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Innovation and Inequality: cause, effect or both?

I see that Matthew Yglesias, the economics and business writer at Slate, has linked the future of innovation to rising inequality. His premise is that innovation is threatened by rising inequality - that is, there won't be a large market for new innovations because as inequality grows, there will be fewer and fewer people able to afford the new innovations.

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4 Tech Trends Changing How Cities Operate

4 Tech Trends Changing How Cities Operate | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
how local governments are using technology (both new and old) to engage citizens and improve performance.
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Take Precautions on the Alluring, Sexy and Mysterious Path of Innovation

Take Precautions on the Alluring, Sexy and Mysterious Path of Innovation | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

 

Innovators are often regarded as brilliant and their work deemed glamorous. Real innovation, however, is frustratingly elusive and rarely achieved with a singularly inspiring idea.

 

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Don’t Isolate Innovation in an R&D Lab

Don’t Isolate Innovation in an R&D Lab | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Although corporate leaders have long recognized the competitive benefits that accrue from adopting flexible supply chain management and production systems, few have even begun to implement strategies designed to deliver the equivalent agility and flexibility to their global innovation activities.

 

 

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Leonardo Da Vinci’s To Do List (circa 1490) Is Much Cooler Than Yours

Leonardo Da Vinci’s To Do List (circa 1490) Is Much Cooler Than Yours | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
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Most people’s to-do lists are, almost by definition, pretty dull, filled with those quotidian little tasks that tend to slip out of our minds. Pick up the laundry. Get that thing for the kid. Buy milk, canned yams and kumquats at the local market.
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This Alarm Clock App Donates To Charity Every Time You Hit Snooze

Some go-getters donate money for every mile they run or mountain they climb. Finally, a fundraising plan for the rest of us lazy grunts.

 

 

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How to turn your employees into innovative collaborative intrapreneurs

How to turn your employees into innovative  collaborative intrapreneurs | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Learn how CogniStreamer connects people with content in an intelligent way to obtain an optimal engagement of your expert community
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Building Innovation Into Sustainability: Keep Ahead Of Your Competitors

Building Innovation Into Sustainability: Keep Ahead Of Your Competitors | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Gary Lawrence is Vice President and Chief Sustainability Officer for AECOM Technology Corporation (NYSE: ACM), an $8-billion global provider of professional technical and management support services.
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Beyond Disruption: The Age of the Impact Entrepreneur

Beyond Disruption: The Age of the Impact Entrepreneur | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
In Mike Judge’s excellent comedy series “Silicon Valley”, the much clichéd mission statement of start-ups claiming “to make the world a better place” is mocked to full effect. In one episode, a handful of start-ups line up to pitch to a panel of investors. They all conclude their presentations with the same lofty ambition, pledging…
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Innovation Through Task Unification

The famous inventor, Thomas Edison, lived in a beautiful home. But something was unusual about the gate that led into his house. His visitors had to push the gate very hard to open it, and then again very hard to close it. It seemed odd that such a successful inventor like Thomas Edison wouldn’t fix his gate. Rumor has it that Thomas had attached a pump to his gate so that every time someone opened or closed it, they were pumping fresh water into the plumbing system of the house.

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'Me too' strategy a dangerous path and the wrong way to innovation

'Me too' strategy a dangerous path and the wrong way to innovation | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

In today’s fast-paced marketplace, accelerated product life cycles, extreme competition, extensive unpredictability and demanding customers have stimulated a need for innovation, making it a matter of...

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The Strange and Radical New World of 3-D Printed Body Parts

The Strange and Radical New World of 3-D Printed Body Parts | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
A few years ago, if a horrific infection ate your jawbone, doctors had to build makeshift mandibles from your fibula, a process that left you sliced open as surgeons painstakingly whittled away at replacement bone.
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Art of Science Learning sparks innovation with the arts

Art of Science Learning sparks innovation with the arts | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

For the past year, Harvey Seifter has set up a kind of laboratory in Balboa Park where dozens of community volunteers have spent hundreds of hours in an experiment where art meets science.

