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Expert says SMEs must increase crowdsourcing to cut margins, drive innovation

Ross Dawson, chairman of the Future Exploration Network says "Small businesses are missing out by not tapping into a potentially unlimited source of labour.""This is an extraordinary trend, and something of vital importance to business owners and...
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People Are Not Your Greatest Asset

People Are Not Your Greatest Asset | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Many of us in business have heard the popular aphorism, "People are your greatest asset." Some of us may even believe it. But is this sentiment reflected in our corporate cultures and the way our leaders lead?
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When Outsourcing Is a Good Idea

When Outsourcing Is a Good Idea | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Outsourcing is a popular recommendation for new entrepreneurs. Many startup experts advise outsourcing everything except exactly the part of the business you really like to do. In most cases, this is really not very good advice.
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Innovation in practice: Fan Powered Scooter

Innovation in practice: Fan Powered Scooter | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

What would happen if you attached a big fan to a Razor scooter? You’d get a sweet FanScooter.

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8 Quick Truths about Creativity, Happiness, and God

Great artists inspire you to your own greatness.
Creativity doesn’t have to happen in order.
Not everything we can imagine is worthwhile, needed, or has an overall positive benefit, so imagine and then refine.
A happy person develops the ability to truly care less (if at all) about things that really don’t concern them.
Good sentiment is comforting. Action moves things forward.
People aren’t necessarily fascinated by the most important things.
When you’re trying to be quiet, you can often wind up making the most noise.
God works in mischievous ways.

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Persistence & Creativity

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Persistence is not a sexy concept. Hearing the word one might feel respect, but also a touch of dread. Persistence means working hard on something in those dreary dog days when you see no light at the end of the tunnel.

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Innovation gadgets: Most Colorful DSLR Camera Ever

Innovation gadgets: Most Colorful DSLR Camera Ever | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Check out this insanely colorful DSLR camera spotted on the streets of Seattle. That’s a Canon 7D under the rainbow there. The camera is the artwork of Wonderpuss Octopus Ink (PJ Linden).

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Gifts for Inventors - Patent Plaques

Gifts for Inventors - Patent Plaques | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
You can proudly display your invention achievements with a patent plaque with your names, details, and patent number engraved on it.
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Canada’s Innovation Nation

Canada’s Innovation Nation | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Once you come to Canada you realize just how much of an issue the ‘innovation gap’ is – You can’t escape it, it’s reported in the media in some form on an almost daily basis.

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Innovating for the Rising Global Middle Class

Innovating for the Rising Global Middle Class | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
In a new report, Ernst & Young examines the innovation capabilities companies must build to meet the needs of the emerging global middle class.
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How unique online platforms grease the wheels of innovation

How unique online platforms grease the wheels of innovation | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Today there is a far greater chance that ordinary folks can bring, say, the next MMO to market. What’s changed? The arrival of specialized Platform-as-a-Service. Lisa Petrucci of Joyent explains why it's easier than ever to innovate.
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How To Prepare When You Only Get One Shot At Persuasion

How To Prepare When You Only Get One Shot At Persuasion | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
If you’ve seen Eminem’s movie 8 Mile, you surely remember the scene of an industrial basement packed with hip-hop fans assembled for the battle between rival rappers. Will they cheer you or boo you off the stage?
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5 tips for entrepreneurs building a patent portfolio

5 tips for entrepreneurs building a patent portfolio | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Long hours with your startup colleagues developing a product with cutting-edge features can prove frustrating when those features end up in a competitor’s offering.
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Test Your Innovation IQ

Test Your Innovation IQ | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Everyone knows that innovation means coming up with the next great idea in your industry, right? Actually, there’s a lot more to it than that. Test your ability to separate innovation fact from fiction by answering the following questions true or false.

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The Client Consultant Innovating Dilemma

The Client Consultant Innovating Dilemma | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

In the UK there has been an excellent study looking specifically at the client and consulting relationships through the provision of innovation services. It was published in October 2011 entitled “Management innovation in the UK consulting industry”, by Dr. Joe O’Mahoney, a Fellow at the Advanced Institute of Management and a Lecturer at Cardiff University and commissioned with the Institute of Consulting.

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Ten Tensions in Innovation – Revised

Ten Tensions in Innovation – Revised | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
The single most important management skill to develop is a tolerance for ambiguity. Why? Because we often must manage objectives that are contradictory.
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New Opportunities For Co-Innovation: Mobile and Social Media Platforms

New Opportunities For Co-Innovation: Mobile and Social Media Platforms | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Napkin Labs and Passenger were in the news this week by announcing their platforms that enable co-innovation and research on a bigger and faster scale. Online co-creation technology firm Napkin Labs launched a free app to run on Facebook.
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Innovation & Health: Israel is Developing Cancer Vaccine

Innovation & Health: Israel is Developing Cancer Vaccine | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Some of the latest innovation trends are coming from the nation of Israel, as I’ve blogged about before. A new therapeutic vaccine was recently developed in that tiny nation, and it promises to keep up to 90 percent of cancers from coming back.

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The Power Of Hybrid Thinking

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

Lots of articles and columns wax on with advice for business leaders. They usually boil down to one or more of these objectives: how to attract/retain talent, how to grow, how to be innovative.

According to consultant Dev Patnaik, these challenges look different but they’re not.

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Eight Dangers of Collaboration

Eight Dangers of Collaboration | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Most of what is written about collaboration is positive. Even hip. Collaboration is championed enthusiastically by the Enterprise 2.0 experts, as well as leading thinkers like Don Tapscott, as the crucial approach for the 21st century.
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Barroso, President of the European Commission: The Innovation Union one year on Innovation Convention in Brussels

Barroso, President of the European Commission: The Innovation Union one year on Innovation Convention in Brussels | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

SPEECH - "I really believe we have to dare starting new enterprises and being open to new thinking. This is what the European Union is about."

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Avoiding the innovation killers

Pete Williams is recognised as one of Australia's leading thinkers and practitioners in the area of innovation, technology commercialisation and all things web. CEO of Deloitte Digital and Chairman of the Deloitte Innovation Council, Pete recently won a Forrester Groundswell Award for best use of social media for social change in helping the community of Flowerdale recover from the Victorian bushfires in 2009.

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Innovation in practice: UNICEF’s Clever LEGO-Inspired Bricks Provide Food, Water, and Shelter to Disaster Victims

Innovation in practice: UNICEF’s Clever LEGO-Inspired Bricks Provide Food, Water, and Shelter to Disaster Victims | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
UNICEF's amazing LEGO-ish brick designed to provide building blocks for temporary housing in disaster zones also stores rice and water!
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Can Asia out-innovate America?

Can Asia out-innovate America? | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Go East, young entrepreneur! The chance to become rich and famous with a startup is no longer just an American dream. It’s happening in Asia too, as talent, energy and resources flow from the U.S...
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A Company in Danger Seeks Disruption from Its Labs

A Company in Danger Seeks Disruption from Its Labs | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
The head of research at Hewlett-Packard talks about the technologies that could ensure HP's survival.

Even with 65,000 engineers working on product development, Hewlett-Packard is in trouble. Smart phones and tablets threaten to trivialize its status as the world's largest PC maker; cloud computing is destabilizing its server business; printers are no longer seen as high tech. HP's stock price plunged in 2011 as the company groped for a strategic direction.

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