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New, Innovative Ideas - Strategy Planning with What’s It Like

New, Innovative Ideas - Strategy Planning with What’s It Like | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

What’s It Like is as simple a strategic thinking exercise to use as the hospital vs. The Home Depot brainstorming example demonstrates:

Pick your business opportunity or challengeList a variety of characteristics of your business opportunity or challenge, potentially generalizing the characteristicsSelect an organization facing a comparable situationBrainstorm how the other organization, given its different view of your organization’s situation, would approach things
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Concept of gadget that extends the capabilities of the human hand

Concept of gadget that extends the capabilities of the human hand | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
According to the author of the product, when creating the device, it was inspired by the original meaning of the word “prosthesis”. Its original meaning is “to expand the possibilities of the existing”, and not “replace the lost”.
This extends the functionality of the human hand. The design elements of the innovative gadget are printed on a 3D printer in order to simulate the natural movement of the finger as much as possible.
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Should Innovators Reveal How Much They Let Technology Make Creative Choices?

Should Innovators Reveal How Much They Let Technology Make Creative Choices? | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Is it true? Do the most creative people generate ideas straight out of their heads without any outside help? That's what most people would tell you. But the reality is that the best innovators boost their creative output with the help of structured tools like patterns and even technology.

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What do I look for in a pitch?

What do I look for in a pitch? | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
After giving this talk to several groups in our network, I’m sharing the slides here in an attempt to demystify one of the most common questions founders have and spread some tribal knowledge — what do I look for in a pitch?
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These 7 Forces Are Changing the World at an Extraordinary Rate

These 7 Forces Are Changing the World at an Extraordinary Rate | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
It was the Greek philosopher Heraclitus who first said, “The only thing that is constant is change.”

He was onto something. But even he would likely be left speechless at the scale and pace of change the world has experienced in the past 100 years—not to mention the past 10.

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Starting a digital transformation? What you must get right from the start 

Starting a digital transformation? What you must get right from the start  | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
In the very near future, every successful company will become a digital business. But not every company making the attempt will be successful. It’s hard to predict the winners, and the companies who won’t  make it, because every situation is unique.

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Travellers need digital innovations in luggage

Travellers need digital innovations in luggage | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
The founders of luggage startup Horizn Studios explain how its products incorporate smart technology to serve a new generation of travellers in this exclusive movie produced by Dezeen.

The Berlin-based startup was co-founded by entrepreneurs Stefan Holwe and Jan Roosen, who claim millennial travellers are looking for luggage that incorporates digital innovation.

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Is it time for a slow innovation movement?

Is it time for a slow innovation movement? | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Anyone working in a creative or innovation role will be familiar with what the Enlightenment French philosopher Diderot termed l’esprit d’escalier (staircase wit) - the perfect thought arrives, but just too late to be useful.
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A tale of two cities: urbanization’s impact on old and new

A tale of two cities: urbanization’s impact on old and new | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

More than half the world's population currently resides in cities and that number is set to swell to 66 percent by 2050, according to the United Nations. This likely doesn't come as much of a shock to people already living in a bustling metropolis like New York City or Hong Kong, where one need only to peer outside, or better yet — glance at their monthly rent check to appreciate the rising demand for urban real estate.
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50 Research Methods for Innovation

50 Research Methods for Innovation | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
A few weeks ago entrepreneur Valer Pop, CEO of LifeSense Group told his startup story to us at the High Tech Campus. After having a successfull career at Holst Centre, Valer decided to start his business with just a small idea: solving unwanted urine loss. He was working on this idea at Holst Centre, but after meeting co-founder Julia Veldhuijzen, Valer and she decided to start up their own business and create specialized medical underwear to help 400 million women worldwide.
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How Technology Is Helping HR Managers To Device Innovative Acquisition Strategies

How Technology Is Helping HR Managers To Device Innovative Acquisition Strategies | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
A tough challenge embarks upon the global IT Industry when it comes to talent acquisition. Head-spinning technological advances have made the talent acquisition environment incredibly competitive making it essential for every organization to adapt to these advancements, and undertake a transformation in their talent acquisition strategies. Adopting Big Data and Business Intelligence technologies in Talent Acquisition strategies proves beneficial in empowering decision making and faster demand fulfillment.
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The Future of Mobile Payments

The Future of Mobile Payments | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Cash money out – phones in? As consumers remain tethered to their phones, the growth of mobile wallets has exploded, multiplying faster than bunnies in springtime. But just like any overcrowded forest, only the strong survive. With so many options – including the opportunity to create their own types of mobile payments – businesses are struggling to figure out what’s a passing fad and what’s the real deal.

