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Innovating the Weakest Link

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Responding to an article on why innovation is difficult, Tim Josling from Leura, Australia, wrote this to the editor of The Economist (January 26, 2013):

Another useful insight is provided by something akin to Amdahl’s law in computer design, which holds that even if some components of a system are improving, the parts that are not improving will eventually dominate the performance of that system.

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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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5 significant innovations our smart homes will create by 2022

5 significant innovations our smart homes will create by 2022 | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
From entertainment systems and washing machines in our homes to transport technologies and environmental control outside of them, connected devices ...
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IT innovation: We have seen a lot, but haven’t really seen anything

IT innovation: We have seen a lot, but haven’t really seen anything | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
The winners will be the enterprises that most aggressively adopt technology and make it a way of doing business.
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10 Korean startups trying to disrupt their way onto the world stage

10 Korean startups trying to disrupt their way onto the world stage | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
10 Korean startups trying to disrupt their way onto the world stage
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A Killer Idea: Licensing an innovation back to the original innovator

A Killer Idea: Licensing an innovation back to the original innovator | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Through innovation training, innovation coaching and executive mentoring, helping individuals maximize their personal and professional potential to innovate.
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Why You Should Embrace Creativity Within Your Culture

Why You Should Embrace Creativity Within Your Culture | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
As a company grows, its creativity typically tends to decrease. What can be done to prevent a decrease in creativity within an organization?
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How Innovation Can Lead To Life Purpose

How Innovation Can Lead To Life Purpose | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Practically speaking, no matter how well-prepared students are to perform academically, seldom are they prepared to address the central question of life purpose.
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The No. 1 Challenge to Innovation

The No. 1 Challenge to Innovation | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
The biggest challenge to innovation is not how to generate new ideas and opportunities. It’s how to make innovation a deeply embedded capability in the organization.
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Miklos Szilagyi's curator insight, September 18, 2:44 AM

"How many big opportunities have been missed over the decades by companies that were presented with some radical new idea but that lacked the right system for nurturing it and turning it into a market success story? Steve Wozniak, co-founder of Apple, originally pitched his personal computer idea to Hewlett-Packard, his employer at the time. But HP had no organizational mechanism for connecting a freaky engineer and his “crazy invention” with the political and financial infrastructures of the company. There was simply nowhere for his idea to go; no way to get a small amount of experimental capital and some time to test its potential; no coaches or mentors in the organization who could help him push his idea forward; no management processes that had been set up to support his work as an innovator. So instead Wozniak decided to throw in his lot with Steve Jobs, and the two friends went off to commercialize his idea from a Palo Alto garage. The rest is history..."

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Think We’re in a Tech Bubble? 10 Charts That Will Help You Make Your Case

Think We’re in a Tech Bubble?  10 Charts That Will Help You Make Your Case | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
From VC financing and IPOs hitting dot com highs to the entrance of corporations, hedge funds and Asian investors into tech investing, data to help you support your tech bubble predictions.
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Collaboration and Teamwork

Collaboration and Teamwork | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
An interview by Sarah Gray at Salon caught my attention. In it, Walter Isaacson talked about his new book The Innovators and he said this about innovation “Innovation comes from collaboration, it comes from teamwork…the people who invented the computer and the Internet were not lone inventors like an Edison or a Bell, in their …
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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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China's Many Types Of Innovation

China's Many Types Of Innovation | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

China’s Premier Li Keqiang told the World Economic Forum in Tianjin on 10 September that China will step up science and technology innovation and improve the technological sophistication, quality and brand awareness of Chinese industry.

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Underdogs Can't Win Being Copycats

Underdogs Can't Win Being Copycats | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

In today’s competitive marketplace we all seek that winning edge that will help expand our skill set and our client base.

As we strive to perform better, we often look for answers in the wrong places. We frequently look to the top performers in our industry and ask them how they do what they do.

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The Surprising Connection Between Simplification and Innovation

The Surprising Connection Between Simplification and Innovation | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Matthew E. May, author of the new book The Laws of Subtraction, believes if we would take a more minimalist approach to our work, seeking ways to get maximum impact with minimum effort, there would be much less waste - and much more innovation.
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It's the time and the season for innovation

Corporations are constructed of lots of individuals who have their own time opportunities and constraints.  The more people, the more constraints and interruptions, the less time to do something new and different.

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Fact or Fiction?: Video Games Are the Future of Education

Fact or Fiction?: Video Games Are the Future of Education | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Some educators swear by them as valuable high-tech teaching tools but little is known about their impact on learning
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The Cruise ship of the future

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Future of technology,Innovation,The Future Now,future technology devices concept,future technology 2010,future technology predictions,the future of cell phones,hi-tech future gadgets.
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5 Steps For Outside The Box Solutions

5 Steps For Outside The Box Solutions | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

How would you like a roadmap for doing everything – including problem solving – with more creativity?

This roadmap comes from New York Times bestselling author Michael Gelb, who has spent the past forty years exploring how to help others enhance and apply their natural creative powers. We recently sat down and discussed his latest book Creativity on Demand.

 

 

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Japan leads field in Asian innovation

A NEW index ranks Japan as the most efficient among Asian countries in turning the building blocks of creativity into tangible innovations that benefit their economies and people while Myanmar, Pakistan and Cambodia are least efficient.
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