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The Jazz of Innovation
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Managing Innovation is about Managing Change

Managing Innovation is about Managing Change | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Innovation is about change.Companies that successfully innovate in a repeatable fashion have one thing in common – they are good at managing change.

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What is an Innovation Ecosystem?

What is an Innovation Ecosystem? | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Innovation ecosystems constitute one of the three fundamental elements of intelligent cities. Connecting the functional and physical characteristics of cities with broadband networks and e-services, innovation ecosystems nourish the spatial intelligence of cities.

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The 9 Most Common Start-up Mistakes

The 9 Most Common Start-up Mistakes | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Mistakes are a great way to learn. But why not skip the pain and suffering yourself--at least on these 9 mistakes.

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The Netherlands Look to Take the Lead in Relaxed Copyright Legislation

The Netherlands Look to Take the Lead in Relaxed Copyright Legislation | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
US copyright laws are designed to protect the "fair use" of copyrighted content such as mash-ups and remixes—or they were, at least, until the advent of DMCA Takedown Notices.

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The Global Innovation 1000: Why Culture Is Key

The Global Innovation 1000: Why Culture Is Key | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

The elements that make up a truly innovative company are many: a focused innovation strategy, a winning overall business strategy, deep customer insight, great talent, and the right set of capabilities to achieve successful execution. More important than any of the individual elements, however, is the role played by corporate culture — the organization’s self-sustaining patterns of behaving, feeling, thinking, and believing — in tying them all together.

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The Management Team according to Joel Spolsky

The Management Team according to Joel Spolsky | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Very few company founders start out with management experience, so they tend to make it up as they go along. Sometimes they try to reinvent management from first principles. More often than not, they manage their startups the way that they’ve seen management work on TV and in movies. I’ll bet more entrepreneurs model their behavior on Captain Picard from Star Trek than any nonfiction human.

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Foursquare Solves A Basic UI Problem That Eludes Google Maps And Yelp

Foursquare Solves A Basic UI Problem That Eludes Google Maps And Yelp | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Last week, Foursquare upgraded Explore, the tool that helps users find recommendations--for coffee shops, bars, and so forth--based on location check-in data.

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5 Utterly Terrible Valentine’s Day Experiences and Gifts

5 Utterly Terrible Valentine’s Day Experiences and Gifts | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Here are the five worst Valentine's Day gifts you can give someone you never want to see again after the holiday is over.


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Bring Crowdsourcing into Manufacturing

Bring Crowdsourcing into Manufacturing | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

I’ve been covering the manufacturing industry as a software analyst for the last year and a half at Software Advice, a site that helps manufacturers find the right software selection. Lately, I’ve spent a lot of time analyzing how tools such as Salesforce’s Chatter are making their way into the industry and looking at the ways they can improve supply chain and shop floor collaboration.

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Moving From Occasional to Relentless Innovation

Moving From Occasional to Relentless Innovation | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Recently I was working with a client in the midwest, trying to help build the case for making a shift from the traditional, half-hearted, unfocused and short-lived innovation initiative to a concept of consistent innovation built on a ...
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No Joke: New Air Jordan Inspired By Zoot Suits, Wingtips, And Jazz

No Joke: New Air Jordan Inspired By Zoot Suits, Wingtips, And Jazz | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Nike’s 2012 version of their Air Jordan shoe will have wingtips--and what a brilliant pun that is--which we would have all labeled as anachronistic just a few days ago.

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Need Innovation? Seek Out Your Mad Scientists

Need Innovation? Seek Out Your Mad Scientists | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
“Mad scientists”—rule-breaking geniuses whose resistance to convention sometimes produces radical innovations—are both a blessing and a challenge to R&D organizations.

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Why the World Drinks Espresso

Why the World Drinks Espresso | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

How did coffee go from a cheap commodity to a gourmet drink? You have this man (and several other innovators) to thank.

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What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You More Innovative

What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You More Innovative | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Most of you would know the Nietzsche quote “that which doesn’t kill is makes us stronger” or it could be a Kelly Clarkson quote, depending on your age.

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Innovation in the EU 2011

Innovation in the EU 2011 | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Just released the EU Innovation Scoreboard 2011, which has been prepared by the Maastricht Economic and Social Research Institute on Innovation and Technology (UNU-MERIT).

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These 16 Countries Are Leading European Innovation

These 16 Countries Are Leading European Innovation | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Europe may still be in the grips of a financial crisis, but that hasn't stopped a number of countries investing in innovation and research and development.


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Bring Crowdsourcing into Manufacturing

Bring Crowdsourcing into Manufacturing | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
I’ve been covering the manufacturing industry as a software analyst for the last year and a half at Software Advice, a site that helps manufacturers find the right software selection.

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Europe lags behind US and Japan on innovation

Europe lags behind US and Japan on innovation | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Once again Europe is trailing the United States, Japan and South Korea when it comes to boosting innovation and meeting EU targets of devoting 3% of GDP to research and development.

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7 Dumb Leadership Mistakes Smart Managers Avoid

7 Dumb Leadership Mistakes Smart Managers Avoid | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Many professionals in business, from startups to multi-nationals, assume that team leader or executive is an appointed position, and the skills come with the title. In reality, leadership is best demonstrated while not in a position of authority, and is a skill that must be sharpened every day of your life.

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Does Your Organization Have Innovation Harmony?

Does Your Organization Have Innovation Harmony? | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Innovation is inherently multidisciplinary. Successful innovation requires harmony; that is, a high degree of communication, collaboration and cooperation.
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Why your innovation ecosystem MUST make use of Semantics

Why your innovation ecosystem MUST make use of Semantics | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Here’s a scenario worth thinking about. Let’s say you deploy your internal social network. And it’s a huge success. Everyone is posting information. You ask for ideas and you get them. But now you’re faced with a dilemma….How do you pull all that information together? How do you surface the best ideas?

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The 6 Questions That Lead To New Innovations

The 6 Questions That Lead To New Innovations | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
It is often said that innovation is at the core of sustainability, but turning that abstract idea into action isn’t always easy. How do true innovators actually make the leap from status quo to full-on disruption?
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New simulator gives pilots a taste of the extreme

New simulator gives pilots a taste of the extreme | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Some of the most serious aviation disasters happen when pilots are confronted with a situation they have never encountered before.

Now a new generation of flight simulators can reproduce just that, without the pilots ever having to leave the ground.

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Recasting the Internal Communications Group’s Charter through Collaborative Innovation

Recasting the Internal Communications Group’s Charter through Collaborative Innovation | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Organizations fund internal communications groups to develop and disseminate the central narrative for the group. Changes wrought by the Digital Age have usurped this group’s role as the exclusive interpreter and messenger for intra-firm information, however. In this article, innovation architect Doug Collins advocates that internal communications reframe and refresh its charter by embracing the practice of collaborative innovation in order to facilitate engagement amongst staff.

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How to Get Creative: Stop Trying

How to Get Creative: Stop Trying | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Creativity can come out of nowhere. The trick is to sense it—and ride it to the end.

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