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15 things successful CEOs want you to know

15 things successful CEOs want you to know | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Focus. Persevere. Hustle. Follow your gut. Put customers first. Don't reinvent unnecessary wheels. This is just some of the smart, helpful and brief advice that iStartupLabs CEO Peter Corbett got from CEOs and founders over Twitter.
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Cities Push the Business ‘Start-up’ Envelope

Cities Push the Business ‘Start-up’ Envelope | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
The business incubator is no longer a new idea. Cities are pursuing business accelerators, a kind of incubator on steroids.

Okay, you’ve learned how to “incubate.” But how do you “accelerate”?
Once considered a daring innovation, the business incubator is no longer a new idea. Almost every city has an incubator of some sort, usually a low-priced, co-location space for startup companies with some business support services.

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3 limits of human capacity we must overcome to think differently

3 limits of human capacity we must overcome to think differently | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Expertise is the enemy of innovation right? Yes, but even experts can think differently. And there’s much to learn from them on how they are able to overcome their ‘know-it-all’ tendencies.

Indeed, research into expertise and expert performance explains how great strategists use mental frames to break cognitive barriers that prevent others from seeing new options. It is not just that experts know more about the problem—in fact they often know less—but they think differently. They restructure, reorganize, and refine their representation of knowledge so as to more efficiently apply knowledge to solve problems.

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Top 10 Things You Should Know About the New Patent Law

Top 10 Things You Should Know About the New Patent Law | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
ALM's Sheri Qualters asked several patent practitioners to come up with a list of things lawyers should know about the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act, set to launch March 16, 2013.
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I'll Never Fall in Love (with ideas) Again

With apologies to Burt Bacharach for liberating his song title, I want to develop the concept of the innovator as a cold hearted killer, a love 'em and leave 'm type more suited as the villain in a dime store novel more than the passionate, heroic leading man. Because people who fall in love with ideas, or products, often don't have the strength to do what they must. Create a new idea or new product that makes the old one obsolete.

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An Entrepreneur's Big Idea to Boost Struggling Cities

An Entrepreneur's Big Idea to Boost Struggling Cities | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Venture for America founder Andrew Yang In June 50 recent college graduates, from some of the best schools in the U.S., will join start-ups in struggling cities as part of Venture for America, a new program designed to help young companies, promote...
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Social Product Innovation Predictions for 2012 and Beyond

Social Product Innovation Predictions for 2012 and Beyond | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
My last few blog posts have detailed some of the common challenges around social product innovation and the steps companies can take to overcome them.
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Green Traffic Management

Green Traffic Management | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

“THE ISSUE” (Traffic Health Environment Intelligent Solutions Sustaining Urban Economies) is a new EU-funded project that aims to deliver green traffic management systems in European cities and towns. The implementation of this project brings together research clusters from five european regions, including the East Midlands (UK), the Molise region (Italy), the Midi-Pyrenees and Aquitane regions (France) and the Mazovia region (Poland).

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Gadget Innovation: Posture Suspenders Jolt You Into Sitting Up Straight

Gadget Innovation: Posture Suspenders Jolt You Into Sitting Up Straight | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

You really have to want to get your posture correct if you’re willing to subject yourself to a pair of electronic Posture Suspenders. It’s not the annoying buzzing sound or vibration every time you slouch that’s the torturous part- it’s the fact that you have to actually wear a pair of suspenders in public. Oooh the horrors.

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Fundamental Requirements for Innovation Success

In reality, there are numerous factors that contribute to the overall success or failure of an innovation management approach within an organization. But, after thinking on the topic for some time, I was able to work the list down to a set of four fundamental requirements.

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Interesting Opportunities - 6 Ways to Identify Strategic Distractions

Interesting Opportunities - 6 Ways to Identify Strategic Distractions | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

There are many interesting opportunities floating around out there and all kinds of people who would love to spend time talking about them. Opportunities can be exciting, sound great, and very attractive to pursue. Interesting opportunities can be tough to turn down when they are presented to you all packaged up and shiny.

