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Living Green Around the Globe: Crossways Farm Village

Living Green Around the Globe: Crossways Farm Village | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

For many here in Greensburg farming is a way of life. It is a livelihood passed from generation to generation. It is a profession that every one of us depends upon for sustenance. While over the past century the United States has largely moved from an agricultural nation to an industrial economy, there has been recent interest on returning to a focus on agriculture. In the second article in our series Living Green Around the Globe, we take a look at an example of a new type of agriculture that is taking place an ocean away.

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Customers will replace R&D as the main source of new ideas

Customers will replace R&D as the main source of new ideas | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
According to a new report, titled The next decade of Technology in Business, business leaders believe their companies customers will replace R&D as the main source of new product and service ideas by 2020.

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The Invisible Innovations

The Invisible Innovations | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Can India be the locus of innovation? In their recent book, India Inside, published by Harvard Business Review, professors Nirmalya Kumar and Phanish Puranam of the London Business School explore this question.

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How to: persuade others to vote for your idea

How to: persuade others to vote for your idea | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Idea promotion mechanisms of collaborative idea management tools probably utilize more or less the same algorithms, based on collaboration of the crowd (voting, viewing, comments, liking, ...).

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Making room for innovation

Making room for innovation | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

One of my favorite books on leadership is The Future of Management by Gary Hamel. If you haven’t read it, I encourage you to do so. You can read my book review but the essential premise is that current management models, which are centered on control and efficiency, are extremely ill-suited for an era in which adaptability and creativity drive organizational success.

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Microsoft Co-Founder Gives $300 Million To Build ‘Brain Observatories’

Microsoft Co-Founder Gives $300 Million To Build ‘Brain Observatories’ | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
A new project that aims to probe mouse brains to learn how the rodents see has been awarded $300 million by Microsoft cofounder Paul Allen.

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Innovation Failure is a Learning Experience

Innovation Failure is a Learning Experience | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Nearly every attempt at success is met with failures along the way, and properly managing those failures can actually benefit the Innovation process. As an Innovation leader, do you celebrate failure and risk-taking in your organization?
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An Innovation Lesson from Dr. Seuss

An Innovation Lesson from Dr. Seuss | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Dartmouth College graduates are generally big supporters of our most famous alumni — Theodor Geisel (Class of 1925) known better as Dr. Seuss. On Sunday evening, my son pleasantly surprised me by picking one of my favorite Dr. Seuss stories, The Sneetches, from the shelf for his bed time reading. Reading the story helped me visualize why a company I recently visited was approaching innovation the wrong way.

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The End of Game-Changing Innovation

The End of Game-Changing Innovation | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
In the years immediately after the breakup of the Bell System in 1984, a question arose: What was the purpose of this company—and what was the purpose of its laboratory, arguably the finest in the world—going forward?
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Creative Ways to Boost Creativity

Creative Ways to Boost Creativity | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Creativity is something that all people should develop. There is a misconception that creativity is important only among artists, poets and writers. But the truth is, creativity can be used in other fields as well. The most successful scientists, businessmen and politicians are those who are very creative.

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The Innovation Knowing-Doing Gap

The Innovation Knowing-Doing Gap | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
If you scrutinize the theories on innovation they seem to conclude for example, that ambidextrous organizations are best at handling incremental innovations rather than radical, and if we would focus more on learning, experimental organizations...
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Strategic Innovation And The Quest To Reinvent Management

Strategic Innovation And The Quest To Reinvent Management | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

I spoke at a number of conferences the last few weeks on the same topic of Strategic Innovation in the Age of Reinvention. Reinvention is the word as every individual, practicing professional, multi-nationals, non-profits, education institution and government ought to be thinking about “reinvention”. We desperately need to “totally reinvent ourselves” in order to transform our economy, organizations, politics and societies.

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Five Hotels With Top-Notch Technology

Five Hotels With Top-Notch Technology | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Booking a luxury hotel may be about getting away, but it doesn’t have to mean leaving your wired life behind. Some hotels have tricked out their rooms with tech gadgets that make your stay easier, more eco-friendly or just plain cool. From one-touch control panels to nail polish dryers, these five tech-savvy hotel rooms include amenities you might just get used to.

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Parachuting into innovation

Parachuting into innovation | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Marico chairman Harsh Mariwala, who runs a well-oiled company, says innovation is the genesis of branding.
What do you say about a man who lights a fire under coconut oil?

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Understanding ‘Global’ Consumer Behavior- New Rules for Success

The world is truly getting smaller while data are getting more abundant. The scale of economic clout is tipping towards developing markets. How do marketers evaluate consumer data and make the right marketing decisions when the means of reaching customers is different and constantly changing?

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Why Your Brilliant Idea Just Got Watered Down to Nothing

Why Your Brilliant Idea Just Got Watered Down to Nothing | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
What’s the reason so many great ideas turn out to be terrible ones once they’re out the door?

Over time and many years, I’ve learned there are only a few reasons.

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Get Out of Your Cognitive Box to Innovate

Get Out of Your Cognitive Box to Innovate | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Assessment the potential of a person should not be done without defining in what context his potential will be put to the test. I can be introverted or extroverted, I can be an expert or a leader, but of course, in a society more open and culturally diverse, potential can be called into question at any time.

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The Rise in Crowd Powered Business

The Rise in Crowd Powered Business | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

There had been increasing number of organizations and even governments have recognized the power of crowds and are utilizing crowdsourcing for everything from design, marketing, administration, innovation to marketing researh and raising money.

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Pandora's box and innovation

Pandora's box and innovation | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

I've been thinking a lot about the current fad of innovation, where companies allow only very limited innovation exercises and quickly close the door again on innovation. The concept of closely monitoring innovation in this manner reminds me to some extent of the story of Pandora.

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German Innovation in Solar Water Heating

German Innovation in Solar Water Heating | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Wagner Solar's new drainback solar hot water system includes some great innovations that improve performance and speed installation.

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The evolution of business

The evolution of business | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

The social business movement appears to be in full swing. Over the past weeks, I have read time and time again that 2012 will be the year of social business (Business Computing World, SXSW, We are social). In terms of awareness, I totally agree; in terms of achieving our goals, perhaps that is too ambitious in such a short time period.

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Why China won’t be innovative for at least 20 more years

Why China won’t be innovative for at least 20 more years | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Xu Xiaoping, one of China’s most prominent angel investors, doesn’t think China will be able to produce its own equivalent of Steve Jobs or Bill Gates in this generation.

On Saturday, I went to a Yale Club of Beijing talk by Xu Xiaoping at Peking University. He’s an investor in tech startups as well as in film and philanthropy. At the end of 2011, his angel fund Zhenfund announced its partnership with Sequoia Capital China to create a $30 million joint-venture seed fund.

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Ideas are the Currency of the New Economy - Numbers tell the story

Ideas are the Currency of the New Economy - Numbers tell the story | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Investing in Creativity Skills training and putting tools into practice can result in an outstanding ROI.
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The Next Evolution of Open Innovation – What’s Next?

The Next Evolution of Open Innovation – What’s Next? | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Things change quickly in the Innovation world – and as I was writing the title of the presentation I was struggling whether the word “evolution” was quite the right one – maybe “Revolution” would’ve been a better word to use in the circumstances.

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