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I-Open Interview and Conversation Research

  1. 1. Near-Time : Home [I-Open ] http://i-open-2.near-time.net/wiki/print/interview-and-conversat... Interview and Conversation Research By I-Open Team I-Open Interview and Conversation Research "The purpose of the video interviews is to post them on line so that visions can be heard and resources can be shared. Maybe this is part of bringing the healing and spiritual circles together (a.k.a. Networking)." - Pam Fitch, Canton, Ohio Introduction I-Open harvests knowledge from: Individual interviews -- these are the stories of business, government, academic and civic leaders acting on their insights and innovations and, Open Conversations -- which focus on powerful topics affecting economic development in communities and their regions. I-Open interviews: Build trust Help people to get their ideas out to others Inform and align public and private investment Build local and global connectivity Provide a systemic view of economic development from single perspectives Are foundation building to the I-Open Civic Forum process Contributors: Discover new opportunities through the lens of Open Source Economic Development Connect with like-minded leaders Gain new insights from alternate perspectives Learn about new discoveries from cross disciplinary leaders Engage with a community of leaders actively changing the world 1 of 6 7/7/09 11:04 PM
  2. 2. Near-Time : Home [I-Open ] http://i-open-2.near-time.net/wiki/print/interview-and-conversat... Are re-invigorated with a new sense of connectedness The Value of Interview and Conversation Research To share the best innovation we can find in theoretical and practical research Report on priority needs of society by illuminating disparate, but common "threads" of discovery Inventory a broad range of indicators; from economic paradigm shifts to subtle insights Refine criteria, benchmark, and metrics for enterprise development Advise investment of economic development resources Identify emergent innovations for enterprise collaboration Who is Research Data useful to? Business, government, academic and civic leaders Economic development professionals, entrepreneurs, students, foundation leaders I-Open Collaborative Communities How is research data collected, organized and published? Collection I-Open builds open networks of collaboration with Colleges, Universities and Libraries embedded in these networks to access theoretical research; Leaders in the "Civic Space" - everything outside the four walls of any organization - to access practical research; How to get started: A single civic entrepreneur or researcher, small group, or larger group of civic entrepreneurs or researchers offer to provide an interview, conversation for taping by contacting The interview is created with I-Open. Individuals may independently post their content to I-Open; just contact and we'll get you started Desired content deliverables: a finished edited video of < 10 min and/or an extended interview <30 min Organized Information is organized by the Innovation Framework, a meta filter for content and further organized by categories, topics and tags to comprise an actionable research portfolio with practical examples to guide economic development investment in fast changing regional economies; Interviews are organized by high level concepts and topics. From this data issue briefs will be published (2010) to guide citizens, business, government and academic leaders of innovation and economic development investment opportunities. 2 of 6 7/7/09 11:04 PM
  3. 3. Near-Time : Home [I-Open ] http://i-open-2.near-time.net/wiki/print/interview-and-conversat... Published Content is sorted by Innovation Framework category, topic and tag Listed on the Research Matrix page Posted to http://www.livestream.com/iopen Posted to I-Open as a Livestream player and transcribed Shared with other I-Open films to strengthen the value and relationship to Open Source Economic Development. Interviews are posted on I-Open channels and media platforms; all content is available for viewing, comment and re-posting Content is copyright by I-Open and published under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States The Institute for Open Economic Networks (I-Open) 4415 Euclid Ave 3rd Fl Cleveland, Ohio 44103 USA Attribution is given to contributing individual(s) and I-Open If you have questions or suggestions for improvement please post your comments here or contact Interview Questions A. INTRODUCTION Working in networked economies requires us to make cognitive shifts, to view whole systems and to qualify our relevance. This work takes place at the peripheries of networks. Based on your interests, your cultural history and experience, 1. What are you passionate about now? 2. What would you like people to know, think, feel and do? 3. What do you see for the future? B. CATEGORY 3 of 6 7/7/09 11:04 PM
  4. 4. Near-Time : Home [I-Open ] http://i-open-2.near-time.net/wiki/print/interview-and-conversat... (Map courtesy of Ed Morrison, I-Open) Innovation Framework -- helps us to identify where we invest our attention, our relationship to others and the value we bring to the larger picture of Open Source Economic development. Work here takes place in a loose hub of people with shared interests. 1. What category of the Innovation Framework do you primarily invest your time and attention? Brainpower? Networks? Quality, Connected Place? Dialogue and Inclusion? or Branding Stories? 2. Is there a secondary category you also work in? 3. Which category would you like to collaborate with next? C. TOPIC 4 of 6 7/7/09 11:04 PM
  5. 5. Near-Time : Home [I-Open ] http://i-open-2.near-time.net/wiki/print/interview-and-conversat... (Map courtesy of Ed Morrison, I-Open) Strategic Doing -- requires a behavioral shift in our focus away from Strategic Planning (3 - 5 years) to continuous, iterative, and incremental cycles of strategic activities (30-60-90 days) by aligning, linking and leveraging networks and resources resulting in transformative initiatives and creating a culture of "Enterprise Collaboration" focused in a core team. Explore Research 1. What research areas interest you? Why? 2. What information do you share with others? 3. Do you participate in collaborative leadership? With whom? Why? 4. Who would you like to be connected to that you are not? Focus on Networks 1. What networks are you building? Why? How? 2. What is your criteria for mapping knowledge networks? 3. What criteria do you use to identify best practices in those networks? Align for Enterprise 1. What is the next enterprise opportunity you see? Why? 2. How much time would you like to spend on this opportunity, from idea to execution? 3. Whose insights and guidance do you/would you engage? 4. What benchmarks and measurements do you use in your work? 5 of 6 7/7/09 11:04 PM
  6. 6. Near-Time : Home [I-Open ] http://i-open-2.near-time.net/wiki/print/interview-and-conversat... Execute and Educate 1. What next steps do you envision to pro-actively respond to the powerful topics affecting communities and their regions, such as: climate change, green job creation, water, land, energy, technology, and health care? 2. How do you/could you pro-actively participate in innovative education, economic and workforce development? 3. How will your research/business serve the sustainability of communities and their regions 50 years from now? Closing Is there anything you would like to add to this interview information? Feedback How would you improve this interview? Helpful links I-Open Overview and Background http://i-open-2.near-time.net/wiki/i-open Interview Questions http://i-open-2.near-time.net/wiki/interview-questions Research Matrix http://i-open-2.near-time.net/wiki/research-matrix I-Open Livestream channel http://www.livestream.com/iopen This information is posted to: http://i-open-2.near-time.net/wiki/interview-and-conversation-research Copyright July 2009, Betsey Merkel, I-Open with contributions by Susan Altshuler, Dennis Coughlin, I-Open and thanks to Ed Morrison, I-Open Distributed under Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 Institute for Open Economic Networks (I-Open) 4415 Euclid Ave 3rd Fl Cleveland, Ohio 44103 USA Categories: Brainpower Tags: conversations interview and conversation research research thought leaders 6 of 6 7/7/09 11:04 PM

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