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Un timbre en chocolat

Un timbre en chocolat | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Des timbres tout chocolat ? C’est l’idée de la Bpost pour promouvoir le chocolat belge. De quoi ravir les papilles des correspondants postaux du Plat Pays…
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Why The Future Of Innovation Is Open

Open innovation gives companies and individuals the tools they need as technology and the future change.
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10 tech innovations that will revolutionize the digital world

10 tech innovations that will revolutionize the digital world | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Technology has been shaping the way we work and live for decades. As everything in our world is becoming increasingly digital, new software and applications continue to emerge and arguably make our lives easier.

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How Does Innovation Really Happen?

The following is an excerpt from my new book, Mapping Innovation: A Playbook For Navigating a Disruptive Age.

On December 9th, 1968, a research project funded by the US Department of Defense launched a revolution. The focus was not a Cold War adversary or even a resource rich banana republic, but rather to "augment human intellect" and the man driving it was not a general, but a mild mannered engineer named Douglas Engelbart.

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A Guide to Investing in Disruptive Technology

A Guide to Investing in Disruptive Technology | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Investing in disruptive technologies can be both tricky and enriching. Here's a field guide to making money by keeping track of upcoming trends and strong innovation.

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10 Things The Best Innovation Executives Should Do For You

Here is what the best innovation executives do to build a culture of innovation and deliver outstanding financial results.
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The future of the modern car is actually digital

The future of the modern car is actually digital | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
The technological and business model for autos is slowly but surely moving toward a software-and-services-focused approach.
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Can technology bring in those excluded from the financial system?

With 12 million Americans using payday lenders each year, the fees they pay to manage their basic financial needs are steep — $9 billion annually. This puts a heavy burden on the unbanked and underbanked, who, according to the FDIC, number about a quarter of the U.S. population.
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How open source software will drive the future of auto innovations

How open source software will drive the future of auto innovations | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Automotive companies are shifting from bending metal to bending bits. Soon they will be offering software and services to complement their manufactured metal.

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When It Comes to Innovation, Go Big or Go Home

When It Comes to Innovation, Go Big or Go Home | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Innovation isn't simply a marketing catch-phrase. It's a way of life for many business owners and an absolutely vital aspect of survival and success.
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This Magic Dutch Traffic Light Helps Cyclists Avoid Stopping

This Magic Dutch Traffic Light Helps Cyclists Avoid Stopping | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
The “Flo” system uses cute creatures to tell cyclists to speed up or slow down to catch a green light.
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A holistic approach to program management

A holistic approach to program management | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
When program management works, the benefits can be tangible and measurable. Yet, so often, the expected efficiency gains fall significantly short of the mark.

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Why personas harm innovation—what to do next

Why personas harm innovation—what to do next | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
There is a misconception that personas help us design clear goals for our customers in order for them to maximise whatever our business offers.
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How to Avoid the 'Early Adopter Trap' That Can Sink an Innovative New Business

Entrepreneur. Innovator. Inventor. These are labels that are often applied to startups and small businesses. Each label is important, but these words aren't synonyms for each other. There's a lot of overlap, to be sure, but not all entrepreneurs are innovators, and you can rest assured that many innovators aren't entrepreneurs.
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What Small Businesses Should Know About Neural Machine Translation

What Small Businesses Should Know About Neural Machine Translation | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Among the list of technologies that have radically changed our economy in the last year is a handful that did not receive the same level of attention as artificial intelligence or self-driving cars. One, in particular, is called Neural Machine Translation (NMT), a major breakthrough in language technology that some believe is a turning point in how business gets done.
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10 Startups To Look Out For in Leuven 

The quintessential student city in Belgium, Leuven is unsurprisingly the birthplace of many innovative startups, especially those operating in the Health & Care industry. According to Startups.be’s Belgian Tech Ecosystem Map, the city ranks 4th in the top locations for companies in Belgium.
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Blockchain Incubation: Building Collaborative Environment to Attract Talented Developers

Blockchain Incubation: Building Collaborative Environment to Attract Talented Developers | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Building a strong ecosystem for startup incubation starts with a foundation of integrity, diversity and collaboration.

A philosophy of integrity satisfies the authorities while attracting mainstream players with the capital to bootstrap project development. A collaborative environment is formed to attract talented individuals who are motivated to work together and create viable products. This framework retains talent and rewards their expertise.
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How can CIOs drive innovation?

Three steps CIOs can take to help them take the lead in driving innovation in their organisations
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How To Work With Innovation Killers

How To Work With Innovation Killers | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Although we live in an age that glorifies innovation, there is a big difference between theoretically advocating for it and being able (or willing) to actually implement it. None of this is really new.
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Toyota pushes into blockchain tech to enable the next generation of cars

Toyota pushes into blockchain tech to enable the next generation of cars | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
On the same day that Ford officially ousted its chief executive in a bid to remake itself as future-focused vehicle manufacturer, Toyota announced its own steps to embrace technology’s next wave.

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Do You Have A Copycat Culture? 

Do You Have A Copycat Culture?  | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
The intent may be to create a highly innovative culture; employing new technologies to deliver unmatched capabilities and leading the market with cutting edge solutions.

At the end of the day, however, it’s ACTION not INTENT that defines culture of any organization.
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As Machines Take Jobs, Companies Need to Get Creative About Making New Ones

Jobs in retail, transportation, manufacturing, and agriculture are highly vulnerable to technological change. Retailers such as Macy’s and The Limited are closing hundreds of stores and cutting tens of thousands of jobs as people buy more and more products online, and others are testing robotic assistants or planning for autonomous stores.
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Driving innovation to become a global player

Integrated Micro-Electronics, Inc., also known as IMI, is one of the leading global providers of electronics manufacturing services (EMS) and power semiconductor assembly and test services (SATS) in the world. CEO, Arthur Tan, speaks to The Worldfolio about the industrialization in the Philippines and IMI’s business operations.

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Use This Model to Find the Opportunities for Innovation That Everyone Else Misses

Entrepreneurs are always seeking market openings and opportunities to introduce new products. Sometimes this seeking leads them to unusual or arcane opportunities when more valuable and straightforward opportunities abound right under their noses. We all tend to suffer from the safety of sameness--trying to create a slightly new or better mousetrap, when there are a host of opportunities to innovate the mousetrap.
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Today, Kids Need To Learn More Than Facts, But To Solve Problems And Innovate

We Need To Shift From Teaching How To Answer Ask Questions To Learning How To Ask Them
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