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The wellbeing agenda isn't navel-gazing, it's innovation and survival

The wellbeing agenda isn't navel-gazing, it's innovation and survival | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Pat Kane: By putting a price on unhappiness we can understand the need for a gentler response to the economic crisis...

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Radical change and innovation is needed to meet the challenges ahead

Radical change and innovation is needed to meet the challenges ahead | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
A fundamental shift in business models, values and behaviour is required for a more sustainable future, says Peter Bakker...

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Vinod Khosla’s 'Cool Dozen' Tech Innovation Sectors

Vinod Khosla’s 'Cool Dozen' Tech Innovation Sectors | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

For the thousands of starry eyed young innovators struggling to make their mark in the information technology sector, industry icon Vinod Khosla, founder of Sun Microsystems and Khosla Ventures, has prepared a short list.

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How Online Innovators Are Disrupting Education

How Online Innovators Are Disrupting Education | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Four years ago Harvard Business School Professor Clayton Christensen predicted that online education would take off slowly and then hit everyone by surprise: the S-curve effect. And indeed, while it initially grew slowly, online education has exploded over the past several years.

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Innovation Invasion

Tea Lempiälä, a graduate student from Finland’s Aalto University, is a visiting researcher at the Center for Design Research at Stanford University. Her interest in change and in the development of new things has influenced the research she concentrates on now.

Her thesis focuses on how ideas are created and developed in organizations – looking most specifically at how people develop and create ideas together.

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Agricultural innovation is an American advantage

Agricultural innovation is an American advantage | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

America has succeeded as a nation of inventors inspired by a vision for a better future. Americans pride themselves on our most precious resources — our land, our people, and our innovation.

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Innovators Must Co-create with Customers

Innovators Must Co-create with Customers | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Another aspect of advancing innovation in services is to change the role of customers in the innovation process. Instead of treating customers as passive consumers, many companies are now involving customers in the innovation process. In many cases, customers are actually co-creating new products and services.

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Crowdfunding for Creativity

One of the most exciting things about the social web is its tendency to democratize the creative industry, allowing creators — artists, musicians, publishers, filmmakers, writers, entrepreneurs — to bypass the traditional industry distribution model and self-publish their creative output by crowdfunding it through platforms that connect them with their audience.

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The Competition is Not Who You Think It Is

The Competition is Not Who You Think It Is | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

It has become extremely difficult to foresee competition. But this isn’t cause for alarm. It’s now far more important to forge ahead with innovation, allowing a product or service to evolve in new ways, than trying to crush or outsmart perceived competition.

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Crowd funding: creative but risky

Crowd funding: creative but risky | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Crowd funding, in which a group of investors pools money to fund a project or startup business — often online through social media and sites such as Kickstarter.com — has gained attention recently as a possible source for stimulating economic growth.

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Beware the Cult of Ideas

Beware the Cult of Ideas | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

The Cult of Ideas is a dangerous cult lurking within the field of corporate innovation. It is a disturbing cult in which members worship massive numbers of ideas above all else. On the surface, this seems a good thing. After all, innovations are founded on ideas, are they not? So, if a company wants to innovate, the more ideas it creates the better. Sadly, however, the ugly truth is that the cult of ideas can actually stifle creativity and inhibit innovation.

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Co-creation Vs Participation

Slides from the talk @ Inspired, organized by DottCornwall at Bedruthan Steps Hotel, Mawgan Porth, Newquay, 26th March 2010.

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'Vlaamse regering zal niet besparen op innovatie'

'Vlaamse regering zal niet besparen op innovatie' | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

De Vlaamse regering zal in zijn zoektocht naar bijkomende besparingen niet snoeien in de budgetten voor innovatie.


Dat heeft minister-president Kris Peeters maandagochtend op de VRT-radio verzekerd. "Ik zal er alles aan doen om niet te besparen op innovatie", klonk het.

