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Persistence & Creativity

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Persistence is not a sexy concept. Hearing the word one might feel respect, but also a touch of dread. Persistence means working hard on something in those dreary dog days when you see no light at the end of the tunnel.

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Innovation gadgets: Most Colorful DSLR Camera Ever

Innovation gadgets: Most Colorful DSLR Camera Ever | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Check out this insanely colorful DSLR camera spotted on the streets of Seattle. That’s a Canon 7D under the rainbow there. The camera is the artwork of Wonderpuss Octopus Ink (PJ Linden).

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Gifts for Inventors - Patent Plaques

Gifts for Inventors - Patent Plaques | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
You can proudly display your invention achievements with a patent plaque with your names, details, and patent number engraved on it.
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Canada’s Innovation Nation

Canada’s Innovation Nation | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Once you come to Canada you realize just how much of an issue the ‘innovation gap’ is – You can’t escape it, it’s reported in the media in some form on an almost daily basis.

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Innovating for the Rising Global Middle Class

Innovating for the Rising Global Middle Class | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
In a new report, Ernst & Young examines the innovation capabilities companies must build to meet the needs of the emerging global middle class.
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How unique online platforms grease the wheels of innovation

How unique online platforms grease the wheels of innovation | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Today there is a far greater chance that ordinary folks can bring, say, the next MMO to market. What’s changed? The arrival of specialized Platform-as-a-Service. Lisa Petrucci of Joyent explains why it's easier than ever to innovate.
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How To Prepare When You Only Get One Shot At Persuasion

How To Prepare When You Only Get One Shot At Persuasion | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
If you’ve seen Eminem’s movie 8 Mile, you surely remember the scene of an industrial basement packed with hip-hop fans assembled for the battle between rival rappers. Will they cheer you or boo you off the stage?
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5 tips for entrepreneurs building a patent portfolio

5 tips for entrepreneurs building a patent portfolio | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Long hours with your startup colleagues developing a product with cutting-edge features can prove frustrating when those features end up in a competitor’s offering.
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Why Education Innovation Tends to Crash and Burn

Why Education Innovation Tends to Crash and Burn | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Having opined a good bit about "innovation" (check out Ed Unbound for much of my current thinking), I'm sometimes asked about why it's so hard to scale promising programs, models, pilots, and notions. On that note, I just had the chance to spend a few days with a bunch of terrific folks discussing just this topic at a Kauffman Foundation retreat. Kaufmann will be issuing a synthesis with the collected wisdom that emerged. Meanwhile, I figured I'd share my own thinking with you.

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3 Lessons in Disruptive Innovation to Learn Today

3 Lessons in Disruptive Innovation to Learn Today | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

“Anything that won’t sell, I don’t want to invent. Its sale is proof of utility, and utility is success.” – Thomas A. Edison Disruptive innovations have a knack for penetrating or outright creating new markets where none previously existed. The inventions behind a disruptive innovation sell.

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Innovation in practice: Hands Free Hair Rejuvenator Shoots Lasers at Your Head

Innovation in practice: Hands Free Hair Rejuvenator Shoots Lasers at Your Head | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

We’ve seen some crazy apparatuses here and this Hands Free Hair Rejuvenator is easily one of the most bizarre looking. You put this on your head and it uses photo-biostimulation therapy to help repair hair follicles. What is photo-biostimulation therapy? Lasers!

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Marketing Innovation: Pants on Fire and the Metaphor Tool

Marketing Innovation: Pants on Fire and the Metaphor Tool | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Insurance companies continue to battle it out as the industry emerges from the global financial crisis. They are spending huge sums on national advertising to establish brand loyalty and earn trust.
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20 Leadership Books You Might Not Have Read

20 Leadership Books You Might Not Have Read | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

If you know me, or have read this blog for any length of time, you know that I believe all great leaders are also voracious readers. In fact, I would go so far as to say reading is simply a necessity if you’re serious about leadership. I’m constantly asked for reading recommendations, and rather than provide you with the current best seller list du jour (you can get that anywhere), I’ve compiled a list of 20 leadership books everyone should read, but may not have.

