Cultural discussion and developments about sustainability and social good continue to expand beyond the philanthropic realm. There is increased conversation and competition, calling for rethinking problems in innovative ways. Nonprofits will remain pivotal in addressing and...Read More
Innovation is about ideas. Ideas are readily available, but good ideas need to be cultivated. Data and information are critical tools for feedback and making decisions. But as a leader, you are in a position to do more than measure and manage. You can create knowledge. This...Read More
More than ever, foundations, think tanks, institutes and advocacy organizations have the capacity to effect change—not just through funding or influencing policy, but by advancing and organizing thought and actively imagining the future. In the last century, our increasingly...Read More
Assembling the best and the brightest, community initiatives bring multiple perspectives to the task of tackling shared issues and opportunities in a new way. But, sometimes the “new” gets lost by equating expertise with leadership and past leadership with future vision. If...Read More
Innovation is about ideas. Ideas are readily available, but good ideas need to be cultivated.
Knowledge is creative.
Knowledge creation involves a complex combination of activities such as sensing, thinking, idea exploration, discovery, experience, conceptual framing, experiment, data and information gathering, story telling, reflection, analysis, interpretation, imagination, intuition and conjecture.
Innovation is everywhere.
Invention, the popular 20th-century term for powerful technological advances such as telephones, cars and airplanes, reflected the mechanistic worldview of its time. Now, even the patent office, traditionally focused on machinery and gadgets, is changing to accommodate a more fluid and flexible mindset about change.
Knowledge economy to idea age.
The knowledge economy emerged during the Organization Age of the 20th Century. Business became complex, aspiring to organized structures, utilizing overseeing administrations and division of labor. Increasingly proprietary industries funded their own research and development.