Firstly for me, my incentive to write and post blogs on innovation
I decided when I started blogging seriously that I did need to have a “blogging intent”. As I focus 100% on innovation for my living I treat blogging as part of my brand. As my knowledge continually grows I made up my mind that I’d like to share this.
My innovation intent shown below can be simply seen as ‘just’ a list of topics, but for me, and I hope for the reader who chooses to read these and encourage me, it puts the “stakes” into the innovation ground to keep guiding me along a journey of personal discovery that also I hope does really help others.
When you intentionally want to try to cover is a broad view of innovation, then it will force you to read deeply, research constantly and gather the knowledge that comes from others that contribute much in the continued advancement of innovation. Yes, it is advancing, more significantly than you realize. It is never-ending.
My blog is in many ways also becoming my innovation diary.
So why I call my blog under http://paul4innovating.com “building the DNA of innovation” is simply because I see innovation as a living, evolving area of management, discipline, and knowledge.
With so many other terrific innovation contributors out there, I do think we are all attempting in our own way on how to help encode the instructions in innovation’s development, its functioning needs and in its construction.
The multiple strands need constantly pulling together to build theories, build on the patterns, the signals, the interactions by extracting from all the different ‘cells’ of knowledge we all possess, that makes the application of innovation often highly unique to each of us and translated into practical, workable solutions. By sharing, you learn and continue to build on this knowledge. You actually blend both your own creation and you learn from others and then curate a greater knowledge.
This is a constant, ongoing, shaping and evolving
There are an incredible number of areas that could be discussed in a blog concerning innovation. I try to modify my list of interest as time goes on, as the feedback or reactions to these posts will partly shape and determine the better ones or areas I might deepen my focus, but my opening thoughts and intent revolve around these as they hold my interest and give me clues:
1. Identifying the drivers and focal areas of innovation change towards a new era of innovation
2. Exploring the dynamics and intensity needed for innovation and the fitness landscape.
3. The need for greater collaboration- where, what and why and even a how or two.
4. The building of a sustaining innovation model or its business architecture
5. Exploring different capabilities and competencies that need to abound
6. Making a better (business) case for innovation so it actually happens!
7. My BHAGS (big hairy audacious goals) for innovation understanding
8. “Heads of Steam” that simply get me going, happy (or mad!)
9. The seeming ‘lemming race’ for innovation and the jumping off search for ‘instant’ alternatives
10. Different types of innovation require different thinking and application.
11. Hunting for new hunting ground through seeing those intersections for innovation.
12 The dogma, mindsets and inertia that dominate thinking and constrain progress.
13. The pressures to innovate- wasted energy, busted guts and broken promises.
14. Exploring the hidden human dimensions of innovation that make a real difference, often under-appreciated or valued.
15. Innovation jobs-to-be-done and challenges to overcome
16. The Three Horizon Methodology for Innovation
17. Seeking Innovation alignment to Strategic intent
18. Business Model Design for Larger Organizations
19. Knowing the Capabilities and Competencies needed for Innovation
20. Working towards a Common Framework and Language for Innovation
So in laying out my agenda I have hoisted my innovation flag, laid out my themes and put that proverbial ‘stake’ in the ground on this blogs intent. Let’s hope I can meet my own ideals in the coming weeks, months and even years and I achieve a certain ‘resonance’ with you.