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Why Cities Are Our Most Important Innovation Platform

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If we are to continue to innovate, we need to invest not only in research and development, but in city life, where random collisions transform old work into new work, solve problems and create value.
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30 Ways To Stay Creative (Infographic)

30 Ways To Stay Creative (Infographic) | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Many people think they are not creative. Creativity is not a skill, it's not an event, it's not something you can just make it happen, and it is definitely
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 Creative ideas often come to you when you are least expecting.  Don’t stress yourself out, remember, everyone is creative – different people just have different kinds of creativity and processes.

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7 Ways to Ignite Innovation and Surpass Your Competition

7 Ways to Ignite Innovation and Surpass Your Competition | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Innovation is thought inspired by creativity, movement, belief and action. It is about opening your mind to new possibilities by moving past fixed and rigid thinking into more nontraditional and risk-taking thought processes. To remain competitive in business, innovation is everything.
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Overcoming the 80/20 Barrier to Enable IT Innovation

Overcoming the 80/20 Barrier to Enable IT Innovation | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
In 2011, InformationWeek reported on the CIO 80/20 barrier, whereby CIOs typically dedicate 80 percent of their IT budgets to basic, “keep the lights on” activities, leaving just 20 percent for innovation, revenue generation and strategic planning. Since then, unfortunately, not much has changed, if not worsened.
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Why corporate entrepreneurs are extraordinary – the rebel alliance

Why corporate entrepreneurs are extraordinary – the rebel alliance | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
I’ve spent this year working with corporations and government agencies that are adopting and adapting Lean Methodologies. The biggest surprise for me was getting schooled on how extremely difficult it is to be an innovator inside a company of executors.
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The Top Three Enemies of Innovation – Waiting, Waiting, Waiting

The Top Three Enemies of Innovation – Waiting, Waiting, Waiting | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
All innovation projects take longer than expected and take more resources than expected. It’s time to change our expectations.

With regard to time and resources, innovation’s biggest enemy is waiting. There. I said it.
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Tool Innovation: Bad Dog Tools' Amazing Rover Bit

Tool Innovation: Bad Dog Tools' Amazing Rover Bit | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Drilling holes into wood at an angle is a pain in the neck. To avoid deflecting the bit you need to set up some kind of angle jig, which means clamps and more time. Or you can try free-handing it: I had a buddy who could drill pretty decent pocket holes by initially using a too-large bit to make a shallow crater in the surface of the wood, then going into the crater at an angle with a smaller bit, but I was never able to do this consistently well.
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Accelerating growth through open innovation and co-creation

Accelerating growth through open innovation and co-creation | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

This CogniStreamer Crosstalk seminar provides an excellent way for people who are fascinated with open innovation and co-creation, to network and share their thoughts on the future of collaboration. This year’s edition once again promises to offer plenty of food-for-thought with two renowned experts on these matters!

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The Dynamics of a Creative Team

The Dynamics of a Creative Team | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
In my research of creativity in startup and mature companies I found that the ability of the team to hold productive debates was critical to that team’s creativity level. Not only that individuals in the team were more creative, but team members were building on each other’s ideas to come up with even better ideas.
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Drone no-fly zone in California will stifle innovation, say industry advocates

Drone no-fly zone in California will stifle innovation, say industry advocates | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
If bill is signed by governor, it will be a trespass violation to fly unmanned aircraft or drones over private property below 350ft without consent of owner or tenant
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Is There A Relationship Between Innovation And Stock Price? – A Killer Innovations Interview

Is There A Relationship Between Innovation And Stock Price? – A Killer Innovations Interview | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Last week, Steve Vannelli was a guest on Killer Innovations Radio, a show about ideas, creativity and innovation — where leading innovators discuss how to go from ideas to breakthroughs. He discussed a few companies that make the cut as Knowledge Leaders, some on their way out of Knowledge Leader status, and three things business leaders should keep in mind when thinking about innovation investment.

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4 Ways to Lead Ruthless Innovation

4 Ways to Lead Ruthless Innovation | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Every CEO, leadership expert, and financial investor is talking about Amazon this week. Not because of their drone technology or their explosive stock price growth, but because of what 100 employees told The New York Times, resulting in the equivalent of a scathing one-star rating for Jeff Bezos in "Inside Amazon: Wrestling Big Ideas in a Bruising Workplace."

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Which universities are the most innovative?

