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Different is Interesting

Different is Interesting | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

We’re risk averse. We don’t like change. That’s why we don’t innovate.

And yet, we choose change all the time. We get married, we have kids, we move to a new location, we take a new job, we read a book, we have an idea, we travel someplace, we hear a new song, we do something different. All the time, voluntarily.

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Innovating Healthcare Using Dieter Rams’ 10 Principles of Good Design

Innovating Healthcare Using Dieter Rams’ 10 Principles of Good Design | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Healthcare is in need of re-design. Designer, Dieter Rams, provides 10 principles to inform this re-design process.
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Innovation Foundations at PSA Peugeot Citroën

Innovation Foundations at PSA Peugeot Citroën | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

In my previous article ‘Establishing the Foundations for a Balanced Innovation Portfolio’ I discussed the important role played by key innovation foundations in the success of a systemized collaborative innovation program. Even though you’re in a less than perfect position, the important step is to recognize the relative strength (or weakness) of each foundation, then put actions in place to improve each one. In this article I’m sharing the experiences of PSA Peugeot Citroën on their first ever collaborative innovation campaign.

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10 strategic technologies your company needs to seriously consider investing in

10 strategic technologies your company needs to seriously consider investing in | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Business is war. And as is this case with most wars, there are arms races: in strategy, advertising and perhaps most importantly, technology.

The technologies that can make a big impact on business tend to bring with them a high potential for disruption to IT or the business, the need for a major investment, or the risk of being late to adopt.

Those qualities can come from an existing technology reaching maturity, an emerging technology that could give early adopters a distinct advantage, or one that has potential for significant market disruption in the next five years.

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How To Foster Outrageously Awesome Employee Engagement

How To Foster Outrageously Awesome Employee Engagement | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
At its very core, the whole notion of people being a distinct source of competitive advantage hinges on the way organizations and individual leaders perceive their workforces and the nature of the employment relationship.
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Going Mobile? Make It More Than a Marketing Strategy

Going Mobile? Make It More Than a Marketing Strategy | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Smartphones and tablets are becoming an important tool for satisfying your customers' needs, not just for trying to sell to them. Are you ready?
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How publishing giant Sanoma is fostering intrapreneurship with its in house startup accelerator

How publishing giant Sanoma is fostering intrapreneurship with its in house startup accelerator | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

So print is dying – or already dead, or at least critically ill. As we wrote here earlier, the important question is not who called it first but rather: what will we DO about it? Helsinki based publisher Sanoma is trying to do something about it and started an in house startup accelerator where it encourages its own intrapreneurs to come up with disruptive business ideas.

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Ten rules for managing global innovation

Ten rules for managing global innovation | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Companies are well aware that hidden in their dispersed, global operations is a treasure trove of ideas and capabilities for innovation.
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How Successful Companies Sustain Innovation

How Successful Companies Sustain Innovation | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Innovation is widely regarded as the single most important ingredient in today’s economy. But innovation as a destination isn’t enough.

Sustained innovation is a high-productivity state in which an organization strives to innovate in all aspects of its business, including management, divisions, operations, customers, and suppliers.

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Intrinsic or Extrinsic Motivation? That is the Question

Intrinsic or Extrinsic Motivation? That is the Question | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

The power of motivation for innovation has been in focus for research for the last decades. In this post Susanna Bill shares a personal experience of intrinsic vs extrinsic motivation to explain why communities of practice need to be managed carefully.

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Server Death, or Break-an-Egg-with-Us!

Server Death, or Break-an-Egg-with-Us! | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Some of you may have noticed that yesterday our server crashed and we were offline for 24 hours. We noticed, and while we are happy that our site's traffic is busting our seams, we have now entered the land of needing a new server.
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No use crying over print milk: how to DEAL with disruption?

No use crying over print milk: how to DEAL with disruption? | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
How to deal with disruption in your sector? Lessons from Clay Christensen of The Innovator’s Dilemma and The Innovator’s Solution.
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Spurring innovation by bringing the outside in

Spurring innovation by bringing the outside in | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Even in today's world of hyper-protected intellectual property, there's still something to be said for open innovation.
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No Excuses = Real Leadership

No Excuses = Real Leadership | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Leaders don’t offer, nor do they accept excuses. True leadership demands the character to demonstrate personal responsibility for one’s actions, and the courage to hold others accountable for theirs. Excuses attempt to conceal personal or professional insecurities, laziness, and/or lack of ability. They accomplish nothing but to distract, dilute, and deceive. It was Benjamin Franklin who said, “He that is good for making excuses is seldom good for anything else.”

