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The Russian startup ecosystem, part 1: venture capital

The Russian startup ecosystem, part 1: venture capital | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Similarly to other markets, venture capital investments in internet companies in Russia are not very transparent. This makes it difficult to assess the scale of the market, especially for foreign partners. As this is my first post on Whiteboard, I want to list the most important players in the market amongst venture funds. I decided to concentrate on the most active funds that are investing in the very (in my opinion) promising projects and Internet companies.

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Math, Language & 7 Other Intelligence Types You Need

Math, Language & 7 Other Intelligence Types You Need | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Not great at math or languages? Good thing there are seven other ways to strengthen your intelligence.
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Innovation & Disruptive Necessity

Innovation & Disruptive Necessity | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Is the world getting smaller, or are we seeing further?   Today we stand on the shoulders of giants in a rapidly changing world. In order to gain the competitive edge needed to stay relevant, it is imperative that businesses seek to disrupt their own business model before the competition does. Innovate or die the …
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3 ways innovation can kill your ability to do business

3 ways innovation can kill your ability to do business | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Do you work for someone that never seems to stop thinking about the next big thing that needs to be implemented? You know the type? Rushing into the office and stealing productive time to call a meeting about some new idea he thought up on the toilet that morning, implementing untested ideas, and blaming the staff when they backfire?

 

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Innovation Crowdsourcing in 2015: Where Is It Heading?

Innovation Crowdsourcing in 2015: Where Is It Heading? | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Ehsan Ehsani, co-founder of crowdsourced innovation platform Ennomotive, writes in to discuss the state of crowdsourcing, and where he believes it will go in 2015. One of his predictions: look out for more crowdsourcing mobile apps. Read the rest after th
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Stephen Dubner: The Best Decisions Come From Data, Not Intuitions

Stephen Dubner: The Best Decisions Come From Data, Not Intuitions | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
more companies should adopt Google's approach to problem-solving
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4 Tech Trends Changing How Cities Operate

4 Tech Trends Changing How Cities Operate | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
how local governments are using technology (both new and old) to engage citizens and improve performance.
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Take Precautions on the Alluring, Sexy and Mysterious Path of Innovation

Take Precautions on the Alluring, Sexy and Mysterious Path of Innovation | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

 

Innovators are often regarded as brilliant and their work deemed glamorous. Real innovation, however, is frustratingly elusive and rarely achieved with a singularly inspiring idea.

 

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Don’t Isolate Innovation in an R&D Lab

Don’t Isolate Innovation in an R&D Lab | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Although corporate leaders have long recognized the competitive benefits that accrue from adopting flexible supply chain management and production systems, few have even begun to implement strategies designed to deliver the equivalent agility and flexibility to their global innovation activities.

 

 

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Leonardo Da Vinci’s To Do List (circa 1490) Is Much Cooler Than Yours

Leonardo Da Vinci’s To Do List (circa 1490) Is Much Cooler Than Yours | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
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Most people’s to-do lists are, almost by definition, pretty dull, filled with those quotidian little tasks that tend to slip out of our minds. Pick up the laundry. Get that thing for the kid. Buy milk, canned yams and kumquats at the local market.
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This Alarm Clock App Donates To Charity Every Time You Hit Snooze

Some go-getters donate money for every mile they run or mountain they climb. Finally, a fundraising plan for the rest of us lazy grunts.

 

 

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How to turn your employees into innovative collaborative intrapreneurs

How to turn your employees into innovative  collaborative intrapreneurs | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Learn how CogniStreamer connects people with content in an intelligent way to obtain an optimal engagement of your expert community
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Building Innovation Into Sustainability: Keep Ahead Of Your Competitors

Building Innovation Into Sustainability: Keep Ahead Of Your Competitors | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Gary Lawrence is Vice President and Chief Sustainability Officer for AECOM Technology Corporation (NYSE: ACM), an $8-billion global provider of professional technical and management support services.
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Beyond Disruption: The Age of the Impact Entrepreneur

Beyond Disruption: The Age of the Impact Entrepreneur | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
In Mike Judge’s excellent comedy series “Silicon Valley”, the much clichéd mission statement of start-ups claiming “to make the world a better place” is mocked to full effect. In one episode, a handful of start-ups line up to pitch to a panel of investors. They all conclude their presentations with the same lofty ambition, pledging…
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6 Things That Separate the Great Entrepreneurs From the Rest

6 Things That Separate the Great Entrepreneurs From the Rest | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Exceptional entrepreneurs don't just do what's necessary. They constantly go above and beyond to ensure the success of their business.

 

 

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Innovation Requires Change

Innovation Requires Change | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Any innovation threatens the equilibrium of existing organization. In big industry new ideas are invited to rear their heads so that they can be clobbered at once. The idea department of a big firm is a sort of lab for isolating dangerous viruses. When one is found, it is assigned to a group for neutralizing and immunizing treatment.

 

 

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Great innovators not only see but do

Great innovators not only see but do | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

The word “pioneer” conjures an image of brave explorers in wagons braving America’s badlands to establish new settlements in the west, or the poet Keats’ “stout Cortez” getting a first glimpse of the Pacific, “silent, upon a peak in Darien”.

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Is crowdsourcing for ideas really the answer?

Is crowdsourcing for ideas really the answer? | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Crowdsourcing has become the predominant model used to support corporate innovation for a number of years now. By crowdsourcing I mean presenting employees with challenges / questions and asking for ideas. It’s prefaced on the assumption that there is benefit in asking people to engage in strategic and operational issues by giving them the opportunity …
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How To Create Innovation Culture? Halifax Tries Something Bold

How To Create Innovation Culture? Halifax Tries Something Bold | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Economic destiny is often shaped by luck
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5 Documentaries Every Entrepreneur Should Watch on Netflix Now

Before the tryptophan sets in, bookmark these entrepreneurial, inspiring films now. Make it a truly happy Thanksgiving.
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Inside the patent wars that are ruining American innovation

Inside the patent wars that are ruining American innovation | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Patents are a good thing. But abuse of the patent system has stunted technological progress.
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6 Big Tech Debuts to Watch in 2015

6 Big Tech Debuts to Watch in 2015 | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Technology is always advancing, but it can be hard to know which advancements are really worth watching. Next year, these giant leaps forward could impact your business. An even thinner iPhone, a smarter car, and maybe even a Wi-Fi maker robot could debut next year.

 

 

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Is London Becoming the World's Greatest City for Innovation?

Is London Becoming the World's Greatest City for Innovation? | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Earlier this November, the British-American Business Council’s  New England chapter (BABCNE) hosted an inspiring event in Boston that brought together nine high-ranking foreign diplomats, members of international business associations and business leaders to discuss how innovation can increase productivity and income opportunities through cross-border participation. The fact that the event was organized by Susie Kitchens,…
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The Power of Patterns That Guide Our Thinking

The Power of Patterns That Guide Our Thinking | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Could creativity be as simple as following templates? In 1914 psychologist Wolfgang Köhler embarked on a series of studies about chimpanzees and their ability to solve problems. He documented the research in his book The Mentality of Apes. In one experiment, he took a newborn chimp and placed it in an isolated cage, before the newborn saw or made contact with other chimps. He named her Nueva.
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The Global Innovation 1000: Proven Paths to Innovation Success

The Global Innovation 1000: Proven Paths to Innovation Success | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Ten years of research reveal the best R&D strategies for the decade ahead.
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A Time Machine For Smells

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Smells are deeply evocative. They can conjure up memories that are years or even decades old. In this spirit, one recent design school graduate is attempting to harness the power of scent to create a time machine.

 

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