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Why Disruptive Innovation Never Looks Like Disruptive Innovation

Why Disruptive Innovation Never Looks Like Disruptive Innovation | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Things change and in today's unbelievably fast-paced technology environment, things change, well, fast. Innovations that disrupt markets or further still, create a brand new market while destroying another (also known as creative destruction) often don't look like much upon their initial release. The king of the proverbial mountain either is too focused on their business or too dismissive of newcomers that are too small to compete, too weird for mainstream adoption or too non-related to their core business. It's why most can't recognize disruption until disruption has already occurred.

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Building an Integrated Innovation Capability Framework

My real area of dedicated focus and wish to achieve, is in supporting organizations, teams or even the individual, to really build their capability and capacity to innovate.

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Invisible Innovation: The Blindness of the West to China’s Innovation Story

Invisible Innovation: The Blindness of the West to China’s Innovation Story | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Maybe China is just too far from the smug innovation circles of the West. Maybe language and cultural barriers make the events unfolding in China too inaccessible to Western media. Maybe decades of concern about IP theft from Chinese companies has closed the eyes of the West to present realities.

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Why aren’t there more women entrepreneurs?

Why aren’t there more women entrepreneurs? | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Women own the majority of small businesses around the world. Women are talented, hard working, educated, have many of the qualities necessary for leadership. Yet somehow the percentage of women entrepreneurs running successful startups runs in the single digits. The businesses women own tend to be low-impact and make up perhaps 5% of GDP: home-based boutique companies, childcare centers and the like. There’s nothing wrong with such businesses, but we can do so much more.

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Innovation Calls For Leadership

Innovation Calls For Leadership | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
“Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.”

Success is one of the leading causes of failure. Market and customer research is a leading cause of tunnel vision.

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How Successful Leaders Improve Their Team's Performance

How Successful Leaders Improve Their Team's Performance | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Great leaders don't focus on self-aggrandizement; they work to help others achieve great results.

Key to that mindset is the ability to make others around them better. Two basketball legends mastered this better than most: Magic Johnson and Larry Bird. As a point guard for the Los Angeles Lakers, Johnson was the master of dishing the ball to an open man to make a basket. Larry Bird as a forward for the rival Boston Celtics was similarly team oriented.

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Utility patenting: India’s next move?

Utility patenting: India’s next move? | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Mumbai: India’s rating on the Global Innovation Index (GII) slipped to 62 in 2011—a sign that recent reforms in economic policy, education and intellectual property protection aren’t helping boost innovation, say experts.

India stood at 56 on the index in 2010 and at 45 in the year before.

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Parliament eyes EU regional money to boost research

Parliament eyes EU regional money to boost research | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

The European Parliament is considering plans that would push EU countries to spend a third of their regional funds on research infrastructure – increasing the budget on science and innovation beyond that reserved in the upcoming research programme for 2014-2020.

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Creativity and Future of Business: It’s No Surprise CEOs Rank Creativity As Top Leadership Quality

Creativity and Future of Business: It’s No Surprise CEOs Rank Creativity As Top Leadership Quality | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
In a recent, much-referenced study conducted by IBM Global Business Services, a group of over 1,500 CEOs in 60 nations and 33 industries agreed that “creativity” is now the most important leadership quality for success in business.

Not “global focus,” not “integrity,” not even much heralded “sustainability.” But “creativity.”

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Understanding the Innovator’s DNA

Understanding the Innovator’s DNA | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Innovation is the key to business survival and success in the 21st century. The billion dollar“The phrase described what happened in 1960, for example, when an unknown company, Sony,Recently a book coauthored by Clay Christensen, Jeff Dyer, and Hal Gregersen entitled – The question is: can innovation be learned? Can business leaders find answers to important questionssuch as: How do I find innovators for my business? How can I become more innovative? Can wedistill and mimic the traits of leading “disruptive innovators” like Steve Jobs and Thomas Edison?

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Co-Creation, Step 2: Focus Your attention

Much has been written about the power of thoughts. In the introduction to their book, You Can’t Afford The Luxury of a Negative Thought: A Book for People with Any Life-Threatening Illness–Including Life (1988), authors John-Roger and Peter McWilliams wrote, “This is not just a book for people with life-threatening illnesses. It’s a book for anyone afflicted with one of the primary diseases of our time: negative thinking.”

