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Creativity Loves Constraint

Creativity Loves Constraint | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
In product development, Google's Marissa Mayer, Vice President of Search Products & User Experience, believes that a small amount of constraint - whether in file size, pixels, or speed - fosters a lot of innovation.

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How design thinking can enrich marketing and business innovation

How design thinking can enrich marketing and business innovation | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Innovation is key to competitiveness in the global economy. But, too often this so-called “innovation” is just a rearrangement of an existing offer (a “renovation”), or it fails altogether.

7 out of 10 senior executives name innovation as their top priority for growth (BCG)

96% of all new projects fail to meet or beat targets for ROI (Doblin Group)

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Creative innovation: individual leadership and collective intelligence

Creative innovation: individual leadership and collective intelligence | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Thomas Paris is Professor of Management at HEC Business School (Managing creation, talents and networks classe) and researcher at GREGHEC. Thomas is more specifically focused on innovation management and creation framework: he recently edited “Managing creativity” book, studying the organisational and institutional dimensions in the processes of creation, and the management of knowledge in organizations.

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Winners of the Innovation Awards ‘are moving Chicago forward’

Winners of the Innovation Awards ‘are moving Chicago forward’ | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

The Chicago Innovation Awards’ 10th anniversary Tuesday night celebrated the city’s emergence as a brain trust bursting with successful entrepreneurial ventures, familiar companies’ technological breakthroughs and expanding capital commitments to back them up.

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The rise of the creative consumer

LAST November, engineers in the healthcare division of General Electric (GE) unveiled something called the “LightSpeed VCT”, a scanner that can create a startlingly good three-dimensional image of a beating heart. This spring Staples, an American office-supplies retailer, will stock its shelves with a gadget called a “wordlock”, a padlock that uses words instead of numbers. In Munich, meanwhile, engineers at BMW have begun prototyping telematics (combining computing and telecoms) and online services for a new generation of luxury cars. The connection? In each case, the firm's customers have played a big part (GE, BMW) or the leading role (Staples) in designing the product.

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Schrankenlose Kommunikation und teamorientierte Büros - Die Büros der Zukunft werden vom neuen Arbeitsstil "Office Collaboration" geprägt

Schrankenlose Kommunikation und teamorientierte Büros - Die Büros der Zukunft werden vom neuen Arbeitsstil "Office Collaboration" geprägt | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Innovationen und zukunftstaugliche Produkte entstehen durch Wissensaustausch. "Office Collaboration" heisst der dazu passende Arbeitsstil, den erst eine schrankenlose Kommunikation und teamorientierte Büros erlauben.

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To Protect Your Next Bright Idea, Mind What You Say and When You Say It

To Protect Your Next Bright Idea, Mind What You Say and When You Say It | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Over the past several months, much has been written about the America Invents Act, the sweeping patent-reform legislation signed into law by President Obama in September. It has been dissected, analyzed, praised, and criticized. But one aspect that has received little attention is its impact on universities.

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The Wisdom of the Crowd: Social Networking Meets Capital Formation

The Wisdom of the Crowd: Social Networking Meets Capital Formation | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Last year I had a chance to visit Washington D.C. and tour the Washington Monument. I later learned that this magnificent national icon was, in fact, an early example of crowd funding. Crowd funding is the process of aggregating small amounts of money from a large number of people in order to accomplish great things

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The nine lives of brainstorming

I read yesterday, in one of the leading papers in our country, that brainstorming is useless and doesn't work. This reporting announces, yet again, what everyone who stands on the outside of innovation circles has assumed is true - brainstorming, idea generation and the rest of the work that innovators do is hocus-pocus. Regardless of over 60 years of investment in Creative Problem Solving, brainstorming doesn't work.

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Toy masters share their secrets with aspiring inventors

Toy masters share their secrets with aspiring inventors | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Five of the toys and games experts came from the Canadian toy company Spin Master, one of the largest such firms in the world, which has developed toy hits such as Bakugan Battle Brawlers, Liv Dolls and Air Hogs.

