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The Programmable Employer: Application Design In the Age of Crowdsourcing

As I continue to report on new APIs popping up all over theInternet, one theme has caught my attention: systems poweredby simple information tasks completed by humans.
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developing trend in which humans take requests from software systems, completethem, and feed the results back into the system. This is a fundamental shift incomputing.

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Places to watch for innovation

I'm just finishing my second innovation training workshop in Dubai, and having a chance to think about the opportunities and challenges for innovation in Malaysia and the United Arab Emirates. While these two locations may seem very different from each other, in many ways they are very similar, and they combine aspects and ingredients for long term innovation.

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6 Steps to Get Unstuck and Get Your Creativity Flowing

6 Steps to Get Unstuck and Get Your Creativity Flowing | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
From the famous idea factory IDEO, here are six steps proven to get your creativity flowing.
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11 Innovative Crowdfunding Platforms for Social Good

11 Innovative Crowdfunding Platforms for Social Good | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Whether you manage a non-profit, a socially-minded startup or a cause-focused art project, crowdsourcing platforms can be valuable fundraising tools. These sites are worth exploring.
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Recognizing Transferable Skills for Innovation

Recognizing Transferable Skills for Innovation | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

In our present uncertain environment, it is becoming increasingly important to build our ‘transferable skills’ for our future employability, adaptability and occupational mobility. The amount of economic restructuring presently underway will require a far more flexible workforce in the future that needs to have a wide range of transferable skills. Knowing what and where it will be is valued is becoming important for all of us to understand.

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Analytics Spur Competitive Advantage and Bottom-up Innovation

Analytics Spur Competitive Advantage and Bottom-up Innovation | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Before getting to this stage, 44% of organizations say the primary barriers to enterprise-wide analytics adoption are cultural. IBM Institute for Business Value and MIT Sloan Management review released research based on a survey of more than 4,500 business leaders from more than 120 countries and a variety of industries.

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Shifting Your Thinking is Easy

Shifting Your Thinking is Easy | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
To successfully address serious issues, business or otherwise, organizations are going to need to change their culture, business practices, and approach to embrace the challenges of working in a connected society.
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70 Funny and Creative Inventions of 2011

70 Funny and Creative Inventions of 2011 | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

This post showcases some funny, crazy, weird, creative and wacky inventions introduced to markets and submitted to patent offices around the world in 2011. Most of these highly unusual gadgets and gizmos will make you laugh but still serve really useful purposes.

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Brad Feld’s Startup Advice: Your Company Is Your Product

Brad Feld’s Startup Advice: Your Company Is Your Product | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

“You will have meltdowns on a regular basis. You will have those moments. Make sure you have people you can talk to when you have those moments.”

That was Brad Feld, the tech entrepreneur-turned-venture-capitalist, on Friday afternoon, speaking to a room of Boston and New York entrepreneurs and angel investors, at an event organized by Silicon Valley Bank.

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Can Your Organization Turn Around Groupthink And Innovation?

Can Your Organization Turn Around Groupthink And Innovation? | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

It can be difficult to know how well a team is getting along or operating under the cloak of fear; suppressed dissent or Groupthink. Have you ever been in a meeting where the boss says, “Does anyone have a comment? Does anyone disagree?” Silence ensues.

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L'impact réel de l'open innovation

L'impact réel de l'open innovation | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Au-delà de l'effet de mode, l'« open innovation » at-elle fait preuve de son efficacité depuis ses débuts il y a dix ans ? Dans une étude publiée aujourd'hui, des experts d'Accenture et de l'Institut pour l'innovation et la compétitivité i7, porté par l'ESCP Europe, évaluent l'intérêt de cette démarche, qui s'appuie sur des collaborations extérieures systématiques.

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The idea management social network

The idea management social network | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

You may not know it yet, but you want an idea management social network in your organization. If you don’t have one, you may only get an electronic suggestion box, which is really no better than a static list of ideas. And that’s not going to do anyone any good.

