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Innovation’s Holy Grail

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Under Steve Jobs, Apple became what by almost all accounts has been the most successfully innovative company in the world. Now Apple faces what may be an even more daunting challenge: continuing with that innovation success without Steve Jobs. Isn’t that innovation’s Holy Grail? Isn’t that what the whole field of innovation is trying to figure out: how to build an organization that can produce the kind of success of an Apple…without having a world class genius at the helm?

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Six Traits Your Company Needs to Build a Culture of Innovation

Six Traits Your Company Needs to Build a Culture of Innovation | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

You've probably heard the saying "if you're not changing, you're dying." In today's marketplace, with the rapid advancement of technology, greater access to new data, and ever-changing customer expectations, it couldn't be more true.

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Stop Treating Business Model Innovation As Change Management

Stop Treating Business Model Innovation As Change Management - BIF Speak - Medium

There’s plenty of time for change management, once we’ve demonstrated new business models worth changing into. Exploring and testing new business models is strategy development before it’s change management. Business model innovation is a persistent and generative exploration of entire new ways to create, deliver, and capture value. 

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Innovate your processes before innovating your products

Far too many organizations want to "innovate" products and services, only to be stymied by their inflexible or unresponsive product development process and capabilities.  For the last 20-30 years most organizations have spent a tremendous amount of effort and training to hone their product development processes, eliminate waste, restructure priorities, implement Stage-Gate and then test other philosophies like Agile.

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Innovación a través de la colaboración

Innovación a través de la colaboración | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Ofrecemos un software colaborativo y servicios profesionales para guiar y gestionar la innovación abierta corporativa.

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2015: The growing up year for Indian startups

2015: The growing up year for Indian startups | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
One thing that is making 2015 a watershed year for Indian entrepreneurship is that companies are buying and selling startups, an absolute necessity if the sec..
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Britain lagging behind France and Germany on innovation

Britain lagging behind France and Germany on innovation | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Britain is lagging behind European rivals on innovation, with both France and Germany filing significantly more patents in 2014 than the UK, according to a new study by Thomson Reuters.

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10 innovation lessons inspired by Homer Simpson

10 innovation lessons inspired by Homer Simpson | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Innovation is touted as the cure-all for business and economic problems but it isn’t a magic potion.

It’s a tricky, sticky process that many organizations never master. Becoming innovative requires companies to overcome their own inertia to win the goodwill of customers and front-line employees, develop robust communication processes so that good ideas bubble up, and enthusiastically execute on new ideas even when they know the failure rate will be high.

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How to encourage innovation in your business in one day

How to encourage innovation in your business in one day | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

We’ve tested various activities and methods over the years, from team building to training, monthly team lunches to mentoring and pair programming. In this article, I want to share with you one activity that we’ve discovered huge benefits in, with the hope that you may try this concept with your team.

 
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Let’s Stop Arguing About Whether Disruption Is Good or Bad

Let’s Stop Arguing About Whether Disruption Is Good or Bad | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

The idea of disruption excites some people and terrifies others. Consider the recent case of The New Republic, in which a new, disruptive CEO came in and vowed to “break shit.” The company’s top journalists balked, the brand was sullied, and the business still struggles. And all that for what?

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Innovation: How Does Your Business Rate?

Innovation: How Does Your Business Rate? | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

As lovers of all things innovation, particularly when it comes to technology and SME’s, Mango 4 is 100% behind this initiative. We’ve been working with the small businesses of Rockhampton, Yeppoon, Gladstone and Emerald for decades to help implement innovation – mostly in the form of office technology.

 
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Leveraging Innovation to Feed the Future

Leveraging Innovation to Feed the Future | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

In the 20th century, increased productivity due to cropland expansion and scientific breakthroughs made it possible to grow the global food supply exponentially while keeping prices relatively low for most of the world’s consumers. However, this past success is being put at risk at a time when there are significant challenges facing the global food system.

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How businesses can get social media right

How businesses can get social media right | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Organisations must go where the conversation is – and that means listening to, monitoring and engaging with social media
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5 Tips on Innovating From a Company That's Been Doing It for 350 Years

5 Tips on Innovating From a Company That's Been Doing It for 350 Years | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Remember Malcolm Gladwell's Outliers? He suggested that icons such as Bill Gates and The Beatles succeeded not only because of their sheer brilliance, but also due to investing more than 10,000 hours perfecting their theories, models, and performance techniques before they became overnight successes.

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How to Model an Innovation Mindset

How to Model an Innovation Mindset | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Every organization (large or small) has a culture. Sometimes that culture is intentional and strategic, and sometimes it happens more organically. Culture is evident in the attitudes, values, goals, and practices of everyday interactions. Some organizations have their mission statement or guiding principles printed visibly in the front entryway of their corporate offices. 

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Patents Shows Widespread Augmented Reality Innovation

Patents Shows Widespread Augmented Reality Innovation | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

With the annual software developer conference Google I/O approaching next week, many in the wearable industry are wondering what place Glass will have on the agenda, and to what extent Google will continue to promote its augmented reality platform. Glass was not a main focus during the 2014 I/O conference, however, that may change this year as Google Glassofficially became integrated as a division within Google this past January.

 
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The differences between imagination, creativity, and innovation

The differences between imagination, creativity, and innovation | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Like any toolbox, our minds have an assortment of tools available for us to utilize whenever we need to.

Included in our mental toolbox are cognitive processes, clusters of which compose of three primary ones involved in ideation: imagination, creativity, and innovative thinking.

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China - Innovation drives policy

China - Innovation drives policy | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Now that the Chinese public has been familiarised with the slogans "China dream" and "the new normal", another wide-reaching economic scheme is being disseminated: "Made in China 2025".

 
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Putting my blue hat on: Thinking @ Idea Management

Putting my blue hat on: Thinking @ Idea Management | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Idea management systems require more than just a collection of collaboration tools. Productive systems of this sort require some science in order to move ideas from light bulbs over someone’s head to scrambling to create a new way to manufacture light bulbs. Not only are participant’s actions contributory, but the nature of their contributions are meaningful and need to be acknowledged.

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Neil deGrasse Tyson's answer to innovation stagnation: a space race to Mars

Neil deGrasse Tyson's answer to innovation stagnation: a space race to Mars | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
In the search to find the high-paying jobs and industries of the future, Neil deGrasse Tyson has an idea for a novel solution. How about a militarised space race to Mars?
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Agile –The Route to Innovation

Agile –The Route to Innovation | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
The need for innovation is one of the reasons why Agile is growing fast. Agile's set up to respond to change, rather than stick to a pre-set plan. It is designed for a world where change is expected.
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How Corporate Culture Impedes Data Innovation

How Corporate Culture Impedes Data Innovation | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
BI and big data analytics tools are getting more sophisticated and comprehensive. Yet, some organizations are failing to derive full value from their data because their corporate cultures do not reflect a data-driven mindset. Here are the common cultural challenges standing in the way of big data innovation.
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Bringing the internet of things to the poor

Bringing the  internet of things to the poor | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Wearables for Good project calls for ideas to help mothers and babies in the developing world
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Java's 20 Years Of Innovation

Java's 20 Years Of Innovation | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

May 23 marks 20 years since the first version of Java was released for public use. The timing of its arrival coincided with the advent of the web and the new role technology took in improving business productivity, streamlining business processes, and creating new ways for businesses and customers to interact.

 
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