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5 Tips for Managers of Innovation

5 Tips for Managers of Innovation | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

"Managing innovation" almost feels like an oxymoron like "aging yuppie" or "corporate planning". Thankfully, there are tools and approaches that have proven effective in supporting innovation within our partner organizations. Of course any manager of innovation must ultimately be supported by a culture that is ready for it, but here are a few tips to help monitor bad habits that can stifle innovation in the workplace.

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Developing an Innovation Management Group

Developing an Innovation Management Group | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

When developing an innovation management team, the business owner will want to develop and design a team that is going to offer the best new products, the best new features, and the innovation and design that the consumer really wants to see, when they are considering buying a new product that has been developed.

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Introducing Innovative Management Within Your Industry

Introducing Innovative Management Within Your Industry | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Finding the best way to introduce innovative management in to the industry is the way to get ahead of the competition.
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The processes of social innovation

The processes of social innovation | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

This week’s innovation conversation is more closely aligned to the original notion of RSA-style interdisciplinary conversations. We initially framed this discussion around social enterprise, then social design, finally the broader notion of social innovation. Last weeks technology innovation conversation surprisingly concluded that it was creating new relationships that matter in technology adoption and we find some similar themes emerging here; the importance of the social context, how to enable the social processes of innovation, whilst not forgetting practical business examples already being implemented.

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The Power Of Disruptive Thinking

The Power Of Disruptive Thinking | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

As you know, I often use this space to highlight developments by technology companies ranging from Google to Kohort, and I recently announced our “Hackathon” with General Assembly. Why? Because I believe that these types of tech companies have a knack for developing and launching new products that wind up revolutionizing how we market, manage and conduct business.

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Do Investors Invest in Ideas, People or Markets?

Do Investors Invest in Ideas, People or Markets? | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Some Investors say that they invest in the management team first and then they consider the market and finally, the idea.

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Crowded Planet: Desperately Seeking Sustainability

Crowded Planet: Desperately Seeking Sustainability | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
While growing populations are a worldwide issue, developing countries face the toughest, most urgent challenges.
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Small Businesses Lead on Green Technology Innovation

Small Businesses Lead on Green Technology Innovation | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Small businesses are responsible for much of the innovation in green technology based on the number of patents they own, according to a study by the US Small Business Administration.

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Benchmarking E-mail Usage to Assess Collaborative Innovation

Benchmarking E-mail Usage to Assess Collaborative Innovation | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
The practice of collaborative innovation opens the door to meaningfully transforming the ways in which people engage with one another as they pursue the critical questions facing the organization.

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7 Ways to Make Open Innovation Work

7 Ways to Make Open Innovation Work | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
If your company isn’t innovating, it’s slipping behind the competition.

With the Internet and the increasing flow of ideas and information, internal R&D departments alone aren’t always the answer. More than ever, business owners are embracing open innovation to stay ahead.

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The Tao of Crowd-Funding: Three Ps for a Successful Film Campaign

The Tao of Crowd-Funding: Three Ps for a Successful Film Campaign | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Recently, I had the opportunity to step in for IndieGoGo co-founder Slava Rubin for a presentation about crowd-funding at a seminar sponsored by the New York Women In Film and Television (NYWIFT).
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Innovation is all about value

Braden Kelley shares his definition of innovation and the role of value in innovation in this clip from one of his many innovation speeches.
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Three myths about innovation

Three myths about innovation | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Innovation, simply defined, is the process that takes new ideas and implements them in a way that creates value. It's not the same thing as invention, which is an event that occurs at a distinct point in time, often resulting in a single product. Innovation is the extension of invention, the act of bringing things that are invented to market, repeatedly.

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5 essential skills of disruptive brand innovator

5 essential skills of disruptive brand innovator | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Those who have the mastery of any trade never joke with continuous innovation. At the base of every innovation is curiosity, seeing the possibility and calculated risk taking. Without innovation the future of any brand is not guaranteed. Brand communicators need to come to term with changing communication needs of the present generation.

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The Business of Social Innovation

As we work our way out of our economic straits, what could be more important than finding an innovative way to create job opportunities while helping to address some of our communities' toughest challenges?

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