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Why content kills creativity

Is there a more soul-less word in the advertising lexicon than ‘content’? It’s not as annoying as ‘gamification’. It’s not as ugly as ‘filmic’. It’s not as blatantly deceitful as ‘brainstorm’ or as unfathomable as ‘tissue session’. It’s just ‘there’: a word which can mean happy and filling, but which we use in a way that is sad and empty.


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Inventors killed by their own Inventions

Inventors killed by their own Inventions | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Map of inventors whose deaths were (in some way) caused by their own inventions.
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The Secrets of Innovation: Government Leaders Need to Think Like Entrepreneurs

The Secrets of Innovation: Government Leaders Need to Think Like Entrepreneurs | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
The speaker was Facebook VP Vaughan Smith. "We all know that innovation is key to success, but how do we innovate at Facebook? The first key to innovation is moving fast, very fast," he said.
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Après la 3D, voici la 4D, qui inclut... le sens du toucher

Après la 3D, voici la 4D, qui inclut... le sens du toucher | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Des images 3D virtuelles mais qu'on a la sensation de toucher réellement, c'est ce que proposent des chercheurs japonais pour améliorer l'expérience de jeu. Comment est-ce possible ?
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The One Word Answer to Why Innovation Fails

The One Word Answer to Why Innovation Fails | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Innovation sounds easy, but it is not. The majority of enterprises report dissatisfaction with innovation performance. Three quarters of the CEOs of multinationals view external collaborative innovation as vitally important, but only half do it, and those only rate themselves as doing it ‘moderately well’. And remember - two thirds of organizational ‘change’ efforts fail. In case you are now asking yourself, why are these odds that low – we have a straightforward answer. It’s just one word.

 

 

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The Disruption Machine - The New Yorker

The Disruption Machine - The New Yorker | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Ever since “The Innovator’s Dilemma,” everyone is either disrupting or being disrupted. There are disruption consultants, disruption conferences, and disruption seminars. This fall, the University of Southern California is opening a new program: “The degree is in disruption,” the university announced. “Disrupt or be disrupted,” the venture capitalist Josh Linkner warns in a new book, “The Road to Reinvention,” in which he argues that “fickle consumer trends, friction-free markets, and political unrest,” along with “dizzying speed, exponential complexity, and mind-numbing technology advances,” mean that the time has come to panic as you’ve never panicked before.

 

 

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Open Innovation to Accelerate Development of Home Appliances

Open Innovation to Accelerate Development of Home Appliances | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
A General Electric (GE) affiliate called FirstBuild is going to use crowdsourcing and 3D printers to build the next generation of household appliances and
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Bad Attitudes can lead to Good Innovation

I give workshops on creative leadership for major organisations around the world. I always ask delegates, ‘What is impeding innovation in your business?’ The answers often involve cultural issues such as aversion to risk, complacency or lack of motivation to experiment.

 

 

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Innovation: The Flip Side of Resilience

Innovation: The Flip Side of Resilience | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Resilience was a hot topic at last week’s O’Reilly Velocity conference, and the topic was hottest during the keynote and subsequent interview by David Woods, Professor of Cognitive Systems Engineering and Human Systems Integration at The Ohio State University. As an expert in Resilience Engineering, Professor Woods has consulted on [...]
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Innovation in the Collaborative Economy

The collaborative economy is growing as individuals find new ways to connect directly with their peers to share or rent their assets and skills.

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Will 3D printing turn Lego into an intellectual property publisher?

Will 3D printing turn Lego into an intellectual property publisher? | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
If 3D printing becomes common, what model of a modern company should Lego itself use? Maybe it's the modern record company, which doesn't actually create physical products anymore.
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Five ways HR can develop innovation cultures in large companies

Five ways HR can develop innovation cultures in large companies | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Ask any CEO and they’ll tell you that innovation is vital to a company’s long-term success. In fact, a recent IBM study (IBM, 2010) of over 1,500 global CEOs found that ‘creativity’ was the number one most important capability for achieving their ambitions.

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Can You Have a Career In Solving Big World Problems?

I regularly take the the top voted question from readers and answer it in a post. With 41 votes, today’s winner was: How would you start a career tackling big world problems? (Submitted by Steve Ch...
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The Many Cultures of Innovation

The Many Cultures of Innovation | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
The word “innovation” buzzes around business today. Every startup professes to be innovative, and writers, academics and industry leaders stress the need for a “culture of innovation” in journals, news and inflight magazines. For those of us with a mandate to innovate — especially those with Innovation in our title — should we worry that…
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A Safe Approach to Open Innovation for Big Companies

A Safe Approach to Open Innovation for Big Companies | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Most companies have embraced open innovation today, but their efforts are still very different. Some get it, some don’t and some are still trying.

