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Innovation surfaces around the office water cooler

Innovation surfaces around the office water cooler | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

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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China to balance innovation and risk prevention: central bank official

China to balance innovation and risk prevention: central bank official | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
China will continue to balance innovation and risk prevention in digital finance, a central bank official said on Friday.

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Let's fix EU copyright law, for innovation and creativity online

Let's fix EU copyright law, for innovation and creativity online | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
The web today is far more than a network or platform - it’s also our collective canvas.
A global public canvas is an exceptional thing. It spurs innovation and creativity. It unlocks opportunity, empowers educators and fuels economies. In the 21st century, we should have laws that enshrine the power of the web.
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How to Turn Your Company into an Experimental Lab

How to Turn Your Company into an Experimental Lab | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Your organization can lead the charge towards the future of work as new ideas are created and tested.
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In Depth: 8 High-Tech Ideas That Will Change the Shoe World

In Depth: 8 High-Tech Ideas That Will Change the Shoe World | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
The age of innovation is here. Both behind the scenes and at the consumer level, footwear firms are angling to become better technology-design companies. And why shouldn’t they? Abundant consumer data has aided curation and customization to make firms more powerful than ever before.

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Where Will The Next Uber, DropBox or AirBnB Come From? What four things could be missing in startup accelerators?

Where Will The Next Uber, DropBox or AirBnB Come From? What four things could be missing in startup accelerators? | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Over the last decade or so startup accelerators have been a great source of inspiration, education, connections and capital for new companies. Y-Combinator, the granddaddy of them all started on March 11, 2005. Since then, just this one accelerator has churned out over a thousand new companies

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Learning Creativity Through Creative Tension

Learning Creativity Through Creative Tension | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
You are walking down a forest path. The tree canopy is so thick, the sun barely dapples through. It’s early morning and the dampness of the morning dew is all around you. The morning fog hasn’t fully burned off and it casts the path ahead in a swirling mist. To the right of the path, you notice an opening. It appears to be the mouth of a cave in the hillside. Feeling adventurous this morning, you decide to enter it.
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Which VR platform is most popular? Find out in VRDC's VR/AR Innovation Report

The UBM Game Network, producer of the Virtual Reality Developers Conference (VRDC), today released the first-ever VRDC VR/AR Innovation Report, compiled of responses from professionals involved in the development of virtual and augmented reality.
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Inside Billionaire James Dyson's Reinvention Factory: From Vacuums To Hair Dryers And Now Batteries

Inside Billionaire James Dyson's Reinvention Factory: From Vacuums To Hair Dryers And Now Batteries | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
The quest for perfection might be Dyson’s biggest strength and his greatest weakness. iRobot IRBT +0.63% beat Dyson to market by 14 years, introducing the first robotic vacuum cleaner in 2002. Last year iRobot sold about 2 million of them, according to Euromonitor, for between $375 and $900.
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Why the Largest Tech Companies Are Pushing a Deregulatory Agenda for FinTech

The financial services industry has long been invaded by all types of influencers aside from banks. Tech companies, in particular, have shown a passionate interest in the startup ecosystem through their venture arms and even launch of proprietary financial solutions.

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Tropical solar-powered home boasts spectacular views of the ocean and jungle

Tropical solar-powered home boasts spectacular views of the ocean and jungle | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
If living in the tropics of Costa Rica is your idea of paradise, feast your eyes on this beautiful and eco-friendly home in Puntarenas. Design studio Benjamin Garcia Saxe Architecture recently completed the airy Terrace House, which boasts spectacular views of the ocean and jungle.
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CEOs Must Create The Business Model Innovation Sandbox

CEOs Must Create The Business Model Innovation Sandbox | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
The top 10 industries that are being disrupted the most by digital are media, telecom, consumer financial services, retail, technology, insurance consumer products, nonprofits, business and professional services, and education.
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Making Room for Artistic Risk-Taking and Innovation

Making Room for Artistic Risk-Taking and Innovation | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
How can arts organizations innovate while managing risk? Barr's senior program officer for Arts & Culture, San San Wong, reflects on an "electrifying panel" held earlier this fall at MIT's Media Lab—part of our Barr-Klarman Arts Capacity Building Initiative.

