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Should Any Innovation Be Nationally Structured?

Innovation is not containable within borders; not ideas, not practices, not final concepts. If we try to simply constrain it, it will never get the traction and momentum often needed from those ‘great ideas’ born locally, to ever grow and scale and achieve their true success.

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Four Powerful Approaches to Becoming More Creative

Four Powerful Approaches to Becoming More Creative | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Creativity is all about combining seemingly disconnected ideas and making them your own.

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How to Protect Your Business From Creative Disruption

How to Protect Your Business From Creative Disruption | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Depending on the year you start counting, the lifespan of a Fortune 500 company has gone from 75 years to just 15. In our fast-moving ever-changing world, new technologies and products are disrupting businesses and entire industries at an accelerating rate.
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What we really need from innovation in Australia

What we really need from innovation in Australia | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
The tone of commentary about the appropriateness and effectiveness of innovation as a centrepiece of Australian government policy has turned from one of enthusiasm, particularly among the startup community, to pessimism and even rejection.

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Creativity is nice, but it only becomes innovation when put to use

Creativity is nice, but it only becomes innovation when put to use | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Design Thinking is built on observing people -- seeing what they do and don't do
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Feeding The Mechanisms That Drive Innovation

Feeding The Mechanisms That Drive Innovation | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
There’s a powerful myth that many people continue to believe in: that innovation comes about through a flash of inspiration, a Eureka! moment. In reality, innovation is fed by a constant diet of relevant and up-to-date information that can be reused and recombined to give shape to new ideas.
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'No-Cloud' Policies Will Nearly Disappear By 2020, Gartner Says

'No-Cloud' Policies Will Nearly Disappear By 2020, Gartner Says | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Within three years, more than 30% of the world's 100 largest vendors are expected to shift software investments from a cloud-first strategy to a cloud only strategy, according to Gartner.
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'No-Cloud' Policies Will Nearly Disappear By 2020

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This innovative bike helmet could make cycling in traffic so much safer

This innovative bike helmet could make cycling in traffic so much safer | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Sharing the road with vehicles is a constant threat to cyclists. Everyone has a story of a motorist (knowingly or unknowingly) running them off the road. The helmet helps alleviate that worry by having small LED lights built into the brim that let you know when a car is in your blind spot thanks to the assistance of cameras built into the helmet’s rear.
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How These Companies Are Changing the Finance Industry

How These Companies Are Changing the Finance Industry | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

They are leading innovation by making employees happy.


For companies in financial services, volatility is no longer confined to the markets. Legacy investment firms are facing ongoing disruption. There’s competition from passively managed funds and “roboadvisors” attractive to many millennials, and the rise of fintech start-ups and cryptocurrencies and other alternative payment technologies are posing a threat to the biggest players.

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4 Ways Your Office Is Crushing Your Creativity

4 Ways Your Office Is Crushing Your Creativity | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Is your office stifling your creativity? A recent survey, conducted by the global architecture firm Gensler, suggests as much. The good news: You can do something about it.
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Applied innovation in the airport sector

Applied innovation in the airport sector | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Airports aren’t perhaps the first places that spring to mind when we think of innovation, but there are nonetheless a number of interesting technologies set to come to an airport near you soon.

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Man leaves rat race to grow dream permaculture farm - and it's flourishing after 3 years

Man leaves rat race to grow dream permaculture farm - and it's flourishing after 3 years | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Andrew Martin left the fast-paced business world in order to live a more simple and sustainable life in balance with nature. He and his wife Beth bought five acres in Bay of Plenty, a region on the northern coast of New Zealand’s North Island, and began growing a permaculture farm. In just three years it has turned into a lush oasis featuring a vegetable garden, fruit trees, a pond and wildlife habitats. His story was recently featured as the first segment of the Living the Change documentary film series by Happen Films.
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Building an Innovation Ecosystem

Building an Innovation Ecosystem | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Innovation is at the core of many of the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy's (EERE’s) strategic investments. But getting new clean energy ideas into the marketplace can be a daunting task. Investors are hesitant to finance projects without market buy-in, the cost of resources needed over longer development cycles can exceed available capital, and the market has little incentive to adopt disruptive innovations.

