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The Death of the Cubicle — and the Killers Are Collaboration and Innovation

The Death of the Cubicle — and the Killers Are Collaboration and Innovation | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

You might think of your desk or cubicle as simply a place to do work, but forward-looking executives have found that the physical workspace has a profound impact on increasing not just productivity but also innovation.

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Ten Enemies of Innovation

Ten Enemies of Innovation | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Innovation. Everyone wants it, but many companies consider it a "nice to have" rather than a "must have". Few C-suite executives openly dismiss the effort employees make to do things better and improve upon products and services, but when it comes to putting plans in motion, sometimes the follow-through isn't there. 

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Tiny chip inserted in the sole of a shoe can charge the wearer’s cell phone

Tiny chip inserted in the sole of a shoe can charge the wearer’s cell phone | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
A Kenyan entrepreneur has developed a tiny chip of thin crystals, insertable in the sole of any shoe, which can gather and store energy as the wearer walks.

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The Value of Brainstorming Techniques for Business Ideas

The Value of Brainstorming Techniques for Business Ideas | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

You’ll occasionally see an article or blog post questioning the value of brainstorming as a tool to generate and improve the quality of innovative business ideas. One criticism about the value of brainstorming usually stems from the “poor” efficiency of brainstorming techniques, since many ideas are generated which never get developed.

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Best Places to Work (Industry 2012)

Best Places to Work (Industry 2012) | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Much has changed in the 10 years since our first survey of industry researchers. Large companies are now looking to small, nimble ones for services as well as innovation.

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Baking Innovation Into New Smart Cities

Baking Innovation Into New Smart Cities | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Projections suggest there will be more than 136 new cities containing over 1 million people by 2025.

Portugal is the latest country to create a development based entirely on the ideas of city 2.0. Will these new cities--purposefully designed to avoid the urban planning mistakes of the past--be the model for the future?

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How to Get The Most Out of Your Innovation Consultants

How to Get The Most Out of Your Innovation Consultants | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

As the need for breakthrough thinking becomes increasingly critical within organizations, more management teams are turning to consultants for help and guidance in their innovation efforts.

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Webinar grabado: 20 Errores Fatales en Innovación

Webinar grabado: 20 Errores Fatales  en Innovación | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

El Webinar "Errores Fatales en Innovación" muestra los errores más comunes que se producen al momento de introducir la innovación en las organizaciones y recomienda la forma de evitarlos para alcanzar una implementación exitosa.

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An Innovation Attitude = Career Success

An Innovation Attitude = Career Success | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

better questions = better ideas = killer innovations.

It's easy to criticize others about “not getting” it when it comes to innovation. Before we jump on others, how is your innovation attitude?

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Leadership & The Expectation Gap

Leadership & The Expectation Gap | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

When it comes to leadership, I can share the issues of creating and delivering on expectations are no small matter. In fact, understanding how to come out on the right-side of the expectation curve can often be the difference between being viewed as an average leader and one held in high regard.

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Mass Transit Cameras Spot Bad Guys, No Human Judgment Required

Mass Transit Cameras Spot Bad Guys, No Human Judgment Required | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
A new camera system for San Francisco's MUNI system will use algorithms and machine learning to track and monitor commuters. Can computer programs predict bad guys... and what will they be looking for?
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Building Blocks: Using Products as Architectural Details

Building Blocks: Using Products as Architectural Details | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
If you have a cool product, follow the lead of these four innovative companies in building your own brand, products, and materials into your workplace.

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Innovation Updates in Renewable Energy Products

Innovation Updates in Renewable Energy Products | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

A number of recent innovations caught my eye, not because they’re ground-breaking, but because they’re fun and interesting. I get impatient waiting for those big, break-through inventions that change the world, like some of the LENR (Low Energy Nuclear Reaction) pieces we post here. So this is my chance to promote some of the lesser-known renewable energy products that don’t seem to get enough attention.

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No More Needles: Get Your Future Drugs Via Jet Injection

No More Needles: Get Your Future Drugs Via Jet Injection | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Even the least squeamish among us still would rather avoid receiving drugs injected by needle when possible. It’s so much invasive--and uncomfortable--than taking a pill.
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Leonardo 2.0 – Re-booting Europe’s innovativeness

Leonardo 2.0 – Re-booting Europe’s innovativeness | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

In many international meetings on innovation, a question often asked by audiences and panelists is ‘why is Europe unable to generate an Apple Company, a Google, an Amazon, a Steve Jobs, or a Bill Gates ?’. Maybe it is time to change the parameters of this type of question by raising another one ‘what would a young Leonardo da Vinci need in today’s Europe to start a successful global business ?’

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Six games innovators play

Six games innovators play | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Innovation is serious stuff, but Roger Miller and Marcel Côté of the Montreal-based strategy firm Secor Group believe we can also view innovation as a game.

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Governments seek to help innovative SMEs

Governments seek to help innovative SMEs | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

European governments are stepping up their efforts to boost innovation ahead of the publication of the EU's research and innovation strategy, which is due next month. EurActiv's network looks at how small businesses across Europe can be part of the innovation ecosystem.

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32 Innovations That Will Change Your Tomorrow

32 Innovations That Will Change Your Tomorrow | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
An abridged guide to the many ways that your day is about to get better.

That’s what this issue is about: all the little failures, trivialities and not-quite-solved mysteries that make the successes possible. This is what innovation looks like. It’s messy, and it’s awesome.

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Quand les enseignants innovent…

Quand les enseignants innovent… | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

L’objectif du Forum, organisé par le Café pédagogique, est avant tout de "mettre en réseau" les participants, de les "regonfler moralement" avant leur retour en classe, en espérant que "l’innovation fasse tâche d’huile", explique François Jarraud, rédacteur en chef du Café pédagogique.

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What is the Green Economy?

The global financial crisis that began in 2007, and is still resonant today, is considered by many economists as the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression of the 1930s. One of the key lessons we can draw from this experience is that running economies the way we’ve always done, doing business as usual, is clearly not an option. The new Green Economy is therefore a proposal for an alternative and far more sustainable way of doing business.

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Hold Strong Visions Weakly

Hold Strong Visions Weakly | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

It’s important to note that solutions are not represented by products and services solely, but by entire business models creating, delivering and capturing value.

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Patterns That Predict Innovation Success

Patterns That Predict Innovation Success | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
The New York Times published a list of "32 Innovations That Will Change Your Tomorrow," an eclectic mix of concepts that range from the wild and wacky like SpeechJammer (#14) to more practical ideas like a blood test for depression (#25).

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The value of nature in cities

The value of nature in cities | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Nature and cities can live together successfully – if we pursue a long-term vision that recognises and embraces the value of green infrastructure and biodiversity to society.

In his post on cities under stress, Bruce Sterling encourages us to ask what we want from our cities.

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Innovation Governance – How Well Does it Work?

Innovation Governance – How Well Does it Work? | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

This series of articles has explored the definition and scope of innovation governance as well as the different organizational models that companies typically choose to allocate responsibility for innovation. This last article will discuss questions linked to the perceived general effectiveness or inadequacy of innovation governance endeavors, and it will characterize the managers’ level of satisfaction or dissatisfaction with the various organizational models that their companies have adopted.

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The 9 Most Important Elements of Every Start-up

The 9 Most Important Elements of Every Start-up | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
The best businesses are based on stronger stuff than just your 'vision.' Bring together these nine ingredients and you're well on your way.

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