The Jazz of Innovation
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The Jazz of Innovation
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News Alert: The World’s Most Innovative Companies 2012

Why are some companies able to create and sustain a high innovation premium while others don’t?

The answer is not complicated: People, process, and philosophies (what we call the 3Ps). They differentiate the best in class from the next in class when it comes to keeping innovation alive and delivering an innovation premium year after year.

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Incubating Ideas in the U.S., Hatching Them Elsewhere

Incubating Ideas in the U.S., Hatching Them Elsewhere | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
In The Wall Street Journal, Alexandra Starr says the U.S. needs a visa specifically for foreigners who want to start businesses in America.
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The first (crowdsourced) timeline of crowdsourcing by brands

The first (crowdsourced) timeline of crowdsourcing by brands | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

I’m happy to present the first visualization of the use of crowdsourcingby brands over time. This interactive timeline, called Crowdsourcing by World’s Best Global Brands, is built on Tiki-Toki, a tool to create timelines. Tiki-Toki turned out to be a good way to show how the use of crowdsourcing has exploded since the early 2000′s. The objective was indeed to have a rich and visual representation of how brands increasingly use of crowdsourcing to pursue marketing- and innovation-related business objectives. And the best part is: it will be crowdsourced.

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New Breeze Blowing in Digital Derry

New Breeze Blowing in Digital Derry | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

There is a new breeze blowing in the once troubled land of Derry-Londonderry, Northern Ireland. It’s a wind bringing a refreshing sense of posibility, energy, good ideas, youth, art, music and entrepreneurial spirit. It might otherwise be called Hope. Walk the new pedestrian Peace Bridge over the River Foyle into the walled city and you’ll find a vibrant core of creative talent.

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Organizing for innovation

Organizing for innovation | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

I'm reading a new book by Sarah Caldicott, about Edison's focus on collaboration and how collaboration spurs innovation. Early in the book she recalls a presentation by C.K. Prahalad. Prahalad suggested in 2009 that innovation, value creation and strategy would, over the next decade, become completely interwoven.

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Energy Saving Nano-Carbon Light Bulbs Could Outshine CFLs and LEDs

Energy Saving Nano-Carbon Light Bulbs Could Outshine CFLs and LEDs | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

A Taiwan university research team has been awarded a patent on energy efficient nano-carbon light bulbs. Unlike popular CFL bulbs and LED lights, the new nano-carbon light bulbs and tubes use a mercury-free manufacturing process and can be easily integrated into existing light bulb production facilities.

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Making Collaborative Innovation Stick

Making Collaborative Innovation Stick | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

People who practice collaborative innovation commit to transforming their communities and organizations in authentic ways. Through the practice, people realize their potential for leadership by posing the critical questions that matter and by convening peers to pursue the ideas that follow.

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Where Best-Selling Ideas Really Come From

Where Best-Selling Ideas Really Come From | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

If he had listened to his gut, Yes To Carrots co-founder Ido Leffler would have rejected the product that became the company's biggest hit.

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Working From Home Makes You More Productive

Working From Home Makes You More Productive | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
There are plenty of legitimate reasons to work from home: it saves gasoline (if you drive or take the bus), eliminates commuting time, and on the company side, it means that less office space is needed to accomodate employees.
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The Future Of The Electric Car, Visualized

The Future Of The Electric Car, Visualized | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

When was the last time you saw an electric car on the road? Chances are, not too recently--sales this year in the U.S. are projected to hit just 62,400 vehicles. That means U.S. government goals of putting 1,000,000 EVs on the road by 2015 are ambitious, to say the least. But why aren’t consumers buying?

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Innovation's leadership and alignment gap

Innovation's leadership and alignment gap | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

How do we know a gap exists? That's the easy part. Typically, on any survey of executives, innovation is identified as a top three priority by CEOs. Surveys run by the top strategic consulting firms, small boutique firms, university professors all demonstrate the same result. CEOs are constantly prioritizing innovation as a top priority.

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8 Ways to Encourage Innovation Without Leading to Burnout

8 Ways to Encourage Innovation Without Leading to Burnout | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Daily life at a startup is inherently exciting. Since capital is limited, teams are small, allowing each employee to wear multiple hats and fulfill fluid job descriptions, all to reach unprecedented goals.


