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Innovation: Harnessing 3.8 Billion Years of R&D

Innovation: Harnessing 3.8 Billion Years of R&D | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Point: If you’re stuck on how to solve a problem, see if nature has already solved that problem.


Story: Nature has already solved many challenges; the best solutions have survived and improved through evolution.

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Innovation Imperative

Innovation Imperative | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
We have found creative solutions to some of the problems of doing business in India. For example, cash-on-delivery to get around the broken payment system.”  I was challenging one of India’s star e-commerce entrepreneurs on the paucity of innovation in the startup ecosystem.  His response troubled me. He argued that there was plenty of innovation in the back-end of his company and cash-on-delivery was a critical customer-facing breakthrough. My concern is that the bulk of new businesses are going the same way as established corporates and neglecting innovation as a competitive imperative.
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‘Innovation is like a Ferrari – cool and fast, but it can write you off’

‘Innovation is like a Ferrari – cool and fast, but it can write you off’ | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Three brand experts explain their approaches to the innovation process.

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If Your Employees Can't -- or Won't -- Innovate, It's Time to Let Them Go

If Your Employees Can't -- or Won't -- Innovate, It's Time to Let Them Go | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Every organization has what I call innovational potential. They have the capability to innovate, but they don't realize it. They have the capacity for innovation but don't know how to unlock it. They think innovation is some mysterious alchemy that is beyond their reach. It is not. There are eight steps any company can use to become an innovative powerhouse.
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How will economic energy storage help the world work better?

How will economic energy storage help the world work better? | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Imagine a world where it's cheaper to drive an electric vehicle powered by solar energy from your roof than one burning fossil fuels. Or where every home is an energy trading platform, helping to green and optimize the grid. Or where light and new productivity is brought to millions of people who lack regular access to electricity without building fossil fuel power plants.

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Two Simple Concepts for Getting the Most from Absurd Ideas

Two Simple Concepts for Getting the Most from Absurd Ideas | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
It happens every few months. The head of your department has gathered everyone together for a brainstorming session. Senior and junior colleagues sit around a conference table as the leader sets the tone, encouraging everyone to speak their mind, to throw any idea on the table, no matter how far-fetched it may sound. Everything is fair game, and no one will be judged harshly for an idea that doesn’t stick.

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Whose Fault Is It If You Aren't Innovating?

Whose Fault Is It If You Aren't Innovating? | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Why Aren't You Innovating? It’s been said that when it comes to innovation, those at the very top get it – not a day goes by when an executive out there is not
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How to Drive the Digital Transformation

How to Drive the Digital Transformation | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Most organisations that have tried digital transformation agree that it can bring changes in the workplace – changes in processes, technology, communication, workflow, products, and overall services. Managing this kind of change effectively requires a highly cohesive team – one that wants the same things and moves towards the same direction.


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Blockchain could reduce deaths and illness resulting from food contamination

Blockchain could reduce deaths and illness resulting from food contamination | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Some of the biggest companies in the food supply sector are working with IBM to find ways to use blockchain technology to improve food safety
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4 Practices to Help You Master the Leadership Craft of Connection

4 Practices to Help You Master the Leadership Craft of Connection | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Creative leadership depends on how well you create emotional connections with others and your ideas. “Everyone communicates,” writes leadership guru John Maxwell, “but very few people connect.” What are the distinctions between communicating and connecting?
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We Need To Think About Failure Differently To Drive Innovation

We Need To Think About Failure Differently To Drive Innovation | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Nowadays most established companies on the planet toot the horn of innovation, they all say they’re developing innovators and doing great things; but mostly they don’t know what they’re talking about and are just paying lip service to it.

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Researchers Find Link Between "Pattern Matching" and Fast Stereotyping

Researchers Find Link Between "Pattern Matching" and Fast Stereotyping | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
There is a lot of debate in the scientific community over what exactly intelligence is. We can talk about IQ. That’s one thing that’s absolutely measurable. But beyond that things get hazy. According to Harvard’s Howard Gardner there are multiple intelligences. In an elemental sense, one of the earliest and most comprehensive explanations is the ability to recognize patterns.

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Overcoming fixedness before being locked in amber

It seems strange to me, after working for over 12 years in innovation, that so many people can view the same set of circumstances and opportunities in so many different ways.  Our economy is awash in innovation opportunities, and the opportunities are growing and expanding. 
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The Nano- Diplomacy as a Success of Holland’s Trade?

