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Guerilla Innovation Strategies for Small Biz, An Introduction

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I participate when I can in a Twitter based chat session, called Innochat. It happens every Thursday around noon USA eastern time. Most of the participants are innovation geeks like myself, consultants, writers, company innovation directors, professors, etc. — tune in, it’s interesting. Last Thursday we were chatting about books.

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Innovation Capital: How To Inspire Entrepreneurship And Creativity In Business

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Forbes Innovation Capital: How To Inspire Entrepreneurship And Creativity In Business Forbes Over the last few years many companies have begun looking beyond the traditional idea of what makes a company innovative and have started to explore a kind...
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No longer just a factory, China is a mobile leader

No longer just a factory, China is a mobile leader | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

With over 700 million active smartphone users, China's mobile market is insane in scale. But sheer numbers aside, what makes it really impressive?

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Did I Just Say 'Banking' And 'Innovation' In The Same Sentence?

Bankers take a lot of abuse for not being the most innovative characters, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t innovative bankers. There have been a lot of predictions regarding technology implementation within banks in 2014, which I think are going to happen (or at least they should), but that isn’t the only way innovation takes place within the marbled sanctuaries where Mr. Banks, of Mary Poppins fame, spent his days counting tuppence.

 
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Conditions where innovation thrives

There's an old joke that I've used before to make a point.  It draws on the stereotypes we have of people from different countries in Europe.  Basically it goes something like this:
Heaven is where the French are the cooks, the Italians are the lovers, the Germans run the trains and the English are the police.  Hell, on the other hand, is where the English are the cooks, the Germans are the lovers, the Italians run the trains and the French are the cops.  The idea is to play on various stereotypes that we have about what's "best" and "worst" about each country's citizens.

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Germany ranks high in innovation capability

Germany ranks high in innovation capability | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Germany is one of the most innovative countries in Europe, according to the Institute for Innovation and Technology. Less certain is whether it will be able to maintain its position. EurActiv Germany reports.

 
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This Packing Tape Innovation Takes The Hassle Out Of Unboxing

This Packing Tape Innovation Takes The Hassle Out Of Unboxing | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Trying to open tightly sealed boxes can be particularly annoying without the right tools around. How many of us walk around with razor blades at the ready? And if you try the task with your fingernails, the injuries can be pretty painful. (Believe me, I've been there. I used to work at Gap, unpacking boxes of denim.)

 
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Successful Networks Require a Cross-Disciplinary Team

It should come as no surprise that a one-dimensional approach to network “deployment” will yield lackluster results. In the heyday of the Enterprise 2.0 movement, it was largely IT that introduced social networks to the workforce. The mistake that many customers made in those early days was viewing social networks as a technology platform vs. an organizational catalyst for transformation.
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Managing For Disruption

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At its core, disruption is an informational problem more than anything else. The answer to it isn’t trying to dig in to protect individual nodes, but to create a network that is at once more cohesive and expansive.
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Hacker spaces breathe new life into China innovation

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China might be better known for cheap labor and shoddy knock-offs, but in recent years, a grassroots movement in innovation has started to evolve.
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Innovate your way out of downturn in your sector

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On the brink: what an endangered species can teach managers about emerging from recession better than ever before.
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5 Ways Leaders Enable Innovation In Their Teams

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Leaders are accountable to assemble teams and lead them to optimal performance outcomes. An effective leader recognizes the importance of embracing differences in people and knows how to connect the dots amongst those differences to get the best outcomes from the team. This is what cultivates a workplace environment of continuous improvements, innovation and initiative. Leaders must foster a commitment from the team to embrace an innovation mindset where each employee learns to apply the differences that exist in one another for their own success and that of the organization. Here are 5 immediate things leaders can do with their teams to foster an environment of innovation and initiative. They apply whether you are forming a new team or revamping an existing one.
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Innovation key to small business growth

Is your small business using innovation as a vehicle for growth? 

Are you continually looking for new and innovative ways to differentiate your products and services, or create something that is unique? 

Innovation is key to growing your small business, and if you're not doing it, someone else will.

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3D Printing: Improving Accessibility and Protecting Intellectual Property

3D Printing: Improving Accessibility and Protecting Intellectual Property | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
A whole new way of creating physical objects will change the way we think about inventory, product design, manufacturing, and even architecture.
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Even Good Employees Hoard Great Ideas

One of the most heated debates involving innovation revolves around how to best incentivize people to develop and implement new ideas. Research on this issue offers a wide range of conclusions. For example, one recent research report suggested that offering financial incentives only raised the number of mediocre ideas and had little impact on breakthrough innovation. On the other hand, an MIT study concluded that group incentives and long-term rewards do have a positive impact on innovation. And still another survey of 20 companies from different industries found that 90% of the respondents thought that incentivizing and rewarding innovation was “something we should be doing better.”

 

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Innovation Has a Branding Issue in Education

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More people make New Year's resolutions in this country than watch the Super Bowl. The number one New Year's resolution? You guessed it, is to lose weight.

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Innovation Is an Attitude

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True innovation has nothing to do with your company's size or industry. It's a way of thinking. Here are three ways to make sure you're on the right track.
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Innovation Is Not the Holy Grail

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It is time to move from innovation as an ideology to innovation as a process.
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Change Management and Innovation: A Process of Attitude, not an Attitude of Process

Change Management and Innovation: A Process of Attitude, not an Attitude of Process | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Change generally takes on two extremes across the corporate landscape. The first of these is the continuous improvement model, providing incremental change and improvement in process, systems, or products.

 
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Arms of innovation

Cris Moreno has a big job on his hands. His task is to make sure Shell's Prelude FLNG project can transfer its liquid cargo in one of the loneliest places on...
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Ten Ways to Motivate Employees to be More Innovative

Ten Ways to Motivate Employees to be More Innovative | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
You love your employees, and, obviously, you think they do awesome work, or else you probably wouldn’t have hired them. Yet, do you ever find yourself wishing they could become a little bit more innovative? After all, the companies that are thriving in today’s competitive marketplace are also some of the most creative.
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Stepping up the innovation ladder

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Christian Science Monitor Stepping up the innovation ladder Christian Science Monitor Taiwan's protests are a window on a dilemma for many countries: As they seek to raise the quality of their manufacturing in order to compete in the global market,...
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Accept Failure If You Want Employees to be More Innovative

Accept Failure If You Want Employees to be More Innovative | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Most workers find little incentive from management to take the risks associated with offering new ideas. They innovate for status and the respect of their peers (Want Employees to be More Innovative?
Accept failure!
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Key to Innovation? A Good Story

The digital revolution has given birth to a new generation of networked consumers with big imaginations and even bigger appetites for innovation. It’s not surprising, then, that 90 percent of global executives and 88 percent of U.S. executives believe that innovation is a strategic priority and more than a third see product/service innovation as a key growth pathway in 2014 .

 

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Video: "How can space exploration improve life back on Earth?"

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As part of Channel 4's extensive look at the world of Space from the point of view of NASA, the Virgin Founderwas recruited to ask astronaut Doug Wheelock a special question: ("When you spark innovation in any field it will create & blossom into...
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Innovation is a necessity

Innovation is one of the most popular words being used in businesses today. As Alex Triantis, dean of the University of Maryland’s Smith School of Business, remarked during his keynote at the school’s recent annual summit held in Bethesda, “Innovation is an essential building block for prosperity and survival.”

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