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Innovation and Creative Competency

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School teaches that there is one right answer. As students we are supposed to figure out that answer. It's the one that matches what it says in the answer key at the back of the book or for the test. But business and life isn't like that.
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Patents, Smartphones and the Public Interest

Patents, Smartphones and the Public Interest | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
An imminent trade decision might determine the fate of that smartphone you ordered for the holidays.
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The Open Innovation Ecosystem

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Since its introduction into the business language by Henry Chesbrough in 2003, ‘Open Innovation’ has become a phrase synonymous with independent group interaction and the outsourcing of creative ideas. Open innovation covers a wide range of business activities, so it would be prudent to define the various different practices, their advantages and their shortcomings.

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Abu Dhabi marches on: improves building standards

Abu Dhabi marches on: improves building standards | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

The Abu Dhabi Government has recently signed up to new and rigorous codes in urban and industrial building ,enforced by tough and inquisitive regulators, with hundreds of delegates from both private and public sector being despatched to training courses on every aspect of construction from seismic protection to fire control.

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It's finally cool to be an entrepreneur in India

It's finally cool to be an entrepreneur in India | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Being an entrepreneur in India is finally becoming cool, say the founders and investors in the burgeoning startup tech scene in Delhi. That new caché is in contrast to decades of the mindset that young business people should strive to work for large branded conglomerates and avoid taking risks creating new ventures or joining early stage tech firms.

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Why do Most Products Fail? 3 Techniques to Leverage Hidden Needs

Why do Most Products Fail? 3 Techniques to Leverage Hidden Needs | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Many managers want their organizations to develop breakthrough products and ask their R&D departments to come up with the equivalent of the iPod or iPhone. Unfortunately, the reality is that product failure is more common than success.
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Government behind variety of innovations

Government behind variety of innovations | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Say what you will about our government, but I can’t help imagine that some of our most incredible inventions and technologies wouldn’t have been made possible without the support from federal servants. I was reflecting about this recently in my newspaper column, and how when we think of innovation, we often think of new products or services that surface from the commercial sector. Yet innovation driven from government shouldn’t be ignored. It has unquestionably played quite an important role in our everyday lives.

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5 Ways to Kick Your Fear of Failure

5 Ways to Kick Your Fear of Failure | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Losses come in a variety of forms, but the worst thing we can lose is faith in ourselves: in our ideas, in our skills and talents, and in our willingness and ability to overcome challenges and achieve our dreams.

When you constantly try to achieve big things, some amount of failure is inevitable. So is the resulting loss of confidence and self assurance. The key is how you respond and how quickly you regain belief in yourself.

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Before Decision, Get a Vision!

Before Decision, Get a Vision! | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

2012 is right around the corner.
Have you envisioned
what you want to create yet?
Have you unplugged
from your short-term focus
to consider the long-term?
If not, what can you do, this week,
to imagine and conceive
bold new possibilities?

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Use Your Value Proposition to Avoid Fatal Business Models

Use Your Value Proposition to Avoid Fatal Business Models | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
What do you think of when you think of Swiss Watches? You probably think of high-end brands, that have been making well-crafted watches for many years.
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To Innovate, You Have to Believe

To Innovate, You Have to Believe | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

“There are no atheists in fox holes,” the old saw goes. It’s an assertion that no doubt offends atheists, who I assume hold their beliefs with the same conviction as anyone else. I have a similar observation to make about innovation (one that I don’t think will offend anyone): There are no unbelievers among innovators.

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Innovation in practice: Concept Number keypad for Touchpad

Innovation in practice: Concept Number keypad for Touchpad | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Usually, laptops have a small size. So you can not place the digital panel on the keyboard separately. And very much like them to be. And here comes a very clever and useful idea. Place the keypad in place Touchpad. sticker and program combo that turns your regular touchpad into a makeshift number pad.

