Slides from a presentation I gave at ASAE's Great Ideas conference. I discuss what innovation is, how it should be incorporated into operations, and what role technology and risk play in the innovation process.
Innovation and Risk
Associations and Technology
C. David Gammel, CAE
High Context Consulting
“Orville Wright did not have
a pilot’s license.”
Gordon MacKenzie, Orbiting the Giant Hairball.
“The future is already here.
It’s just not very evenly
William Gibson, author. NPR Talk of the Nation, 30
What is Innovation
Changing the yield of resources. (Supply)
Changing the value and satisfaction obtained from
resources by the consumer. (Demand)
Peter F. Drucker, Innovation and Entrepreneurship.
Why Innovation Matters
“It is not the strongest of the species that survives,
nor the most intelligent,
but the one most responsive to change.”
Why Tech Matters
Will Do Could Have
Should Have Won’t Do
Strong Strategy Weak Strategy
Technology Adoption Curve
Early Leading Trailing Laggards
Drucker’s Seven Sources of
Changes in industry or market structure.
Changes in perception, mood, and meaning.
-5 -4 -3 -2 -1 0 +1 +2 +3 +4 +5
+5 = Paradigm-breaking improvement.
+4 = Dramatic improvement.
+3 = Strong beneﬁts.
+2 = Minor beneﬁts.
+1 = Very minor improvement.
-1 = Very minor setback.
-2 = Minor setback, controllable.
-3 = Public setback, requires damage control.
-4 = Major defeat, ﬁnancial damages, recovery time needed.
-5 = Devastating losses.
Source: Alan Weiss.
Perception, mood or
Technologies for Innovation
Software as a Social Media/
Virtualization Short-form eBooks
On-demand Printing Mobile Content/
Associations in All But Name
Strobist Blog www.strobist.com
Blogher Conference www.blogher.com
Adrian Bye’s MeetInnovators www.meetinnovators.com