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How sales professionals can use social networks to best serve the customer

How sales professionals can use social networks to best serve the customer | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
When we think of putting the customer first we should think about the initial, and most consistent, contact they have for their purchase:  the sales person.  Today’s sales professional must use his or her social network to be successful.  And that success will come from using their social network to take a “customer-centric” approach.  Certainly the marketing department is hip deep in the social media milieu...It's not to be ignored.  But, I'm speaking to the sales professional in this thesis. 
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Innovate our innovation? Think big for Canada’s cities

Innovate our innovation? Think big for Canada’s cities | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
We should use this big boost of infrastructure spending planned by all three levels of government as an opportunity to build next-generation infrastructure
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Why Amazon is the king of innovation: Kindle's clout

Why Amazon is the king of innovation: Kindle's clout | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Amazon is far more innovative than Google, Apple - or any other tech company in existence. Here's why.
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Phil McKinney » Resilient Innovation Processes: Improve Under Stress Instead of Breaking

Phil McKinney » Resilient Innovation Processes: Improve Under Stress Instead of Breaking | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Creating an organization that is resilient enough to withstand market highs and lows, antifragile enough to get stronger in the face of a crisis
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Kanaal Z zoomt in op innovatie over de grenzen heen

Kanaal Z zoomt in op innovatie over de grenzen heen | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Vanaf vrijdag 13 mei starten Kanaal Z en Canal Z met de nieuwe 'Z-Innovation' reeks rond innovatieve bedrijven in België. De tijd dat innovatie binnen de eigen bedrijfsmuren werd 'bedreven' is voorgoed voorbij in de huidige globaliserende wereld.
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What Was the Greatest Era for Innovation? A Brief Guided Tour

What Was the Greatest Era for Innovation? A Brief Guided Tour | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Which was a more important innovation: indoor plumbing, jet air travel or mobile phones?
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Innovation Is Not Enough. Consider an Alternative Disruption Path.

Innovation Is Not Enough. Consider an Alternative Disruption Path. | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Michael Docherty defines Collective Disruption as "harnessing the power of two seemingly disparate groups and aligning the best of both worlds at each stage of the value creation process."

Those two "seemingly disparate groups" are (1) startups and (2) large corporations. The brilliant insight that Mr. Docherty shares is that both groups need each other.
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Treating Discovery Like Execution Will Kill Innovation

Treating Discovery Like Execution Will Kill Innovation | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Discovery and execution are two different things, and we must treat them differently in order to succeed at innovation.
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ARE YOU ALLOWING YOURSELF TO BE A RESEARCHER?

ARE YOU ALLOWING YOURSELF TO BE A RESEARCHER? | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Are you allowing yourself to be a researcher?
I know everybody is telling you to call yourself an expert but are you a researcher?
Do you enjoy marinating in books and information that will make you an expert?
Are you taking time to be a student of your craft?
Do you give yourself room to be wrong?
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These Beautiful Objects Are Made Of Human Hair

These Beautiful Objects Are Made Of Human Hair | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Made by Studio Swine, Hair Highway is a collection of exquisitely polished vessels that look like they are made of wood and bone. 

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5 Cities With Driverless Public Buses On The Streets Right Now

5 Cities With Driverless Public Buses On The Streets Right Now | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Last week it was announced that the US will be getting its first driverless bus fleet in a Bay Area office park as soon as next year. But say you can’t wait that long. You want to see the future now. So why not hitch a ride to one of these cities where you can ride in a public, autonomous vehicle in 2015.
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Robot doctors will 'absolutely' replace surgeons

Robot doctors will 'absolutely' replace surgeons | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
From helping humans live longer and hacking our performance, to repairing the body and understanding the brain, WIRED Health will hear from the innovators transforming this critical sector. Read all of our WIRED Health coverage here.
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Innovators vs. the establishment extends to digital health

Innovators vs. the establishment extends to digital health | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Just like in the presidential campaign, a new guard is rising up against the establishment in digital health — and healthcare in general. Entrenched interests, of course, are fighting back any way they can to retain their grip on the industry.
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What Does A Smart City Look Like?

What Does A Smart City Look Like? | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
What does a Smart City look like? This video from Urbiotica and Cisco offers one interpretation. Don't be surprised by its apparent simplicity. On the surface a Smart or MESH City will look like any other clean, healthy, and well-managed city.
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4 blockchain companies that could change everything from accounting to money transfers

4 blockchain companies that could change everything from accounting to money transfers | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Blockchain companies Consensys, Chain, Abra and Bitfury could help reshape the world of business, say authors Don Tapscott and Alex Tapscott.
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Belgische bedrijven investeren slechts kwart IT-budget in vernieuwing

De meeste bedrijven zijn wel van plan om te investeren in innovatie, en dan vooral om hun concurrentiepositie te versterken, maar de IT-afdelingen worden daarbij nog onvoldoende om inbreng gevraagd.
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Innovating Through Partnerships

Innovating Through Partnerships | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Have you ever heard the expression, "Riding on the Coattails of Others?" What it means is - achieving success by associating with other people or groups. In sales and marketing, it’s another great way to create opportunities and improve your sales revenue. Let’s look at how.
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Why So Many of Us Hate the Word Innovation

Why So Many of Us Hate the Word Innovation | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
What you think of when you think of the word innovation is probably not really innovation at all.
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The laser that can spot dangerous bacteria in food

The laser that can spot dangerous bacteria in food | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Scientists in South Korea develop early warning system that could be used in homes, restaurants and grocery shops
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Creator brands: Brands that make culture

Creator brands: Brands that make culture | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
At their most powerful, brands actually make culture. Creator brands, let’s call them.

Nike changed the way we thought about exercise, fitness, bodies and diet in the 1970s and 80s. Most of us look different and feel different for the work that came from this brand and those brilliant meaning-makers at Wieden + Kennedy.
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I think we are seeing public space and public events used more and more to stage the brand. Even as we avail ourselves of social media and digital content, we like to make the brand live in the “real world.”
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Google Ventures: Your Design Team Needs A War Room. Here's How To Set One Up

Google Ventures: Your Design Team Needs A War Room. Here's How To Set One Up | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Want to foster creativity? Skip the foosball table and opt for a war room instead. Google Ventures's Jake Knapp shows you how. Plus: a pee
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Innovation without change

I've been puzzling this over the last few weeks, trying to wrap my head around the importance of innovation generally and the lack of real innovation delivery specifically.  What I mean is that everyone knows that innovation is vital to growth and future success, but very few new innovations are created. The vast majority of innovation effort and outcome is expended on me-too, so what incremental innovations that don't really change the user or the market.
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Will LiFi Take Big Data And The Internet Of Things To A New Level?

Will LiFi Take Big Data And The Internet Of Things To A New Level? | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
The enormous demand for WiFi and transmissions of mass quantities of data is putting a strain on the current technologies. With the predicted exponential growth of mobile devices, by 2019 more than ten billion mobile devices will exchange 35 quintillion (1018) bytes of information each month — and that’s just mobile devices. Factor in traditional computers, big data servers, and Internet of Things devices and you start to see the magnitude of the problem.
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New LendingRobot app monitors your lending portfolios

New LendingRobot app monitors your lending portfolios | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
LendingRobot today launched a pretty important mobile app for peer lenders. It’s LendingRobot Dashboard, and it lets these lenders monitor all their portfolios across three separate services: LendingClub, Prosper and Funding Circle. It’s the only mobile app available that allows investors to connect from across multiple marketplaces and see their portfolios at a glance.
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