Some links and readings on the topic of innovation:

1. Six secrets to creating a culture of innovation - Harvard Business Review http://blogs.hbr.org/schwartz/2010/08/six-secrets-to-creating-a-cult.html

2. "To convince people - come at them from different angles" - Ignore the title as it does not indicate content well - this is more about people getting the same message from different sources - the Gov2.0 message needs to come from others not in government - and make it as many different sources as possible http://www.news.cornell.edu/stories/April12/contagion.html

3. Stop blabbing about innovation and actually start doing it http://www.fastcompany.com/1833190/stop-blabbing-about-innovation-and-start-actually-doing-it

4. Disruptive technology and how to compete for the future http://www.briansolis.com/2012/04/disruptive-technology-and-how-to-compete-for-the-future/

5. Innovation by the NSW Department of education - a bit publicity style but the content is relevant http://www.abc.net.au/news/2012-04-17/nsw-puts-schools-at-the-centre-of-communities/3956756

6. Innovation and diversity - one of the things the APS gets wrong is the whole hiring in your own image thing - (well most of the time anyway) - this article stresses the importance of diverse thinking in order to be successful innovators
http://www.innovationexcellence.com/blog/2012/04/18/innovation-and-diversity/

7. How to create products hand in hand with your customer - don't read this one superficially - the concepts presented are true for any Gov2.0 stakeholder engagement - the stakeholder has to be part of the design process (as in Gov 2.0)
http://www.fastcodesign.com/1669526/how-to-create-products-hand-in-hand-with-your-customer

8. Need to innovate - start with hiring http://www.marketwire.com/press-release/need-to-innovate-start-with-hiring-1641949.htm

9. How do you manufacture innovation http://business.time.com/2012/03/23/how-do-you-manufacture-innovation/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+time%2Fbusiness+%28TIME%3A+Top+Business+Stories%29

10. "The Cambridge phenomenon" about how an English town in a swamp became an innovation powerhouse: http://tomw.net.au/nt/cp.html

11. Every innovative team needs these http://www.inc.com/karl-and-bill/every-innovative-dream-team-needs-these.html

12. The new science of building great teams from HBR http://hbr.org/2012/04/the-new-science-of-building-great-teams/ar/1

13. Innovate on purpose : blog site dedicated to ideas, conversations and approaches for sustainable, repeatable innovation. http://innovateonpurpose.blogspot.com.au/ There are some excellent blog postings which really make you think about the key issues in the innovation space.

14. Creating a conference meeting space for innovation and collaboration http://jeffhurtblog.com/2012/04/25/creating-conference-meeting-space-for-innovation-collaboration/

15. Four ways to keep great ideas from getting stuck in the pipeline http://www.fastcodesign.com/1669583/4-ways-to-keep-great-ideas-from-getting-stuck-in-the-pipeline

16. Innovation - the magic formula - art or science or a combination of both? http://www.idealog.co.nz/blog/2012/04/innovation-magic-formula