The Jazz of Innovation
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The Jazz of Innovation
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4 Practices to Help You Master the Leadership Craft of Connection

4 Practices to Help You Master the Leadership Craft of Connection | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Creative leadership depends on how well you create emotional connections with others and your ideas. “Everyone communicates,” writes leadership guru John Maxwell, “but very few people connect.” What are the distinctions between communicating and connecting?
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We Need To Think About Failure Differently To Drive Innovation

We Need To Think About Failure Differently To Drive Innovation | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Nowadays most established companies on the planet toot the horn of innovation, they all say they’re developing innovators and doing great things; but mostly they don’t know what they’re talking about and are just paying lip service to it.

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Researchers Find Link Between "Pattern Matching" and Fast Stereotyping

Researchers Find Link Between "Pattern Matching" and Fast Stereotyping | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
There is a lot of debate in the scientific community over what exactly intelligence is. We can talk about IQ. That’s one thing that’s absolutely measurable. But beyond that things get hazy. According to Harvard’s Howard Gardner there are multiple intelligences. In an elemental sense, one of the earliest and most comprehensive explanations is the ability to recognize patterns.

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Overcoming fixedness before being locked in amber

It seems strange to me, after working for over 12 years in innovation, that so many people can view the same set of circumstances and opportunities in so many different ways.  Our economy is awash in innovation opportunities, and the opportunities are growing and expanding. 
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The Nano- Diplomacy as a Success of Holland’s Trade?

The Nano- Diplomacy as a Success of Holland’s Trade? | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
In today’s globalized world, the development of nanotechnology being considered as a pivotal gateway to Europe is based on the rational large-scale run and implementation of innovations in nano-based high-tech factories and companies. In previous times, The Netherlands took the all-better round pro-active position in regard to nanotechnologies by inception varied kinds of national programmes focusing on the producing nano-based materials and electronics at the nanoscale.

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Meet the female innovators making brands fit for the modern woman

Meet the female innovators making brands fit for the modern woman | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Spotting an underserved pool of female consumers, these founders were determined to shake up their respective markets.
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Europe’s tech ambition: To be the world’s digital policeman

Europe’s tech ambition: To be the world’s digital policeman | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
The Continent’s policymakers want to determine how companies and their users behave online.
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Innovative Technology Would Not Be Possible Without Scientific Research

Innovative Technology Would Not Be Possible Without Scientific Research | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
How does scientific research translate into real world applications? For starters, your GPS wouldn't work without Einstein's theory of relativity.
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Exploring frameworks and methods you need to know as an Innovator

Exploring frameworks and methods you need to know as an Innovator | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Recently, well actually, over the past twelve or eighteen months, I was asked to explore and explain different frameworks that the innovator might need to know, or at least have an opinion upon.

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The Great Disruption: A FinTech Snapshot

The Great Disruption: A FinTech Snapshot | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
New financial technologies are facilitating increasingly intricate flows of capital and are opening up a new era of economic growth. New markets, new asset classes, and new ways of creating and exchanging value are just the beginning.
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Is Entrepreneurship Really a Ticket to Unlimited Income?

In the United States, we celebrate entrepreneurship as the ultimate representation of the American dream. If you have a good idea and work hard enough, you can achieve anything. Since you’ll be working for yourself, you’ll be in charge of all the decisions, including how the company grows, and how much of a salary you withdraw. And since there aren’t many limitations on corporate growth, owning a business could be your ticket to practically unlimited income.

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The Heart of Innovation: Are You an Idea Addict?

The Heart of Innovation: Are You an Idea Addict? | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
There are lots of things in this world people get addicted to: alcohol, nicotine, heroin, sex, and iPhones -- just to name a few. But perhaps the biggest addiction of them all is the addiction to our own ideas. Here's how it works:

We think something up. We feel a buzz. We tweak it, we name it, we pitch it, and POOF, the addiction begins.

