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What Is Innovation?

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Listen to the words of Steve Jobs Richard Branson and Seth Godin and you'll discover what separates true innovators from everyone else.
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Can People Be Trained To Be Innovators?

Can People Be Trained To Be Innovators? | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Ideas are the seeds of innovation, and all people are creative. So, the answer is yes. But it comes with a caveat: Most every organization wants innovation but rejects creativity.

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How Artificial Intelligence Will Revolutionize Banking

How Artificial Intelligence Will Revolutionize Banking | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
AI has taken some steps into banking, but it also is poised to revolutionize how banks learn from and interact with customers.
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Grocers should turn their business innovation to low-income neighborhoods

Grocers should turn their business innovation to low-income neighborhoods | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
North Texans are getting a front-row seat for the transformation of how Americans shop for groceries. That is, North Texans with money.
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Unlocking the value of the advertising and marketing ecosystem

Unlocking the value of the advertising and marketing ecosystem | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Can you connect customer experiences and business strategy to more effectively deliver on your brand promise?

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The Benefits of Taking a Slower Approach to Innovation

In our experience, managers tend to focus their innovation efforts on processes that are either large in scale (new products and business models ) or swift in development (hackathons, rapid prototyping, or emerging platforms). There’s nothing wrong with this, per se, as both approaches can pay huge dividends. But there’s also another type of innovation that is more gradual and smaller in scale.

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Why Robots Should Inspire Hope, Not Fear

The future of work looks full of promise. Combining human brainpower with artificial intelligence, virtual reality and automatization will revolutionise how we work. Already, robotic enhancement is helping humans exceed their natural capabilities; AI is opening the door to real-time, personalized intelligent services cutting waste and maximising results. And virtual and augmented reality are enabling real-time learning, human-robot collaboration and better work safety.
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We Are At The Dawn of a New Era of Innovation. Will You Still Be Able to Compete?

We Are At The Dawn of a New Era of Innovation. Will You Still Be Able to Compete? | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
A shift from disrupting markets to tackling grand challenges
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Africa needs more innovation hubs to support growth

Africa needs more innovation hubs to support growth | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
By 2050 African countries will have the youngest populations in the world. Africa will also have to deal with the second largest continental population in the world. Innovation and business support in this climate will be crucial, analysts say.

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The art of ‘naive innovation’: Tips from a tech genius on creative problem-solving

The art of ‘naive innovation’: Tips from a tech genius on creative problem-solving | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
GeekWire’s Health Tech Podcast goes in-depth with tech innovators bringing new ideas and ingenuity to digital health and wellness. Subscribe via Apple Podcasts, Soundcloud or RSS.
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Demystifying design thinking

Demystifying design thinking | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Design thinking has evolved from a niche specialism, appealing primarily to start-ups and entrepreneurs, and is now firmly on the agenda of large multinational companies, as well as the MBA curriculum. It offers enormous potential for innovation and competitive advantage.

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Upgrading your business to a digital operating system

Upgrading your business to a digital operating system | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
One element of a successful digital transformation is developing a new way of operating that relies on the right talent, prioritizing speed, and targeting milestones.

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3 critical challenges your business incubator should solve

3 critical challenges your business incubator should solve | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
To develop an idea into a business, incubation seems to be the new industry “normal.” There are thousands of incubators worldwide and each year that number is continuing to grow. There are private, public and corporate incubators, many with a distinct focus on local economies, global, communities, or a specific vertical.

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How Airbus is navigating a digital transformation

How Airbus is navigating a digital transformation | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
The commercial aircraft manufacturer is charting a course to software and services, focusing on creating new data-driven models to complement its hardware platforms.

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Google’s 9 Principles of Innovation

Google’s 9 Principles of Innovation | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Google is one of the most innovative companies in the world, because it actively pursues a culture of innovation. Google for years has worked to ensure that innovative ideas are continually flowing in order to position the company for success well into the future. What is Google doing, and how can we learn from their innovative culture?
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Sharing Economy: Why Blockchain Might Be Next Big Thing for Office Rental

Sharing Economy: Why Blockchain Might Be Next Big Thing for Office Rental | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
The shared workspace model is poised to transform the world of work, catering to current and future trends by creating flexible and adaptive office ecosystems.
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5 Ways to Tell if Your Company Will Flourish or Vanish in the Digital Economy

If your company's sole focus is on cost cuts, then it likely has bigger problems.
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How to Cultivate a Hotbed of Innovation: Insights From a Corporate Insider

How to Cultivate a Hotbed of Innovation: Insights From a Corporate Insider | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Learn how to create an amazing experience that keeps everyone on your team engaged and motivated to deliver a successful innovation project.
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The anti-innovation presidency

The anti-innovation presidency | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
“Innovation” is one of those Washington priorities, like “security” or “the children,” that politicians in both parties tend to describe as investments rather than spending. Even as budget wars have raged on Capitol Hill, there’s been a fairly broad consensus that funding research and development is vital to American competitiveness.
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How Medical Centers And Pharmas Respond To Technological Innovation: The Four Rs

How Medical Centers And Pharmas Respond To Technological Innovation: The Four Rs | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Medical centers and pharma companies struggle in parallel today with the challenge of bringing innovation -- particularly contemporary data science tools -- into organizations dominated by established processes deeply rooted in legacy technologies.
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‘One size fits all’ investing is limiting innovations in East Africa and India

‘One size fits all’ investing is limiting innovations in East Africa and India | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

If you’ve been reading startup tech blogs and news outlets, you might think it’s an exciting time to be a fintech startup in East Africa and India. There are some notable exits coming out of India, like the 2016 acquisition of Citrus Pay by Naspers’ PayU for $130 million, one of the largest-ever acquisitions for the country’s fintech industry. There is also a narrative, eagerly picked up by tech optimists, about the innovative technologies spreading across Kenya and other East African countries, like Safaricom’s M-Pesa mobile payments platform.

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Why So Many Corporate Innovation Programs Don't Work

Why So Many Corporate Innovation Programs Don't Work | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
For the past few years, Fortune has been obsessed with the story of transformation. Every sector of the economy is going through a digital-driven shift of some sort, and we’ve chronicled that, from Marriott and Citigroup and BMW to L’Oreal and Microsoft.
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Accenture Research: AI Boosts Industry Profits

Accenture Research: AI Boosts Industry Profits | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
“Businesses that successfully apply artificial intelligence (AI) could increase profitability by an average of 38 percent by 2035. The introduction of AI could lead to an economic boost of US$14 trillion in additional gross value added (GVA) across 16 industries in 12 economies.”
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Customer experience - the new innovation battleground

Customer experience - the new innovation battleground | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Companies that look to become the business superstars of tomorrow are using cloud technology to evolve, offering customers amazing, personalised experiences.
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Should You Reinvent An Industry As A Business Idea?

Should You Reinvent An Industry As A Business Idea? | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
No one has ever come up with a business idea entirely by themselves. Mark Zuckerberg revolutionized social media with Facebook, but Facebook was not even the first large social media website. The Bessemer process which made steel magnate Andrew Carnegie rich had been experimented with by other developers in the past, and every successful businessman’s innovations has almost certainly practiced to some degree by someone else.
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