The Nano- Diplomacy as a Success of Holland’s Trade? | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
In today’s globalized world, the development of nanotechnology being considered as a pivotal gateway to Europe is based on the rational large-scale run and implementation of innovations in nano-based high-tech factories and companies. In previous times, The Netherlands took the all-better round pro-active position in regard to nanotechnologies by inception varied kinds of national programmes focusing on the producing nano-based materials and electronics at the nanoscale.

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UPS’ Innovation Culture Is A Model For Industry And Defense

UPS’ Innovation Culture Is A Model For Industry And Defense | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
There is a myth that has captivated many senior business leaders, veteran investment analysts and even leadership in the Department of Defense. The fable is that the source of innovation that will drive the U.S. economy and be increasingly important to the effectiveness of the U.S. military is to be found in small startup companies, particularly those involved in the IT space.
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Technology is not enough to create connected cities – here's why

Technology is not enough to create connected cities – here's why | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
The United Nations (UN) estimates that by 2050, 66% of the world’s population will live in cities. This creates an unprecedented pressure on cities around the world to optimise the standard of living for citizens, organisations and institutions.
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5 of America’s Best Innovation Labs

5 of America’s Best Innovation Labs | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
The innovation that goes on within American corporations is truly breathtaking. Of course, many of the best innovation labs require the immense resources of powerful companies, but at their heart, these labs all succeed when two components come together: the right people and the right ideas.
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4 Steps to Writing a Video Script for Your Invention Idea

4 Steps to Writing a Video Script for Your Invention Idea | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
There’s no type of content better than video. On your social media channels, a well-made video will get more views, engagement, and click-throughs than pictures, links, and text posts. However, video is more difficult and time consuming than any other type of social media content. The time and effort are worth it, but how can you create video for your invention’s social media channels without spending hours upon hours on the project?

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The Future of Art and Design

The Future of Art and Design | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Talent is about new thinking, not just old wisdom.  So how refreshing it was to see the inspiring work from Bath Spa’s School of Art Graphic Communication graduates at their recent degree show in Shoreditch.

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Become an Innovation Centre

Become an Innovation Centre | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
In the past, the ITs influence had waned since the other internal departments gained more control of the budget, aiming to drive their own agenda. This situation has changed very fast in the recent years. Now IT departments all over the world identify and seize every opportunity they get to transform themselves into an innovation centre.


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NASA is about to find out if a supercomputer can survive a year in space

NASA is about to find out if a supercomputer can survive a year in space | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
On Monday, at 12:31 p.m. Eastern time, a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lifted off on a resupply flight for the International Space Station, and among its cargo, in addition to ice cream, was something else very cool: a supercomputer.
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Are We Disrupting Our Way To Disaster?

Are We Disrupting Our Way To Disaster? | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Disruption is something that is happening every day. We are seeing companies that were previously seen as infallible suddenly falling by the wayside, outdone by newer and more intuitive organizations who are outmanoeuvring incumbents to get to the top of the pyramid.

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Smart Cities: Applications, Technologies, Standards, and Driving Factors

Smart Cities: Applications, Technologies, Standards, and Driving Factors | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
This book provides an in-depth analysis of key issues in the development of smart city technologies and delivers a conceptual framework for a smart city implementation plan. It is divided into broad topical sections including Vision & Reality, Technology & Architecture, Transportation Considerations and Infrastructure & Environment. It has been edited by Stan McClellan,Jesus A. Jimenez and George Koutitas and it has been published by Springer.

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10 Colleges That Offer Innovation Majors

Innovation is currently one of the most sought-after qualities in business. Yet it's also elusive. How do you encourage innovative and creative thinking in yourself and others? One approach is to study it in college. Yes, there are now colleges and universities that offer degree programs that award innovation majors.
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Does “think outside the box” help? Popular creativity cliches explained

Does “think outside the box” help? Popular creativity cliches explained | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
While researching my new book The Dance of the Possible, I studied the history of some of the most misleading ideas that have been popularized about creative thinking. Similiar to the Myth of Epiphany and the other creative myths of innovation, these sayings are misleading despite their popularity.

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Energy - an important battleground for business

Energy - an important battleground for business | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Energy disruption is quickly rising to the top of the business agenda in Australia. The affordability, availability and access to energy is now high on the risk agenda for businesses that must compete globally in a tight and dynamic environment. In these conditions, traditional energy suppliers are increasingly challenged by non-traditional players with targeted offers of better service, advancing technology and innovative value based pricing.

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