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Is Innovation a Science?

Is Innovation a Science? | I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you. | Scoop.it
Creativity is about thinking the new idea, and innovation is about creating or doing the new things, so is innovation serendipitous or is innovation a science?
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Enterprise Agility
The agile movement has made enormous strides in the last
decade, greatly improving software delivery and creating more
satisfactory work environments in many organizations. The
next horizon is extending agility from basic software delivery to
continuous delivery and into the business itself, utilizing the
advances in delivering software features early and often into
a transformation of businesses to deliver complete solutions 
early and often. The drivers for this, as we will see, come from a 
growing focus of CEOs on trying to survive and thrive in a world
of growing complexity, complication and fast moving competition.

However, achieving enterprise agility requires a different style
of management—an adaptive leadership style. This paper is
therefore divided into three main topics—describing the need for
enterprise agility; identifying what adaptive leaders need to be
doing (actions); and identifying what being (mindset)an adaptive
leader means

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Good overview of what Agile means at different levels for an organization

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Researchers Make "Invisibility Cloak" From Ordinary Lenses | IFLScience

Researchers Make "Invisibility Cloak" From Ordinary Lenses | IFLScience | I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you. | Scoop.it
Humans use lenses to bend light and improve visual acuity across large distances with telescopes, to see tiny objects with microscopes, or just to fix our normal vision through eyeglasses. However, a pair of researchers have found a way to arrange four lenses to act as a functional cloaking device that can be seen from several angles. The project was conducted by Joseph Choi and John Howell at the University of Rochester, and the paper was submitted to the journal Optics Express, with a copy available on ArXiv.
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7 Sharing Economy Tools that are Changing People's Lives

Society appears to be in the midst of a giant share-gasm. While government regulatory bodies scramble to catch up with innovation, companies allowing you to share your car, bike or almost anything else are growing fast.
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Interview: Bjarte Bogsnes on Beyond Budgeting at Agile 2014

Interview: Bjarte Bogsnes on Beyond Budgeting at Agile 2014 | I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you. | Scoop.it
Bjarte Bogsnes discusses Beyond Budgeting and why those in the Agile community should be paying attention to it. By Bjarte Bogsnes
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Advertising Leadership Series: Q-and-A with MMA CEO Greg Stuart

Advertising Leadership Series: Q-and-A with MMA CEO Greg Stuart | I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you. | Scoop.it
SmartBrief, as part of its Advertising Week coverage, is interviewing top executives at the 4A’s, IAB, MMA and ANA.
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SQS forges collaborative agreement with Innovation Value Institute

SQS forges collaborative agreement with Innovation Value Institute | I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you. | Scoop.it
London, June 2014
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How To Deal With The Growing US Talent Miss-match

How To Deal With The Growing US Talent Miss-match | I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you. | Scoop.it
big data can help you find people with the skills you need and the subset of those people most likely to be open to a conversation about joining you.
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Argos creates new digital position

Argos creates new digital position | I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you. | Scoop.it
Matt Hobbs has been appointed to the newly created role of head of digital engineering, Argos, as the retailer looks to fulfill its digital leader ambitions
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Pebble Pushes On Price, Activity, And Fitness, To Win The Wrist

Pebble Pushes On Price, Activity, And Fitness, To Win The Wrist | I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you. | Scoop.it
Can a $99 smartwatch win the war? Palo Alto based Pebble has updated its smartwatch ecosystem, with an intoxicating mix of software, hardware, and retail therapy.
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IVDI: The Greatest Luxury Goods Pricing Strategy You’ve Never Heard Of

IVDI: The Greatest Luxury Goods Pricing Strategy You’ve Never Heard Of | I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you. | Scoop.it
For product managers in any industry, deciding on a pricing strategy can be a difficult task. There are a seemingly endless number of variables at play that can influence consumer reactions and decisions regarding your product.
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Big Data: Getting To Know The (Un)Predictable Shopper

