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Innopedia

Dictionary of the way we see and use innovation.

Created at the Innovation Jam Monterrey 2012 Compiled by Roberto Carlos (RรถC)


This book was created at the 3rd Innovation Jam Monterrey 2012 Compiled by: Roberto Carlos (RöC) Alchemist: Erick Mejía Design, photography and Edition: RöC Images: Tridimesional illustrations created by the participants of the Innovation Jam Cover illustration: Marcela Fernández Thanks to Gruma for the facilities and logistics necessary to make this project a success.


This book has been created as a collaborative effort of the authors mentioned at the end of the document. Our goal is to disseminate innovative ideas that are a source of knowledge and inspiration. This book can be copied and distributed freely provided respect for their original format and content.


for starters ................................................................................ 0 air................................................................................................ 1 alternative ................................................................................. 2 challenging............................................................................... 3 clear ........................................................................................... 4 conviction................................................................................. 5 creativity.................................................................................... 6 culture ....................................................................................... 7 different..................................................................................... 8 exotic ......................................................................................... 9 fire............................................................................................... 10 free ............................................................................................. 11 getting better........................................................................... 12 happy......................................................................................... 13 kind............................................................................................. 14 lateral thinking ......................................................................... 15 leader......................................................................................... 16 light ............................................................................................ 17 madness.................................................................................... 18 movement................................................................................ 19 open........................................................................................... 20 original....................................................................................... 21 passionate ................................................................................ 22 persistent .................................................................................. 23 proactive ................................................................................... 24 radical ........................................................................................ 25 risky ............................................................................................ 26 spontaneous ............................................................................ 27 start ............................................................................................ 28 succeessful............................................................................... 29 trascendent .............................................................................. 30 unique ....................................................................................... 31 unsatisfied................................................................................. 32 visionary .................................................................................... 33 wonderful ................................................................................. 34 afterword .................................................................................. 35 credits ........................................................................................ 36


for starters Before we begin, I would like to comment on some subjects: this book is not intended to give absolute definitions and academic innovation issues. It is based on a personal and artistic expression of the participants of the 3rd Innovation Jam Monterrey, about what defines an innovator and what makes him/her different from the rest of the other inhabitants of the planet. Each of these definitions is represented with a figure of clay, made by the same creator of the definition, so that we can move into a more creative and less structure world. If there is a common element in all definitions of this book, is movement. The innovator is never static, inert or expectant. The innovative moves, flows, pulsates, vibrates or bursts. That is the spirit of innovation, either within a large organization, managing a Mom-and-Pop, or starting a new business. The innovator always has his eyes open, intuitively looking to spread this attitude all around him. Thanks to everyone who participated in our 3rd Innovation Jam Monterrey 2012. And this book is from you and for you. RรถC


air

Let your ideas flow, no matter what.


alternative Be outside the cultural norm, live moment by moment.


challenging Facing unknown feats and having the courage to try something new.


clear

Know what we have and also identifying what can we do with it.


conviction Give the oportunity to be better, learn and explore new leads.


creative See the things differently, accept new ideas and put them into practice.


culture Your way of thinking.


different Shine above everything else. Not common at all.


exotic Different, breaking paradigms.


fire Active, create the flame developing new projects.


free No strings attached.


getting better

Improve every day.


happy Enjoy life!


kind Enjoy sharing your ideas with others.


lateral thinking Having more than one perspective.


leader Capable of make it through rough moments.


light Brilliant ideas.


madness Let everything you feel inside flow, say it out loud and share it with others.


movement

Be the change you want to see.


open All ideas are welcome.


original “That� that makes you different.


passionate

Put your heart in everything, (even if that everything includes numbers).


persistent Keep moving in the right direction, no obstacles can stop that energy.


proactive Say “yes!” to change and don´t stop.


radical Unexpected change.


risky

Take new challenges and get out of your comfort zone.


spontaneous Happy, energetic, with great ideas in mind, spreading that energy all over the place.


start

Shake off slothness and immovility, generate the necessary energy to thrust.


successful Always reaching new goals.


trascendent Make history with your projects and decisions.


unique Be an original and innovative person.


unsatisfied Nothing is enough! Willing to make a change everyday.


visionary Always look forward and pursue your dreams.


wonderful Marvelous. A light that inspires others.


afterword As human beings we are, we have an intrinsic need to seek new ways of doing things, whether the situation requires it, to kill boredom or out of curiosity.  As collaborators of Factor WOW Innovation Consulting, we firmly believe that all human beings are creative. We think that since childhood, more specifically, during our early years, that stage of our lives in which everything for us is new and wonderful, where curiosity is always greater than the fear and risk of facing a challenge is always exceeded by enthusiasm to achieve success and get the reward of the new knowledge gained, the new experience. Basically this is how our acquisition of knowledge through experience, through dynamic and games that allow us to develop thinking skills. Perhaps this is one reason why at our company we use an approach to the problems with unorthodox methods, very similar to those that a child would use. Through this new concept of "Gamification" we can give a different perspective to business people in order to meet the challenges. This is why I think it's fair that we get back these crayons and playdough we got in kindergarten that was taken from us when we had to enter elementary school. It also serves to understand one thing: Innovation is not a word that is linked exclusively to the world of technology or scientific advances. As we have seen through this dictionary, innovation starts from thought that comes to life through vocabulary, through the act of communicating, therefore I think that innovation is culture.   As culture is something that we can talk about, and as something that excites us, is an enthusiasm that can infect others. I think that's why this movement started by reading through a glossary of words,


we can communicate and we can make them spread, through which we can transmit knowledge, but more importantly we transmit values, which form part of our new culture, a culture of innovation. Like all cultures, will require documentation and a cultural heritage and this is what this our first document, the first of many, our first Innopedia. We hope you've enjoyed reading it as much as we enjoyed making this book. Erick


collaborators That made this book possible (in alphabetic order): Roberto Carlos (RöC) Susana Cavazos Juan José Cervantes Elena Chávez Marcela Fernández Arturo Gamero Gladiomar Hernández Rosy Maldonado Miguel Mascareñas Ricardo Matus Erick Mejía Eduardo Miranda Hugo Moreno Laura López Mayra Ruiz Romelia Salazar Columba Uribe Stephanie Villarreal


and then? After this 3rd Innovation Jam many people have asked me how to become an active agent in this innovation movement we´re facilitating in Mexico. If you are among the people that wish to become one of the advocates that are leading the innovation revolution, please write us. We would be glad to add you to our group and listen to your ideas. Our email: hola@factorwow.com RÜC´s twitter: @kakumen

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