Earmarked innovation podcasts

DE: Links zu einigen kürzlich gefundenen Podcasts rund um Innovationsthemen

Some newly found and earmarked innovation podcasts, starting with the Forrester Information & Knowledge Management podcast (RSS), then a Swiss radio podcast and to finish a Business Week Innovation of the week

  • Good Strategic Planning Will Outlast A Downturn, Don’t Cut Here (mp3)
    Rob Koplowitz warns against cutting funding for planning and strategy in an economic downturn. Keep in mind that, while the recession dominates the current business conversation, strategy decisions transcend the short term – your company will have to stick with them for the long haul.
  • Business Intelligence Belt Tightening In A Tough Economic Climate (mp3)
    More and more we’re seeing smart enterprises turn to Business Intelligence (BI) as a corporate asset to help them prevail through the tough economic times. Boris Evelson recommends taking a specific targeted approach to scaling back BI to help your company do more with less rather than employing whole-sale cutbacks.
  • Novartis Campusschöne, neue Arbeitswelt (mp3)
    Der neue Campus des Pharmamulti Novartis in Basel ist ein Versuch, städteplanerisch auf die Arbeitskultur einzuwirken. Das Gelände ist so gebaut, dass darin neue Arbeitsmodelle verwirklicht werden können. Innovation ist das oberste Ziel. Auch soll der Campus eine kleine Stadt werden, in der den Mitarbeiter fast alles geboten wird – Fitness-Studio und Kinderkrippe inklusive. Schöne, neue Arbeitswelten auf einem 20 Hektar grossen Industriegelände – wie diese aussehen, hat die Basler Historikerin und Kulturwissenschaftlerin Madeleine Fahrländer in einer Studie unter die Lupe genommen.
  • Michael Raynor, co-author of The Innovator’s Dilemma and author of The Strategy Paradox, outlines his theory of “the new contrarianism.” In a downturn, says Raynor, “companies need to look beyond belt-tightening to focus obsessively on their customers” (mp3). Well, focussing obsessively sounds kind of zealous, if not to say narrow-minded, whatever happened to the idea of serendipidity and exploration? Looking for the current needs of customers sounds good, yet it must be balanced with a concern for the future … but Raynor is making a good argument for “new contrarianism” putting forth simplicity and “easy services” with reasonable value.

Add to all this audio content at least one of the videos from the 4th European Futurists Conference (found via Webonomy) , like e.g. “Open Innovation – Do we still need Patents?” (pdf) with Ciaran McGinley, Project Initiator EPO Scenarios for the Future at the European Patent Office:

In a world where knowledge is increasingly shared and innovation becomes a collaborative process, are traditional forms of intellectual property protection still appropriate? This presentation explores how the paradigm shift to open and collaborative innovation which is already eminent today will impact the role of patents and intellectual property tomorrow. By applying the scenario methodology and using the four “EPO Scenarios for the Future” as different possible environments, the potential drivers which might encourage the development of open innovation models are identified. How businesses and other stakeholders might adapt their IP strategies will also vary substantially from one scenario to the next.

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