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The Innovating Era: Creative Destruction or Destructive Creation?

The Innovating Era: Creative Destruction or Destructive Creation? | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

We have been entering some perilous times recently and I can’t imagine when Joseph Schrumpter outlined his groundbreaking efforts for explaining “creative destruction” he or anyone else, could image this being flipped around to what we are facing more today, that of “destructive creation”.

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The 20 Best Businesses For The World

The 20 Best Businesses For The World | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
B Lab, the nonprofit that certifies B Corporations--companies that meet strict legal accountability, environmental, and social performance standards--has only been around for half a decade.

During that time, over 500 companies throughout the U.S. registered as B Corporations.

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Hub is the world’s ‘most fertile environment’ for biotech innovation, Sanofi chief says

Hub is the world’s ‘most fertile environment’ for biotech innovation, Sanofi chief says | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

The chief executive of French drug maker Sanofi SA, which last year acquired Genzyme Corp. of Cambridge, said Tuesday that his company has established a presence in the Boston area because of its innovation ecosystem.

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Irresitable Innovation meets Immovable Object

Irresitable Innovation meets Immovable Object | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

I'm going to let you in on a secret. Doing innovation isn't really all that hard, once you get the hang of it. Yes, there are dozens of methodologies and approaches. You can tap into your employees and/or your customer base for ideas. You can search for interesting technologies in research labs and universities. You can prototype, test and tweak ideas based on customer pilots.

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International Women's Day - Innovation has no gender

International Women's Day - Innovation has no gender | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Although most of us think about men whenever we consider innovative jumps throughout history, fact is there have been many ingenious inventions by women as well.

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Welcoming More Women to Intellectual Property

Welcoming More Women to Intellectual Property | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Nineteen years after the first U.S. patent was granted, Mary Dixon Kies was the first female recipient of a patent in 1809 covering a technique for weaving. During the following 30 years only 20 more patents were issued to women.

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Hybrid cars 101: How long should batteries last?

Hybrid cars 101: How long should batteries last? | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Owners complain that some hybrid-car batteries conk out early. What is the lifespan of a hybrid battery?

Japanese automaker Honda found itself in a second US court case early this year over a batch of problematic hybrid-car batteries that customers say sabotaged their fuel efficiency by as much as 40 percent.

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Redefining Local Stores

Redefining Local Stores | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Demand for food grown locally has become a major trend. But local food also includes rising concern about ‘food deserts’, areas where residents have no easy access to fresh fruit and vegetables; the closure of local shops; health inequalities and the obesity. Add in convenience, new technology, and a few entrepreneurs and the result is an emerging redefinition of local stores.

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A Strategy for Innovation Analytics

A Strategy for Innovation Analytics | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Using analytics to improve innovation processes is, well, innovative in and of itself.

I spoke with Tom Davenport last week about using analytics to understand innovation. While my own company (EMC) and other corporations use analytics across many different parts of the business,Tom and I agreed that it is unique to use data scientists to gain insight into innovation processes.

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Why a Business Architecture?

Why a Business Architecture? | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

The main goal of a Business Architecture (as a subset of Enterprise Architecture) is to enable the business to improve customer service quality through a better transparency, flexibility and adaptability of business operations. The market environment changes more rapidly and the use of technology by customers dramatically influences how a business can operate. Financial services calculation processes, marketing programs, business rules and content change already weekly rather than monthly.

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Internet of Things Europe - The movie: Imagine everything was linked

The Internet of Things: By 2020, between 22 and 50 billion devices will be connected to the Internet, providing citizens with an unprecedented array of smart applications and services.

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Measuring the Practice of Collaborative Innovation

Measuring the Practice of Collaborative Innovation | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Developing and supporting the practice of collaborative innovation takes time and money. What do we assess to weigh its value?
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The Innovator’s Mindset

The Innovator’s Mindset | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Have you ever wondered how some people (or organizations) manage to have one amazing success after another? What is it about these types of people and these types of organizations that sets them apart?
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How To Make Government Innovative Again

How To Make Government Innovative Again | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Despite the image of government as an inefficient, ineffective bureaucracy, these successful innovations have flowed from recent legislation granting all Federal Government agencies broad authority to conduct prize competitions in an effort to engage large numbers of people outside government in problem solving aligned with governing objectives, and to develop solutions on the ground, as reported by David Bornstein reports in the New York Times.

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From Julius Caesar to FedEx via milkshakes

Professor Clayton Christensen talks models of disruptive innovation, what the job of your product is and explains why there will always be room for disruptive innovation an entrepreneurs in the world.

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Finding Innovation Nooks in Your Business

Finding Innovation Nooks in Your Business | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

While the term “innovation” is nearly ubiquitous in business today, many marketers still focus mainly on filling the innovation funnel with new products.many Marketing executives still think of it in a narrow sense – focusing mainly on filling the innovation funnel with new product ideas that are expected to grow the business in a few years’ time. As important as product innovation may be for your company, there are many other areas of the business around which you can innovate and achieve results faster.

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The Social Credit Card: AmEx Syncs With Twitter To Turn #Hashtags Into Savings

The Social Credit Card: AmEx Syncs With Twitter To Turn #Hashtags Into Savings | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Today, American Express unveiled a new program with Twitter to let cardmembers sync accounts with the social network, and earn savings from big brands such as Whole Foods, Best Buy, and Zappos--just by retweeting certain hashtags.

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8 Takeaways on Extreme Creativity and Amazing Innovation

Rather than profiling highlights of each “Full Spectrum” session as in previous TED and TEDxKC recaps, here are eight takeaways that apply to extreme creativity and amazing innovation from across the various “Full Spectrum” 2012 TED Simulcast talks.

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Companies can use gamification as a doorway to innovation

Companies can use gamification as a doorway to innovation | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Generations of gamers have created a pool of workers who enjoy problem-solving and innovating through the use of gamification apps, so much so that they'd rather gain social status through achievements than money.

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Business, Innovation and Skills Committee publishes report on debt management

Business, Innovation and Skills Committee publishes report on debt management | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

The Business, Innovation and Skills Committee today publishes a report into Debt Management looking specifically at payday loans and commercial debt management companies. The report highlights shortcomings and areas of concern with regards to this industry and makes recommendations for future Government action.

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How do you measure a city's IQ? Barcelona aims to find out

How do you measure a city's IQ? Barcelona aims to find out | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

What, exactly, is a smart city, and how do you measure its “IQ”? Those are the questions leaders in Barcelona hope to answer by developing what they call a “City Protocol.”

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How to Educate More Creative Problem-Solvers

Technological innovation accounted for almost half of U.S. economic growth over the past 50 years, but the country's standing as the world's indisputable innovation leader is now at risk. In December, China surpassed the United States as the leading global patent filer — the first time any country has overtaken America.

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Have Tech Start-ups Lost Their Sense of Fun?

Have Tech Start-ups Lost Their Sense of Fun? | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Google & Apple innovate to win--fun has little to do with it. But more whimsy is exactly what young start-ups need.

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How Design Thinking Can Enrich Business and Marketing Innovation

How Design Thinking Can Enrich Business and Marketing Innovation | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Design empowered innovation combines the best of right and left brain thinking. It has the capacity to deliver better ideas, with more relevance, realized earlier. By focusing on individuals, moments and journeys in ethnography, insights become deeper. By embracing chaos and play in brainstorms, creative teams can explore further. By iterating and early prototyping, ideas become real and develop more rapidly.

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A new paradigm of economic growth

A new paradigm of economic growth | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

An important caveat is in order: growth is not an end in itself. The objective of economic policy is not growth but rather broad-based progress in living standards.

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