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Two Great Innovation Misquotes

Two Great Innovation Misquotes | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

There are two popular quotes that often get used when discussing innovation that were never actually said or written by the people to whom they are attributed. Despite the fact that they are fake quotes, there are still things that we can learn from them.

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First Impressions

First Impressions | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Do first impressions really matter? While they shouldn’t, the reality is that they most certainly do. As the old saying goes “you only get one chance to make a first impression,” and often times it is the perception of appearance that determines whether or not you are even afforded the opportunity to get up to bat. The truth is most people when first meeting someone will quickly attempt to size them up.

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Insight Trumps Knowledge

Insight Trumps Knowledge | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Most of us spend our lives pursuing knowledge when what we really need is insight. Throughout our education and our careers we strive to learn things that we hope will bring us success.
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Webinar: 10 Ways to Get Everyone At Your Company on the Innovation Bandwagon

Webinar: 10 Ways to Get Everyone At Your Company on the Innovation Bandwagon | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

In less than an hour, Jonathan, Zornitsa and Ron will help you understand how to approach your organization's senior management and Recruit innovation champions throughout the organization.

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Patent Pilot Discovery: the Tip of the Spear

Patent Pilot Discovery: the Tip of the Spear | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
If patent litigants in the Patent Pilot Program can manage discovery efficiently without vast expense, Judge Randall R. Rader believes that this will be 'the tip of the spear' in improving civil litigation.
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Who Wants to be a Millionaire? Crowdsourcing & MF Global

John Lothian News has launched a crowdsourcing website, FuturesCrowd.com, in response to the fallout from the MF Global situation. Customer confidence in our markets and institutions are slumping as a result of the customer’s of MF Global being out hundreds of million dollars. On Friday, Dow Jones reported that Interactive Brokers clients pulled out $300 million dollars in November from the firm after MF Global’s bankruptcy “rattled futures traders.”

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Innovation Is A State of Mind

Innovation Is A State of Mind | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
This article is by Beth Comstock, senior VP and CMO, GE. “Optimism is an essential ingredient for innovation. How else can the individual welcome change over security, adventure over staying in a safe place?
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The Key to Stress-Free Productivity: Better Verbs

The Key to Stress-Free Productivity: Better Verbs | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

The author of a new book offers a solution to those who can't stop stressing about their to-do lists: swap big verbs such as "implement" and "plan" for more manageable ones.

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The Truth: Creativity Comes From Blending Dissonant Goals Into Radical Harmony

The Truth: Creativity Comes From Blending Dissonant Goals Into Radical Harmony | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Frog's Fabio Sergio admits that there's no real formula for innovation. But there are common threads.
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There Are Three Types Of Innovation. Here's How To Manage Them

There Are Three Types Of Innovation. Here's How To Manage Them | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
By tailoring the product development process for different kinds of innovations, a firm can give itself the opportunity to generate immediate new product revenues while cultivating future opportunities.
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Edison’s Approach to Goals

Edison’s Approach to Goals | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
The State of the Union address often serves as my first mile marker for reviewing the goals I set for the coming year. It’s right about now that the shiny New Year’s resolutions we made on January 1st don’t look so compelling.
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Future Innovation: computer desk for users Mac and iPhone

Future Innovation: computer desk for users Mac and iPhone | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

The concept of this table is iDesk. Imagine an entirely adaptable workspace that doesn’t just hold your equipment, but enhances and interacts with it. Concept does not look the table, in which stupidly clever have built in TV. Rather, the future has turned out a minimalist table with a thin glass tabletop.

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Et si l’on pouvait faire comme dans Avatar ?

Et si l’on pouvait faire comme dans Avatar ? | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Deux équipes de chercheurs ont travaillé sur la possibilité de contrôler un « corps » à distance, un peu comme sur le concept du film "Avatar"!

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Using the crowd effectively

Using the crowd effectively | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Simon Burall , Director of Involve, shares some ways that crowdsourcing has been used in general, and explores their relevance to the policy world: Use #1 – tapping into the wisdom of the crowds Use #2: accessing information that is highly distributed...
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