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When 'Friending' Becomes Source of Start-Up Funds

When 'Friending' Becomes Source of Start-Up Funds | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Small-business owners say they eagerly await an opportunity to sell stakes in their businesses through social networking—a process known as crowd funding. Critics say the idea is dangerous for investors, and even dicey for the entrepreneurs.
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Think Great Innovation Drives Mobile Commerce? It's Actually This:

Think Great Innovation Drives Mobile Commerce? It's Actually This: | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Technology has given retail a face lift, spurring the dramatic rise of e-commerce. Millennials are particularly in love with online shopping, with 67% preferring it to in-store buying. With this mobile-loving group leading e-commerce, over half (53%) of consumers use smartphones to meet their shopping needs. That doesn’t mean, however, that companies are doing the greatest job providing an exceptional mobile shopping experience. In fact, consumers are due for big improvements.

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The Forgotten Merits Of Business Model Innovation

The Forgotten Merits Of Business Model Innovation | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Which business model to use is one of the most fundamental strategic choices that entrepreneurs, CEOs and general managers can make. When we think of innovation, we usually think of creating or refining new products, but innovation can occur at every level of business. In fact, a less publicized form of innovation, that which focuses on the business model, may actually lead to the most profound results.

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Reinvention

Reinvention | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Many of the great research-and-­development laboratories of the 20th century have been downsized or broken up. Despite nostalgia for powerhouses like Bell Labs, they are unlikely to return.
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Automation innovation: warehouse of the future

Automation innovation: warehouse of the future | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
The uptake of new innovative automation technologies is becoming far more widespread. Andrew Hoyle, head of automation at third-party logistics and supply chain solutions provider, Wincanton, explains.

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6 Things Every Organization Needs To Innovate

6 Things Every Organization Needs To Innovate | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Take a look at any successful enterprise and you’ll find innovation at its core. That was just as true a hundred years ago when Henry Ford perfected the assembly line as it is today, when modern day giants like Elon Musk bring cutting edge technology to market. Innovation, as I’ve written before, is how people come up with novel solutions to important problems.

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Navigation device shows cyclists general direction of travel

Navigation device shows cyclists general direction of travel | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
BeeLine takes the GPS signal from a smartphone to show users the direction of travel rather than a street-by-street route.
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We May Be Able To Teach Cars To Drive, But Can We Teach Them To Be Ethical?

We May Be Able To Teach Cars To Drive, But Can We Teach Them To Be Ethical? | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Modern technology is always evolving, which can be exciting but also a bit scary. There are many examples of an advancement that did more harm than good, though it was not understood at the time. One new dilemma facing people today is the rise of the driverless car.

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Startup Culture + Big Business Establishments = Heavyweight Innovation

Startup Culture + Big Business Establishments = Heavyweight Innovation | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Let’s play a quick game of word association. What comes to mind when the word is “startup”?

It’s a safe bet to assume that some first words are “entrepreneur,” “innovative” or “dynamic.”  These words describe characteristics that make startups—and the people who run them—successful. They infer that startups are agile, perceptive to market needs, are staffed by high-energy creative thinkers who thirst for improving customer experiences and are pros at connecting tools, talent and resources to create solutions.

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Opinion: The Next Big Idea May Be Growing Far From Silicon Valley

Opinion: The Next Big Idea May Be Growing Far From Silicon Valley | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
FACEBOOK CEO MARK Zuckerberg made his first trip to Africa this summer with stops in Nigeria and then Kenya. In June, the Chan Zuckerberg initiative—the philanthropic foundation of Zuckerberg and his wife Dr. Priscilla Chan—invested $24 million in Andela, a company that trains top software developers in Kenya and Nigeria.
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5 things inventors and startups need to know about patents

5 things inventors and startups need to know about patents | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
On the road from idea to inventing success there are many pitfalls that stand in the way. One of the biggest pitfalls, unfortunately, is incomplete knowledge. There are a great number of things inventors should know, from the importance of doing a patent search, to the need for confidentiality agreements, to how to understand when an invention is obvious.
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Manufacturing & the open innovation renaissance

Manufacturing & the open innovation renaissance | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
A communications and information-driven renaissance is driving a resurgence in open innovation, according to global crowdsourcing company, InnoCentive.

