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Innovation surfaces around the office water cooler

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We can assume that the data-driven Marissa Mayer studied the data and algorithmed the hell out of everything in sight -- before deciding that Yahoo employees would henceforth cease telecommuting and report to the office. She could, however, have merely ordered them all to gaze at Pablo Picasso's stunning painting of five nude prostitutes -- the celebrated "Les Demoiselles d'Avignon." It dates from 1907 and resulted from Picasso's collaboration and competition with Georges Braque and other Parisian painters at the time. Paris, in today's jargon, was one vast water cooler.

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Creative problem-solving in the face of extreme limits

Creative problem-solving in the face of extreme limits | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Navi Radjou has spent years studying "jugaad," also known as frugal innovation. Pioneered by entrepreneurs in emerging markets who figured out how to get spectacular value from limited resources, the practice has now caught on globally.
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Sushma Sharma's curator insight, March 27, 11:17 PM

That's the spirit , to think out of box . India has umpteen such jugaad .

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Smart cities and IoT startups need open data to thrive

Smart cities and IoT startups need open data to thrive | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
ODI calls for information systems to be opened up to support London's growing population
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Combining Open Innovation with Employee Networks to Drive Success

Combining Open Innovation with Employee Networks to Drive Success | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
As business leaders seek additional impact from Innovation Programs, new ways to leverage and scale existing resources are being explored.
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China releases major innovation plan

3Novices:China releases major innovation plan http://t.co/Fqeldcp8yM Sweeping plan to encourage innovation includes attracting more overs…
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Staying Ahead: The Importance of Innovation at Your Restaurant

Staying Ahead: The Importance of Innovation at Your Restaurant | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
In the restaurant industry, innovation is a prerequisite for success.

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Innovation and action in funding girls' education

Innovation and action in funding girls' education | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Despite the overall progress in primary school enrollment for girls, important disparities still exist. In this report, Xanthe Ackerman examines the challenges behind girls' education funding and ways to leverage the resources available today and...
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Building a Culture of Innovation

Building a Culture of Innovation | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Looking for the next great business concept? Searching for a breakthrough idea in workplace processes? Your organization is not alone. According to a study
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5 Great Elon Musk Quotes on Innovation

5 Great Elon Musk Quotes on Innovation | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
The Tesla and SpaceX CEO offers his insights on risk, scaling a company, and other topics.
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Real Innovation is About Solving Problems, not Having Ideas

Real Innovation is About Solving Problems, not Having Ideas | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
This essay is part of a series written by speakers featuring at our upcoming 10th anniversary TNW Conference on April 23 & 24 in Amsterdam. Discount tickets to the event are…
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Will Your Business Innovation Disrupt The Market?

Will Your Business Innovation Disrupt The Market? | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Every entrepreneur with a new technology tells me that his innovation will be industry-disrupting, meaning that it will render the existing technology obsolete, and create a new market.
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A will, and maybe a way, to joint innovation with Asia

A will, and maybe a way, to joint innovation with Asia | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
A meeting that brought together European and South-East Asian researchers showed a mutual hunger for partnerships.
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4 Questions That Will Let You Innovate Like Steve Jobs or Elon Musk

4 Questions That Will Let You Innovate Like Steve Jobs or Elon Musk | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Constant innovation isn't just for geniuses--anyone can do it. Here's how.
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Google's 9 Principles of Innovation - Open Innovation Through Culture

Google's 9 Principles of Innovation - Open Innovation Through Culture | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Google employed an open innovation culture before the term was widely used. The way they treat employees and innovation is something engrained in the company’s culture not just its managers

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Chris Carter's curator insight, March 1, 9:30 PM

All innovators should take the three minutes needed to read this article.

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Innovate Today To Build A Vision For The Future

Innovate Today To Build A Vision For The Future | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
In addition to leading an organization, I’m a consumer and stakeholder in other brands.
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The Source Of Creativity

The Source Of Creativity | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
We want to be creative but channeling our creative impulses is no small feat. Is creativity something we are born with or can we learn it? In this hour, TED speakers examine the mystery of creativity.
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Miklos Szilagyi's curator insight, March 27, 3:29 AM

"..TED speakers examine the mystery of creativity..."

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Force fields could be the next big battlefield innovation

Force fields could be the next big battlefield innovation | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
A new patent could be the basis for a new "force field" protecting soldiers from IEDs.
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Overcoming the Challenges to Successful Open Innovation

Overcoming the Challenges to Successful Open Innovation | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
In an effort to create new products more efficiently and effectively, many companies are regularly and in a formalized way encouraging ideas from outside sources.
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How the Internet of Things Changes Business Models

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There has been great discussion about how the Internet of Things will change so much, but less of this has perhaps been devoted to how business models may change than might be expected. This is the topic of a recent discussion by Gordon Hui (2014) writing for the Harvard Business Review. As Hui explains the likelihood of change to business models is huge, and the changes may be quite transformational.

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The 'Three Phases' Of Chinese Innovation

The 'Three Phases' Of Chinese Innovation | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Co-authored with Bruce McKern In the space of less than four decades Chinese companies have moved from outright imitation to pure business innovation , in parallel with and contributing to the country’s extraordinary growth.
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Being Tired Can Make You More Creative

Being Tired Can Make You More Creative | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Most of the time, we do better on tasks when we're most awake. But some problems require a mind that's just a bit tired—or otherwise impaired.
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donhornsby's curator insight, March 24, 9:25 AM

(From the article): The time of day had no impact on the subjects’ ability to solve the analytical problem. But when it came to the insight problem, the participants did better at the time of day when they were less awake. The night owls solved more riddles at 8 a.m., and vice-versa. Having to perform when they were more tired, in other words, gave the subjects about a 20 percent boost.

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Why Big Businesses Fail at Innovation

Why Big Businesses Fail at Innovation | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Nowadays you’ll likely find more than one news story about why big businesses fail at innovation. Here's a look at the four most common reasons why big businesses fail at innovation.
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The four traits of collaborative leadership

The four traits of collaborative leadership | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
In the latest in our series about The Future of Work, Katie McCrory explores the changing nature of leadership. Some say being a CEO is the loneliest job in the world.
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Nine Disruptive Technologies Changing The World

Nine Disruptive Technologies Changing The World | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
9 disruptive technologies Intelligenthq Change is pretty much a constant state of affairs in the 21st century, and in no area is this truer than that of te
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6 key innovation mistakes to avoid

6 key innovation mistakes to avoid | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Gijs van Wulfen shares six rookie innovation mistakes he encounters at organizations.
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Is the Internet's future one of innovation or government control?

Is the Internet's future one of innovation or government control? | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Because you can't really measure foregone innovation.
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