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Disruptive Innovation in higher education

Disruptive Innovation in higher education | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

What is disruptive innovation? Many companies target customers that will pay more for their products, and to sustain a competitive advantage they continue to improve the products. This is referred to as "sustaining innovation." There are firms, on the other hand, that ask the question, "is there another way we can meet the customer need?" They then create a new way or technology to meet the need.

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Social Habits as Innovation Obstacle

Social Habits as Innovation Obstacle | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
For some insight into another common innovation obstacle, consider this quote from John Maynard Keynes:

“Worldly wisdom teaches that it is better for reputation to fail conventionally then to succeed unconventionally.”

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How Positivity Promotes Performance

How Positivity Promotes Performance | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

I’ve been looking into how the smallest things—things we often take for granted—can make the biggest difference in outcomes. Take the case of a small act of kindness. It turns out that simply saying something nice to someone or giving someone a little unexpected gift can create a flood of positive emotions that studies suggest increase the urge to play, push the limits, be creative, take in new experiences, learn and, ultimately, boost performance…even in the most complex of activities.

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An engine of innovation

An engine of innovation | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Connecting the dots on grant proposals. Helping secure professional training. Networking. Loan packaging. Getting businesses up and running from little more than an idea and rough business plan.
Those are run-of-the-mill tasks for the Nebraska Business Development Center, which helps thousands of Nebraska businesses each year with those issues and others.

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The Real Cost of Patent Trolls

James Bessen, Jennifer Ford, and Michael Meurer of BU School of Law have written a phenomenal paper titled The Private and Social Costs of Patent Trolls. Rather than be politically correct and refer to NPE’s simply as “non-practicing entities”, they cut through all the noise, define what a patent troll is, and go through a detailed and rigorous analysis of the private and social costs of patent trolls.

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Innovation participative, co-conception, Innovation ouverte et crowdsourcing

Innovation participative, co-conception, Innovation ouverte et crowdsourcing | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Longtemps considérés (à tort) comme le champ clos d’une élite créative, conceptuelle ou artistique, les processus d’innovation se veulent maintenant de plus en plus ouverts.

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How Companies Can Promote Creativity

How Companies Can Promote Creativity | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

These days, as global competition intensifies, it's more important than ever that companies figure out how to innovate if they are going to maintain their edge, or maintain their existence at all.

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How we could reconcile “creativity” with “rationality” to spur innovation

How we could reconcile “creativity” with “rationality” to spur innovation | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

In the classical age, Mankind saw the world as dominated by the Gods. In the modern age, Mankind saw the world through the lenses of science and progress, because we were increasingly able to understand it. Hence, “the Western world is rules by engineers“, Forest & Faucheux say, in which creative approaches are considered incapable of producing rational knowledge.

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The Persistence of the Innovator's Dilemma

The Persistence of the Innovator's Dilemma | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

In 1995, a young Harvard Business School Professor co-authored an article in Harvard Business Review, "Disruptive Technology: Catching the Wave." He and his co-author proposed a new causal mechanism that explained the surprising failure of highly-regarded companies.

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Innovative management: Gary Hamel and Lowell Bryan

Innovative management: Gary Hamel and Lowell Bryan | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

“Sometime over the next decade,” warns renowned strategy guru Gary Hamel in his new book, The Future of Management, “your company will be challenged to change in a way for which it has no precedent.”1 What’s even more worrisome, he argues, is that decades of orthodox management decision-making practices, organizational designs, and approaches to employee relations provide no real hope that companies will be able to avoid faltering and suffering painful restructurings.

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The Question That Will Change Your Organization

The Question That Will Change Your Organization | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Some fifteen years ago, in the early days of starting up Fast Company magazine, co-founder Alan Webber shared one of his rules of thumb with me: "A good question beats a good answer." That pithy wisdom sunk in and took hold immediately.

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Blended Learning: A Disruptive Innovation

Blended Learning: A Disruptive Innovation | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Check out this in-depth infographic all about Blended Learning. Learn what it is, why it's spreading, and how it works in real and virtual classrooms.
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