Seifter’s “Art of Science Learning,” funded by a $2.6 million National Science Foundation grant and administered by the Balboa Park Cultural Partnership, has trained its participants in opportunity identification, idea generation, core skill communication, design and numerous other skills tied to creativity and driven by an arts-based approach.

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Why Open Innovation is Essential to Business Success?

Why Open Innovation is Essential to Business Success? | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Innovation is a key driver in business success. While it’s not something that business owners and employees need to have top of mind every day, it does help to always be thinking about how you can move business, and who knows, maybe the world, a little further.

 

 

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5 Documentaries Every Entrepreneur Should Watch on Netflix Now

Before the tryptophan sets in, bookmark these entrepreneurial, inspiring films now. Make it a truly happy Thanksgiving.
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Inside the patent wars that are ruining American innovation

Inside the patent wars that are ruining American innovation | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Patents are a good thing. But abuse of the patent system has stunted technological progress.
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6 Big Tech Debuts to Watch in 2015

6 Big Tech Debuts to Watch in 2015 | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Technology is always advancing, but it can be hard to know which advancements are really worth watching. Next year, these giant leaps forward could impact your business. An even thinner iPhone, a smarter car, and maybe even a Wi-Fi maker robot could debut next year.

 

 

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Is London Becoming the World's Greatest City for Innovation?

Is London Becoming the World's Greatest City for Innovation? | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Earlier this November, the British-American Business Council’s  New England chapter (BABCNE) hosted an inspiring event in Boston that brought together nine high-ranking foreign diplomats, members of international business associations and business leaders to discuss how innovation can increase productivity and income opportunities through cross-border participation. The fact that the event was organized by Susie Kitchens,…
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The Power of Patterns That Guide Our Thinking

The Power of Patterns That Guide Our Thinking | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Could creativity be as simple as following templates? In 1914 psychologist Wolfgang Köhler embarked on a series of studies about chimpanzees and their ability to solve problems. He documented the research in his book The Mentality of Apes. In one experiment, he took a newborn chimp and placed it in an isolated cage, before the newborn saw or made contact with other chimps. He named her Nueva.
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The Global Innovation 1000: Proven Paths to Innovation Success

The Global Innovation 1000: Proven Paths to Innovation Success | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Ten years of research reveal the best R&D strategies for the decade ahead.
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A Time Machine For Smells

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Smells are deeply evocative. They can conjure up memories that are years or even decades old. In this spirit, one recent design school graduate is attempting to harness the power of scent to create a time machine.

 

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Productivity and innovation: A Canadian Perspective

In mid-thought about why government needs to pursue a cloud-based IT development strategy, an idea about government’s v. the private sector’s role (and shortcomings) in Canadian productivity unfolded.

I pondered: what does government do well and badly? why does it fiddle with various levers and dials at the periphery to affect players’ activities? are there other things it could do? is business doing all/what it can do?

 

 

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Why regulation in the IT industry is failing to keep pace with innovation

Why regulation in the IT industry is failing to keep pace with innovation | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

The technology sector is facing legal and regulatory challenges on a number of fronts.

Many are being driven by software, mobile and cloud computing technologies transforming and becoming critical in almost every industry. This creates friction with existing laws and regulations and highlights the fact that many of these have not kept pace with the technology and industries that they are regulating and need to be updated.

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US launches review of India's Intellectual Property Regime

US launches review of India's Intellectual Property Regime | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
The Obama administration had been critical of India's investment climate and IPR laws, especially in the pharmaceutical and solar sectors.
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Solar power is growing so fast that older energy companies are trying to stop it

Solar power is growing so fast that older energy companies are trying to stop it | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

If  you ask the people who run America's electric utilities what keeps them up at night, a surprising number will say solar power. Specifically, rooftop solar.

 

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Can I protect my business on intellectual property?

Can I protect my business on intellectual property? | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

In the past it was difficult to obtain cost effective insurance for intellectual property risks.

Often the companies that most needed the protection were either unable to find cover or it was prohibitively expensive.

 

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