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Learning from Startup Ecosystems

It is true that governments cannot be ignored by entrepreneurs—they set the rules and incentives. But it should not be surprising that vibrant entrepreneurs typically show, at best, nonchalance toward government.
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Beyond Design Thinking: How to Ensure Design Is Always On in Your Organization

Beyond Design Thinking: How to Ensure Design Is Always On in Your Organization | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
A common theme in many of my recent posts has been how and why it’s critical to keep human beings front-and-center in any sort of innovation or digital transformation initiative. This is easy to say but not always easy to do – at least in the right way. That’s partly because, outside of Marketing and Sales, most corporate functions have grown over time without customer-centricity as a mandate.
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We should make it easy for people to bring great tech ideas to market—but we’re doing the opposite

We should make it easy for people to bring great tech ideas to market—but we’re doing the opposite | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
An innovator I know—let’s call him Tom—had trained for a decade at some of the world’s top research institutions to become an expert in materials science and engineering. He’d developed a new manufacturing technique for semiconductors with the potential to enable next-generation power conversion devices for lighting, EVs, renewable power, and defense applications.
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Flexible Operating Models Only Limited by Rigid Corporate Thinking

Flexible Operating Models Only Limited by Rigid Corporate Thinking | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
The technology is there, and so is the desire of workers. 

The only thing limiting the shift to a more nimble, agile and productive workplace is the rigid policies of companies themselves.

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How AI can be a force for good

How AI can be a force for good | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
You probably know that by 2022 an estimated 5 million jobs worldwide will be lost to AI-enabled automation technologies. You probably also know that Oxford University says that 47 percent of American jobs are at risk of being automated, and you probably know two or three more harrowing statistics along the same lines.

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Understanding the real innovation behind the iPhone

Understanding the real innovation behind the iPhone | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
When the iPhone emerged in 2007, it came with all the promise and pomp of a major Steve Jobs announcement, highlighting its user interface and slick design as key selling points. We know now that the iPhone transformed the mobile phone business, the internet economy and, in many ways, society as a whole. But technically speaking, the iPhone was not very innovative.

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Google’s 9 Principles of Innovation

Google’s 9 Principles of Innovation | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Google is one of the most innovative companies in the world, because it actively pursues a culture of innovation. Google for years has worked to ensure that innovative ideas are continually flowing in order to position the company for success well into the future. What is Google doing, and how can we learn from their innovative culture?
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Sharing Economy: Why Blockchain Might Be Next Big Thing for Office Rental

Sharing Economy: Why Blockchain Might Be Next Big Thing for Office Rental | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
The shared workspace model is poised to transform the world of work, catering to current and future trends by creating flexible and adaptive office ecosystems.
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5 Ways to Tell if Your Company Will Flourish or Vanish in the Digital Economy

If your company's sole focus is on cost cuts, then it likely has bigger problems.
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How to Cultivate a Hotbed of Innovation: Insights From a Corporate Insider

How to Cultivate a Hotbed of Innovation: Insights From a Corporate Insider | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Learn how to create an amazing experience that keeps everyone on your team engaged and motivated to deliver a successful innovation project.
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The anti-innovation presidency

The anti-innovation presidency | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
“Innovation” is one of those Washington priorities, like “security” or “the children,” that politicians in both parties tend to describe as investments rather than spending. Even as budget wars have raged on Capitol Hill, there’s been a fairly broad consensus that funding research and development is vital to American competitiveness.
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How Medical Centers And Pharmas Respond To Technological Innovation: The Four Rs

How Medical Centers And Pharmas Respond To Technological Innovation: The Four Rs | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Medical centers and pharma companies struggle in parallel today with the challenge of bringing innovation -- particularly contemporary data science tools -- into organizations dominated by established processes deeply rooted in legacy technologies.
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‘One size fits all’ investing is limiting innovations in East Africa and India

‘One size fits all’ investing is limiting innovations in East Africa and India | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

If you’ve been reading startup tech blogs and news outlets, you might think it’s an exciting time to be a fintech startup in East Africa and India. There are some notable exits coming out of India, like the 2016 acquisition of Citrus Pay by Naspers’ PayU for $130 million, one of the largest-ever acquisitions for the country’s fintech industry. There is also a narrative, eagerly picked up by tech optimists, about the innovative technologies spreading across Kenya and other East African countries, like Safaricom’s M-Pesa mobile payments platform.

