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How to Market a Brand New Product

How to Market a Brand New Product | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
What the Snuggie, the Roomba, and other innovative products can teach you about turning an unknown name and product into a consumer success.
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The 8 Things Your Employees Need Most

The 8 Things Your Employees Need Most | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Forget about raises and better benefits. Those are important -- but this is what your staff really wants.
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Starting Innovation Seems Easier for Smaller Companies

Starting Innovation Seems Easier for Smaller Companies | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
After polling innovation managers and experts from all over the world about the size of the organization in relation to the ease of starting an innovation initiative, Gijs Van Wulfen takes a look at the arguments.
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Innovation spend rises in Germany

Innovation spend rises in Germany | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Brand owners in Germany boosted their innovation spending by more than 5% in 2011, but may cut back expenditure rates in 2012, new figures show.

According to ZEW, the research group, the total outlay among companies in this area – including outlay on technology, processes and products – rose by 7% in 2011 to €130bn, up from €121bn in 2010.

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Reducing Congestion – Courtesy of Technology and Business Model Innovation?

Reducing Congestion – Courtesy of Technology and Business Model Innovation? | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Congestion is a growing problem in towns, cities and on motorways the world over as the number of cars continues to increase.
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Why America Needs To Be An Innovation Nation

Why America Needs To Be An Innovation Nation | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

The American people bankroll the federal government’s four biggest spending items to the tune of $2.2 trillion annually. Medicare, Medicaid, Defense, and Social Security make up over two thirds of the federal budget.

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Four factors that drive the need for innovation

Everyone, and I mean everyone, talks about innovation. We've got CEOs, academic leaders, the President of the United States, talking about innovation. It's clear everyone thinks that innovation is important. The challenge with all of this talk of importance is that few people stop to define WHY innovation is important. What's driving the need for more innovation?

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Collaborez pour réussir grâce à l’innovation ouverte

Collaborez pour réussir grâce à l’innovation ouverte | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Lorsqu’une entreprise souhaite innover, le réflexe traditionnel est de cacher jalousement ses projets entre un petit groupe d’initiés. Mais dans notre nouvelle économie où les idées circulent librement, le secret et le contrôle ne sont plus des gages de succès. Bienvenue dans l’ère de «l’innovation ouverte», où la collaboration est reine.

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The Days of "Manager Knows Best" Are Ending

The Days of "Manager Knows Best" Are Ending | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
To get a glimpse of what tomorrow's young global managers might be like as leaders, take a look at how today's young people think about communications. For one thing, they are devoted to connectivity.
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No matter your organization is an elephant : it can dance too!

No matter your organization is an elephant : it can dance too! | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

What makes a social business project successful ? To what extent question the existing and transform the culture ? Is success possible when top managers are not much concerned ? If we observe three major cases, there’ something obvious : the project was tied to an organizational change wanted by deeply involved CEOs. They become social business projects afterwards because they eventually used some new tools to support a years old approach.

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3 aspects in which Open Innovation companies distinguish themselves: results from science

3 aspects in which Open Innovation companies distinguish themselves: results from science | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Recently, the Open Innovation Research Forum - part of the University of Cambridge – released a paper that shows results of a study among almost 1200 German innovation companies. The paper provides the hypothesis that several different innovation-enabling factors would generate more revenue within companies that embrace Open Innovation than within companies that don’t.

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Innovation Soul Food? Irritation!

Innovation Soul Food? Irritation! | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Seriously! You know when you have an idea for a new business, product, service or process and you tell someone and they pick it apart? They tell you all the reasons it won’t work. You get really really peeved and annoyed and say to yourself, “They just don’t ‘get it’.”? Frustrating isn’t it?

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The 7 Costly Mistakes Business People Make When Trying to Make Money from their Big Idea

The 7 Costly Mistakes Business People Make When Trying to Make Money from their Big Idea | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

It is surprisingly easy to overlook the intangible assets you own and produce. By their very nature they are unlikely to get tripped over in the office or be discovered hidden under the sofa when rearranging your furniture.

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Focusing Creative Energy

Focusing Creative Energy | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Why is it important to gain deep insight in a company’s challenges and understand the root of every problem with a general introspective corporate attitude? Because the root of the problem affects the entire business. And the intention defines their receptivity to the recommended solutions by the creative and innovation consultant.

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The 10 best cities to stay young

The 10 best cities to stay young | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Visit Boston and one of the first things you're sure to hear is that, for a big city, the population is among the youngest in the country. Jam-packed with universities, such as Harvard, MIT, Boston College, Boston University, Northeastern and Tufts, a whopping 72 percent of the population is under the age of 44.

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How to make science the engine of growth?

How to make science the engine of growth? | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Only world-class science will deliver the innovation and growth Europe so desperately needs. US experience can help EU policy makers understand how to enhance R&D productivity and encourage excellence, says Paula Stephan

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How the Wisdom of Crowds Boosts an Idea [Infographic]

How the Wisdom of Crowds Boosts an Idea [Infographic] | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Our clients don't worry about not getting enough ideas. When you deploy CogniStreamer at your company your problem might be too many ideas!

Fortunately our social science algorithms will help you promote the best ideas automatically taking into account which ideas were voted on, discussed, viewed the most, and so on.

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Can a Shoe Color Really Be Trademarked?

Can a Shoe Color Really Be Trademarked? | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
With a Federal Court Case underway many are asking can the color of the soles of shoes be protected as a trademark. The answer may surprise you.
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Innovation without Age Limits

Innovation without Age Limits | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Young stars dominate the technology headlines. But outside the Internet, research shows, innovators are actually getting older as complexity rises.
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How To Innovate A Retirement Party

How To Innovate A Retirement Party | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

When you put together a kick ass innovation team, be careful as they will take that innovation skill and apply it to your retirement party.  As you can see from the image, the team decided to take some license when it came to the cake.

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Cheese Moving: Effecting Change Rather Than Accepting It

Cheese Moving: Effecting Change Rather Than Accepting It | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
In his new business fable, I Moved Your Cheese , Professor Deepak Malhotra challenges the idea that change is simply something we must anticipate, tolerate, and accept.
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Are Your Employees Getting Happy Feet?

Are Your Employees Getting Happy Feet? | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

According to the Department of Labor, unemployment fell for a fourth month in a row. The current rate of 8.5% represents its lowest point at any time in the past three years.

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How to Build an Innovation Leader

How to Build an Innovation Leader | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Every organization needs an Innovation champion. This very important role requires exceptional people skills and communication skills, and the ability to be a master consensus builder among all players in the organization. Innovation champions come in a wide range of styles of interaction.

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Pitching Innovation: Selling the future

Pitching Innovation: Selling the future | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Launching an innovation is an exercise in persuasive communications. Only rarely can someone go from an idea to the marketplace without any help. (And, even then, innovations don’t sell themselves.)
Along the way, an innovator needs partners to provide access, financial backing, criticism, ideas, skill, effort, and perspectives.

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