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Innovation Starts With Disruptive Hypotheses. Here's How To Create One

Innovation Starts With Disruptive Hypotheses. Here's How To Create One | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

A disruptive hypothesis is an intentionally unreasonable statement that gets your thinking flowing in a different direction. It’s kind of like the evolutionary biology theory of “punctuated equilibrium,” which states that evolution proceeds slowly and every once in a while is interrupted by sudden change. Disruptive hypotheses are designed to upset your comfortable business equilibrium and bring about an accelerated change in your own thinking.

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The One Question Cultural Survey

The One Question Cultural Survey | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

The wrong kind of organizational culture can kill innovation.

If you’re an individual, consider that you have a personal culture you’ve built up around you (some might call it your life) so in a way the following applies to You to.

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Innovation in practice: Productivity Future Vision (2011)

Watch how future technology will help people make better use of their time, focus their attention, and strengthen relationships while getting things done at work, home, and on the go. (Release: 2011)

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Malinvestment: Crushing Innovation Where It’s Needed Most

Malinvestment: Crushing Innovation Where It’s Needed Most | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

One of the biggest problems from economies directed by bureaucrats rather than a free market is that the bureaucrats don’t just spend money on foolish areas that don’t make sense economically, but their diversion of funds causes money to dry up where it is needed. Thus the housing bubble, created by government intervention and waste, resulted in billions of dollars being lost for unnecessary home building when it could have been helping small business grow.

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L'Innovation et la Renaissance

L'Innovation et la Renaissance | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Marc Giget a tartiné pendant deux heures et demie les confitures de son éloquence sur un sujet passionnant : l'innovation et la Renaissance.

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15 Cool Ways To Boost Your Creativity

15 Cool Ways To Boost Your Creativity | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Feeling burnt out or lacking creative ideas?
This article is especially for all you writers, artists, business owners or anyone looking for some new ways to get their creativity flowing.
Here are 15 ways to give your creativity a jump start!

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The Real Cost of Patent Trolls

The Real Cost of Patent Trolls | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

James Bessen, Jennifer Ford, and Michael Meurer of BU School of Law have written a phenomenal paper titled The Private and Social CoJames Bessen, Jennifer Ford, and Michael Meurer of BU School of Law have written a phenomenal paper titled The Private and Social Costs of Patent Trolls. Rather than be politically correct and refer to NPE’s simply as “non-practicing entities”, they cut through all the noise, define what a patent troll is, and go through a detailed and rigorous analysis of the private and social costs of patent trolls.sts of Patent Trolls.

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Sustainable innovation: the key to global development

Sustainable innovation: the key to global development | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

In an ominous sign of things to come, last week's G20 meeting of the world's leading economies in Cannes, France was dominated by discussion of the financial turmoil in Europe — overshadowing a debate, for which many had hoped, on the future of global development.

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Une nouvelle approche en innovation ouverte

Lorsqu'ils donnent une conférence, les experts présentent leurs solutions ou leurs meilleures pratiques. À Québec, un regroupement industriel inverse ce concept : les conférenciers des entreprises qui participeront à l'événement " Québec, une région en mode solutions ", qui aura lieu le 14 décembre, exposeront leurs problèmes à un public de chercheurs prêts à les résoudre.

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Letting Entrepreneurship Rise in Germany: GEW 2011 Opening Report from Germany

Letting Entrepreneurship Rise in Germany: GEW 2011 Opening Report from Germany | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Reporting from my first stop this year in Germany, the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology has launched GEW / Germany (Gründerwoche Deutschland) with a balloon contest. The sky full of balloons all over Germany speaks for the many members of the country’s entrepreneurial ecosystem.

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Innovation in practice: the mobile chair

With U3-X Honda rethinks the concept of personal mobility, providing the rider with freedom of movement in any direction forward, backward, sideways and diag...

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Who will bridge the tech transfer gap?

Who will bridge the tech transfer gap? | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

The National Sciences Foundation kicked off its first round of I-CORE awards this October, with an Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for 21 groups of university inventors. The idea is to develop a new generation of researchers who better understand how to develop and market their inventions for industry: researchers who are also skilled entrepreneurs.

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Innovation doesn’t have to be a geek thing

Innovation doesn’t have to be a geek thing | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Over the past few days news has emerged of Google’s secret Californian laboratory where bold new inventions and ideas are being hatched by a crack team of scientists. Known only by its mysterious concept name of “Google X” - the lab and its activities are so secret that most of Google’s own employees were unaware of its existence until an exposé appeared in last Sunday’s New York Times.

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Mapping the innovative city

Mapping the innovative city | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Cities are machines for innovation, incubators of ideas born of necessity as people from different places and social classes rub up against each other, creating a space for ideas and inventions.

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