An Innovator has an Obligation toâ€¦Challenge
Editorâ€™s note: we invite you to Kim Chandler McDonaldâ€™s weekly interactive forum â€” to read and collect your comments onÂ â€œAn Innovator has an Obligation toâ€¦â€Â Â We hope youâ€™llÂ join the conversation!
Week 04 theme is â€œChallengeâ€
If, as George Carlin said, “An artist has an obligation to be en route”
Please complete this sentence: An innovator has an obligation to…
– challenge the status quo. – Sunil Malhotra, Design and Social Innovation Entrepreneur
– challenge short-termism and unsustainable practices in business and society. – Peter Cook, The Boss – Human Dynamics and the Academy of Rock
– challenge their direct environment, their colleagues, clients, neighbors, but also on a wider plan (government, fellow entrepreneurs, federations…) to look and go beyond the usual. -Â Tine Peeters, Human-focussed design of innovative products, services, interiors, interactions and experiences that create real value
– challenge existing concepts. – Femke IJsseldijk, Creative Researcher
â€œWe identify tomorrow’s challenges, often grand challenges, and use technology and art to envision alternative solutions.Â Sometimes these challenges occur in prosaic settings, like the household. Â Sometimes they occur on a grand scale, as in themed urban developments. Â Or in virtual space, where for example collaboration in the services sector takes place.â€ – Excerpt from Innovation: How Innovators Think, Act and Change Our World interview Robert Jacobson, Co-Founder, Chairman and Strategist with Atelier Tomorrow
â€œInnovation is the only key to solving the immense issues surrounding health and medicine, problems which affect every single person â€“ be it physically, emotionally or economically, or a combination thereof. Healthcare and health management are issues that must be looked at from a global, national, regional and individual perspective â€“ in both the public and private sector â€“ all of which have their own challenges, responsibilities and opportunities for innovation.â€ – Excerpt from the authorâ€™s essay, Me-health: Resolute and committed stakeholders at the heart of the healthcare industry, from Innovation: How Innovators Think, Act and Change Our World
If you would like to â€˜have your sayâ€™, feel free to join in by sharing your thoughts below, and on the Innovation Excellence LinkedIn group forum!
image credit: Kim Chandler McDonald
Kim Chandler McDonald is author of Innovation: How Innovators Think, Act and Change Our World, as well as the Co-Founder and Flat World Navigator at KimmiC, a company specializing inÂ leading edge innovations such as FlatWorldâ„¢ â€“ digital technology that empowers end users to easily capture, collaborate and capitalize on ideas, information and knowledge assets.
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