new ideas?
Strange, novel, risky propositions
Innovation as a collaborative activity, Investigators, Creators, Evaluators, Implementers
Organising Self....the challenges of the sole innovator?
Bottom Up, Top Down, Open (idea orgy) and Closed (idea incest)
Increase and improve connections between people with a hunger for innovation, Coach in those with less enthusiasm or confidence
Elite sport or Mass participation?, Harnessing under-appreciated intelligence, experience, wisdom, Bigger brains reduce uncertainty
Reach out to people that wiil give you a bigger brain, Who, How
ALL new ideas need other people, Personalities, Politics, Processes, Places, Connections, Exploring (diverging), Exploiting (converging), Costs and Benefits, Permanent teams, Temporary teams, Networks, What new networks might extend your innovative brain?, How can you make more of existing networks?
Culture beats structure....
Consider the flow of ideas through an innovation process, Stagegates?, Convergence/divergence
Creating a Powerful Innovation Cuture, Inspiring people (including yourself) to see and want better futures, Love and Hate as great inspirers, How people work together to go from insight to implementation, Idea toxic, Idea wasteful, Idea friendly, Idea hungry, All of the above...., Encouraging creative behaviours, Time, Watercooler conversations and lunches etc, Developing group based practical creativity, Expert groups for sole traders, Expecting it in 121s and appraisals etc, Develop existing culture or transform it?, Innovation hub, idea clinics,, Develop existing meetings, trainings etc, Use visuals, Motivating Innovators, ideas motivate actions, different people are motivated by different ideas, link what people care about to their innovation work, cycles of motivation and demotivation, innovation as a learning process, reduce demotivators and inhibitors, discuss pro-innovation and innovation inhibiting behaviours
innovation as deviance
requires the rebel and the maverick, challenges to conformity, enough rebellion? Increasing/decreasing?, How do you harness the rebellious minds
The 'sameness' filters - recruiting in our own shadow - repelling outsiders, recruiting outsiders, balance of sameness and difference
How can you influence the climate of practical creativity?, soldiers, conformers, rebels, mavericks
business as usual will eventually fail!, leadership as fanning the flames of creative conflict
making ideas useful, neednt be the originator - whose ideas could you help?, bolting on features, taking stuff away, gap between innovators interests and users, different perceptions of value, better ideas - better problems - better questions - complete set of questions, localising, simplifying, overcoming, functional fixedness - fixed assumptions, phases of innovation, pre-innovation, from divergent to convergent, Fuzzy front end, innovation, focus - convergent, Fuzzy middle end, post-innovation, divergent - lifecycle management, fuzzy back end, a learning process - not a project plan...
Developing innovation perspectives on existing metrics
exploiting the bias towards numbers...while measuring the unmeasurable
using measurement to lead improvement
Which of your certainties would require the most courage to let go of?
Novelty versus habit
Innovating is not the same as winning, You make a giant leap - they add the final tiny step
Can you pick a 'winning' innovation, can you make almost any idea a winner - Pixar, smart ideas neutralised by dumb processes, smart ideas badly packaged, smart ideas badly protected....
Innovation has to be harnessed to strategy
setting up a stream of innovations that are understood, shaping the market for an innovation, almost all about the timing and context?
3-5 milestones over 3-5 years?
adoption, use, popularity
fit with existing ideas....
planned development AND following what works - even if you don't know why
Adaptation....dont nail it down....
From the intricacies of innovation to the dynamics of the market
Your first and last ideas are unavoidably imperfect
Show and try
formal criteria and process for approval and funding?
eventually you have to change how something is done or what is done
is a head of steam built up?, why innovate?, response to burning platform?, pursuit of burning aspiration
reach for the garbage can - or go beyond the obvious?, build a bigger brain?
innovation as a means to an end...start with the end in mind
Stranded, surfing, shaping, smashed
Energy, purpose and choices in real-world innovation
Yes, No and a 1000 Maybes - get your mind dirtied up!
the circularity of success and failure
focus on better - not profit or cheaper or market share
don't look for innovation in the P&L statement
Find a problem worth solving
Gamble enough! Everything?, Time, Money, Relationships (Love)
From experimenters to implementers...
long, medium, short term innovation