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Innovation Favors The Collaborative Minds

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Penicillin, polyethylene, yellow sticky notes and the impotence pill. Just a few of the countless innovations that are the result of serendipity, a particularly intriguing phenomenon in which you discover something unexpected and useful while you are actually looking for something completely different.

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How do companies come up with new ideas?

How do companies come up with new ideas? | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Companies are constantly innovating, but how do they do it? Is it savvy management, tenacious employees, or just dumb luck? The reality is companies learn the same way we all do: from others.
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The 11 most impressive social good innovations from April

The 11 most impressive social good innovations from April | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Here are some of the most impressive inventions and innovations that made a difference in April 2016.
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The Internet of Things Needs Design, Not Just Technology

The Internet of Things Needs Design, Not Just Technology | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Gartner Research predicts that the typical family home will contain as many as 500 networked devices by 2020. Similarly, Ericsson forecasts 50 billion connected “things” by the same date. Reaching these lofty projections over the next four years, however, will require a fundamental reorientation in the way that technologists and product designers work together to create successful “connected” personal devices and home appliance products.
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Innovatief bankkantoor met interactieve muur

Innovatief bankkantoor met interactieve muur | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Mensen handelen hun bankzaken steeds meer online af en komen daardoor steeds minder op een bankkantoor. Bij de bezoeken aan het kantoor staan gepersonaliseerde dienstverlening en persoonlijk contact dan ook centraal. Om aan dit laatste invulling te geven opende BNP Paribas Fortis in Gent onlangs een nieuw kantoorconcept vol met bijzondere technologische hoogstandjes.
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Innovatie: waarom we moeten leren van Afrika!

Innovatie: waarom we moeten leren van Afrika! | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Als we denken aan innovatie denken we meestal niet meteen aan Afrika. Toch biedt juist dit continent ons tal van inspirerende verhalen over succesvolle innovaties. En dit is minder verrassend dan je denkt. Als we denken aan innovatie denken we meestal niet meteen aan Afrika. Toch biedt juist dit continent ons tal van inspirerende verhalen over succesvolle innovaties. En dit is minder verrassend dan je denkt.
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Top 100 Marketing Innovations in May

Top 100 Marketing Innovations in May | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
With the arrival of the spring season, many of the most innovative May 2016 marketing ideas make the most of the change in weather in creative outdoor advertisements, pop-up events and packaging designs that evoke freshness.
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Europe: Top green tech incubator?

Europe: Top green tech incubator? | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Much has been made of the risk-averse nature of Europeans when it comes to investing in startups. But green tech entrepreneurs - including one who innovated a way to tap computer heat - say Europe is now the place to be.
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The Problem With Innovation Isn't Getting Out Of The Box

The Problem With Innovation Isn't Getting Out Of The Box | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Contrary to the cliche, just getting out of the box is the worst way to innovate.
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Five Cities That Are Leading the Way in Urban Innovation

Five Cities That Are Leading the Way in Urban Innovation | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

From skyline gondolas to downtown “pink zones,” urban planners around the world are redefining what cities can be. (Wall Street Journal) Use our resources to learn more about the challenges of urban planning. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources, including today’s simple MapMaker Interactive map. Discussion Ideas Read through the…

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5 Key Ingredients for Corporate Innovation

5 Key Ingredients for Corporate Innovation | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Every enterprise needs to innovate in order to survive. But as they grow larger, new ideas and agile processes tend to find less expression. In order to capitalize on innovation opportunities, enterprises need to leverage their available assets quickly and effectively. Doing so calls for senior management to take responsibility for being transformation-oriented and enabling the conditions that allow innovation leaders to thrive.
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Digital health innovators have a long way to go in sharing their expertise

Digital health innovators have a long way to go in sharing their expertise | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Merely 5 percent of healthcare organizations worldwide are “operating at the highest level of digital health innovation proficiency and expertise,” according to a report from digital health consulting firm Enspektos. That means the vast majority have yet to scale and share their innovations, even within their own walls.
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The Creative Mind & Sleep: Does Innovation Thrive In The Night?

