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Innovation is a reason to Re-shore

A recent special report in the Economist highlights a growing trend among American and European companies; they are bringing back work which was previously offshored or outsourced to cheaper locations.   Offshoring means moving work and jobs outside of the country in which the company is based; outsourcing means giving work to outside companies.  The process of bringing the work back is known as re-shoring.  There are several reasons for this.  The most obvious is that the difference in unit labour costs between developed and developing economies has diminished significantly. 

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How to Build a Thriving Startup Ecosystem Anywhere

How to Build a Thriving Startup Ecosystem Anywhere | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
From giving your problem a voice to encouraging innovation, here are five steps to help entrepreneurs build an innovative environment in their cities.
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5 Successful Open Innovation Examples

5 Successful Open Innovation Examples | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Both large and small companies have agreed that innovation and creativity are essential tools to sustain business success and improve market competitiveness. However, the traditional “closed” innovation model faced barriers and in the top of them is the lack of new idea generation among the internal company team. Open Innovation model was first coined to Dr. Henry Chesbrough, Executive Director, Center for Open Innovation, Haas School of Business, who defines it as “Open innovation is a paradigm that assumes that firms can and should use external ideas as well as internal ideas, and internal and external paths to market, as the firms look to advance their technology.”

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3 Key Social Norms for Innovation

3 Key Social Norms for Innovation | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Every organization develops a set of social norms that guide people's behavior automatically. Norms are behaviors that people engage in a particular context without thinking about them. These norms influence the way people interact and they allow people to signal that they are part of the same social group. Obeying norms tells the people around you that you can be trusted, because you understand how to act around them.

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How To Apply Disruptive Innovation To Your Career Growth And Personal Achievement

How To Apply Disruptive Innovation To Your Career Growth And Personal Achievement | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
In 1995, Harvard Business School professor Clayton Christensen articulated his theory of disruptive innovation in one of the most influential business books of all time, The Innovator’s Dilemma. Christensen described an innovation at the low end of the market that eventually upends a market leader and the industry itself. Disruptors secure initial foothold at the low end of the market, offering inferior, low-margin products.
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How to move beyond design challenges

Presentation of NimbleBee Design Competition at EPDE2016-conference in Aalborg, Denmark.
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Why Big Companies Can't Invent

Why Big Companies Can't Invent | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
A leading venture capitalist says corporations are too slow and timid to capitalize on their own inventions.
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Four Ways To Improve Creative Collaboration Within Teams

Four Ways To Improve Creative Collaboration Within Teams | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Innovation is a team sport. Although creativity is a characteristic that is often used to describe individuals, the idea of the lone genius is a myth. Even famous inventors such as Thomas Edison where in reality representing the ‘work of many men’. Francis Jehl, a longtime assistant of Thomas Edison , used this phrase to describe the group of engineers who worked with Edison at his Menlo Park lab.

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New Israeli tech sees machines leading the blind

New Israeli tech sees machines leading the blind | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Bennett: Israel might be the first country in the world to integrate OrCam's groundbreaking technology in school system.
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Finding innovation in a coffee and a morning newspaper

Finding innovation in a coffee and a morning newspaper | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
A big part of launching a new and original product is first convincing people you’re capable of having innovative ideas.

Although all companies of a certain age risk being seen as staid, some are particularly vulnerable.

Take, for instance, newspapers.
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3 Steps You Can Take Now to Unlock Your Inner Innovator

3 Steps You Can Take Now to Unlock Your Inner Innovator | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Ignore real-world limitations and you're a lot likelier to visualize the ideal solution.
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Asia Gets Ready To Compete On Innovation

Asia is catching up with the western world in a very important metric: university education, which provides the most important source of competitiveness in a global economy: talent.

That’s good news for countries like China as they try to compete on innovation rather than on imitation. And eventually good news for investors in the Asian economies.

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Every Company Needs An Innovation Tool Kit

Every Company Needs An Innovation Tool Kit | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Here's why, and how to build the right one for your company.
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The 25 Weirdest Gadgets of All Time

The 25 Weirdest Gadgets of All Time | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
From flying cars to wrist-mounted computers, these devices never got past the awkward stage
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5 Innovations & Technologies of the Future

5 Innovations & Technologies of the Future | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
We can see the future! The information and technology industry is going through a very revolutionary change where developed and developing countries are actively participating in offering the best and advanced technology solutions. But all of us are curious what will be the future like? Anything like shown in the Sci Fi movies?