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Business Innovation And Stock Selection

"Innovation is the engine that pushes companies forward, and an innovative corporate culture is one of the primary drivers of long-term value for companies."
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Smart Cities: Applications, Technologies, Standards, and Driving Factors

Smart Cities: Applications, Technologies, Standards, and Driving Factors | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
This book provides an in-depth analysis of key issues in the development of smart city technologies and delivers a conceptual framework for a smart city implementation plan. It is divided into broad topical sections including Vision & Reality, Technology & Architecture, Transportation Considerations and Infrastructure & Environment. It has been edited by Stan McClellan,Jesus A. Jimenez and George Koutitas and it has been published by Springer.

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10 Colleges That Offer Innovation Majors

Innovation is currently one of the most sought-after qualities in business. Yet it's also elusive. How do you encourage innovative and creative thinking in yourself and others? One approach is to study it in college. Yes, there are now colleges and universities that offer degree programs that award innovation majors.
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Does “think outside the box” help? Popular creativity cliches explained

Does “think outside the box” help? Popular creativity cliches explained | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
While researching my new book The Dance of the Possible, I studied the history of some of the most misleading ideas that have been popularized about creative thinking. Similiar to the Myth of Epiphany and the other creative myths of innovation, these sayings are misleading despite their popularity.

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Energy - an important battleground for business

Energy - an important battleground for business | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Energy disruption is quickly rising to the top of the business agenda in Australia. The affordability, availability and access to energy is now high on the risk agenda for businesses that must compete globally in a tight and dynamic environment. In these conditions, traditional energy suppliers are increasingly challenged by non-traditional players with targeted offers of better service, advancing technology and innovative value based pricing.

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It’s Time For Plan D - The Digital Transformation

It’s Time For Plan D - The Digital Transformation | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Is your company still thinking of Digital Transformation? Do you have an alternative?
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How an Open Approach to Patents Could Help Build a Sustainable Future

How an Open Approach to Patents Could Help Build a Sustainable Future | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
When patents are shared freely, industries benefit from a collaborative environment. This leads to more innovation and advancement.
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To spur innovation, teach A.I. to find analogies

To spur innovation, teach A.I. to find analogies | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
A method for teaching artificial intelligence analogies through crowdsourcing could allow a computer to search data for comparisons between disparate problems and solutions, highlighting important—but potentially unrecognized—underlying similarities.
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It's Not Just the Tech Industry That's Responsible for Economic Segregation

It's Not Just the Tech Industry That's Responsible for Economic Segregation | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Not too long ago, cities were bending over backward to attract high-tech companies, which they saw as offering good, high paying jobs. City after city developed programs designed to turn them into the “next Silicon Valley.”

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Blockchain: Every Company is at Risk of Being Disrupted by a Trusted Version of Itself

Blockchain: Every Company is at Risk of Being Disrupted by a Trusted Version of Itself | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Blockchain will disrupt every industry. Blockchain is a disruptive technology because of it’s ability to digitize, decentralize, secure and incentivize the validation of transactions. A wide swath of industries are evaluating blockchain to determine what strategic differentiation can exist for their businesses by leverage Blockchain.
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Concept of gadget that extends the capabilities of the human hand

Concept of gadget that extends the capabilities of the human hand | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
According to the author of the product, when creating the device, it was inspired by the original meaning of the word “prosthesis”. Its original meaning is “to expand the possibilities of the existing”, and not “replace the lost”.
This extends the functionality of the human hand. The design elements of the innovative gadget are printed on a 3D printer in order to simulate the natural movement of the finger as much as possible.
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Should Innovators Reveal How Much They Let Technology Make Creative Choices?

Should Innovators Reveal How Much They Let Technology Make Creative Choices? | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Is it true? Do the most creative people generate ideas straight out of their heads without any outside help? That's what most people would tell you. But the reality is that the best innovators boost their creative output with the help of structured tools like patterns and even technology.

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What do I look for in a pitch?

What do I look for in a pitch? | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
After giving this talk to several groups in our network, I’m sharing the slides here in an attempt to demystify one of the most common questions founders have and spread some tribal knowledge — what do I look for in a pitch?
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