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i4j Summit on Innovation for Jobs One of the major questions today is whether America will produce enough meaningful jobs in the future. The Innovation for Jobs Summit invites speakers and thinkers each year to discuss this topic and propose possible solutions. Here are two interviews at the conference on these topics by Martin Wasserman. The first is an interview with me alone and the second together with Steve Denning,.. Read More
Redefining Work and the Process of Value Creation One of today’s most important issues is whether in the future society will offer enough meaningful work for its citizens. Some argue that automation will eliminate essentially all human work. Since work is a primary source of human dignity, that is a dark vision of our future. That is not the perspective of the recent Silicon Valley Innovation for Jobs (i4j) conference organized and run.. Read More
Must You Ask Permission to Talk to Others? Getting the best talent is a challenge for all companies, universities, and government agencies. Great talent is the essential ingredient for achieving innovative success. But in most enterprises there is an equally serious problem – these talented professionals don’t, or are not allowed to, fully collaborate with each other. This means the enterprise’s collective IQ is reduced by orders of magnitude compared.. Read More
The Role of Different Innovation Models There are many models for improving innovative performance. For anyone entering the field it is confusing. The supporters of each approach tend to believe their model can apply to all situations. That is only partially true. There are unique models appropriate to different businesses and for different stages of value creation. (See also the related post, Visualizing the Innovative Enterprise.)
Continuous Creation of New Customer Value What does an innovative enterprise look like? Steve Denning and I recently discussed this question. He asked, what is the right organizational image that communicates the fundamental ingredients required for innovative success? Consider the figure shown, which is my version of our collaborative efforts. See also the post, Improving Innovative Performance. Customer focus: Customers and their market ecosystem, to the right, are the focus of all.. Read More