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Internet Librarian International: Innovation in Action

UKeiG members get a 25% discount for Internet Librarian International (ILI): Innovation in Action, which takes place at Olympia, London on 18/19 October. Examples of ‘Innovation in Action’, the theme of this year’s ILI, abound through the conference programme – not least in the presentations of the three keynote speakers who will each give a perspective on the trends and challenges shaping the information landscape.

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Think Great Innovation Drives Mobile Commerce? It's Actually This:

Think Great Innovation Drives Mobile Commerce? It's Actually This: | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Technology has given retail a face lift, spurring the dramatic rise of e-commerce. Millennials are particularly in love with online shopping, with 67% preferring it to in-store buying. With this mobile-loving group leading e-commerce, over half (53%) of consumers use smartphones to meet their shopping needs. That doesn’t mean, however, that companies are doing the greatest job providing an exceptional mobile shopping experience. In fact, consumers are due for big improvements.

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The Forgotten Merits Of Business Model Innovation

The Forgotten Merits Of Business Model Innovation | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Which business model to use is one of the most fundamental strategic choices that entrepreneurs, CEOs and general managers can make. When we think of innovation, we usually think of creating or refining new products, but innovation can occur at every level of business. In fact, a less publicized form of innovation, that which focuses on the business model, may actually lead to the most profound results.

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Reinvention

Reinvention | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Many of the great research-and-­development laboratories of the 20th century have been downsized or broken up. Despite nostalgia for powerhouses like Bell Labs, they are unlikely to return.
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Automation innovation: warehouse of the future

Automation innovation: warehouse of the future | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
The uptake of new innovative automation technologies is becoming far more widespread. Andrew Hoyle, head of automation at third-party logistics and supply chain solutions provider, Wincanton, explains.

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6 Things Every Organization Needs To Innovate

6 Things Every Organization Needs To Innovate | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Take a look at any successful enterprise and you’ll find innovation at its core. That was just as true a hundred years ago when Henry Ford perfected the assembly line as it is today, when modern day giants like Elon Musk bring cutting edge technology to market. Innovation, as I’ve written before, is how people come up with novel solutions to important problems.

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Navigation device shows cyclists general direction of travel

Navigation device shows cyclists general direction of travel | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
BeeLine takes the GPS signal from a smartphone to show users the direction of travel rather than a street-by-street route.
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We May Be Able To Teach Cars To Drive, But Can We Teach Them To Be Ethical?

We May Be Able To Teach Cars To Drive, But Can We Teach Them To Be Ethical? | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Modern technology is always evolving, which can be exciting but also a bit scary. There are many examples of an advancement that did more harm than good, though it was not understood at the time. One new dilemma facing people today is the rise of the driverless car.

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Startup Culture + Big Business Establishments = Heavyweight Innovation

Startup Culture + Big Business Establishments = Heavyweight Innovation | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Let’s play a quick game of word association. What comes to mind when the word is “startup”?

It’s a safe bet to assume that some first words are “entrepreneur,” “innovative” or “dynamic.”  These words describe characteristics that make startups—and the people who run them—successful. They infer that startups are agile, perceptive to market needs, are staffed by high-energy creative thinkers who thirst for improving customer experiences and are pros at connecting tools, talent and resources to create solutions.

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Opinion: The Next Big Idea May Be Growing Far From Silicon Valley

Opinion: The Next Big Idea May Be Growing Far From Silicon Valley | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
FACEBOOK CEO MARK Zuckerberg made his first trip to Africa this summer with stops in Nigeria and then Kenya. In June, the Chan Zuckerberg initiative—the philanthropic foundation of Zuckerberg and his wife Dr. Priscilla Chan—invested $24 million in Andela, a company that trains top software developers in Kenya and Nigeria.
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5 things inventors and startups need to know about patents

5 things inventors and startups need to know about patents | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
On the road from idea to inventing success there are many pitfalls that stand in the way. One of the biggest pitfalls, unfortunately, is incomplete knowledge. There are a great number of things inventors should know, from the importance of doing a patent search, to the need for confidentiality agreements, to how to understand when an invention is obvious.
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