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Gadget Innovation: Bike Planter Lets You Bring Your Plants On Your Bike Ride

Gadget Innovation: Bike Planter Lets You Bring Your Plants On Your Bike Ride | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Let’s face it, there are a lot of people who ride bikes because they love the environment. No, let’s clarify that: they’re in love with the environment. It’s like them and the environment, sitting in a tree… Speaking of trees, there’s now a little device that lets these nature aficionados display their affections even more loudly.

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Do Women Make Better Independent Contractors?

Do Women Make Better Independent Contractors? | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
One longtime female freelancer says women are better suited for the Gig Economy.

"Am I to infer from your article that only women are contractors? A little sexist isn't it?" the email read. "Surely it is not beyond the wit of a journalist to write an article without resorting to the clumsy she/he pc rubbish."

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Why Porter's Model No Longer Works

Why Porter's Model No Longer Works | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Right now, social is largely seen as a way to amplify messages ("Like" us on Facebook!) or to create conversations around customer service ("We're so sorry you're having a problem," the persistent tweet from @ComcastCares). These two key functions — Marketing and Service — are regularly discussed as shaped by social era dynamics.

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Gain more value out of your existing technologies with 'innovation mining'

Gain more value out of your existing technologies with 'innovation mining' | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Innovation mining is similar to coal mining in that valuable materials can be captured if one knows where and how to "dig". It is also siimilar in another very profound way: one will rarely extract value if he is unwilling to burrow beneath the surface.

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7 Lessons From an Out-of-Whack Entrepreneur

7 Lessons From an Out-of-Whack Entrepreneur | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

32 years. Been nose to the grindstone — chasing the dream. What dream? Well, the dream of an entrepreneur. You see, I really started when I was 14 years old. Hauling a bunch of glassware down to the swapmeet, all purchased at a discount. Going to resell it and double my money.

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City with Superfast Internet Invites Innovators to Play

City with Superfast Internet Invites Innovators to Play | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Citizens in Chattanooga, Tennessee, have access to one-gigabit-per-second Internet—that's 100 times the U.S. national average, and fast enough to download a two-hour movie in about five seconds. The only question is: what to do with it?

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Benefits and costs of being open for innovation

Open Innovation practices can potentially provide the vital knowledge for future products and services, but require (expensive) attention to internal organizational practices.

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3 Most Innovative Social Sites Right Now

3 Most Innovative Social Sites Right Now | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Every day, new and exciting platforms emerge for distributing great ideas, products and answers, and the boundaries keep getting pushed further out each year. Here's my shortlist of the top three most useful, innovative and interesting social platforms today.

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Use your Tongue to Drive

Use your Tongue to Drive | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
This breakthrough is aimed at improving life for those with spinal cord injuries is increasing.

The system, called Tongue Drive (driving on the tongue) was developed at Georgia Institute of Technology, USA.

A splint that includes the magnetic sensor is mounted in the 4 corners shall have discovered the movement of a tiny magnet attached to the user's tongue.

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Entrepreneurship Outperforms Innovation. Pro or con?

Entrepreneurship Outperforms Innovation. Pro or con? | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Innovative ideas can make a splash, but entrepreneurs are more likely to create value, change the world, and make profits. Pro or con?

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How technology in cities can help deliver a sustainable future

How technology in cities can help deliver a sustainable future | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Our reliance on technology is undeniable. It ensures we have potable water in our taps and that food is available on the supermarket shelves. Technology continues to change our lives and this dependence is only likely to accelerate given that, in 2010, we passed the historic milestone of having the majority of the world's population live in cities. As we consider the implications, the question of sustainability is often raised.

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The Power of a Simple Solution

The Power of a Simple Solution | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

When you come across a problem or issue that needs a solution, DO NOT fall into the trap of so many of your peers. Too many of us make simple solutions enormously complex in an effort to justify our value to the organization. Remember, you are paid for results, not elaborate solutions to simple problems.

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Find Egg-breakers: People With Influence and Authority Who Are Unafraid to Use Them

Find Egg-breakers: People With Influence and Authority Who Are Unafraid to Use Them | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

The process for raising money from a VC is a sales process and as such much of what is taught in enterprise sales can be applied. While this post is written about raising venture capital (which I always remind entrepreneurs IS a sales process) the lessons can be applied to any sale or biz dev deal.

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Why Companies Are Betting Against Big Ideas

When given a choice between getting $1,000 with certainty, or having a 50% chance of getting $2,500, most people will choose the certain $1,000 — even though the expected value (the average value over repeated trials) of the uncertain option is $1,250. Most people would reject a gamble where they would gain $100 if a fair coin lands on heads, and lose $100 when the coin lands on tails, because losses have a much higher impact than gains.

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Eric Schmidt offers his vision of the future

Eric Schmidt offers his vision of the future | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Google's chairman Eric Schmidt took the stage at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona to talk about the role of technology in the world we live in today...

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New "Challenge" for Detroit

New "Challenge" for Detroit | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

"You never want a serious crisis to go to waste," President Obama's then chief of staff Rahm Emanuel is reported to have said of the 2008 meltdown of the financial sector. And perhaps what's true for world leaders stands, on a smaller scale, for young, aspiring entrepreneurs: in crisis lurks opportunity.

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Privacy Watershed 2012

Privacy Watershed 2012 | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
New regulations about consumer privacy and protection come into force this year and are raising something of a storm in the online industry.

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Forget Apple TV, meet the Apple holodeck!

Forget Apple TV, meet the Apple holodeck! | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Apple looks to be introducing a new iPad and perhaps something new to do with Apple TV at a press event on March 7. So far, the consensus seems to be that we should expect a faster iPad with a high-resolution “retina display,” Siri integration, and perhaps some kind of haptic feedback.

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Innovation and the Art of Fishing

Innovation and the Art of Fishing | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
For fishers and innovators, the critical capability isn’t knowing how to fish or having all the answers; it’s knowing how to go about finding the fish and discovering the answers we need.

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Google Fiber: Can ultra-fast internet change a city?

Google Fiber: Can ultra-fast internet change a city? | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Will Google's ultra-high-speed fibre optic internet service in Kansas City usher in a new era of industry and society - or just bring faster web browsing?
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Sizing Up the Company on the Other End of the Deal

Sizing Up the Company on the Other End of the Deal | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
What if you were negotiating with Apple and didn't know it? Large companies can mask their identities.
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Future innovation: Concept next generation smartphone

Future innovation: Concept next generation smartphone | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

What to expect from mobile phones of the future? Increasing merger with laptops and tablet functionality and at the same time to measure mobile phone. UFO-User Feeling The facility has a revolutionary design concept and raises the functionality of a modern touch smartphone to the next level.

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The Demand for Curiosity, Creativity and Innovation

The Demand for Curiosity, Creativity and Innovation | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Curiosity, Creativity and Innovation have become sexy topics in the business community, business schools and the business press over the past decade. Why?
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Is a Cool Office Worth It?

Is a Cool Office Worth It? | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Sure, they're fun places to work. But when you actually have to foot the bill, is a cool office financially worthwhile?

In our search for the World's Coolest Office, we've come across some pretty flamboyant digs. We've seen offices with indoor gardens, offices with (and in) tree houses, and offices with half-pipes and skateboarding bowls. We've even seen an office with a built-in shooting range.

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What are the pros and cons of joining a start-up incubator?

Starting a business has both never been easier and harder in the economic times we live in.

An entrepreneur looks at the world and then creates something that can fill a gap, solve a problem, improve a situation or create a benefit for themselves as well as others (be it financial or community based).

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