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Two Weird Ideas That Work

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Bob Sutton illustrates two examples from his book “Weird Ideas that Work.” He encourages people to ignore and defy superiors and peers, and suggests trying to learn anything from people who say they have solved the same problems you face.

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The 5 Coolest Coworking Spaces in New York City

The 5 Coolest Coworking Spaces in New York City | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

There are various approaches to coworking in New York, a city known not just for its creative industries, but its creative abilities to make the most out of tight spaces. In fact, if the entire world’s population were to live as densely as Manhattanites choose to do, all 7 billion of us would fit into the state of Texas.

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The Innovating Power of Tacit Knowledge

The Innovating Power of Tacit Knowledge | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Imagine if we could understood tacit knowledge better—what it was, how we can set about to capture it and organise it effectively, once acquired how it can be built upon even further. How can we learn to recognize it more actively as as essential part of our lives, when to trust it, how to teach it to others, how to share what it has offered to us, as individuals, to others.

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Storytelling is Essential for Innovation

Storytelling is Essential for Innovation | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Professor Allan Fels states that storytelling is essential to innovation and that 70% of what we learn is through stories.
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How to lead a creative life: Martin Scorsese On Vision In Hollywood

How to lead a creative life: Martin Scorsese On Vision In Hollywood | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

AT 69, AN AGE WHEN MOST HOLLYWOOD DIRECTORS have been packed off after a hollow cavalcade of plaudits, roasts, and nostalgic fetes, Martin Scorsese is once again panicked about hitting a deadline. His new movie is Hugo, a 3-D children's movie being released by Paramount Pictures this Thanksgiving weekend, and Scorsese has never before directed in 3-D, nor, God knows, made anything resembling a kid flick.

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Richard Li-Hua on Innovation in China

Richard Li-Hua on Innovation in China | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

China’s ambition of become an innovation-oriented country by 2020 is an important part of the nation’s long-term strategic plan. Being the second largest science and technology thesis producer, and running the second largest economy next to the US, a lot of things are happening in China.

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Leadership & the Super Committee

Leadership & the Super Committee | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

It’s been a while since I’ve weighed-in on the political front, and with the recent failure of the Budget Super Committee, I thought it would be an interesting time to examine the difference between statesman and politician. I don’t know about you, but I’m so fed-up with the rhetoric and the gamesmanship in Washington that I’m about ready to give-up on all politicians.

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Social innovation harnesses the best in all of us

Social innovation harnesses the best in all of us | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
In politics today it seems we are consumed by what divides us.

The legislature often seems more theatre of the absurd for conflict rather than a place of resolution and consensus — the ingredients that lead to good public policy for British Columbians.

 

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Do You Doodle? See How It Helps You Think...

Do You Doodle? See How It Helps You Think... | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

I found this mini TED talk recently, about how doodling helps you process information and think creatively. Apparently it taps into all of the key learning channels, and allows you to make the most of what you hear.

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Can you innovate your way out of a recession?

Upon hearing news of an impending recession, most companies opt for the traditional corporate practice of shrinking budgets, cost cutting, sweeping layoffs and freezing plans. As corporate turnarounds experts will tell you, it is important to stop the blood flow first when attending to an injured patient. But if the injured is a competitive athlete, how long will you prevent him from training before his skills and stamina take a turn for the worst too?

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Transforming U.S. Energy Innovation

Transforming U.S. Energy Innovation | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

The United States and the world need a revolution in energy technology—a revolution that would improve the performance of our energy systems to face the challenges ahead.

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Innovation in practice: Important step toward computing with light

Innovation in practice: Important step toward computing with light | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Research at MIT produces long-sought component to allow complete optical circuits on silicon chips.

There has been enormous progress in recent years toward the development of photonic chips — devices that use light beams instead of electrons to carry out their computational tasks.

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7 Steps to Unlocking Innovation in a Conservative Culture (Case Study)

7 Steps to Unlocking Innovation in a Conservative Culture (Case Study) | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

What does it take to spark and sustain innovation at the heart of one of the world’s most conservative industries? That’s the question I recently asked Harvey Wade, who has helped pioneer strategic innovation initiatives inside global finance giant Allianz.

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The Five Skills of Disruptive Innovators

Creativity and innovative thinking are not genetic traits. What makes people great innovators is not their genetic makeup, but a set of skills and behaviors. The good news: anyone can learn, practice, and master the skills necessary to become a disruptive innovator.

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The Birth Of An Idea: Ads To Rebrand Girls

The Birth Of An Idea: Ads To Rebrand Girls | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Fast Company asked several of the most creative ad agencies in the world to rebrand baby girls. Their mock campaigns recast girls as the No. 1 choice for consumers from China to the U.S.


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The power of innovation campaigns

It’s easy to start innovation campaign, but to do it in a right way you need to be stick to some principles. So, to get really good, focused ideas much work has to be done before the start.

If it’s possible it is best to have fixed topic, maybe also the customer behind it! Then your participants will have the biggest chance for innovation.

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The Internet: Triumph or Tragedy of Innovation?

The Internet: Triumph or Tragedy of Innovation? | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

The Web's core value for most users is the free (or nearly free) and easy distribution of media. Is that a breakthrough on par with the automobile and flushing toilet, or simply a means of controlling costs?

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Learning from Practicing Mass Customization and Open Innovation

Learning from Practicing Mass Customization and Open Innovation | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Emotions, empathy, connection, love, storytelling, self-care – I am referring what I heard about the consumer. Creative revolution, democratization, social innovation, experience, passion – I am referring to what I heard about innovation.
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Joe Sabia: The technology of storytelling

TED Talks iPad storyteller Joe Sabia introduces us to Lothar Meggendorfer, who created a bold technology for storytelling: the pop-up book.
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Learn Retail Success—the Apple Store Way

Learn Retail Success—the Apple Store Way | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Per square foot, the Apple Store outsells most other retailers, but it didn't happen overnight. Here are three things the company got right that you can steal.
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"Provider": An Interview with Joaquin Ortiz

"Provider": An Interview with Joaquin Ortiz | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Ortiz sold his share of the restaurant to his partners, gathered all of his savings, and started Provider. The company’s mission is to make the world a better place through clothing.
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Making Innovation Cheap and Easy

Making Innovation Cheap and Easy | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
An important change is taking place in the world of innovation. Put simply, innovation can be done very cheaply.

It used to be that innovation was relatively expensive. For example, one case taught in Harvard Business School's entrepreneurship program describes how Robin Wolaner came up with an idea for a high-quality magazine targeting parents in the mid-1980s.

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Innovation, Kids, Thanksgiving and Education

Innovation, Kids, Thanksgiving and Education | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Do you remember being stuck at the kids’ table for Thanksgiving dinner growing up?

I do. There were always too many of us to all sit around one dinner table, so we had a secondary table off to the side, sometimes even in a separate room, to which the younger generation was relegated. I remember asking every year if I would be able to sit with the grownups.

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Innovation Champions, Skunkworks, and Organization Learning

Innovation Champions, Skunkworks, and Organization Learning | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Advertising executive, Charles Brower once said, “A new idea is delicate. It can be killed by a sneer or a yawn; it can be stabbed to death by a quip and worried to death by a frown on the right person’s brow.” When innovations are in the exploration stage, they need a champion to take them through the rest of the developmental stages.

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Enabling innovation and its implementation

Enabling innovation and its implementation | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

There has always been considerable discussion about the need for more support for innovation in Canada. This author has gone beyond the discussion to ask leaders what it will take to remove the obstacles to developing a culture of innovation and to in turn provide the focus and resources that will enable innovation. Readers will learn how to remove those obstacles and create the enablers.

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