Big Data: Getting To Know The (Un)Predictable Shopper | I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you. | Scoop.it
by Rajat Matta and Joerg Koesters
Big Data is a big opportunity for retailers and is something that they must embrace to be competitive. It has existed for a while and is far more than just massive volumes of data from novel sources.
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PowaTag boosts social commerce offering

PowaTag boosts social commerce offering | I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you. | Scoop.it
Powa Technologies has enhanced its PowaTag mobile commerce app which enables consumers to buy through social media
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Retailers head out of doldrums and into Xmas

Retailers head out of doldrums and into Xmas | I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you. | Scoop.it
Global retail sales are showing solid growth ahead of the all important Christmas period, particularly in North America and the UK
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Understanding China’s Hard Line on Hong Kong

Understanding China’s Hard Line on Hong Kong | I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you. | Scoop.it
When Chinese students first took to the streets of Beijing in April 1989 — initially to mourn the death of reformist former Premier Hu Yaobang, then to protest for more democracy — nobody in the Chinese leadership seems to have been planning for it...
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Why Content Marketing Is A Team Sport

Why Content Marketing Is A Team Sport | I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you. | Scoop.it
By Chris Vollmer and Matt Egol, Partners at Strategy&, a member of the PwC network of firms (formerly Booz & Company) Heineken recently put a tennis umpire chair in the middle of Union Square, one of Manhattan’s busiest areas.
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Meet The Swiss Tycoon Who Is Funding African Innovation

Meet The Swiss Tycoon Who Is Funding African Innovation | I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you. | Scoop.it
Jean-Claude Bastos De Morais, a success Swiss investor, is the founder of the African Innovation Foundation and the Innovation Prize of Africa
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What is the Right Branch Strategy?

What is the Right Branch Strategy? | I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you. | Scoop.it
Financial institutions today are really struggling with balancing compliance costs, punitive measures from government regarding toxic assets (both financial and procedural), day-to-day operational expenses, competition eroding their market share,...
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Neo4j: COLLECTing multiple values

Neo4j: COLLECTing multiple values | I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you. | Scoop.it
One of my favourite functions in Neo4j’s cypher query language is COLLECT which allows us to group items into an array for later consumption.
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Self-checkouts here to stay

Self-checkouts here to stay | I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you. | Scoop.it
Shoppers and retailers are widely adopting self-checkout technology, although there is room for improvement, according to new NCR research
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BMW Driving Autonomous Cars Into China

BMW Driving Autonomous Cars Into China | I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you. | Scoop.it
The German company has turned its attention toward the crowded roads of China to expand its "Vision Zero" strategy.
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Customers expect, OC retailers struggle

Customers expect, OC retailers struggle | I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you. | Scoop.it
Major retailers converting to an omnichannel approach report a 10-20 per cent increase in sales over the past 12 months, according to LCP research
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Four Visual Branding Techniques for Social Media

Branding used to be domain of Donald Draper types. But now anyone can build a strong visual brand.
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One Simple Concept That Will Infuse Your Leadership With Success

One Simple Concept That Will Infuse Your Leadership With Success | I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you. | Scoop.it
Your success as a leader will be significantly enhanced if you do one thing better - create opportunity.
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2014 MC movers and shakers revealed

2014 MC movers and shakers revealed | I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you. | Scoop.it
K3 Retail's fifth annual Multi-Channel and E-Commerce Movers & Shakers report was launched exclusively at the Retail Systems Multi-Channel Conference on Friday
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Organizations Predict Surge In Enterprise Social Collaboration Skills

Organizations Predict Surge In Enterprise Social Collaboration Skills | I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you. | Scoop.it
The use of technology for social collaboration and networking isn’t yet a strength at most organizations, but executives and employees predict that their proficiency in it will grow quickly, according to a study by a global advisory firm.
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The Health Store partners with BCP

The Health Store partners with BCP | I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you. | Scoop.it
Natural and organic products wholesaler, The Health Store, has selected BCP as its preferred supplier for EPoS systems to its retail customers
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