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Innovation in practice: Who Invented Liposuction?

Innovation in practice: Who Invented Liposuction? | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Four doctors get the credit for founding and advancing the medical procedure know as liposuction.

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5 things you should know about intellectual copyright and online sharing

5 things you should know about intellectual copyright and online sharing | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Rewind to 1999. Napster, the first major peer-to-peer networks is launched. Its goal? To allow internet users the facility to share and distribute music files freely to hundreds of thousands of network users. It wasn’t long, however, before record companies began to cry foul, citing that the network was aiding piracy and infringing on the copyright of music artists. Napster, or at least its first incarnation, was eventually shutdown in 2001 and overall, online sharing was considered by many corporations and intellectual property (IP) activists, at the time, to be a major threat to IP rights.

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Exchange Problems for Real-Time Innovation

Exchange Problems for Real-Time Innovation | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Most of us have probably had days like this or can at least identify with the thought. In the past, I stumbled on the admonition that “a problem was just an opportunity in disguise.” I am ashamed to say that I probably used this “bit of wisdom” too often. I was smitten with Pogo who said “We are surrounded by insurmountable opportunities.” I am sure many of my clients cringed when I used either of these short adages. It’s amazing how easy it is to be witty when one is not facing the “opportunities.”

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12 Strange and Amazing Patents

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How far will the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office go? We've rounded some of the silliest, most inventive, and ludicrous patent applications in U.S. history.
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Putting On A New Pair of Goggles

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Innovation often comes from seeing things in different ways. If you’re running short of creative ideas, trying putting on a new pair of goggles.
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Enterprise Collaboration: Six Steps to Secure Sharing

Andrew Carnegie believed that the only irreplaceable capital an organization possesses is the knowledge and ability of its people, and that the productivity of that capital depends on how effectively people share their competence with those who can use it. If this was true a hundred years ago, it must be even truer today as organizations face an increasing pace of change and are becoming more knowledge-intense, relying on a core of highly collaborative and specialized knowledge workers who are geographically dispersed.

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Inspired to Succeed – How to Get Out of Your Own Way and Create Change

Inspired to Succeed – How to Get Out of Your Own Way and Create Change | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
When we say we're going to do something but we allow something else to distract us and we accept that excuse, we allow the option of not doing what we need to do. Instead, commit to taking action, whether or not other things come up.
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All Hands on Deck!

All Hands on Deck! | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Look around you. This is not the time for lone wolves, closet geniuses, unaffiliated mavericks, out-of-orbit freelancers, hidden agendas, sole proprietors, superstars, cranky collaborators, or hyper independent dreamers. Sorry. Wrong decade. Now is the time for alliances, partnerships, collaborations, and team chemistry.

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Innovation in practice: Vertical Hydroponics – The Great Space Saver

Innovation in practice: Vertical Hydroponics – The Great Space Saver | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Hydroponics is defined as “the cultivation of plants by placing the roots in liquid nutrient solutions rather than in soil”.

Vertical hydroponics is simply put the vertical distribution of water. It takes up wall space instead of floor space and works much like normal hydroponics.

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Innovation Management Stepping Stones

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It is well established that the key to a successful organizational growth strategy is innovation. Like any business discipline, the process of innovation can be managed, made effective and operate efficiently. Admittedly, the task of starting an innovation management program can seem daunting. But, like any big undertaking, the best way to get started and build momentum is to break down the work into smaller, more manageable “chunks.”

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Innovation in practice: SmartCity Santander (Spain)

Smart Santander is a large experimental facility in the city of Santander in northern Spain funded from the Future Internet Research (FIRE) of FP7-ICT. Santander is developing a network of 12,000 sensors and devices embedded into the physical space of the city. A sensor network spreads through out the urban space: sensors, actuators, tags and readers are embedded into city infrastructure; utilities for power, water, gas, waste; buildings and houses; transport infrastructure on roads, rail, interchange points; mobility elements in vehicles and goods. Embedded devices connect over a common IP infrastructure using cellular, radio meshed networks, and available broadband. The facility is open to researchers, end users, and service providers to test architectures and enabling technologies, pilot applications, the interaction and management of protocols, and support services such as discovery, identity management and security, and the social acceptance of services related to the Internet-of-Things.