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BeoSmart – a concept smartphone in style Leica

BeoSmart – a concept smartphone in style Leica | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Some people believe that Android-smartphones have become too monotonous. Spanish designer inclined to agree with this, and pointed to the example of the concept of Bang & Olufsen BeoSmart, what could be the design of the smartphone, even luxury.
He presented the concept of a smartphone that combines the design features of the audio producer Hi-End class Bang & Olufsen, and corporate style camera Leica M.
The resulting concept looks quite massive, aided camera with Leica optics and corporate speaker Danish company.

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Startup accelerators: the good, the bad, the ugly

Startup accelerators: the good, the bad, the ugly | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Interview with Mikko Jarvenpaa:

‘Speed up your startup’ is a new book by Mikko Järvenpää, formerly marketing dude at the HackFwd accelerator. His book, as it happens, is also about startup accelerators. We already wrote a short blog about the most important conclusion of the book – namely, that Jarvenpaa thinks that we’ll see a shift from startup accelerators who take all kinds of projects to to saccelerators who specialise in specific industries or business models like gaming, consumer internet or software as a service.

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Why We Can't Solve Big Problems

Why We Can't Solve Big Problems | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

On July 21, 1969, Buzz Aldrin climbed gingerly out of Eagle, Apollo 11's lunar module, and joined Neil Armstrong on the Sea of Tranquility. Looking up, he said, "Beautiful, beautiful, magnificent desolation." They were alone; but their presence on the moon's silent, gray surface was the culmination of a convulsive collective effort.

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Innovative Art Weekend Munich Installations

Innovative Art Weekend Munich Installations | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

On the occasion of Art Weekend Munich 2012 (Oct. 26-28), Nusser & Baumgart is exhibiting new work by the Frankfurt-based artist duo Winter/Hörbelt. The artists, who have been working together since 1993, will present an installation that encompasses the entire space, and that lies at the interface between sculpture and visitor-initiated performance.

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5 technologies that will disrupt the world in 2013

5 technologies that will disrupt the world in 2013 | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Five emerging technologies could become mainstream next year. A list announcing the constituents was released by The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), a heavyweight trade body in the US consumer electronics market, recently. Mind you, these are not products but new technology trends that we are talking about.

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Why corporate culture is important for innovation

Why corporate culture is important for innovation | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Corporate culture exists at the intersection of corporate memory, corporate history, business context and operational effectiveness. Corporate culture is what defines what a company is, why it does what it does, and in many ways sustains a presence and a facade to the outside world.

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Challenging Open Innovation

Challenging Open Innovation | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Open Innovation is an effective method for gaining ideas from outside an organization, but in order to achieve long term sustained Innovation, companies need to establish a structured repeatable process. Breakthrough innovations still have to come from within the company through hard work and consistent efforts.

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How Stories Make Customers Fall in Love

How Stories Make Customers Fall in Love | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Connecting with your customers' highest aspirations will turn them into evangelists for your brand. Here's how to do it.

It's a crowded marketplace out there. And you have a small advertising budget. How do you break through the clutter and capture customers' attention?

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How Paris based eYeka amassed 220 000 (!) creatives

How Paris based eYeka amassed 220 000 (!) creatives | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Some great companies manage to grow to gigantic proportions while hiding in plain sight - until they become incontournable. eYeka is one of them.
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Questions you and your co-founder need to have answered before you start (or ASAP)

Questions you and your co-founder need to have answered before you start (or ASAP) | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

What's your equity split of this business and why? Are we comfortable with the thinking behind that?
What is the scope of our business? What is outside the scope of what we want it to do? ...

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When High IQs Hang Out: Scientific American

When High IQs Hang Out: Scientific American | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Kevin Langdon is writing several books and designing an inside-out clock. Karyn Huntting Peters is organizing a global problem-solving network. Alfred Simpson juggles multiple Web-programming projects in his free time. These three people might not have much in common—except for their unusually high IQs.

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