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Can Europe Innovate a Way Out of Its “Lost Decade”?

Can Europe Innovate a Way Out of Its “Lost Decade”? | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
However you look at it, much of Europe has experienced a lost decade. With austerity, high debts, slow growth, and limited ability to reinvest in a middle class, how can Europe regain its footing?
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How human nature is holding back technology

How human nature is holding back technology | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Innovation has been resisted for centuries. From refrigeration to margarine, recorded music and, more recently, robotics and artificial intelligence, new technologies face opposition by people. In a newly released book, Professor Calestous Juma of the Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs chronicles the history of this opposition to change over 600 years. The Conversation Africa’s Samantha Spooner asked Juma about his main findings.

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Warren Buffett & Bill Gates Discuss Innovation, Business and Success

Warren Buffett & Bill Gates Discuss Innovation, Business and Success | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Warren Buffett and Bill Gates answer students questions at the University of Washington. These questions cover topics such as innovation, their path to success and globalization's impact on business. This discussion shows both mens brilliance and their unique and sometimes contrasting views.

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The CogniStreamer Innovation Hub

With the CogniStreamer Innovation Portal, anyone in your company can contribute and share their ideas through one central hub. 

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Killer 'legobots' are coming: US Military to build brickbots

Killer 'legobots' are coming: US Military to build brickbots | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Darpa hopes to shrink traditional military machines into single 'chiplets' to build a library of components to aid everything from smart drone building to instant language translation.
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Tesla's New 4-Item To-Do List

Tesla's New 4-Item To-Do List | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

A decade ago, Elon Musk wrote a master plan for Tesla. Musk wrote in a recent blog post that the company has checked everything off that ten-year to-do list.

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My favorite questions

What is an innovation? What is the difference between ideas, inventions, novelties, discoveries and creations? What is a disruption, formally-speaking? Also, what is it informally speaking? Why the…
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Accounting Comparability And Corporate Innovative Efficiency

We posit that when a subject firm has greater accounting comparability with industry peer firms it facilitates that firm’s learning from peer firm investments leading to better investments by the subject firm. Therefore, we expect firms with greater accounting comparability with industry peers to generate more and higher quality innovations, which are key determinants of corporate innovative efficiency.
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The Disruptive Innovation Behind Pokémon Go

The Disruptive Innovation Behind Pokémon Go | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
In an explosive combination of creativity, cutting-edge technology, and brilliant marketing, Pokemon GO has become a global craze in less than a week. The new portable game from Nintendo uses a technology called augmented reality, which allows a player to interact with the real world instead of just their screen. Game play involves discovering and interactive far away from the basement - in parks, museums, airports, and public squares. The software interacts with actual, physical things to take game playing to a completely different level.
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Dunkin’ Innovation Chief: Hope is no Strategy; Retailers Must Differentiate or Die

Dunkin’ Innovation Chief: Hope is no Strategy; Retailers Must Differentiate or Die | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
John Costello, Dunkin’ Brands president, global marketing and innovation, doesn’t mince words when it comes to the state of retail and what retailers must do to survive and beat competition.
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Why the top 5 tech companies are dead set on AI

Why the top 5 tech companies are dead set on AI | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
At nearly every major technology event for the past five years we’ve been given at least one “wow” moment — when one of the big players would unveil some sort of product or service that no one had ever seen before.
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Virtual Reality for Construction

Virtual Reality for Construction | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Paradoxically, Virtual Reality (VR) technologies are still lagging behind the visions that people have for their use.  However, VR has already demonstrated its capacity to change the ways we design, make decisions about, and produce built environments.

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