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A Dozen Economic Facts About Innovation

A Dozen Economic Facts About Innovation | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
During the last century, medical, technical, and business  innovations have driven economic growth, increased wages, and improved living standards in the United States.  In recent years, however, those gains have stagnated.  The Hamilton Project...
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The Next Generation Innovators

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Meet five thought leaders whose world has been fundamentally shaped by the digital revolution. Wired, ambitious and truly global, they are breaking down old barriers and reshaping the worlds of business, media, art and activism with their passion and creative innovation.

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Europe Proposes New Conditions on Research and Development

Europe Proposes New Conditions on Research and Development | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

The European Commission proposed new rules Wednesday that could make billions of euros of research and development financing conditional on any resulting inventions being marketed in Europe first.

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Report: Top 10 life sciences clusters in the US

Report: Top 10 life sciences clusters in the US | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
The top U.S. life sciences market is Boston, a Jones Lang LaSalle study says. Read about why Boston tops the list and what others need to do to score higher.
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Change will happen whether you like it or not

Innovate or evaporate. The best practices of 1975 don't cut it in 2012. The world has changed. And will continue changing no matter what you think or believe.
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Tapping Customers for Product Ideas

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E-commerce company Volusion designed a system for collecting customer feedback — and turning it into new products.
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Bringing Your Balanced Scorecard Alive with Collaborative Innovation

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Robert Kaplan and David Norton popularized the Balanced Scorecard twenty years ago. Its simple, visual framework helps organizations depict linked sets of goals that define strategy.
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Brainstorming Success and Saying “Think Outside the Box” Don't Mix

Brainstorming Success and Saying “Think Outside the Box” Don't Mix | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Unless I slip and say it by accident, you won’t hear “think outside the box” from my mouth when The Brainzooming Group is leading a brainstorming session. While “think outside the box” is thrown around all the time to give people the permission (or suggestion or encouragement or threat – you get the picture) to not think about things as they always have, it lacks a lot for creating brainstorming success!

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Creativity And Innovation In Small And Medium Size Firms

Creativity And Innovation In Small And Medium Size Firms | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
I am in Egypt this week and trying to finish three big Power Point decks, writing 6 documents and finished reading 63 documents with a slow Internet connection. And trying to finalize the editorial content for March 2012 issue of my magazine.
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Practical Intelligence Can Mean the Difference

General intelligence is not enough. Practical intelligence can mean the difference between entrepreneurial success or failure.

Psychologists have identified multiple kinds of intelligence, but a University of Maryland researcher’s study has found one—practical intelligence—to be an indicator of likely entrepreneurial success.

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Research for meeting needs and to innovate for elderly

Research for meeting needs and to innovate for elderly | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

The research is the beginning of studies of the needs and characteristics of persons for whom a product or service is being produced.

Many products or services require that users interact with them in order to accomplish its tasks, but many of them when they were conceived the fundamental concern were not users.

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Comment développer une bonne démarche d'open innovation : petit cours en dix points

On constate que l'importance de « l'ouverture » dans la démarche d'Open Innovation, au-delà des mots, doit se traduire dans les pensées puis dans les actes des utilisateurs.

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Three Things Strategy Isn’t

There are many definitions of what strategy is, yet most people find the notion of strategy confusing. Rather than adding to the confusion about strategy, we’ll look at the question from another angle. Here are three things strategy isn’t. These observations come from participating in strategy development sessions and conversations within dozens of organizations.

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Innovation Union Competitiveness Report 2011

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The Innovation Union Flagship Initiative is at the core of the Europe 2020 strategy guiding Europe towards a more competitive, sustainable and inclusive economy. It sets out how Europe will tackle smart growth objectives through a strategic approach integrating research and innovation instruments.

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