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6 Steps to Building Your Creative Endurance

6 Steps to Building Your Creative Endurance | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Let’s face it. We all get out of creative shape from time to time.
Just as an athlete quickly loses fitness without training, so your creative stamina will fade away if you don’t work at maintaining it – every week, if not every day.
So when you get out of the discipline of regular creative work, what stops you getting started again?

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Paul Hobcraft: My One Word for 2012 – Ingenuity

Paul Hobcraft: My One Word for 2012 – Ingenuity | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Some weeks go better than others; I’m sure we all have found that. This last week has been a good one for me. I think my weeks are getting better the more I read and explore other peoples thinking or find that ‘precious’ time to have a good conversation or two – they simply spark and strengthen my identification with critical points for innovation and its need.

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Are You an Idea Addict?

Are You an Idea Addict? | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
There are lots of things in this world people get addicted to: alcohol, nicotine, heroin, sex, and iPhones just to name a few.

But perhaps the biggest addiction of them all is the addiction to our own ideas. Here's how it works...

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The 7 innovators of music

The 7 innovators of music | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Considering the period from 1960 up to now, who are the seven (we restricted ourselves to just seven) musicians or bands that had “no respect for the status quo”. This is our list (mind map). You may think different. Let us know.

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Le Crowdsourcing permet de développer l'innovation en entreprise

Le Crowdsourcing permet de développer l'innovation en entreprise | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
La campagne de World Vision fait appel à la communauté IT pour l'aider à développer des technologies durables. Ils espèrent ainsi déterminer si le crowdsourcing peut être efficace pour régler d'autres questions stratégiques dans le futur.
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Innovation principles in practice: 1, 2, 5, 6, 8, 17, 19

Principle 1: Experience the world instead of talking about experiencing the world Principle 2: See and hear with the mind of a child Principle 5: Anything can be prototyped. You can prototype with anything Principle 6: Live life at the...
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Teaming up on Open Innovation: art or science?

Teaming up on Open Innovation: art or science? | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Earlier this week, ABN AMRO, released a report on Open Innovation, titled “Teaming up on Open Innovation: art or science?”. Although solely released for the food sector, it explores Open Innovation theory from a new and interesting perspective. The report is authored by prof. dr. Omta (University of Wageningen), dr. Fortuin (Food Valley) and drs. Dijkman (ABN AMRO).
The core of the article consists of 5 key elements: the critical (failure) factors for Open Innovation.

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The 10 key skills for the future of work

The 10 key skills for the future of work | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
A nonprofit research center that specializes in long-term forecasting recently released a report detailing the 10 key skills that will be relevant to the workforce of the future. What are they, and are our schools doing enough to instill them?
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Africa Open for Investment and Innovative Entrepreneurs

Africa Open for Investment and Innovative Entrepreneurs | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
In a world of economic gloom and crisis in Europe, Africa’s performance and potential provide huge opportunity. Its growth and other performance indicators are strong. It needs entrepreneurs, innovation and investment to make it happen.
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5 trends driving the future of work

5 trends driving the future of work | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
From legions of independent consultants to cities dotted with coworking facilities, the future of work is virtual, online and global.
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Smart Innovators Value Smaller Teams Over Better Processes

Quiet but unsubtle innovation insurgencies are emerging in global enterprise. Instead of investing more in innovation process or cultural transformation, I'm observing more large organizations giving greater resources and responsibilities to ever-smaller teams.

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Thirty Great Free eBooks for Innovators

Thirty Great Free eBooks for Innovators | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Since it’s the holiday season again, and since I still give books as gifts to everyone, I figure that it’s time for more free e-books. The 20 on the first two lists are still mostly available. I’m adding another 12 now – 10 plus 2 bonus books just in case some of the old links don’t work. This list is the best one yet!

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The Power of Divergent and Convergent Thinking – Guide Your Group’s Thinking Process to New Heights

The Power of Divergent and Convergent Thinking – Guide Your Group’s Thinking Process to New Heights | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

One of the simplest, most valuable skills a brainstorm facilitator can develop is the ability to “read the direction” in which their group’s thoughts are flowing. Just like the ebbing and flowing tides of an ocean or river, collaborative thinking flows in one of two distinct directions ...

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Collaborative Innovation Process at Mayo Clinic

Collaborative Innovation Process at Mayo Clinic | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Today, we have the fruits of many medical breakthroughs but need better ways to deliver the breakthroughs in efficient and effective ways. Many chronic diseases, like diabetes, can be treated but depend on more than just a one-shot procedure in a doctor’s office or hospital. For these conditions, healthcare delivery requires education and engagement between doctors and patients.

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Make yourself obsolete, or someone else will

Make yourself obsolete, or someone else will | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

With Dyson’s new bladeless fans, generation of kids will be denied the chance to stick pencils through screens to see what happens when they touch fast-spinning blades.

For any other reason, you have to love the British-based company because its innovations are so obvious yet so breakthrough.

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Gadget Innovation: Top 5 Coolest Gadgets of 2011

These are the best, coolest, most innovative gadgets of 2011 and 2010.
Movie showing new types of electronic display which will revolutionize the gadgets we know and love. These are just some of the many gadgets coming out in 2011.

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5 Ways To Improve Your Creativity Today

5 Ways To Improve Your Creativity Today | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Creativity isn't in your genes. Here are a few simple ways to improve your creativity today.
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Gadget innovation: MiniSkull Speaker

Gadget innovation: MiniSkull Speaker | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

The MiniSkull Speaker from French duo Kuntzel+Deygas has to be one of the more handsome and unique speakers we’ve ever seen. Handcrafted from walnut to look like a skull, these speakers not only look great, they are serious audio pieces. Inside is a pair of Fostex Fe-83 speakers with a banana leaf pulp membrane (which forms the eyes of the skull).

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Will Your College Survive?

Will Your College Survive? | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
The Internet will save higher education, but it may kill your alma mater

Peter Thiel believes smart people don’t need college, and he’s right: There have always been autodidacts who can learn without assistance.
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The United States of Innovation (infographic)

The United States of Innovation (infographic) | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Innovation has gone global. The United States is no longer the majority source of patents in the world -- though it does lead other countries by a wide margin, at least as measured by the number of...
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Innovation and Efficiency: Opposing Forces

Innovation and Efficiency: Opposing Forces | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

I'm big on irony, so it's always exasperating yet amusing when my clients realize that attributes or characteristics they've thought of as strengths are revealed as barriers or weaknesses. As organizations grow and mature, they stop trying to evaluate their business models and the factors that sustain those models, and begin to take factors within the business model for granted - or argue in their defense.

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Intellectual Property: Undervalued by Global Risk Management Community

Intellectual Property: Undervalued by Global Risk Management Community | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Global organisations are largely failing to understand the intellectual property (IP) risks facing their organisations and the value of their intangible assets, according to a worldwide report by Marsh and Liberty International Underwriters (LIU).
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7 Steps to a Culture of Innovation

7 Steps to a Culture of Innovation | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Hyper-growth companies often credit a culture of innovation as their primary driver of success. They deploy creative thinking to attack problems big and small. Here's how you can too.
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Fire More (Testing)Bullets in 2012

Fire More (Testing)Bullets in 2012 | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Simply put, a bullet is a test. It’s done to learn something with speed and minimal risk in mind. After a few successful bullets hit their mark, you conceptually have enough data or market validation to fire the cannon instead.

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What Does 'Innovation' Even Mean?

What Does 'Innovation' Even Mean? | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

I recently returned from the Techonomy Conference, where a hundred conversations with a sparkling array of colleagues has firmly convinced me that we need a new way of talking about innovation.

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