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Innovation Canada: A Call to Action

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It is the report (2011) of the Independent Panel on Federal Support to Research and Development. The Panel was asked by the government to provide advice in respect of the effectiveness of federal programs to support business and commercially oriented R&D, the appropriateness of the current mix and design of these programs, as well as possible gaps in the current suite of programs and what might be done to fill them.

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Social Product Innovation Challenges: Culture and People

Social Product Innovation Challenges: Culture and People | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
The most common challenges companies face as they get started with the application of social models and technologies to innovation and product development fall into five main buckets – strategy, people and culture, business processes, technology...
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Why meaningful brands will matter, Umair Haque (Havas Media Labs.mov)

The views of Umair Haque, Havas Media Labs Director as to how brands and companies need to adjust their marketing strategies for the 21st Century.
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Colored Car Tires from China Look Wheel Strange

Colored Car Tires from China Look Wheel Strange | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Black tires too dull & gloomy for you? Double Star Tires is hoping their colorful new line of Rainbow Tires will replace basic boring black rubber road rollers wheel, er, real soon.
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Robert Scoble - New platforms are fueling creativity & innovation

What happens when you grow up as the son of an engineer in Silicon Valley? You get to see the first Mac prototype in 1967 – which didn’t ship for another 17 years.

Robert Scoble of Rackspace, an author, blogger and tech thought leader sits down to talk with Frank Gruber of Tech Cocktail on board the Delivering Happiness...

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Should You Be Out on Your Own, or Part of the Herd?

Should You Be Out on Your Own, or Part of the Herd? | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Don’t try to stand out from the crowd, avoid crowds altogether.

In the commentary, he acknowledges that this might not align with the fantastic work that Mark Earls has been doing over the past few years. The basic point that Earls is working very hard to get across is that we are not independent actors – when we choose things we are inevitably influenced by others.

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Why Are There No Successful Innovation Initiatives?

Why Are There No Successful Innovation Initiatives? | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Just the other day, a colleague asked me whether I could suggest some examples of organizations that have been successful with “innovation initiatives” in a commercial setting? He said that he had a CEO who wanted to launch an “innovation initiative” that would provide a laboratory for experiments in-house, so that his firm could become known as an idea factory in their sector.

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Aware, Exploit and Sustain Innovation Framework

Aware, Exploit and Sustain Innovation Framework | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
I have a secret confession to make, I collect innovation frameworks, there I’ve admitted to it, and feel just that little bit better that one of my innovation secrets is out.

This collection has built up over eight or so years and I have certainly seen some really excellent ones but also some seem pretty thin, those “oh dear” moments! I suppose I collect these a little like collecting pictures; some rare, some new, some promising but you can recognize and appreciate each for expressing that often difficult task of encapsulating innovation in any organizing framework. Sometimes it simply boils down to each to their own, as long as it does the job, then fine.

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Reflecting on Product Innovation Management

Reflecting on Product Innovation Management | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

As we get ready to close out November, I’m reflecting on how the innovation frontier has changed, and will change in the year ahead. Earlier this month I had the opportunity to join many innovation professionals in Phoenix for the 35th Annual Global Conference on Product Innovation Management.
We all know that leaders who aren’t on top of their game will be beaten. This conference was designed to help innovation professionals verify their confidence and validate their competencies in innovation.

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In Search of the Ideal Grid Battery

In Search of the Ideal Grid Battery | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Researchers at Stanford make an electrode that can be recharged 40,000 times without losing much capacity.
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Innovation in practice: The Most Innovative Motorcycles

Innovation in practice: The Most Innovative Motorcycles | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
A ranking of some of the most groundbreaking motorcycles ever produced.
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13 Rules For Realizing Your Creative Vision

13 Rules For Realizing Your Creative Vision | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

The Done Manifesto lays out some bracing maxims that are key to preserving a startup's most valuable asset: urgency.

