Browsing All posts tagged under »Innovation«

Phone-as-a-Service: mobile’s final frontier?

October 3, 2016 by


A colleague pinged me on a brow-raising post by Guardian on the what appears to be ‘silent war’ among manufacturers and smartphone players. Over what? Well, ultimately, YOUR attention. Nothing new to us, right? But what the article highlights as the proposed state of smartphone innovation reaching a final stagnation point is an intriguing area of discussion. Also, […]

Pokemon Go-es To Market

July 11, 2016 by


Pokemon GO. It’s all everyone is talking about this week…from being the most downloaded and the top-grossing app in the iPhone app store to Niantic Labs job posting for a Global Community Manager to the Texas Department of Transportation’s “Don’t Pokemon GO and Drive” Facebook post. What’s your take on Pokemon GO – animated fad, […]

Are there Initial Conditions for the Emergence of Social Change?

April 22, 2015 by


Which came first: the chicken or the egg?  It’s a famous paradox with implications in our on-going discussion of Social Change. Most of us are content to wait around for others to innovate, to don the armor of the entrepreneur, to start a non-profit, or organize a tea party. Social change is easy as long […]

How Do You Recognize a Social Entrepreneur?

May 21, 2013 by


As we explore deeper in our new Social Change Series at #SMCHAT (every 4th WEDS at 1pET), we need to advance our working definition of the modern day Social Entrepreneur. Like so much else in the 21st century, social-happy world, we’re quick to coin a new phrase, assign it a hashtag (like #socent for example!) […]

Should Social Entrepreneurs Collaborate? 4 Reasons Why

March 26, 2013 by


In our new Social Change series at #SMCHAT, we’ve been discussing how to recognize a Social Entrepreneur, a person who is intentional and focused on advancing the social good in a sustainable way. It’s a noble pursuit, but one that can be extremely difficult to pursue in a vacuum. So let’s ask a relational question. […]

#InnoChat and #SMChat Combo

May 28, 2012 by


This week we have a special treat – an #InnoChat and #SMChat combo! Saul Kaplan (@skap5), author of The Business Model Innovation Factory and Founder and Chief Catalyst at BIF will be the Tweeting at #SMChat on May 30, 2012 at 1P ET and again on #InnoChat the following day. Saul’s framing post for #SMChat […]

The Shift to Social Change

February 22, 2012 by


For a good while now, this series has focused on how non-profits can best use social media to realize their missions. And while we’ve had a great run and good fun doing charity makeovers and exploring how .org’s can take advantage of the latest tools, we wanted to change things up a bit and broaden […]