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The Power Of Hybrid Thinking

The Power Of Hybrid Thinking | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Lots of articles and columns wax on with advice for business leaders. They usually boil down to one or more of these objectives: how to attract/retain talent, how to grow, how to be innovative.

According to consultant Dev Patnaik, these challenges look different but they’re not.

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Eight Dangers of Collaboration

Eight Dangers of Collaboration | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Most of what is written about collaboration is positive. Even hip. Collaboration is championed enthusiastically by the Enterprise 2.0 experts, as well as leading thinkers like Don Tapscott, as the crucial approach for the 21st century.
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Barroso, President of the European Commission: The Innovation Union one year on Innovation Convention in Brussels

Barroso, President of the European Commission: The Innovation Union one year on Innovation Convention in Brussels | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

SPEECH - "I really believe we have to dare starting new enterprises and being open to new thinking. This is what the European Union is about."

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Avoiding the innovation killers

Pete Williams is recognised as one of Australia's leading thinkers and practitioners in the area of innovation, technology commercialisation and all things web. CEO of Deloitte Digital and Chairman of the Deloitte Innovation Council, Pete recently won a Forrester Groundswell Award for best use of social media for social change in helping the community of Flowerdale recover from the Victorian bushfires in 2009.

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Innovation in practice: UNICEF’s Clever LEGO-Inspired Bricks Provide Food, Water, and Shelter to Disaster Victims

Innovation in practice: UNICEF’s Clever LEGO-Inspired Bricks Provide Food, Water, and Shelter to Disaster Victims | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
UNICEF's amazing LEGO-ish brick designed to provide building blocks for temporary housing in disaster zones also stores rice and water!
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Can Asia out-innovate America?

Can Asia out-innovate America? | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Go East, young entrepreneur! The chance to become rich and famous with a startup is no longer just an American dream. It’s happening in Asia too, as talent, energy and resources flow from the U.S...
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A Company in Danger Seeks Disruption from Its Labs

A Company in Danger Seeks Disruption from Its Labs | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
The head of research at Hewlett-Packard talks about the technologies that could ensure HP's survival.

Even with 65,000 engineers working on product development, Hewlett-Packard is in trouble. Smart phones and tablets threaten to trivialize its status as the world's largest PC maker; cloud computing is destabilizing its server business; printers are no longer seen as high tech. HP's stock price plunged in 2011 as the company groped for a strategic direction.

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Innovation in the Boardroom – The Time is Now

Innovation in the Boardroom – The Time is Now | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Innovation. Corporate Governance. Two business concepts that are not often used together in the same sentence. Maybe it is time for Innovation and Corporate Governance to have a ‘Reese’s Moment’ and for boards to ask: ‘Who put the Innovation in my Corporate Governance?”

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Innovation in practice: The world's first sex school: An instant guide

Innovation in practice: The world's first sex school: An instant guide | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
The Austrian International School of Sex instructs students on how to be lovers, using what it calls "hands on" techniques...

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The fresh ideas that can help save our world

The fresh ideas that can help save our world | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Climate change, ageing, joblessness, a healthcare crisis: tomorrow is a tangle of problems. The solution may lie not in politics, but in a 'social innovation' movement that is generating groundbreaking ideas.

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How to combat creative resistance

How to combat creative resistance | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

This week, Miami-based retailer Edward Beiner Purveyors of Fine Eyewear launched a new and novel ad campaign for its sunglasses. Rather than following the industry standard of brand-driven advertising — placing designer shades on beautiful people and slapping a high-end logo such as “Prada” just below the models — Edward Beiner is emphasizing the digital technology of its prescription lenses.

 

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9 Things That Motivate Employees More Than Money

9 Things That Motivate Employees More Than Money | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
The ability to motivate employees is one of the greatest skills an entrepreneur can possess. Two years ago, I realized I didn’t have this skill. So I hired a CEO who did.

Josh had 12 years in the corporate world, which included running a major department at Comcast. I knew he was seasoned, but I was still skeptical at first. We were going through some tough growing pains, and I thought that a lack of cash would make it extremely difficult to improve the company morale.

I was wrong.

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