Prize competitions have long been used to solve problems and drive innovation: the 18th century Longitude Prize led to ships being able to better navigate the seas; the Orteig Prize of the early 20th century resulted in the first non-stop flight from New York City to Paris.
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Keeping Innovators Happy

Keeping Innovators Happy | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Companies dependent on new products and services to maintain relevance need innovators. High quality employees are hard to come by and with innovative minds becoming such a hot commodity, keeping them can prove to be even harder. Employee satisfaction must be maintained in order to foster innovation and in turn help secure an organization’s future as a successful and innovative company. Help retain top innovators by following a brief set of guidelines.
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The Key Ingredients Of A Successful Innovation Strategy

The Key Ingredients Of A Successful Innovation Strategy | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Innovation can't be wrapped and delivered, it's a measurement of the market success, so knowing the right ingredients for your innovation strategy is vital.
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How To Apply Disruptive Innovation To Your Career Growth And Personal Achievement

How To Apply Disruptive Innovation To Your Career Growth And Personal Achievement | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
In 1995, Harvard Business School professor Clayton Christensen articulated his theory of disruptive innovation in one of the most influential business books of all time, The Innovator’s Dilemma. Christensen described an innovation at the low end of the market that eventually upends a market leader and the industry itself. Disruptors secure initial foothold at the low end of the market, offering inferior, low-margin products.
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How to move beyond design challenges

Presentation of NimbleBee Design Competition at EPDE2016-conference in Aalborg, Denmark.
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Why Big Companies Can't Invent

Why Big Companies Can't Invent | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
A leading venture capitalist says corporations are too slow and timid to capitalize on their own inventions.
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Four Ways To Improve Creative Collaboration Within Teams

Four Ways To Improve Creative Collaboration Within Teams | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Innovation is a team sport. Although creativity is a characteristic that is often used to describe individuals, the idea of the lone genius is a myth. Even famous inventors such as Thomas Edison where in reality representing the ‘work of many men’. Francis Jehl, a longtime assistant of Thomas Edison , used this phrase to describe the group of engineers who worked with Edison at his Menlo Park lab.

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New Israeli tech sees machines leading the blind

New Israeli tech sees machines leading the blind | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Bennett: Israel might be the first country in the world to integrate OrCam's groundbreaking technology in school system.
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Finding innovation in a coffee and a morning newspaper

Finding innovation in a coffee and a morning newspaper | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
A big part of launching a new and original product is first convincing people you’re capable of having innovative ideas.

Although all companies of a certain age risk being seen as staid, some are particularly vulnerable.

Take, for instance, newspapers.
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3 Steps You Can Take Now to Unlock Your Inner Innovator

3 Steps You Can Take Now to Unlock Your Inner Innovator | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Ignore real-world limitations and you're a lot likelier to visualize the ideal solution.
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Asia Gets Ready To Compete On Innovation

Asia is catching up with the western world in a very important metric: university education, which provides the most important source of competitiveness in a global economy: talent.

That’s good news for countries like China as they try to compete on innovation rather than on imitation. And eventually good news for investors in the Asian economies.

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Every Company Needs An Innovation Tool Kit

Every Company Needs An Innovation Tool Kit | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Here's why, and how to build the right one for your company.
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The 25 Weirdest Gadgets of All Time

The 25 Weirdest Gadgets of All Time | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
From flying cars to wrist-mounted computers, these devices never got past the awkward stage
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Sweden wants to fight waste with new tax breaks for repairs

Sweden wants to fight waste with new tax breaks for repairs | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
The Swedish government is unveiling an intriguing plan to discourage throwaway culture. The new proposals would slash the VAT tax rate on repairs to bicycles, clothes, and shoes by half in order to encourage consumers to reuse their old items rather than simply replacing them. The law would also allow residents to claim back income taxes on the cost of repairs to large appliances such as ovens, dishwashers, and washing machines.
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Solar-powered car uses moss as dashboard air filter

Solar-powered car uses moss as dashboard air filter | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
German startup Sono Motors’ self-charging electric car is low maintenance, inexpensive and designed for bi-directional charging, providing electricity anywhere.
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