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Fear to fail? Then do nothing (and fall behind). - The Jazz of Innovation

Fear to fail? Then do nothing (and fall behind). - The Jazz of Innovation | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Here are a few thoughts to help encourage your people to be more creative in their solutions and to drive everyone to seek out new best practices that can be integrated into the community.

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Why big companies need to innovate like entrepreneurs

Why big companies need to innovate like entrepreneurs | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Eric Ries recalls having similar conversations with several startup founders. They'd tell him they hated everything about big companies - the bureaucracy, the politics, the corporate culture. To which Ries would respond: "If you hate big companies so much, why are you trying to create a new one?"
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From Start-Up Nation to Ramp-Up Nation: Israel’s New Approach to Innovation

From Start-Up Nation to Ramp-Up Nation: Israel’s New Approach to Innovation | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Dan Senor and Saul Singer’s 2009 book, Start-Up Nation: The Story of Israel’s Economic Miracle, first captured Israel’s chutzpah-driven culture of innovation. The book endeavored to understand why, despite being a country confronted by significant existential threats and possessing limited natural resources, the Jewish state is home to more flourishing high-tech ventures than most other industrialized nations.
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The Key To Innovative Design — Embracing The Limits

The Key To Innovative Design — Embracing The Limits | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
How embracing constraints and rules can actually cultivate creativity
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Accenture Announces New Head of Blockchain Innovation

Accenture Announces New Head of Blockchain Innovation | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Global professional services giant Accenture has announced a new executive hiring as part of its focus on developing cross-industry blockchain initiatives.

The new team member, Iliana Oris Valiente, will serve as managing director and global blockchain innovation lead for Accenture's emerging technology group, which develops prototypes and cutting-edge solutions aimed ultimately to help organizations maximize their performance.

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As P&G celebrates 180 years of innovation, what can brands learn from its innovative culture?

As P&G celebrates 180 years of innovation, what can brands learn from its innovative culture? | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
As Procter & Gamble (P&G) gets ready to celebrate its 180th anniversary at the end of this month, its evolving innovation practices and culture throughout the years in the face of digital disruption and emerging technologies is one of the many causes for celebration. So what can brands learn about innovation from a legacy company like P&G?

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Kenya Enjoying Impact of Digital Innovation

AN expert is encouraged at the uptake of digital innovation in Kenya, among other East African countries. Gilbert Saggia, the Managing Director: East Africa at SAP Africa, pointed out Kenya has made a significant progress in areas like cloud adoption, which were beneficial to the economy.
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How blockchain promises to speed up tech evolution

How blockchain promises to speed up tech evolution | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
The blockchain space has been innovating at an incredible pace over the past year. The total number of initial coin offerings (ICOs) was probably less than 10. If someone had told you that insurance company AIG was conducting a multi-country smart contract test, you’d have thought they were crazy. Certainly, the idea of putting an Arkansas chicken farm on a blockchain would have seemed ludicrous. The question of when blockchains would hit the mainstream was a legitimate one.
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America's 10 hottest cities for startups

America's 10 hottest cities for startups | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Tech startups are the small but mighty heroes of the innovation revolution. They create jobs, stimulate the economy and bring bold, often life-changing new ideas and inventions to the fore. Reflecting this rising trend, cities all across America are home to an ever-growing crop of transformative startups — and the next generation of skilled tech talent propelling them forward.

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A Simple, Powerful Method to Find Opportunities For Innovation

A Simple, Powerful Method to Find Opportunities For Innovation | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
While everyone recognizes that innovation is important and can create powerful results, it's fairly common that someone will ask me for a shortcut. Sometime during an innovation training workshop or innovation project, someone will inevitably ask about "low hanging fruit". What's the simplest, most powerful tool we can deploy for the biggest result?

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Marketers, You Want Innovation? Bring On The Engineers!

Marketing and advertising are sorely in need of innovation. Digital disruptions and changes in consumer behavior have turned upside down so many of the marketing and advertising practices of that past. Brands and retailers know that they can’t drive growth -- certainly not predictably and profitably -- unless they innovate across all of their commercial communications.

