On June 20 and 21, I attended the World Innovation Forum in New York, along with fellow bloggers @AndreaMeyer and @JillBrainLogic. With a heavy-hitting list of speakers including Jane MacGonigal, Mohanbir Sawhney, Ray Kurzweil, Sir Ken Robinson, Clay Shirky, and Guy Kawasaki, we expected to have our collective innovation socks rocked off. And we did! Andrea and Jill have already
Management guru Peter Drucker had a knack for anticipating trends. He shaped the formation of how managers could effectively interact with employees, identified the value of the knowledge worker long before it was in vogue, showed us how online learning could supplement and replace costly face-to-face learning. He also recognized that our biggest challenge would be
After the DSCC11 conference, Renee, Drew, Deb and I moderated an online interaction real-time discussion on Twitter about the conference’s highlights. The discussion took place during Innochat, a weekly discussion on Twitter held every Thursday at noon Eastern time. Renee wrote the framing post for the discussion (click here to read it) and each of
Author Steve Shapiro interviews Ed Harrison, Managing Partner and Evan Leek Director, Digital Media of Fama PR who are chartered throughout the year to help Dassault Systemes tell their story live from the Dassault Systemes Customer Conference 2011 (#DSCC11). Ed and Evan share their insights on this year’s event and the increase in conversations and
Author Steve Shapiro interviews Andrea Meyer, Contributing Blogger for CollaborativeInnovation.org, live at the Dassault Systemes Customer Conference 2011 (#DSCC11) about her favorite topics at the event. Andrea explains the notion of ‘collaborating before you innovate’, and creating lifelike experiences and accelerating product design. The range of customer stories shared this year even extend into using
Author Steve Shapiro interviews Jeff Ray, Dassault Systemes Executive VP, Geographic Operations, live at the Dassault Systemes Customer Conference 2011 (#DSCC11). Jeff explains global trends in innovation by highlighting examples and ideas from his experience in countries outside the U.S. Hear his advice on the meaning of collaboration and crowd-sourcing product innovation.
This week I’m participating in the Post-2-Post virtual book tour for The Two-Second Advantage: How We Succeed by Anticipating the Future — Just Enough, by Vivek Ranadive and Kevin Maney. I originally intended to post my review on my own blog, but after reading it, I realize it sheds some light on a subject critical
In 2005, my team at GlobalGiving started experimenting with crowd wisdom as a tool for investing in social innovations. We wondered whether a large community could make better funding bets than a handful of experts. Our experiments offered individuals analytical information about 250 different innovations. Hundreds of “lay” individuals reviewed and evaluated these innovations; their