The Creative Mind & Sleep: Does Innovation Thrive In The Night? | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
What personality and genetics have to do with why creatives seem destined to get less sleep
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Europese Google-topman: 'Bureaucratie remt innovatie in EU'

Europese Google-topman: 'Bureaucratie remt innovatie in EU' | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Europa loopt het risico dat het achter komt te lopen op het gebied van digitale innovatie, waarschuwt Matt Brittin van Google.
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Exponentiele organisaties: een ontwrichtende innovatie!

Exponentiele organisaties: een ontwrichtende innovatie! | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Exponentiele organisaties nemen de markten over. We hebben nog geen benul van war er gaande is. De markten en grote bedrijven worden verpletterd.
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Six Levers for Solving the Corporate Innovation Problem™ – Part 1

Six Levers for Solving the Corporate Innovation Problem™ – Part 1 | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Despite large and growing investments in innovation, results remain disappointing. We call this
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» New Purposes For GPS Tech Future technology

» New Purposes For GPS Tech Future technology | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
A few years ago, Tech Radar wrote about how the future of GPS would change how we use our smartphones. The article was mostly about the changing fundamentals of GPS technology, but the implications were that more accurate and communicative positioning devices would also change the ways in which we use the technology.
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13 Ways to Tell if a Company Is Truly "Innovative"

13 Ways to Tell if a Company Is Truly "Innovative" | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Calling a company "innovative" has become commonplace. To identify a truly ground-breaking startup, look for these ways in which it surpasses today'
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Are You Ready For The Next Big Innovation In Workplace Productivity?

Are You Ready For The Next Big Innovation In Workplace Productivity? | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
In “Why Is Productivity So Weak? Three Theories” from The New York Times on April 28th, the author’s “depressing scenario” suggests that innovations in technology (such as a computer on every desk) and management techniques (such as outsourcing noncore functions) have been fully implemented across corporate America and will produce no additional productivity improvements.
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Has innovation stalled because it's all been done?

Has innovation stalled because it's all been done? | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
“Where’s the innovation?” is a phrase often bandied around in comments when a manufacturer dares to release something fresh without creating a fundamental change in the DJ game. You can sense the collective disappointment that their hefty investment in hardware is safe because the game changing update isn’t enough to warrant selling their first-born to finance a lump of gear with yet more features that won’t get used either.
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Why It Makes Sense to Build a Brand Around a Singular Idea

When asked how to build a great company based on one idea, I say the following:

Do one thing extremely well. Refine the process. Do it again.

If your business is focused on a great idea, you’d better be sure that everything about your brand reinforces the core benefits of that idea.
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Establishing a new mentality for innovation

Establishing a new mentality for innovation | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Visual two heads....different mindsets, different thinking about innovation but working together, a duality of thinking and managing innovation going forward. We must learn to explore and exploit at the same time, both in parallel and where needed, in separate ways, or entities. If we 'subject' all of our innovation thinking to go through the same…
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How Managers Accidentally Squash Innovation

How Managers Accidentally Squash Innovation | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
The history of business is filled with what look, in retrospect, like boneheaded decisions. Remember when Excite (since evolved into Ask.com) had the chance to buy a wacky little startup called Google for $750,000 — and turned it down? Or when Kodak developed digital photography before anybody else, and chose to keep it quiet? Or how about the 12 publishers who rejected J.K. Rowling’s first Harry Potter book, before the series went on to sell more than 400 million copies?
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The Innovative Future Born of Diversity

The Innovative Future Born of Diversity | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Often when one thinks of movers and shakers at the forefront of business innovation, the image that comes to mind is of a man, and usually a Caucasian man at that—perhaps an Asian man.
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The Golden Egg of Innovation: The Importance of Protecting Intellectual Property

In many cultures around the world, from the Fables of Aesop to the Mahabharata, there is a parable about a goose, hen, or bird that produces golden eggs or feathers. When people try to exploit the bird to reap more profits, they destroy its ability to create the gold and, ultimately, everyone loses.
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Innovation and entrepreneurship

Innovation and entrepreneurship | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
The European Union wants to create an innovation-friendly environment by 2020 that makes it easier for great ideas to be turned into products and services, bringing the economy growth and jobs.
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