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The Essential Entrepreneur: What Is Stopping You From Being an Entrepreneur?

The Essential Entrepreneur: What Is Stopping You From Being an Entrepreneur? | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Successful entrepreneurs come in all shapes and sizes, but they all share one essential trait. Find out how to make your own entrepreneurial dreams come true.
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Does Your Product Make the Cut?

Does Your Product Make the Cut? | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Imagine that you are looking for a new car or SUV. Because you live 40 minutes away and encounter heavy traffic and winter snow on your way to work, you want high gas mileage and all-wheel drive. If a car or SUV does not have these features, you will not even consider it. This simple rule eliminates over 95% of the alternatives from even being considered. Getting into a customer’s consideration set is most of the battle. But what does it take to be considered?

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Finding Innovation Help Next Door

Finding Innovation Help Next Door | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

One of my favorite topics is to discuss how breakthroughs are generated by looking for someone who has solved a similar problem in a different space.

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Incentive compensation: Bonus or No Bonus?

Incentive compensation: Bonus or No Bonus? | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Bonus or no bonus? That is the question. This is the time of year where expectations are high, and so is the volume of chatter around the water cooler in anticipation of that great corporate tradition…The year-end bonus.

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Are Creative People More Dishonest?

Are Creative People More Dishonest? | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
In a series of studies, Francesca Gino and Dan Ariely found that inherently creative people tend to cheat more than noncreative people. Furthermore, they showed that inducing creative behavior tends to induce unethical behavior.
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Book Review: Relentless Innovation

Book Review: Relentless Innovation | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
In his new book Relentless Innovation, prolific innovation author Jeffrey Phillips looks at innovation from an enterprise-level perspective, encouraging companies to adopt an innovation capability that can be scaled and repeated throughout the...
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Do-It-Yourself Patent-Infringement Policing

You don't need a lawyer to fight knock-off operations that infringe on your intellectual property.
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Companies need to collaborate on innovation

Companies need to collaborate on innovation | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

The news paper “Financieel Dagblad”, Financial Daily, has recently published an article on Open Innovation. It was based upon several interviews with industry leaders regarding a research paper published by Deloitte earlier this week.

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What is making enterprise innovation possible

What is making enterprise innovation possible | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Box.net CEO Aaron Levie argues that the reign of the enterprise oligarchy is coming to an end -- thanks to the democratic nature of the cloud.
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What Consumer Culture Will Look Like In 2020 (And How Brands Can Adapt)

What Consumer Culture Will Look Like In 2020 (And How Brands Can Adapt) | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
It may only be eight years away, but a lot of things could change by 2020, driven by climate change and limited resources.
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India : Innovation is the key to good visual merchandising

India : Innovation is the key to good visual merchandising | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

A recent survey on visual merchandising states that 60% of the women get their clothing ideas from store displays. Display of clothing is necessary as it adds taste to the merchandise, promoting visual retail. Customers give three to five seconds of their attention to window display, within which, the retailer's visual message should be conveyed.

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Wind Power Unlike Any Other On Horizon

Wind Power Unlike Any Other On Horizon | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Dr. Daryoush Allaei of start up SheerWind talks with us about scrapping rotating-blade turbines and taking a completely new approach to wind power.
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Finnish innovation takes off

Finnish innovation takes off | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

The little Nordic country is a hotbed of ingenuity and the birthplace of successful start-ups like Angry Birds. Finland has $46 of venture capital investment per capita, leading some to call it the Arctic Valley of Europe. Here are our three favourite start-ups, and our views on why Finnish entrepreneurs do so well.

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Innovation success can be measured, here are the metrics

Innovation success can be measured, here are the metrics | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
New PwC survey finds innovation-minded companies have a more positive outlook on future business growth and hiring.

Innovation has been this past year’s “it” topic, promoted as the path to new markets and profitability in a fiercely competitive and unevenly growing global economy

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Why People Secretly Fear Creative Ideas

Why People Secretly Fear Creative Ideas | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Why creative ideas are often rejected in favour of conformity and uniformity.

Does society really value creativity? People say they want more creative people, more creative ideas and solutions, but do they really?

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These days it takes innovation leadership skills if you want to have a successful career

These days it takes innovation leadership skills if you want to have a successful career | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Learn how to unleash your personal creativity, ingenuity and innovation by asking better questions leading to better ideas resulting in killer/breakthrough innovations...
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Un sel de déneigement au marc de raisin

Voici une nouvelle façon de valoriser les marcs de raisin. Florent Théotiste, propriétaire d’un laboratoire de parfumerie en Suisse, a observé que le raisin est capable d’absorber une essence et de la diffuser lentement.
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Purpose is a Turning Point

Purpose is a Turning Point | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

We will need unshrunk people. We will need those who have a purpose beyond mechanically increasing production. That requires personal decisions leading to personal purpose. And purpose is a crucial turning point.

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Innovation & Best Practices, Then & Now

Innovation & Best Practices, Then & Now | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Exactly 100 years ago December 17, an explorer found glory upon the Antarctic continent, sharing lessons in the power of innovation built on best practices.
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Going Global: How Canadian Companies View Intellectual Property

Going Global: How Canadian Companies View Intellectual Property | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Recognizing, protecting and exploiting Intellectual Property ("IP") assets has never been more important to businesses. While capturing the benefits of innovation can make the difference between profitability and demise, there are numerous and competing priorities on companies' time, money, and attention that make doing so a challenge.

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Innovation Gadgets: Electronic Drum Machine Shirt

This is some serious next level stuff in playable music clothing. The Electronic Drum Machine Shirt works just like a real E-Drum with 9 different drum kits available featuring 7 professional grade drum sounds from each one. That’s 63 different possible beat sounds. But wait, that’s not all. You can create loops! You can layer music on top of the loops.

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The Space Review: The long-term vision thing

The Space Review: The long-term vision thing | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

One major difference—perhaps the biggest—between the current wave of entrepreneurial space companies and previous ones is how this new crop of companies are financed. In the 1990s, companies like Iridium, Globlalstar, and Kistler Aerospace raised hundreds of millions and even billions of dollars from institutional investors and public offerings of stock.

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Three Innovation Trends in Asia

Three Innovation Trends in Asia | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Unique about innovating in Asia: its unbelievable diversity, both between and within countries (and sometimes even cities); the historical focus of many Asian organizations on replication and cost reduction; and Asia's inconsistent infrastructure (Singapore is amazing, but don't try to schedule more than two meetings a day in Mumbai).

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Open innovation intermediaries and SMEs

Open innovation intermediaries and SMEs | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Open innovation provides SMEs with unique opportunities but they need support of innovation intermediaries that coordinate the flow of innovation requests and solutions. Which kind of intermediaries are best suited to support SMEs in the open innovation process? Large scale online brokers or local intermediaries such as TTOs and innovation agencies?

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5 steps towards Open Innovation

5 steps towards Open Innovation | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Open Innovation is a broad and relatively new concept. And while ‘opening up’ your company’s innovation it isn’t easy to a grab a book from the shelf, find the perfect page that addresses your question and start implementing a new model in your organization.

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