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A guide to accelerating innovation

A guide to accelerating innovation | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
At many enterprises, when IT walks into a meeting, people assume it’s because the projector is broken. But if companies want to accelerate innovation and provide value to customers through technology, IT must evolve from a back office function to a core part of the business.
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Best Practice Proposals for Food and Drink Innovation in Turkish AgriFood Industry

Best Practice Proposals for Food and Drink Innovation in Turkish AgriFood Industry | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
As an agrifood industry supply chain and manufacturing operations expert and consultant, I visit, consult and support many companies. I see that many company owners want to develop and launch new food and drink products to the Turkish and global markets. Of course, this is an excellent way.

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Ideation: How to generate new ideas

Ideation: How to generate new ideas | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Get your team into the "Innovation at Work" mindset! In this workshop, Perry and Jeremy will show you some valuable techniques and approaches to generate new ideas, and lots of them.

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Another boost for fintech, a federation of innovation hubs

Another boost for fintech, a federation of innovation hubs | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Financial technology groups from more than 20 cities across the world plan to form a federation of ‘fintech’ hubs this year in what would be the first attempt to coordinate and globalize web-based innovation transforming the financial industry.

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What Happened When I Broke the Rules of Entrepreneurship

What Happened When I Broke the Rules of Entrepreneurship | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
When I left my high-paying job at a successful private equity firm in San Francisco, I broke "the rules." For the first time in my life, I felt free but also very afraid. It’s every financial professional’s dream to become a partner at a private equity firm where the compensation can amount to tens of millions in a lifetime. But me? I left the partner track to move to Tulsa. No, that's not a typo. My fifth generation Native American roots were still there in my hometown where my parents had raised me 20 years before. 

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Why On Earth Is Google Building A New Operating System From Scratch?

Why On Earth Is Google Building A New Operating System From Scratch? | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Its latest operating system experiment throws out decades of software history in pursuit of smaller-scale devices.
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Open innovation and no business plan

Open innovation and no business plan | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
More and more big firms are bringing young talent in-house in the hope that they will bring fresh ideas along with them and infuse new vigor into their companies. German pharma giant Bayer is also following this trend.
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What Every Boss Can Do To Inspire Innovation

What Every Boss Can Do To Inspire Innovation | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Dov Seidman is the chief executive of LRN, a company that helps corporations develop values-based cultures and leadership, and strengthen their ethics and compliance efforts. He is also the author of HOW: Why HOW We Do Anything Means Everything.
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Our Gladiators Will Stay But Innovation Will Go Elsewhere With Roborace

Our Gladiators Will Stay But Innovation Will Go Elsewhere With Roborace | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
We all knew this was coming, and we also know that this is just the start. Artificial intelligence will never stop evolving as the computing power increases with decreasing costs to apply it. Driverless cars are already a thing of the near future, and I think they are the right way to take civilisation ahead in many ways. Robots racing instead of humans though, sounds like a complete anti-petrolhead suggestion. But is it really?

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Innovation, not just cash, will cure healthcare woes, Philpott tells doctors

Innovation, not just cash, will cure healthcare woes, Philpott tells doctors | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
The problems facing Canada's healthcare system will not be solved by just spending more money, Health Minister Jane Philpott said Tuesday as she promised the country's doctors the federal government is committed to finding innovative solutions.

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Manage Pipeline Bandwidth to Avoid Derailing New Products

Manage Pipeline Bandwidth to Avoid Derailing New Products | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Without a mechanism to release new projects based on resource availability, it’s easy to let in too many new projects without finishing or pruning the old ones. Here's how to keep product development flowing and maintain progress in even the busiest companies.
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Millennial And The Future Of Innovation: How To Recruit And Retain Top Millennial Talent

Millennial And The Future Of Innovation: How To Recruit And Retain Top Millennial Talent | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
As discussed in the new innovation book Robert’s Rules of Innovation II: The Art of Implementation, one of the biggest reasons why the actual implementation of innovation can become such a formidable if not insurmountable process is because of people-related issues.
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5 Higher Ed Innovators Share Challenges, Ideas for the Future of Digital Learning

5 Higher Ed Innovators Share Challenges, Ideas for the Future of Digital Learning | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
In a Meetup hosted by EdSurge on Aug. 17, more than 100 people gathered to hear speakers present how their organizations are embracing the future of digital learning. Held at NovoEd’s headquarters, five speakers gave their six-minute lightning talks and then led a smaller group discussion with attendees.
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