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Chris Olson Innovation2Go CIL2012 Conf Preso

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Slides from Creative Ideas, Insights & Trends: Innovation to Go. Session C103 @ Computers In Libraries (CILDC) conference, March 21, 2012. Washington, DC. Presented by Chris Olson, Chris Olson & Associates. http://www.ChrisOlson.com

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Chris Olson Innovation2Go CIL2012 Conf Preso

  1. 1. Creative Ideas, Insights, & Trends: Innovationto Go Session C103: March 21, 1:30 – 2:30 pm Computers In Libraries 2012 Presented by Chris Olson, MLS, MAS, FSLA Chris Olson & Associates
  2. 2. Overview  LIS innovation pipelines  Sources, sandboxes & radar screens  The innovation edge: Trends  Imagination  When all else fails...2© 2012 Chris Olson & Associates
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  4. 4. In Search of Innovation www.WSJ.com  Those ideas, however, don‟t really come from nowhere. Instead, they are typically at theedge of a company’s radar screen, and sometimes a bit beyond: trends in peripheral industries...  ...To be truly innovative, companies sometimes have to change their frames of reference, extend their search space. New ways of thinking and organization can be required as well. In Search of Innovation WSJ.com When companies try to come up with new ideas, they too often look only where they always look. That won’t get them anywhere. JUNE 22, 2009 INNOVATION4© 2012 Chris Olson & Associates
  5. 5. LIS Innovation Pipelines  Customers  Competitors  Products  Services  Delivery  Marketplace position (differenciation, competitive superiority)5© 2012 Chris Olson & Associates
  6. 6. Smart Planet/Business Brains (Blog) “10 game-changing business innovations for 2012” 1. Analytics competitor differentiator 2. Watsons IBM 3. Do-it-yourselfers... DIY Economy 4. Cloud 5. Crowdsourcers 6. Smartphones 7. 3D printers... desktop manufacturing .mass production 8. Games 9. Talent (not enough of it)... human capital 10. Social responsibility 10 game-changing business innovations for 2012 By Joe McKendrick | December 20, 2011.6© 2012 Chris Olson & Associates
  7. 7. The Top Six Innovation Ideas of 2011  Contestification  Open up to innovators  Keep Touching Me and Ill Screen!  Thats Quite A Coup, Onward Group!  eCoupons  From Farmville to Pharmville: We Got Game in Business  A Beautifully Designed Lobby  WWWabs  (IdeaScale) HBR Blog Network7 MICHAEL SCHRAGE, December 16, 2010© 2012 Chris Olson & Associates
  8. 8. Innovation Sandbox http://ideascale.com8© 2012 Chris Olson & Associates
  9. 9. Scouting Innovation Lists www.fastcompany.com/9© 2012 Chris Olson & Associates
  10. 10. Fast Company Innovation10© 2012 Chris Olson & Associates
  11. 11. Smart Planet http://www.smartplanet.com11© 2012 Chris Olson & Associates
  12. 12. Other Radar Screens  TED  www.ted.com/  Ideas worth Spreading  1984 Technology, Entertainment, Design  Innosight  http://www.innosight.com/innovation_resources/articl e.htm  Strategy & Innovation articles  Collaborative innovation. Joining forces.12© 2012 Chris Olson & Associates
  13. 13. Journal of Library Innovation www.libraryinnovation.org/ Yawn....13© 2012 Chris Olson & Associates
  14. 14. Trends for the Innovation Edge  www.Trendwatching.com  Free monthly briefing14© 2012 Chris Olson & Associates
  15. 15. Trends for the Innovation Edge  www.TrendHunter.com  TrendReport sample ( see my Slideshare)  CROWDSOURCED-- ideas from 95,876 trend spotters in 190 countries  Get past the snakeoil15© 2012 Chris Olson & Associates
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  17. 17. Wait...!  Is innovation an “innovation opportunity” for LIS?  There‟s a “big global „idea machine‟ that is revolutionizing opportunities for innovative thinking.” http://www.jimcarroll.com/2011/12/trending-in-2012- whats-to-come-in-the-year-to-come/#.T2Z8kMz9NVU17© 2012 Chris Olson & Associates
  18. 18. “ Imagination is more important than knowledge. ... For while knowledge defines all we currently know and understand, imagination points to all we might yet discover and create.” Albert Einstein  Is this the next LIS service frontier?18© 2012 Chris Olson & Associates
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  20. 20. Anythink Libraries, Colorado www.anythinklibraries.org/20© 2012 Chris Olson & Associates
  21. 21. Anythink Libraries, Colorado21© 2012 Chris Olson & Associates
  22. 22. When All Else Fails ... Google  2012....Google alerts  select your industry  pick other industries  Safe... Information delivery services: e- news, e-publishers, technology, education  Out there... food & beverage, lodging, car rentals, entertainment, auto, fashion... fabric  2012 Innovations in... fabric  smart fabric– wearable electronic fabric (eFabric)http://www.electricfoxy.com/  Social networking garment. Ping http://www.electricfoxy.com/projects/ping/22© 2012 Chris Olson & Associates
  23. 23. Classic Read How Breakthroughs Happen: The Surprising Truth About How Companies Innovate Harvard Business School Press, 2003. ”...Can Innovation really be routine?" This book not only answers that question but actually gets into the details of "How”... ... creating Innovation factories a subject he first wrote about in a Harvard Business Review article - Building an Innovation Factory. http://www.andrewhargadon.com/writing.html23© 2012 Chris Olson & Associates
  24. 24. Question Your Assumptions  Ask questions that challenge. Evaluation what you do, how you do it, and who you do it for.  What situation do you know will never happen to your library?  What situation is so outside the realm of possibility that there is no need to prepare for it on any level?  What would be the effect on your business if it did happen?  How would you respond and what would you do? Beyond the Obvious: Killer Questions That Spark Game-Changing24 Innovation.Phil McKinney. Hyperion. February 7, 2012© 2012 Chris Olson & Associates
  25. 25. Chris Olson Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/chrisolsonassoc Look for the CIL 2012 board Twitter: @COAnote Facebook: ChrisOlsonAssoc Slideshare: http://www.slideshare.net/chrisolson www.ChrisOlson.com • Chris@ChrisOlson.com 410.827.5642 • Grasonville, Maryland 2163825© 2012 Chris Olson & Associates
  26. 26. Fast Company Innovation26© 2012 Chris Olson & Associates
  27. 27. Fast Company Innovation27© 2012 Chris Olson & Associates

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