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Relentless Innovation by Jeffrey Phillips, an Innovation Primer

Relentless Innovation by Jeffrey Phillips, an Innovation Primer | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Jeffrey Phillips is a respected innovation consultant and a noted blogger (Innovate on Purpose). I saw him speak at the MindCamp conference and it’s clear he has an uncommon breadth of knowledge about innovation and a focused results orientation.

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Surgeons Check Out Donor Lungs 'Ex Vivo' Prior To Transplant

Surgeons Check Out Donor Lungs 'Ex Vivo' Prior To Transplant | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Surgeons at the New York Presbyterian Hospital at Columbia University performed the very first 'ex vivo' lung transplants yesterday, placing a deceased donor's lungs into a test dome for four hours to get the lungs in shape for their new human recipients.

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Zo zet je effectief en efficiënt crowdsourcing in

Zo zet je effectief en efficiënt crowdsourcing in | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Het feit dat crowdsourcing populair is, is niet verbazend, want het betrekken van grote groepen consumenten kan heel veel opleveren. Maar om optimaal succes te hebben, moet effectief en efficiënt te werk worden gegaan. En hier ontbreekt nog kennis over.

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The Accelerating Innovation Tide Across Asia

Asia is moving towards the remaking of the innovation landscape, I have no doubt about that. Over the next ten years or so, along with a number of other wealth generating activities, the centre of gravity for innovation will shift increasingly towards the East.

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Future innovation: Fresh vegetables?

Future innovation: Fresh vegetables? | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

The innovative plant perf concept aims to deliver fresh fruits and vegetables to the consumers which eliminate using chemicals that are harmful for health. The plants are get attached with the device right after being cut from the field to get the nutrients from the perf. The body of the device is made from corn starch plastic and features three main parts, the main body, bottle top and nutritious liquid.

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The Future of Work - Entrepreneurship

With recent jobs reports showing a glimmer of hope, professionals from all generations are gearing up to seize the next big career opportunity after years of stagnation. But, over the last half decade, the path to career success has been fundamentally redefined, and more and more, professionals of all ages and from diverse industries are finding that an entrepreneurial mindset is a prerequisite to advance.

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Future Learning: Richard Lang

Creative Commons, scientific paper repositories, open source have only begun to scratch the surface in collaborative learning. Technology allows for speed of click sharing and cross-border interaction that learning can be a common experience using shared material making it very affordable (if not free) and accessible to anyone with a computer.

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How permission to innovate leads to accidental innovation

A good sign that you're innovating is when employees don't ask for permission to do so. They just do it.
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How To Create An Unbeatable Call To Action

How To Create An Unbeatable Call To Action | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
A great call to action makes your product irresistible to buyers. Here's how to create a successful one.
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Wordy Innovation

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My company (EMC) just announced the award winning ideas that emerged from our yearly Innovation Showcase. Global employees submitted 1,590 ideas in the June to August timeframe. In August, teams of judges from sponsoring organizations reviewed these ideas and selected three finalists (per organization).

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An Innovative Idea? Five Questions to Ask of Your Next Innovation

I love questions to help you both expand innovative possibilities and prioritize ideas, and today’s Blogapalooza offers five questions fitting that description. This is second Blogapalooza post from Chris Gregory, vice president of marketing for a high-growth transportation engineering products company here in Kansas City. Chris is sharing the five questions he uses to gauge whether an innovative idea is really what it purports to be.

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Buying an Idea Management System? Here's some last minute due diligence questions

Buying an Idea Management System? Here's some last minute due diligence questions | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

If you’re about to spend your 2011 on a decision to buy an idea management system, here’s some last minute due diligence questions to ask your software vendor (and yourself) before putting yourself out there with a risk. Enterprise software decisions are always a risk. The good news is that a successful decision can bolster a career.

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Five Ways to Revitalize Your Supply Chain

With a new year fast approaching, there is no better time to think about new ways to strategically leverage your supply chain. To begin, we must learn to think beyond order fulfillment and meeting customer demand, and consider instead how new-product introduction, improved business performance, and rapid customer response can be best positioned to expand business opportunities and increase revenue.

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