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How to become a Renaissance leader in today’s business world

How to become a Renaissance leader in today’s business world | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Are you interested in lots of different things rather than leaning toward becoming an expert in one subject? Here's how to become a jack of all trades.
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The Impact Of The VR Era On Connecting With Millennials And Gen Z

The Impact Of The VR Era On Connecting With Millennials And Gen Z | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Virtual reality: What started as a means of entertainment has blossomed into a revolutionary tool for brands to connect with modern consumers on a significantly deeper level, and no one is connecting more quickly than millennials and Gen Z.
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Investment Ideas in the Robotics Industry

Motley Fool Explorer recently spoke with the world's first actively-managed robotics fund. See what companies they believe could be excellent investment ideas in the space.

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Let’s Talk… Innovation

Let’s Talk… Innovation | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
This year, Australia continued its descent in the Global Innovation Index, dropping four places*. Now ranked 23rd, the nation’s innovation performance lags behind that of neighbour (and Rugby rival) New Zealand. This is concerning given the Federal Government’s $1.1 billion National Innovation and Science Agenda, launched nearly two years ago, was intended to transform Australia into an innovation leader.

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Innovation in the DoD and Intelligence Community

Innovation in the DoD and Intelligence Community | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Innovation, disruption, accelerators, have all become urgent buzzwords in the Department of Defense and Intelligence community. They are a reaction to the “red queen problem” but aren’t actually solving the problem. Here’s why.
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Connectivity Is Key For Innovation To Scale

Connectivity Is Key For Innovation To Scale | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Earlier this year a study from the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research found that innovation was not only getting harder and harder, but it was also costing a lot more money.  The study found that to maintain the same level of research output as we've enjoyed in the past, we're having to throw an awful lot of money and manpower behind research and innovation.

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What Is Your Digital IQ? And 6 Simple Steps To Boost It

What Is Your Digital IQ? And 6 Simple Steps To Boost It | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
The Digital IQs—a measurement of an organization’s abilities to harness and profit from technology—of most companies are getting lower over the last decade according to a PwC’s 2017 Global Digital IQ Survey: 10th anniversary edition. However, in most cases, this isn’t for lack of resources devoted to digital pursuits.
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Tapping growing potential of AI industry - Flipboard

Tapping growing potential of AI industry - Flipboard | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
The global artificial intelligence market has experienced explosive growth in recent years, and this game-changing technology is now considered the "next big thing" after the mobile internet.
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Potatoes: One Path to Mindless Innovation

Potatoes: One Path to Mindless Innovation | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
hellofuture: innovation management, patents, technology strategy, new product development, program/project management consulting services
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A Strategist’s Guide to Artificial Intelligence

A Strategist’s Guide to Artificial Intelligence | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
As the conceptual side of computer science becomes practical and relevant to business, companies must decide what type of AI role they should play.
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Productivity: Building A Better Future

The recent party conferences debated a host of economic and social policy issues, but underpinning cross-party calls to build a better future is the need to address the UK’s productivity challenge.
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Innovation to save money, water and power

Innovation to save money, water and power | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Technology has changed how we shop, travel, watch television and communicate.

Yet, for all the sectors embracing technology, government can sometimes lag behind.

“Part of this is simple human nature: government officials become personally invested in their past decisions,” explains internet entrepreneur Kalev Leetaru, who founded his first company as an 8th grader. “New and disruptive innovations that might cast doubt on the wisdom of those past decisions are viewed as a personal threat to their careers.”

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Does Engaging with Customers on Facebook Lead to Better Product Ideas?

Does Engaging with Customers on Facebook Lead to Better Product Ideas? | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Feedback on social media can serve as a valuable source of information for companies, helping them to improve and develop products and services. Examples include Gillette, which launched the very first product for assisted shaving based on feedback inferred from social media, and Tesla, which improved the company’s app based in part on CEO Elon Musk’s reading a customer’s complaints on Twitter. At end of 2016, Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky asked on Twitter what the company could launch in 2017.

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Why banks should be more like software companies

Why banks should be more like software companies | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
The job title "head of emerging technology" is freighted with self-assurance; it seems to imply that someone holding such a position should be able to peer, Nostradamus-like, through the veil of futurity and bring back knowledge of the shape of things to come.

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Accenture Leverages Blockchain Technology Innovations for Enterprise IT Use

Accenture Leverages Blockchain Technology Innovations for Enterprise IT Use | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Blockchain technology consortium Accenture is leveraging all forms of innovations in Blockchain or distributed ledger technology (DLT) in its bid to make the technology feasible for enterprise information technology (IT) application. The company is specifically focusing on security issues to prepare for the widespread adoption of Blockchain technology.

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