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Who's the Copycat Now?

Who's the Copycat Now? | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
It's difficult for many Americans to shake their mental image of Chinese knockoffs peddled on street corners. And for years that described Chinese technology, too. Local companies set up shop by copying eBay, Google, Apple and other foreign technology companies.
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9 Behaviors of Great Problem Solvers

9 Behaviors of Great Problem Solvers | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
We deal with them all day. Whether at work or at home, they seem to chase us down.

What if our problem-solving efforts could be radically improved?

What if you could increase your confidence in solving hard problems?

What if you could stop wasting time and money and implement the right solution?
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Innovation is great, but it needs to do one key thing, execs say at 'Summer Davos'

Innovation is great, but it needs to do one key thing, execs say at 'Summer Davos' | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Technology is transforming the world, but if businesses and governments aren't careful, innovation could hurt society by exacerbating inequality, rather than making lives better.

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Israeli spy agency Mossad targets cutting-edge tech, sets up innovation fund

Israeli spy agency Mossad targets cutting-edge tech, sets up innovation fund | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
The Israel Security and Intelligence Service (Mossad) has announced the establishment of Libertad - a technology innovation fund.

Libertad, the Technological Innovation Fund of the Israel Security and Intelligence Service, was established to provide an innovative capability for maintaining and developing the Mossad's technological superiority by connecting to cutting-edge civilian tech startups.
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Can People Be Trained To Be Innovators?

Can People Be Trained To Be Innovators? | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Ideas are the seeds of innovation, and all people are creative. So, the answer is yes. But it comes with a caveat: Most every organization wants innovation but rejects creativity.

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How Artificial Intelligence Will Revolutionize Banking

How Artificial Intelligence Will Revolutionize Banking | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
AI has taken some steps into banking, but it also is poised to revolutionize how banks learn from and interact with customers.
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Grocers should turn their business innovation to low-income neighborhoods

Grocers should turn their business innovation to low-income neighborhoods | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
North Texans are getting a front-row seat for the transformation of how Americans shop for groceries. That is, North Texans with money.
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Unlocking the value of the advertising and marketing ecosystem

Unlocking the value of the advertising and marketing ecosystem | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Can you connect customer experiences and business strategy to more effectively deliver on your brand promise?

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The Benefits of Taking a Slower Approach to Innovation

In our experience, managers tend to focus their innovation efforts on processes that are either large in scale (new products and business models ) or swift in development (hackathons, rapid prototyping, or emerging platforms). There’s nothing wrong with this, per se, as both approaches can pay huge dividends. But there’s also another type of innovation that is more gradual and smaller in scale.

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Why Robots Should Inspire Hope, Not Fear

The future of work looks full of promise. Combining human brainpower with artificial intelligence, virtual reality and automatization will revolutionise how we work. Already, robotic enhancement is helping humans exceed their natural capabilities; AI is opening the door to real-time, personalized intelligent services cutting waste and maximising results. And virtual and augmented reality are enabling real-time learning, human-robot collaboration and better work safety.
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We Are At The Dawn of a New Era of Innovation. Will You Still Be Able to Compete?

We Are At The Dawn of a New Era of Innovation. Will You Still Be Able to Compete? | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
A shift from disrupting markets to tackling grand challenges
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Africa needs more innovation hubs to support growth

Africa needs more innovation hubs to support growth | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
By 2050 African countries will have the youngest populations in the world. Africa will also have to deal with the second largest continental population in the world. Innovation and business support in this climate will be crucial, analysts say.

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