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These Are the 25 Most High-Tech Cities in the World

These Are the 25 Most High-Tech Cities in the World | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
In less than 35 years, the World Health Organization estimates that two-thirds of the world population will be living in urban areas. That's an additional 2.5 billion people. The cities that will flourish the most are those that rely on cutting-edge technologies and create opportunities for people to develop new ones.
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Time to bust a few myths about innovation in the internet of things era

Time to bust a few myths about innovation in the internet of things era | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Small European tech companies might be about to lose out if the European Commission’s new patent guidelines favour giants like Qualcomm and Ericsson, writes Morgan Reed.
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Is Entrepreneurship Really a Ticket to Unlimited Income?

In the United States, we celebrate entrepreneurship as the ultimate representation of the American dream. If you have a good idea and work hard enough, you can achieve anything. Since you’ll be working for yourself, you’ll be in charge of all the decisions, including how the company grows, and how much of a salary you withdraw. And since there aren’t many limitations on corporate growth, owning a business could be your ticket to practically unlimited income.

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The Heart of Innovation: Are You an Idea Addict?

The Heart of Innovation: Are You an Idea Addict? | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
There are lots of things in this world people get addicted to: alcohol, nicotine, heroin, sex, and iPhones -- just to name a few. But perhaps the biggest addiction of them all is the addiction to our own ideas. Here's how it works:

We think something up. We feel a buzz. We tweak it, we name it, we pitch it, and POOF, the addiction begins.

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Business Innovation And Stock Selection

"Innovation is the engine that pushes companies forward, and an innovative corporate culture is one of the primary drivers of long-term value for companies."
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Powering radical growth in a digital world

Powering radical growth in a digital world | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Watch global thought leaders, corporate executives and disruptive entrepreneurs share their insights and experiences at Innovation Realized 17 as they discuss how companies can exploit the upside of disruptive innovation to power radical growth in today’s global digital world.
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How One Insurance Firm Learned to Create an Innovation Culture

How One Insurance Firm Learned to Create an Innovation Culture | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
More and more companies are realizing they must reinvent their cultures by infusing innovation into their DNA. Unlike startups that get to shape culture from scratch, established companies must transform existing norms, values, and assumptions in ways that inspire everyone to innovate — not just at the top of the organization, but at all levels.

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Managing the 4 Pillars of Global Procurement

Managing the 4 Pillars of Global Procurement | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Organizations with a global presence face multiple challenges when attempting to streamline their international procurement. Managing the “4 pillars" of global procurement - people, process, technology, and supply chain - is crucial for ensuring a global approach to standardizing technology infrastructure for the enterprise.

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Every State's Most Important Food Innovation

Every State's Most Important Food Innovation | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Every state has added something unique to the American culinary landscape, whether it be a classic sauce, a popular chain restaurant or even distinct sandwich.
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The Essential Digital Strategies

The Essential Digital Strategies | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
The reality today is that despite seemingly endless advances and a steady river of emerging technologies, many of the key insights, strategies, and lessons in the digital age have still yet to be discovered. Looking back, we are frankly still early in the pioneering phase of digital, despite significant early ground being claimed and several generations of impressive success stories emerging.
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The 9 Biggest Challenges for Corporates to implement Lean Startup

The 9 Biggest Challenges for Corporates to implement Lean Startup | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
This post is written for innovation managers & corporate lean startup coaches. For basic descriptions of the terms MVP or intrapreneurship, look elsewhere.
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Do Companies Need to Shake Up the Way They Find Tech Talent?

Do Companies Need to Shake Up the Way They Find Tech Talent? | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Everything about business today is changing, from how companies are run to the way customers interact with brands they love. So it seems incredible that the most important part of building a successful company — recruiting talent — has barely changed at all. Writing résumés, filling out application forms, face-to-face interviews: That’s how it’s been done for decades. If ever there was something that needed disruption, it’s the way people apply for and get jobs.

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How Startups Can Capitalize on IoT's New Co-Economy

How Startups Can Capitalize on IoT's New Co-Economy | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
The co-economy is here, inspired by the thinking behind collaboration, cooperation, co-development, co-innovation, co-support, co-opetition, co-anything and co-everything.

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Are Healthcare Systems About to be Amazoned? Telemedicine and Lessons from Internet Services

Are Healthcare Systems About to be Amazoned? Telemedicine and Lessons from Internet Services | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Two decades ago, few people would have accepted the idea that the upstart online bookseller Amazon.com would ultimately undermine the profitability and survival of brick and mortar retail chains.

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