 

 

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Innovation requires non-MBAs

A while back there was a journalistic leitmotif about whether we (Canada) were adequately training our grads for our collective future well-being. The gist was a lament for non-practically trained university graduates (i.e., not business (under)grads or engineers) being shunted from productive higher-paying jobs in favour of those MBAs and engineers, and other professional school finishers

 

 

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Powerful Innovation Relies on Weak Signals & Forces

    

Powerful Innovation Relies on Weak Signals & ForcesFor a long time I’ve wondered if we don’t pay far too much attention to the obvious aspects of innovation – brainstorming, ideas, trends, etc – and pay far too little attention to the connective activities and culture that moves ideas through an integrated workflow. It’s easy to focus on and celebrate activities and definitive results.

 

For a long time I’ve wondered if we don’t pay far too much attention to the obvious aspects of innovation – brainstorming, ideas, trends, etc – and pay far too little attention to the connective activities and culture that moves ideas through an integrated workflow. It’s easy to focus on and celebrate activities and definitive results. A team can hold a brainstorming session and measure the number of ideas, for example.

- See more at: http://www.innovationexcellence.com/blog/2014/09/26/powerful-innovation-relies-on-weak-signals-forces/#sthash.ruAx70OS.dpuf ;

For a long time I’ve wondered if we don’t pay far too much attention to the obvious aspects of innovation – brainstorming, ideas, trends, etc – and pay far too little attention to the connective activities and culture that moves ideas through an integrated workflow. It’s easy to focus on and celebrate activities and definitive results. A team can hold a brainstorming session and measure the number of ideas, for example.

- See more at: http://www.innovationexcellence.com/blog/2014/09/26/powerful-innovation-relies-on-weak-signals-forces/#sthash.ruAx70OS.dpuf

 

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Inside The Company That Got Rid Of Email

Inside The Company That Got Rid Of Email | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Cristian Rennella is really good at email. He responds to my messages within minutes, an especially quick turnaround for a CEO. (Rennella co-founded the South American travel comparison site, El Mejor Trato.)

His secret: He banned email at his company. Without clutter and requests from colleagues, he gets less than five emails per day. With so little to do in there, it doesn't take him long to get to my communiques.

 

 

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How to Prioritize Your Innovation Budget

How to Prioritize Your Innovation Budget | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Spend on tomorrow’s opportunities, not just today’s needs.
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A mandate for innovation in Europe

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Innovation is of the utmost importance for Europe’s economy, but has so far gotten far too little attention in discussions about the organisation of the new Commission. A Chief Innovation Officer, able to lead the Commission on the innovation front, is urgently needed, argues Roland Strauss.
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The Chief Innovation Officer’s 100-Day Plan

Over the past decade we’ve helped dozens of leaders through their first 100 days. Based on our experience, augmented by in-depth interviews with a few of the most seasoned practitioners with which we have worked, we suggest that innovation leaders put the following five items on their 100-day punch list.

 

 

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The 10 New Trends in Corporate Innovation Management

The 10 New Trends in Corporate Innovation Management | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Last year, we launched a program called the 1M/1M Incubator-in-a-Box. Part of its goal has been to stimulate corporate innovation and intrapreneurship. It has exposed us to a broad range of technology companies and their innovation goals, strategies, and processes. While most of what we have learned is confidential, I will synthesize some trends we’re seeing in this domain.

 

 

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Why innovation and start-ups are thriving in ‘flyover country’

Why innovation and start-ups are thriving in ‘flyover country’ | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

There are two prevailing perceptions about innovation and start-ups: first, they are all tech driven, and second, they originate from just a few regions — chief among them, Silicon Valley.

 

 

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How to Prepare for a World that Anticipates Every Outcome

How to Prepare for a World that Anticipates Every Outcome | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Technology assists us with issues that it was programmed to solve, but how will our lives change when it can learn and act before we even ask?
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Bring Sustainable Change To Your Organizational Culture

Bring Sustainable Change To Your Organizational Culture | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

It’s like being lost in the wilderness if you initiate any major change effort in your organization without specifically knowing how cultures effectively evolve or change. It’s one of the greatest leadership challenges, but few truly understand how cultures evolve.

 

 

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Make Innovation Systematic and Never Again Ask 'Why Didn't We Think of That?'

Make Innovation Systematic and Never Again Ask 'Why Didn't We Think of That?' | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

For decades, our country has been driven by innovation – the introduction of new solutions into the market that fundamentally change the way we experience something and solve a problem at the same time.

 

 

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