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Innovation is crucial for the new world of sustainability

Innovation is crucial for the new world of sustainability | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Business as usual is not enough to meet the sustainability challenges the world faces – even huge multinationals must innovate to survive, says Jon Woodhead...
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Innovations in food packaging

How can we join forces to innovate in food packaging?
How to fasten innovation on demand for the food packaging industry? In the market we see: How can we join forces to innovate on food packaging? And how can we better use each others knowledge and experience?

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Those who embrace co-creation are savvy innovators

Those who embrace co-creation are savvy innovators | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
I just read The Power of Co-Creation, a reference book gathering various example of how companies used strategies of co-creation to innovate, manage or get products to the market. I was offered thi...
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Be Two Steps Ahead in Innovation

Be Two Steps Ahead in Innovation | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

I am always looking for new ways to be innovative. I love that through Inc, I get the chance to speak with so many experts on innovation, such as Clayton Christensen, Sunni Brown, Adrian Slywotzky and Geoffrey Moore. These experts shake up my initial notions on innovation and inspire me to try new techniques with my company.

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Innovation demands faster adaptation (and change)

Innovation demands faster adaptation (and change) | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Yesterday I had a conversation with some ‘traditional’ business people. They see that there is a need for change and even for systemic change (like in the banking system). But,,,,,,,, yes, there was a but. They said that this kind of change requires a lot of time and can’t be done overnight.

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8 Tips on Creating Innovative and Engaging Products/Services

Was reading this article over at Writer’s Digest about how to start a chapter in an engaging manner. The similarities between writing a story and designing an engaging product or service were striking. (Note: When using the word ‘product’ this also includes services) Here are 8 tips for creating products that are innovative and engaging which is always a winning combination.

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Innovation 101 – Cost vs. Quality: Deuce.

Innovation 101 – Cost vs. Quality: Deuce. | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
To me it doesn't matter whether India will be able to maintain its cost advantage. What does is sustainable and long-term value as a combination of cost and quality. In my view we are seeing the...
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Why There’s Never Been a Better Time to Be Creative

Why There’s Never Been a Better Time to Be Creative | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

If you could choose any place and time in history in which to live and realise your creative ambitions, which would you pick?
A few years ago, if you’d asked me that question, as a poet, I’d have been spoilt for choice.

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What’s Your Brainstorming Style?

What’s Your Brainstorming Style? | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Every day, in conference rooms around the world, tens of thousands of brainstorms take place. Workgroups come together (often with trepidation) to generate fresh ideas, solve problems, explore opportunities and identify new ways to achieve success.
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Open Data : quels enjeux et opportunités pour l’entreprise ?

Open Data : quels enjeux et opportunités pour l’entreprise ? | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Suite à la conférence de presse à l’occasion de sa présentation, le livre blanc « Open Data : quels enjeux et opportunités pour l’entreprise ? » est disponible au téléchargement.

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Insource Innovation to Generate Better Ideas & Fuel Product Pipelines

Insource Innovation to Generate Better Ideas & Fuel Product Pipelines | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Is innovation a numbers game? We’ve all heard the statistics around the number of ideas it takes to eventually lead to a single successful product.
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Turning Waste into Value

Turning Waste into Value | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Stephen Johnson’s excellent book Where Good Ideas Come From devotes a lot of ink (or pixels if you prefer the digital version) to the correlations between the way we innovate in business and culture and the patterns of innovation we find in biology. “Nature’s innovations” he writes, “rely on spare parts” – they are based on “taking available resources and cobbling them together to create new uses”.

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Innovation in Practice: Innovating the Light Switch

Innovation in Practice: Innovating the Light Switch | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
How do you know which SIT tool to use on your product? That is one of the most common questions from my students and workshop participants. One way to decide is to analyze the current products in the category.
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3 Ways Digital Innovation Can Make Luxury Brands Exclusive Again

3 Ways Digital Innovation Can Make Luxury Brands Exclusive Again | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Here are three cutting-edge digital technologies that can help save the luxury brand experience.
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The Innovation Economy: Driving Global Growth and Recovery

The Innovation Economy: Driving Global Growth and Recovery | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

From Nanotech to DNA sequencing, large companies and small are changing our world. In the process, they should create jobs — and new investment opportunities. Visit this page often for perspectives on innovation in the Energy, Tech and Health sectors.

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4 Trends Reshaping Business Models as Everything Computes

4 Trends Reshaping Business Models as Everything Computes | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

“Today everything computes. Intelligence has been infused into things no one would recognize as computers: appliances, cars, roadways, clothes, even rivers and cornfields.”

So begins an IBM Smarter Planet ad in the Wall Street Journal arguing that computing must get smarter to manage today’s wealth of data.

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You’re never too small to disrupt

You’re never too small to disrupt | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

The ability to bring about positive disruption within a business has nothing to do with your place on the org chart. Try telling that to most employees. One comment that comes up every time I speak is that the audience participants feel powerless in their large corporations. Generally I am speaking with MBA students or the technical staff of large companies in technology, energy, telecommunications, finance and others. These are highly educated individuals who were hired for their talent, education and innovative thinking.

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18 principes sur la créativité et l’innovation

18 principes sur la créativité et l’innovation | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Voici 18 principes à suivre pour développer sa créativité et innover: Décidez d'être créatif Envisagez différentes solutions Notez vos idées au...
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How "Best Practices" kill productivity, innovation and growth - Start using Facebook, Twitter, Linked-in!

How "Best Practices" kill productivity, innovation and growth - Start using Facebook, Twitter, Linked-in! | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
"Best Practices" mostly serve to limit behavior in efforts to improve throughput. However, in a rapidly changing, dynamic global marketplace productivity is closely tied to adaptability.
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Embedding Innovation

Embedding Innovation | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Is innovation in your organization a project?

Or are you trying to embed innovation into your organization as a new core competency?

Is innovation part of the new business as usual you are trying to create for sustained growth?

If so, you must take real actions to not only create a culture of continuous innovation but to sustain it.

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Innovation Curiosity

Innovation Curiosity | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

I had the opportunity to meet several amazing explorers of land, sea, and space at the announcement of Shell’s sponsorship of the XPrize Foundation’s exploration prize group recently.

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Five Steps for University Inventors

Five Steps for University Inventors | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
For researchers working in technical fields, inventions are to be expected.  Unfortunately, many university inventors receive little, if any, training on what to do once they have an invention on ...
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More 'incubators' growing tech firms

More 'incubators' growing tech firms | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Business incubators are designed to help technology companies grow in all sorts of ways.
Often, those companies need help with management issues, sales and marketing and protection of intellectual property.
Many also want the incubator to help them find enough working capital to realize their dream of commercializing their technology.

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Seeding entrepreneurship - How to build a venture-finance ecosystem

Seeding entrepreneurship - How to build a venture-finance ecosystem | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and entrepreneur, not known for shyness, recently proclaimed New York City as America’s new entrepreneurship capital, roaring past Boston in venture capital and soon to leave Silicon Valley in the dust as the “go...
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Next Gen of Innovators and Commerce

At Youth day at TEDx Midwest 2011 and we invited hundreds of High School students to experience the same world class speakers that lead the main TED sessions, my two favorites/friends that the kids are enjoying today are Phil Zimbardo talking about Heroes and Dean Kamen on The Future Belongs to the Innovators.

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