Which universities are the most innovative? | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Ellie Bothwell introduces our four ‘innovation indicators’ and reveals the strongest performers as we visualise a new ranking based on university-industry collaboration
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Reluctant collaboration:  Finding contributors without hidden agendas

Reluctant collaboration:  Finding contributors without hidden agendas | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

You want everyone on your team to embrace innovation.  You make a portal available to them to interact.  Then you find out some people are upset by what they read.  Others bring their innate, tacit biases to the dialogs, artificially skewing the results.  If the best ideas are automatically promoted and the automatic promotion mechanism is based on an algorithm that measures the wisdom of the crowd based on their activity, how can we manage the results in a way that yields accurate “best idea” selection?

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How To Turn Innovation From Theory Into Reality

Now that just about every business seems to have realized that it is unlikely to survive, let alone flourish simply by doing what it has always done, the word “innovation” has become a standard part of the executive’s lexicon. 

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How to create a physical space for innovation

How to create a physical space for innovation | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
In 1986, commenting on the internal problems plaguing his new parent company General Motors, Ross Perot took aim at the automaker’s entrenched culture and plodding delivery processes. At the time a new car took five years to design. “Heck, we won World War Two in four years,” he remarked to The Wall Street Journal. “This isn’t a moon shot, it’s just a car.”
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Looking for inspiration on innovation and entrepreneurship? Here's the source!

Looking for inspiration on innovation and entrepreneurship? Here's the source! | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
One of the most enjoyable parts of my job is spending time with people looking to follow their dream and start new businesses. And time after time, I refer to what I learned in one single book: Innovation and Entrepreneurship by Peter Drucker.
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Caffeinated toothpaste, more innovations flow from area high schools

Caffeinated toothpaste, more innovations flow from area high schools | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

High school classrooms are becoming the laboratories for such projects, and technology incubators such as Future Founders Foundation and the 21st Century Youth Project are connecting underrepresented students with mentors and resources around the city for training in entrepreneurship and technology.

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7 Rules For Innovation Managers

In the 21st century, we see the rise of the creative economy. A majority of CEOs reports that creativity is the most important leadership competency for enterprises. And leading companies are rebranding knowledge workers to creative workers. Therefore, to be innovative as a business, managers must learn to nurture creativityClick here to edit the content.

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How to innovate – one small win at a time

How to innovate – one small win at a time | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Disruptive innovation is everywhere it seems. There’s an ongoing fixation with the next Uber, Netflix, WhatsApp or Airbnb. Even perennial technology darlings such as Twitter or Facebook seem, well, so yesterday.

It’s intoxicating, heady stuff as one technological change can seemingly transform an industry and lead to growth rates going through the roof.
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5 Smart, Sustainable Innovations Ready to Take Over the Developing World

5 Smart, Sustainable Innovations Ready to Take Over the Developing World | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
A few creative, tenacious souls who have been tinkering away at monumental global challenges—clean water, sanitation, access to toilets, energy—are getting their moment in the spotlight.
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How India plans to turn ‘jugaad’ into large scale innovation

How India plans to turn ‘jugaad’ into large scale innovation | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
At Innofest 2015 in Bangalore last weekend, the topic of choice amongst attendees, patrons and participants was jugaad. Jugaad, a colloquial Hindi word that refers to the innovation that occurs under constrained circumstances, was added to the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary last year and has come to represent the spirit of Indian innovation. For example, in the following photo, a man has poked holes in the cap of his water bottle in order to use it as a spray. Instead of having to purchase
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NASA explores how successful open innovation has been

NASA have undoubtedly been one of the most enthusiastic adopters of open innovation. The space agency has run a number of crowdsourcing challenges over the
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How to pitch your big idea at work (and actually get taken seriously)

How to pitch your big idea at work (and actually get taken seriously) | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Everyone wants to be that person — the one who looks at the same information as everyone else, but who sees a fresh, innovative solution. However, it takes more than simply having a good idea. How you share it is as important as the suggestion itself.
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Smart Dust May Become The Pinnacle Innovation Of The Internet Of Things

Smart Dust May Become The Pinnacle Innovation Of The Internet Of Things | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

A cloud of nanoparticles washes through a field. Tiny sensors gather data on variants in air current, moisture and temperature. The pH balance of the water and the soil is constantly monitored and the growth rate, health and sustainability of the crop is continually assessed. The dust of nanoparticles—some may call it smart dust—can detect invaders in the field, be it a disease infecting the crop, small animals or humans and dispatch another cloud of dust to combat the threat.

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How to Break Up with an Innovation Project

How to Break Up with an Innovation Project | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Breaking up isn’t easy — especially if you are a leader “breaking up with” an innovation project that one of your teams still believes in passionately. It is a critical part of the innovation journey however, and done well can produce a positive outcome across the board.

 
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