That reveals one main thread of the talk about innovation: managing, embedding andinstitutionalising it. Look for mentions of “innovation management” on these pages.2.
Another important strand is: where do we get ideas from? Customers? Competitors? Clever,wacky and slightly degenerate members of staff? The world at large via the Web? Look formentions of “open innovation” and “crowdsourcing” for more on this.3.
A third strand concerns how to get from creative idea to commercialised innovation – the“implementing” and “harvesting” stages.
You’re probably here because you’re trying to find out more about how to ‘manage innovation’ (acat herding euphemism if ever there was one). You may be studying it or researching it or teachingit or actually trying to do it. In which case, you may be looking for helpful places to start. If so,here goes:
A lot of (too many) people are blogging about innovation and innovations. Here are some of the best:
Although he’s now stopped writing here, Richard Oliver has some really interesting things tosay about Managing Creativity atPurposive Drift.
TheInnovation Weblogrightly calls itself “a meta-index of the latest innovation trends, news,technology, resources and viewpoints. It covers topics including innovation research and bestpractices and strategies, innovation management, business use of Weblogs for ideation andcollaboration”. It’s a good way to stay up to date with business innovations.
TheInnosight Blog , which is the group blog of Clay Christensen’s Innosight team, is ofteninteresting on strategic innovation issues, though the writers sometimes seem short of things tosay (and why wouldn’t they be, given my previous mutterings about innovation as a newsubject?).
Ellen Di Resta’sForesight 20/20blog is a thoughtful and considered contribution on consumerresearch and insights that can be used to drive innovation in the businesses that serve thoseconsumers.
Andrew Hargadon’s blog on technology, design and creativity ishere.
Mike Docherty of consultants Innovation2 blogs on innovation and entrepreneurshiphere.
Katie Konrath gathers and blogs about new ideasremorselessly but successfully. Worthfollowing. (Her recipe for creativity – there’s no magic, just keep practising”.)
Paul Sloane’sgood but earnest blogon innovation. Avoid the tips on how to tell a joke. He alsoseems to do the British Quality Foundation’sInnovation Unit blog.