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Working with Cashless Innovators

Working with Cashless Innovators | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Cashless Innovators: student change agents. Here’s a subset of Generation O identified in the 2012 mobileYouth report who, unlike the Teenage Pirates, aren’t looking to radically overhaul the system, they simply want to create an alternative. They are the backpackers of their generation looking for The Beach – their own alternative parallel universe of retro cool (Instagram, Fixie bikes or Pabster Blue Ribbon).

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Opening up the fuzzy front end to fuel radical innovation

Opening up the fuzzy front end to fuel radical innovation | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

In this post we’ll talk about customer integration methods that enable radical innovation. As explained in an earlier post (see “linking customer integration to your innovation strategy“), radical innovation is a long-term objective to identify and address new trends or latent market opportunities that might open up new strategic arenas for future business.

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How much does a good idea REALLY matter?

How much does a good idea REALLY matter? | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Ideas are a dime a dozen. Spend time talking to any relative or neighborhood acquaintance. Chances are, they have an idea for a great business concept. Everyone has million dollar ideas, but not everyone has the ability to turn an idea into a million dollars. So what does this ABILITY entail? Every million dollar venture began as an idea... If the IDEA doesn't matter, than what does? 

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Goofy Innovation Techniques

If your team or company isn’t thriving with innovation, it’s not a big surprise.

In the book, Ten Types of Innovation: The Discipline of building Breakthroughs, Larry Keeley, Helen Walters, Ryan Pikkel, and Brian Quinn explain what holds innovation back.

Goofy innovation techniques are at least one part of the puzzle.

What holds innovation back is that many people still use goofy innovation techniques that either don’t work in practice, or aren’t very pragmatic. For example “brainstorming” often leads to collaboration fixation.

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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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6 of the coolest experiments Google's ATAP team showed off at I/O

6 of the coolest experiments Google's ATAP team showed off at I/O | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Google may have released a ton of Android news yesterday, but that wasn’t all it had to show.

 
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Entrepreneur Elon Musk built his empire using innovation and design — and a whole lot of taxpayer money

Entrepreneur Elon Musk built his empire using innovation and design — and a whole lot of taxpayer money | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Electric cars, solar power, and space flight. Entrepreneur and designer Elon Musk has made himself a billionaire using innovation and design to leapfrog the competition and he did it with seldom mentioned silent partners: state and federal government.

According to the LA Times, Musk’s companies have reaped an estimated $4.9 billion in government subsidies.

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Why Slack is So Important for Innovation

There’s a strange dichotomy in place in many of our organizations.  It seems that most appear openly supportive of innovation and all of the fruits that it brings, yet many are also striving to get as much productivity out of employees as possible.

In such an environment, the kind of slack time that is often required to come up with ideas, and more importantly to develop those ideas, is seldom granted.

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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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