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Innovation in practice: 10 Bizarre Christmas Party Costumes from Japan

Innovation in practice: 10 Bizarre Christmas Party Costumes from Japan | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
If you haven't been asked to join in any reindeer games, get your antlers to Japan where the Christmas costumes are unlike any those found anywhere else.
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Retail Reinvention: How Retailers are Staying Relevant to their Shoppers. Part 2: Levi Strauss

Retail Reinvention: How Retailers are Staying Relevant to their Shoppers. Part 2: Levi Strauss | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

As consumer interests and priorities change over time, retailers need to update — or even reinvent — their marketing strategy to stay relevant. In this series of articles, we’ll review the success stories of several retailers in different industries.

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Google X: The secret lab where robots run free

Google X: The secret lab where robots run free | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Welcome to Google X, the secret lab, where 100 beyond-your-imagination ideas are working their way towards realization; in the imaginary world of Google X, robots go to work instead of you, refrigerators order groceries, your car drives to your destination while you play games on your smartphone. If that’s not called ‘easy living’, then what is?

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10 Core Innovation Strategies of High-Performance Teams [INFOGRAPHIC]

10 Core Innovation Strategies of High-Performance Teams [INFOGRAPHIC] | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
What is the genetic structure of a high-performance team? We've identified 10 core innovation strategies of new product leaders.
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Inventor Threatens To Prohibit The Making of Snowmen

Inventor Threatens To Prohibit The Making of Snowmen | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Can we still legally make a snowman?...

According to Gawker humor, Ignacio Marc Asperas invented snowmen in 2006 and now demands that no one makes a snowman without paying him a royalty.

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Is innovation within the consulting sector under enough pressure?

Is innovation within the consulting sector under enough pressure? | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
In a recent study (see below for details) it seems innovation activities need to change within what consultants are offerings as services to their clients. The study makes for fascinating reading a...
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Innovation Opportunity - Knowing When New and Innovative Becomes Status Quo

Innovation Opportunity - Knowing When New and Innovative Becomes Status Quo | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
InNOvation presentation at the KanSPRA session back in October, Kristin Magette, Director of Communications at Eudora Public Schools, tweeted me to ask how you...
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Give the people what they want

One of the reasons that innovation seems to miss its promise so often is that great many products and services are presented with great fanfare and expectations about how those products and services will delight customers. Far too often, those expectations are wrong. That's not to say the product or service is inadequate, or that the need doesn't exist. There's simply more to the story that innovators often overlook.

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Visual Map of the Keith Sawyer Keynote

Visual Map of the Keith Sawyer Keynote | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
A professional graphic facilitator did a sketch of my keynote at the Creativity World Forum.
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Damaging Consequences From a Lack of Leadership

Damaging Consequences From a Lack of Leadership | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

There have been two big stories hugging the headlines in recent weeks – the sad and untimely death of Steve Jobs, Apple’s soulful CEO; and the persistent occupation of Wall Street and other locales by armies of protesters.

On the surface, neither story appears to have much in common with each other.

But, from my perspective, they definitely intersect and overlap.

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Innovator news: Embracing a Culture of Innovation!

Innovator news: Embracing a Culture of Innovation! | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Welcome to the November 2011 Edition of the CogniStreamer newsletter - a great place to learn about the latest in Collaborative Tools for both Knowledge & Idea Management!

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Lancement du Projet Future of the Collaborative Enterprise

Les organisations et entreprises font face aujourd'hui à des enjeux sans précèdent. Dans une période de turbulences et d’incertitudes économiques, environnementales, politiques et sociétales se dessinent des changements plus radicaux que ceux du début de l’ère industrielle.

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Innovation Waits for No One!

Innovation Waits for No One! | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

“Now is not the time!” Have you ever been given that line? Even better, did you know that the classical concept of “now” that we all live by was forever destroyed by Einstein in 1905? That’s right! Two events that are simultaneous or occur at the same time in your personal reference frame occur at different times for someone who is speeding by you in their car. Wow! Talk about getting a person to church on time as famously crooned and celebrated in My Fair Lady. Obviously, the incremental difference in “now” is so tiny that we don’t notice it – unless, of course, you’ve purchased for a Christmas present the latest in a near “light speed” automobile.

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