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The Jazz of Innovation
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Chez Gruau tout le monde innove, tout le monde s'implique

Chez Gruau tout le monde innove, tout le monde s'implique | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Le groupe lance une "démarche innovation" qui permet à chacun de ses salariés de proposer des idées. Portrait d'une entreprise qui fait du "management participatif" son fer de lance, depuis les années 80.

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Innovation = Creativity - Cynicism

Innovation = Creativity - Cynicism | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
What is the mathematics of innovation? Below is an excerpt from the book Emotional Equations by Chip Conley:

Fear is the most prevalent and contagious emotion in most companies, especially in bad economic times.

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Le management à contre-courant est la voie du succès

Le management à contre-courant est la voie du succès | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Il faut savoir prendre de la distance avec le management conventionnel, reposant sur les process et les fiches de postes, explique Benjamin Chaminade, expert en innovation sociale et managériale.

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The Fight To Harness Emerging Technologies To Improve The World

The Fight To Harness Emerging Technologies To Improve The World | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

We’re entering a new age in which countries, cities, corporations, and online communities all compete and collaborate to find the best and most advantageous uses of technology to benefit their constituents. Can we devise strategies to maximize the upside of technology while minimizing the downside?

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The Limits to Sustainability Science: Ecological Constraints or Endless Innovation?

The Limits to Sustainability Science: Ecological Constraints or Endless Innovation? | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

The United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20) takes place in Rio de Janeiro on 20–22 June 2012. Twenty years after the 1992 Earth Summit that led to the establishment of two major environmental conventions (the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and the Convention on Biological Diversity), Rio+20 presents an opportunity for the leaders of the world's governments to re-examine their commitments to sustainable development.

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Investor Explains Why A Founder's Initial Idea Often Doesn't Matter At All

Investor Explains Why A Founder's Initial Idea Often Doesn't Matter At All | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Investor Laura Sachar says she can spot entrepreneurs who have ideas, but don't know how to execute them.

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Do you know your 3 F’s of Innovation?

Do you know your 3 F’s of Innovation? | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

I had the opportunity to interview James Todhunter, Chief Technology Officer at Invention Machine about engaging employees in a successful open innovation effort. Invention Machine is a software company that drives sustainable innovation across global organizations.

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A new trend in technology transfer offices: Express Licenses

Dean Stell has looked at the pros and cons of Express Licenses, new contracts coming out of TTOs designed to speed up the technology transfer process.
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'Innover n'est pas inventer !'

'Innover n'est pas inventer !' | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Contrairement à une idée largement répandue, la France est une terre d'invention. Mais trop peu souvent terre d'innovation. Or, ce n'est pas l'invention mais l'innovation qui assurera la croissance de nos entreprises ! Une tribune de Christophe Rebours, CEO d'InProcess.

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La France de la R&D - Industrie et Technologies

La France de la R&D - Industrie et Technologies | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Au terme de plusieurs mois d'enquête, pour la troisième année consécutive, Industrie & Technologies vous propose de découvrir un recensement des centres de R&D implantés sur le territoire...
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What to Do When Employees Steal Your Ideas

What to Do When Employees Steal Your Ideas | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Your staff know your business well--well enough, in fact, to copy it.

Employees sometimes worry about bosses stealing the credit for their ideas. But what do you do when it's the other way around?

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How do you begin to develop an innovative mindset?

How do you begin to develop an innovative mindset? | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

How do you take innovation into practice? It all starts with habits. And these habits, are not the ones you do on a daily basis. Spend 6 hours of your day in meetings? Putting out fires? Responding to excessive email? Obsessively checking up on competitors?

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4 Business School Trends to Watch

4 Business School Trends to Watch | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Business in the United States has experienced seismic shifts in the last decade, and business schools are no exception. These developments have been fueled by technology, the global financial crisis, cultural shifts, and the introduction of Gen Y into the business world.

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Improving the Front and Back End of the Innovation Process

Improving the Front and Back End of the Innovation Process | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Achieving innovative products and services in a context of rapidly changing customer needs and constantly shifting markets is challenging. In particular, two activities are very beneficial to overall results: expanding the front end and tightening the back end of the innovation process.

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Strategy versus Strategic Innovation

Strategy versus Strategic Innovation | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

What’s strategic innovation? Is strategy the same as innovation or innovation should be part of strategy? People ask this questions all the time. Strategy is a company's game plan for winning, either by competing on scale, speed or special relationships.

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Gadget Innovation: Charge your phone from…your shoe?

Gadget Innovation: Charge your phone from…your shoe? | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
We're seeing more and more innovative ways inventors are finding to charge our battery-operated devices.

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What’s Happened to Small Business Employment?

What’s Happened to Small Business Employment? | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Small business owners used to be interested in employing others. While many still are, that fraction has been falling for many years.
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Microsoft kept PC partners in dark about Surface

Microsoft kept PC partners in dark about Surface | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Microsoft Corp kept its personal computer partners largely in the dark about its plans to launch a competing tablet computer, with some long-time collaborators learning of the new gadget only days before its unveiling, according to people with knowledge of the matter.

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Disruptive Innovation Is Not An Orderly Process

Disruptive Innovation Is Not An Orderly Process | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Brian Kahin, over at Project DisCo has a good post that goes over the basics of disruptive innovation, covering the innovator's dilemma -- and why it's rarely big companies who are able to truly innovate.

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How to Pitch the Media Like a Pro

How to Pitch the Media Like a Pro | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

If a tree falls in the woods and nobody’s around to hear it, does it make a sound? That’s a less important question than this: if you spend lots of time pitching reporters to get free PR, but they never open your emails or read past the first line, are you wasting your time?

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5 Ways Introverts can Get the Conversation Going on Social Media

5 Ways Introverts can Get the Conversation Going on Social Media | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Social media is the introverted public relations or marketing professional’s fantasy come to life. Being a person with a more quiet or naturally shy personality is not a bad thing in the world of marketing. Don’t attempt to utilize the same techniques more extroverted professionals typically choose to boost the sales of their product or service. Rather than attempting to fit a round peg in a square hole, don’t fight it!

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What ideas do you automatically SQUASH?

What ideas do you automatically SQUASH? | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

"There are no bad ideas" is always the first thing everyone will tell you when you're learning how to be creative. No matter how outlandish, or dangerous, or downright impractical - every idea has value in an idea-generation session.

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Counter-Intuitive Symbols of Innovation

Counter-Intuitive Symbols of Innovation | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Seeing this amazing piece of failed technology gracing the entry way of a hub of new technology made me think about what other symbols we typically use to represent innovation.


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How Your Mood Affects Your Creativity

How Your Mood Affects Your Creativity | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

While writing this post, my mood will vary. I’ll enjoy the beginning – riffing on a new idea is always exciting – but I’ll inevitably hit difficult patches. A few cat memes and visits to Facebook might resolve the mental strain, but eventually, a feeling of guilt will pull me back to this article, eager to continue on, with this sentence.

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'Green economy' will redefine our ideas of wealth

'Green economy' will redefine our ideas of wealth | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

With just days to go before the Rio+20 Earth Summit, many are speculating about how many world leaders will show up and what kind of agreements they might reach on the key agenda items: Creating a "green economy" and establishing an "international framework for sustainable development".

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