Innovation Concert Talk One

Day 351 Week 51 Q4 Monday, December 18, 2023

This talk will evolve through a set of solo, duo, trio, and quartet pieces of music, with anecdotally supported innovation insights, delivered in a public setting for approximately an hour, with another half hour for questions and answers the balance between the musical pieces and the topics from the books needs to be extended to a balance between the audience energy and the presenter energy. The mechanism for this is to maximize interactivity so that the audience is very involved but make sure there is enough delivered from the front of the room to ensure that it is emotionally relevant and engaging, with the further hope of some possibility of transformation.

Insights can transform a person, and they do not have to all come from within, but they do have to resonate within. Therefore, even if someone were showered with insights if none of them mattered to this person, no transformation would occur. It is possible that it could occur at some date in the future when the person is more receptive to the insights if they remember them, but this is much less likely.

Several underlying themes will always be present. The themes of you do need stakeholders because you cannot do it alone and that a single point of view, unchecked and unbalanced, is dangerous because it is more likely to be wrong. Then, the point is that you can come up with a GroupMind. One of the fundamental tenets of civilization is that a group of people can determine that a type of behavior is preferred and other types are abhorred.  These ideas once agreed upon, can be written down so that they can be disseminated, and then people can, if they choose, agree to subordinate their behavior to what was written down by them or their representatives.

If the people do not like what was written down, disobey it, and refuse to discuss how to fix it, then society and civilization will break down. So, one of the underlying principles of the power of innovation is that it does require collaboration, and therefore it requires civil discourse. Since Innovation is just a fancy word for adaptation. Once you lose the ability to innovate, you also lose the ability to adapt, and therefore you lose the ability to survive.

Suppose a lack of civil discourse inhibits the ability to collaborate. In that case, innovators cannot have stakeholders, and without stakeholders, humanity will not prevail over the problems it encounters and creates, internally and externally.  The only survivable stance for the human race is innovation. If we deprive ourselves of the ability to innovate, we deprive ourselves of the ability to survive.

This requires storytelling in order to deliver compelling insights to groups of people so they can come together and use civil discourse to become shared stakeholders in the same outcome.