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How to Rebrand Yourself with Your Second Business

How to Rebrand Yourself with Your Second Business | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

As any entrepreneur knows, running a successful business takes time, effort, and commitment. Without these three factors in play, many business owners can be shown the door to failure.

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How Much "Innovation" Is REALLY Going On?

How Much "Innovation" Is REALLY Going On? | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
The introduction of something NEW, now there's a novel idea. When I read the WSJ article by Les...

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Threat vs. Opportunity – The Art of Pitching your Ideas

Threat vs. Opportunity – The Art of Pitching your Ideas | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Why is your boss neglecting the fantastic idea you came up with even though it looks promising (in your eyes at least)? And why is your boss so intent on avoiding negative situations? This is an irritating behavior many of us have experienced and one that Bengt Järrehult examines more closely in today’s blog.

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Future technology: Virtual Keyboard in the housing fob

Future technology: Virtual Keyboard in the housing fob | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Typing on a touch screen 7-inch tablet is not very convenient, so size virtual keyboard is very modest. Carrying a keyboard, even a relatively compact and wireless, is also very uncomfortable. Such keyboard can worn as a pendant, along with the keys.

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Una nueva relación entre el ciudadano y la ciudad

Una nueva relación entre el ciudadano y la ciudad | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Las ciudades van a adquirir un protagonismo cada vez mayor en la economía, el gobierno y la sociedad de los países. De acuerdo con la información del Departamento de Asuntos Económicos y Sociales de las Naciones Unidas, el 70% de la población de los países desarrollados vive en ciudades, y todas las previsiones indican que esta cifra continuará en aumento.

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How Social Enterprise Went From Niche Market To Mainstream

How Social Enterprise Went From Niche Market To Mainstream | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Former Seventh Generation founder Jeffrey Hollender--himself a social enterprise pioneer--pays tribute to the companies who made doing good part of their mission before it was the cool thing to do.

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Younger Africa

Younger Africa | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Where most regions are grappling with the strains of an aging population – Africa is having the opposite experience.
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The Top Dozen Ways to Make The Innovation Manager's Job Easier

The Top Dozen Ways to Make The Innovation Manager's Job Easier | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

OK, you’ve been alerted to your organization’s Innovation Strategy. You’ve been working hard to let everyone know “our company is embracing innovation”; it’s our new culture. Now you have to start collecting ideas, keep them safe while encouraging people to collaborate on them. You have to wade through all those best ideas and get them ready to move toward production.

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A vision of the re-invention of innovation in telecoms, Internet, media and edutainment

A vision of the re-invention of innovation in telecoms, Internet, media and edutainment | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Digitalization is rapidly taking on the world across a number of domains. We live in a new world that is re-inventing itself every day, and our industry landscape is changing with the entrance of new stakeholders and dominance changing hands across the value web. The mobile device itself has transformed from a mere communication device (the handset) to a lifestyle phenomenon with convergence (and also divergence to some extent) coming out of the box.

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An Old-School Mayor on the Forefront of Innovation

An Old-School Mayor on the Forefront of Innovation | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Over five terms as mayor of Boston, Tom Menino has earned a reputation and label that might appear to lack glamor -- "urban mechanic" -- but which stirs admiration among those who care about city-government operations. Getting the nuts and bolts of a city's day-to-day work done is a prerequisite for everything else.

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Leadership and Conflict

Leadership and Conflict | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Here’s the thing - leadership and conflict go hand-in-hand. There’s no getting around the fact leadership is a full-contact sport, and if you cannot address conflict in a healthy, productive fashion then you should not be in a leadership role. I would submit effectively dealing with conflict is one of the most valuable skills a leader can possess.

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Innovation is No Accident

Innovation is No Accident | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
People love the idea of ‘accidental innovation’. The term ‘accidental innovation’ is often used to describe the invention of things like penicillin, microwave ovens, Nutrasweet and vulcanized rubber.
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The Seven Essential Domains for Innovation Leadership – the Work Mat Approach

The Seven Essential Domains for Innovation Leadership – the Work Mat Approach | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Over the next seven days we will document seven important “domains” that determine innovation success or failure. Each domain creates innovation potential, but sustained, successful innovation requires a unified “framework” in which all of these domains are appropriately engaged and aligned. The development of this framework, which we call the Executive Innovation Work Mat, is the responsibility of the CEO or senior executive. They can deliver alignment by engaging and providing this leadership required in innovation.

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