Idea management social networks need to be transparent, democratic and dynamic. And they ARE social networks (click “Like” if you agree :-)

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The 8 Best Innovation Ideas From Around the World

The 8 Best Innovation Ideas From Around the World | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
What if we took the world's best ideas for helping young companies and stitched them together to create a kind of super-nation for innovation? Maybe it would look like this...
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Inside an innovation ecosystem

Inside an innovation ecosystem | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

History, proximity and serendipity make Kendall Square fertile ground for the next big idea. On Monday, on the edge of the MIT campus, representatives of MIT and Pfizer Inc., along with elected officials, participated in a groundbreaking ceremony around what will become a 180,000-square-foot research hub for Pfizer’s Neuroscience Research Unit and its Cardiovascular, Metabolic, and Endocrine Diseases Research Unit.

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10 Enemies of Innovation!

10 Enemies of Innovation! | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

I had a conference call with a client yesterday with respect to an upcoming leadership meeting; I’ll be helping the organization think about some of the barriers they have towards innovation, and what they need to do to overcome these challenges.

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Innovation is simply in crisis near you.

Innovation is simply in crisis near you. | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Over the weekend I was enjoying my cappuccino and suddenly it started to taste bitter, not from the actual coffee but from what I was settling down to read.

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Encouraging and Protecting Innovation: Think More Broadly

Encouraging and Protecting Innovation: Think More Broadly | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Few people would deny that innovation is one of the keys to economic growth in the modern economy. But the challenge for countries is to both spur more innovation and figure out how to protect the innovation they already have.

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Richard Li-Hua on Innovation and Innovation Management

Richard Li-Hua on Innovation and Innovation Management | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Innovation changes the world and is the key to tackling the slow recovery of the western economy, and to solving unemployment issues according to professor Richard Li-Hua, a world-leading expert on innovation.
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Re-tooled, re-invented & re-purposed

Re-tooled, re-invented & re-purposed | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Inventors often get their start by taking things apart. With that in mind, we asked young folks at FIRST to draft a list of modern devices they’d like to dismantle and re-purpose into other products.

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Reshaping open innovation for service industries

Reshaping open innovation for service industries | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Services companies require different approaches to open innovation due to the different inherit models of sharing information during and after the creation of new service models. In a world where transparency is so important and pushing the boundaries of company secrets, how do we protect our inventions if these inventions are prominently in the intellectual space?

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Innovation in practice: The Escort Shopping Phone

Innovation in practice: The Escort Shopping Phone | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

The Escort Shopping Phone is essentially part-smartphone-part-new-best-friend-part-personal-shopper which comes geared with some pretty amazing features to ensure that even a solo female shopper can enjoy the process of buying clothes on her own.

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The Difference Between Artistic & Creative Ability

The Difference Between Artistic & Creative Ability | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Sometimes we confuse artistic ability with creativity.

If I can’t paint or draw, I’m not creative.

Artistic ability includes skills and talent to create fine works of art: painting, drawing, sculpting, musical composition, etc.

Creativity ability is the skill and talent to use our imagination to create and solve.

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Rise in intellectual property is changing the face of innovation

Rise in intellectual property is changing the face of innovation | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Ownership of intellectual property (IP) rights has become central to the strategies of innovative companies worldwide, with increasing investment in R&D and the development of global markets driving demand for patents from 800,000 applications in the early 1980s to 1.8 million in 2009, according to the World Intellectual Property Organisation.

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The Beginner’s Guide to Raising Innovation Capital

The Beginner’s Guide to Raising Innovation Capital | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Though business has evolved since the dawn of time, one thing remains the same: entrepreneurs need money to succeed. But in this economy, getting your hands on cash can be tough—we know this firsthand (read about how we raised $1 million).
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Combining innovation, business and art

Combining innovation, business and art | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

There are many businesses that can learn through art, new ways of thinking and even on the moral or ethical reasoning.

Recalling the medieval Florence, we appealed to history to establish a link between teamwork (cooperation and appreciation of different talents and other advantages that are inherent in art education) and timeliness of business.

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