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Three Types of Collaboration that Drive Innovation

A company that strives to be innovative must be collaborative. But not all collaboration is the same. .
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Stand up straight! Innovation needs a backbone.

Stand up straight! Innovation needs a backbone. | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Innovation is a hot topic. It’s in the news constantly. Businesses are trying to be innovators in order to recapture revenues lost during the downturn. Industries are pursuing innovation in order to remain credible, current and meaningful. 

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Exposing the limitations of imitation for tech hubs

Exposing the limitations of imitation for tech hubs | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
From Beijing to New York, London, Berlin, Tel Aviv and Bangalore, technology hubs around the world have drawn inspiration from Silicon Valley. While their number is growing, however, their model in many cases differs significantly from the original
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The golden rule of cloud strategy

The golden rule of cloud strategy | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
With rapidly evolving technologies, many enterprise-level organizations find themselves behind their competition in the market.  The traditional boundaries between industries are being blurred by new business models.  Like Uber and Instagram, new business models are being powered by disruptive technologies such as cloud, mobile, social, and cognitive computing. 
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3 Huge Industries Facing Death Because They Lack Innovation

3 Huge Industries Facing Death Because They Lack Innovation | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
This is what happens when companies stop thinking about the future.
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Innovation for Development

Innovation for Development | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Innovation was the buzzword of the World Economic Forum. Not only was it used by political and business leaders alike. But, also pivotal leaders in the development sector as well.

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3 Myths That Are Killing Your Creativity

3 Myths That Are Killing Your Creativity | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Not creative? The problem isn't your lack of ability; it's the myths you believe about innovation.
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The culture of disruptive innovation

The culture of disruptive innovation | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

True disruptive innovation redefines entire industries. Many companies throw the phrase around a little too readily, adding a veneer of excitement to a product or experience they are currently marketing.

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You Can Talk About Innovation Without Resorting to Cliches

You Can Talk About Innovation Without Resorting to Cliches | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Clichés aren’t born as clichés. They come into the world as poetry, a new way of talking and thinking and seeing. The first person to say “kick the bucket” to mean “die,” for instance, was on to something big.

 

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Germany's Wendelstein 7-X stellarator passes new test, bringing us closer to nuclear fusion energy

Germany's Wendelstein 7-X stellarator passes new test, bringing us closer to nuclear fusion energy | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Scientists in Germany fired up a doughnut-shaped reactor to heat hydrogen to the point of becoming plasma, which lasted for just a split second. The successful “Wendelstein 7-X” stellarator experiment brings us one step closer to harnessing the power of nuclear fusion, a potential source of clean energy which works much like the center of the Sun.

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The importance of being innovative in business

The importance of being innovative in business | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Rahul Bajaj, Sanjiv Goenka and Ronnie Screwvala talk about why reinventing is no longer optional in business
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Prefabricated Arched Cabins can provide a warm home for under $10,000

Prefabricated Arched Cabins can provide a warm home for under $10,000 | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Arched Cabins provide prefabricated galvanized steel cabins in a range of different sizes that ship to all lower 48 states.
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Fedex Days, 20% Time and Idea Management Systems

Fedex Days, 20% Time and Idea Management Systems | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Ideas in a hurry. A number of companies are tapping into the collective intelligence of their teams by providing time slots dedicated to innovation. By either setting up twenty four hour periods where everyone breaks into teams and focuses on new ideas, or by allowing everyone to spend a part of their time to “outside the box” thinking on a consistent basis, companies are encouraging employees to contribute new ideas.

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How to Get Your Company to Adapt to New Technologies

How to Get Your Company to Adapt to New Technologies | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Here are a few tips on how to create a culture that embraces technology and growth.
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4 Ways Advancing Technology Promotes Efficiency and Job Growth

4 Ways Advancing Technology Promotes Efficiency and Job Growth | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Entrepreneurs aren't in business to hire people but that is the roundabout result of the economic growth their success drives.
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Infographic: The innovation and impact of IoT

Infographic: The innovation and impact of IoT | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Marketing and ecommerce firm Econsultancy recently released an IoT report and infographic, providing an overview of the current state of the industry,
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Thinking outside the inbox.

Thinking outside the inbox. | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Email is a victim of its own success.

In the 1990s, email ruled the world of digital communication. It was really the first form of digital social media and changed the way we worked and played. Email was an important driver in the creation of a connected world and the formation of what Clay Shirky calls the cognitive surplus. Email was the primary mechanism for implementing the modern flat organization structure. 

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Disruptive Innovation: how do you use these theories to manage your IT?

The term disruptive innovation was popularized by Harvard professor Clayton Christensen in his 1997 book “The Innovator’s Dilemma.” Nearly 20 years later “Disrupt!” is a popular leadership mantra that is more frequently uttered than experienced.

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Do Current Accounting Systems Inhibit Innovation?

Innovation thought leaders and industry experts emphatically harp that if you want to stay afloat (and ultimately thrive) in today's hyper-competitive business environment, innovation is not optional--it's absolutely imperative for survival and success. Your customers demand it; and if you can't innovate, your competitors will consistently outflank and outperform you. Sink or swim. Fly or fall. Produce or perish.

 

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Why We Can't Solve Big Problems

Why We Can't Solve Big Problems | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

On July 21, 1969, Buzz Aldrin climbed gingerly out of Eagle, Apollo 11’s lunar module, and joined Neil Armstrong on the Sea of Tranquility. Looking up, he said, “Beautiful, beautiful, magnificent desolation.” They were alone; but their presence on the moon’s silent, gray surface was the culmination of a convulsive collective effort.

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Worst Innovation Ever?

Worst Innovation Ever? | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Innovation isn't always a good thing. Theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking agrees. He gives some fierce examples of how progress in science and technology can create "new ways things can go wro
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Restoring Innovation and Creativity in American Education

Restoring Innovation and Creativity in American Education | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

For the last two weeks, we've been examining some of America's greatest innovations—the things that have improved our lives.

But what about the future of innovation? Will the era of standardized testing and No Child Left Behind produce the kinds of out-of-the-box thinkers we need to keep innovating?

 
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Harvard Ecosystem of Innovation

The academic, research, and business expertise of Harvard University continues to transform early stage ideas into groundbreaking companies that drive innovation, discover cures, and build the regional economy. We were tasked with creating a microsite within the active Harvard Community Connections website to showcase the impact Harvard has made over the last several years. 

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