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How to Grow

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If we try to completely protect ourselves from failure, we’ll never learn. And if we don’t learn, we don’t grow. To grow, we have to take risks, and we have to mess up. If we learn from this, we’ll be ok.
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The Jazz of Innovation
To jazz up your ability to innovate, turn to jazz! - www.cognistreamer.com
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Has innovation stalled because it's all been done?

Has innovation stalled because it's all been done? | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
“Where’s the innovation?” is a phrase often bandied around in comments when a manufacturer dares to release something fresh without creating a fundamental change in the DJ game. You can sense the collective disappointment that their hefty investment in hardware is safe because the game changing update isn’t enough to warrant selling their first-born to finance a lump of gear with yet more features that won’t get used either.
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Why It Makes Sense to Build a Brand Around a Singular Idea

When asked how to build a great company based on one idea, I say the following:

Do one thing extremely well. Refine the process. Do it again.

If your business is focused on a great idea, you’d better be sure that everything about your brand reinforces the core benefits of that idea.
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Establishing a new mentality for innovation

Establishing a new mentality for innovation | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Visual two heads....different mindsets, different thinking about innovation but working together, a duality of thinking and managing innovation going forward. We must learn to explore and exploit at the same time, both in parallel and where needed, in separate ways, or entities. If we 'subject' all of our innovation thinking to go through the same…
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How Managers Accidentally Squash Innovation

How Managers Accidentally Squash Innovation | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
The history of business is filled with what look, in retrospect, like boneheaded decisions. Remember when Excite (since evolved into Ask.com) had the chance to buy a wacky little startup called Google for $750,000 — and turned it down? Or when Kodak developed digital photography before anybody else, and chose to keep it quiet? Or how about the 12 publishers who rejected J.K. Rowling’s first Harry Potter book, before the series went on to sell more than 400 million copies?
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The Innovative Future Born of Diversity

The Innovative Future Born of Diversity | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Often when one thinks of movers and shakers at the forefront of business innovation, the image that comes to mind is of a man, and usually a Caucasian man at that—perhaps an Asian man.
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The Golden Egg of Innovation: The Importance of Protecting Intellectual Property

In many cultures around the world, from the Fables of Aesop to the Mahabharata, there is a parable about a goose, hen, or bird that produces golden eggs or feathers. When people try to exploit the bird to reap more profits, they destroy its ability to create the gold and, ultimately, everyone loses.
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Innovation and entrepreneurship

Innovation and entrepreneurship | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
The European Union wants to create an innovation-friendly environment by 2020 that makes it easier for great ideas to be turned into products and services, bringing the economy growth and jobs.
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3 Simple Business Practices Inspired by Hinduism

3 Simple Business Practices Inspired by Hinduism | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
The key to innovation is grasping cycles of preservation, destruction, and creation.
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Cybersecurity Threats Are Real: You and Your Organization Are In Danger

Cybersecurity Threats Are Real: You and Your Organization Are In Danger | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Cybersecurity statistics are jarring. CNBC’s most recent survey in April 2016, indicated that more than 90 percent of all corporate executives said they can’t read a cybersecurity report and are not prepared to handle a major attack.
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Recycling-innovatie: wc-papier van gebruikte drankenkartons

Recycling-innovatie: wc-papier van gebruikte drankenkartons | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Toiletpapier en papieren handdoekjes geproduceerd met van drankenkartons als grondstof. Van Houtum is de eerste Nederlandse papierproducent die dit doet.
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Afval wordt waardevol dankzij innovatie

Afval wordt waardevol dankzij innovatie | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Ondernemers moeten innoveren om relevant te blijven. "Als we niet vernieuwen, staan we stil in de markt en haalt de concurrentie ons in." Dat zegt Ben van Boekel, algemeen directeur van Remat Chemie.
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Fabrice Enderlin (HR Manager of the Year): 'Mensen innoveren alleen met een open chakra'

Fabrice Enderlin (HR Manager of the Year): 'Mensen innoveren alleen met een open chakra' | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Fabrice Enderlin, de Chief Talent Officer & Company Reputation bij de farmagroep UCB, is de HR Manager of the Year 2016. Die titel werd voor de vierde keer uitgereikt door Trends en Trends-Tendances. 'Cultuur' vormt de rode draad van zijn werk bij UCB.
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Europe: Top green tech incubator?

Europe: Top green tech incubator? | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Much has been made of the risk-averse nature of Europeans when it comes to investing in startups. But green tech entrepreneurs - including one who innovated a way to tap computer heat - say Europe is now the place to be.
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The Problem With Innovation Isn't Getting Out Of The Box

The Problem With Innovation Isn't Getting Out Of The Box | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Contrary to the cliche, just getting out of the box is the worst way to innovate.
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Five Cities That Are Leading the Way in Urban Innovation

Five Cities That Are Leading the Way in Urban Innovation | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

From skyline gondolas to downtown “pink zones,” urban planners around the world are redefining what cities can be. (Wall Street Journal) Use our resources to learn more about the challenges of urban planning. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources, including today’s simple MapMaker Interactive map. Discussion Ideas Read through the…

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5 Key Ingredients for Corporate Innovation

5 Key Ingredients for Corporate Innovation | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Every enterprise needs to innovate in order to survive. But as they grow larger, new ideas and agile processes tend to find less expression. In order to capitalize on innovation opportunities, enterprises need to leverage their available assets quickly and effectively. Doing so calls for senior management to take responsibility for being transformation-oriented and enabling the conditions that allow innovation leaders to thrive.
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Digital health innovators have a long way to go in sharing their expertise

Digital health innovators have a long way to go in sharing their expertise | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Merely 5 percent of healthcare organizations worldwide are “operating at the highest level of digital health innovation proficiency and expertise,” according to a report from digital health consulting firm Enspektos. That means the vast majority have yet to scale and share their innovations, even within their own walls.
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The Creative Mind & Sleep: Does Innovation Thrive In The Night?

The Creative Mind & Sleep: Does Innovation Thrive In The Night? | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
What personality and genetics have to do with why creatives seem destined to get less sleep
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Europese Google-topman: 'Bureaucratie remt innovatie in EU'

Europese Google-topman: 'Bureaucratie remt innovatie in EU' | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Europa loopt het risico dat het achter komt te lopen op het gebied van digitale innovatie, waarschuwt Matt Brittin van Google.
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The 3 'Non-Negotiables' of Successful Product Design

The 3 'Non-Negotiables' of Successful Product Design | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Every successful product has them… does yours? Below we boil down the practice of product design into its 3 essential components.
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Innovation Force = Innovation Mass x Acceleration

Innovation Force = Innovation Mass x Acceleration | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
We all want our innovations to change the world. This requires Innovation Force. In turn, Innovation Force is the product of Innovation Mass (Product-Market Fit) and Acceleration (building growth with customers). To maximise Innovation Force, we need both Mass and Acceleration to be big, and this is true for startups, established firms, and regions.
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If your favorite brand is sincere, is innovation what you expect?

Credit: Photo by Charlie Litchfield
EUGENE, Ore. -- April 25, 2016 -- Open the box of that new smartphone. Oops, it feels differently from expectations based on what you'd seen. Embrace it or ..
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These 3 Companies' CEOs Can See the Future

These 3 Companies' CEOs Can See the Future | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Tracking down superior stocks isn't easy. After all, current share prices are supposed to reflect all known information about a stock, making it impossible to beat the market, or at least according to the efficient-market theory.
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