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Creativity & Innovation in the New Protest Movement (OWS)

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Occupy Wall Street (OWS) is a creative and innovative endeavor. OWS has reinvented the concept of a protest. This post is a look at the creativity and innovation aspects of OWS, and not a political commentary.

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Driving User Behavior with Game Dynamics

Rajat Paharia, founder and Chief Production Officer of Bunchball, discusses participation engines and the use of game dynamics and behavioral economics to incentivize and motivate user participation on the web.

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Seeing What Doesn't Seem to Be There

Seeing What Doesn't Seem to Be There | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

The above image is a very good metaphor for business. There's something hidden in it that most people don't see at first glance. Looking at it the same way you always look at things won't help.

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4 Telltale signs that say you have a culture of innovation

4 Telltale signs that say you have a culture of innovation | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
What are some signs that your organization has a culture of innovation?

I stumbled upon an interview with Carol Dweck, the author of Mindset, on how your mindset might be affecting your companies ability to innovate. It’s interesting because when asked how a potential job candidate might identify if the company he wants to join has a growth-mindset culture, she said to look for 4 things.

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Want innovation? Keep praying!

Want innovation? Keep praying! | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

As religion, Innovation needs a leap of faith. No matter how structured and organized the front-end process is going, there’s always a moment of skepticism and doubt in teams. Innovation facilitators should instill confidence so teams can keep moving forward.

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An Innovative Tech Trio Puts Students in Solid Jobs

An Innovative Tech Trio Puts Students in Solid Jobs | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

When Joe Kitterman dropped out of Indiana University in the 1970s (not enough studying, too much fun), the United States still had plenty of opportunities for people without college degrees. He went to work at General Motors, which at the time built nearly half of all the motor vehicles sold in America. For the next three decades, Kitterman worked his way up through the industry, eventually managing entire plants.

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The Programmable Employer: Application Design In the Age of Crowdsourcing

As I continue to report on new APIs popping up all over theInternet, one theme has caught my attention: systems poweredby simple information tasks completed by humans.
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developing trend in which humans take requests from software systems, completethem, and feed the results back into the system. This is a fundamental shift incomputing.

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Places to watch for innovation

I'm just finishing my second innovation training workshop in Dubai, and having a chance to think about the opportunities and challenges for innovation in Malaysia and the United Arab Emirates. While these two locations may seem very different from each other, in many ways they are very similar, and they combine aspects and ingredients for long term innovation.

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6 Steps to Get Unstuck and Get Your Creativity Flowing

6 Steps to Get Unstuck and Get Your Creativity Flowing | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
From the famous idea factory IDEO, here are six steps proven to get your creativity flowing.
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11 Innovative Crowdfunding Platforms for Social Good

11 Innovative Crowdfunding Platforms for Social Good | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Whether you manage a non-profit, a socially-minded startup or a cause-focused art project, crowdsourcing platforms can be valuable fundraising tools. These sites are worth exploring.
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Recognizing Transferable Skills for Innovation

Recognizing Transferable Skills for Innovation | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

In our present uncertain environment, it is becoming increasingly important to build our ‘transferable skills’ for our future employability, adaptability and occupational mobility. The amount of economic restructuring presently underway will require a far more flexible workforce in the future that needs to have a wide range of transferable skills. Knowing what and where it will be is valued is becoming important for all of us to understand.

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Analytics Spur Competitive Advantage and Bottom-up Innovation

Analytics Spur Competitive Advantage and Bottom-up Innovation | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Before getting to this stage, 44% of organizations say the primary barriers to enterprise-wide analytics adoption are cultural. IBM Institute for Business Value and MIT Sloan Management review released research based on a survey of more than 4,500 business leaders from more than 120 countries and a variety of industries.

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Shifting Your Thinking is Easy

Shifting Your Thinking is Easy | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
To successfully address serious issues, business or otherwise, organizations are going to need to change their culture, business practices, and approach to embrace the challenges of working in a connected society.
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How to Steal Like An Innovator

How to Steal Like An Innovator | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
I’ve been obsessed with this video for the past couple of days: The song is Nouvelle Vague covering Dance With Me by Lords of the New Church.
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Top 10 Futuristic Inventions We Should Have Now

Top 10 Futuristic Inventions We Should Have Now | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
It’s about time we saw some new things enter our physical world. While nature tells the same old story, as big as it may be, it’s up to man to allow impossibilities to drop the prefix.
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Innovation in the Fairway

Innovation in the Fairway | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Arnold started his firm when he was 21 years old in his final year of university. The idea came about after his friend complained that a full round of 18 holes took too long. Arnold captured the judges’ imaginations with his entrepreneurial spirit in getting the Rolley to market by overcoming financial and patent issues.

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Branson’s Radical Ideas For UK Innovation

Branson’s Radical Ideas For UK Innovation | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Sir Richard Branson, the uber entrepreneur of Virgin fame, contributed a provocative editorial to Sunday’s edition of The Independent.

Essentially Branson is making some strong suggestions about how to put the 1 million unemployed young people in the UK to work.

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PaaS: It’s about innovation – not technology

PaaS: It’s about innovation – not technology | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

It seems like every week there is a new Platform as a Service (PaaS) or beta cloud offering hitting the market. Some vendors tout the benefits of social applications, others emphasize mobile; others talk about how the cloud can save you money or speed up development time.

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Inventing the Collaborative Workspace

Inventing the Collaborative Workspace | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Most corporate buildings don't do a good job of supporting collaboration, brainstorming, and innovative work methods. They tend to be dominated by cubicles or offices which are suited for individual work, or by hard-to-book conference rooms that teams can use but only for short periods of time.

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Inside an innovation ecosystem

Inside an innovation ecosystem | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

History, proximity and serendipity make Kendall Square fertile ground for the next big idea. On Monday, on the edge of the MIT campus, representatives of MIT and Pfizer Inc., along with elected officials, participated in a groundbreaking ceremony around what will become a 180,000-square-foot research hub for Pfizer’s Neuroscience Research Unit and its Cardiovascular, Metabolic, and Endocrine Diseases Research Unit.

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10 Enemies of Innovation!

10 Enemies of Innovation! | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

I had a conference call with a client yesterday with respect to an upcoming leadership meeting; I’ll be helping the organization think about some of the barriers they have towards innovation, and what they need to do to overcome these challenges.

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Innovation is simply in crisis near you.

Innovation is simply in crisis near you. | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Over the weekend I was enjoying my cappuccino and suddenly it started to taste bitter, not from the actual coffee but from what I was settling down to read.

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Encouraging and Protecting Innovation: Think More Broadly

Encouraging and Protecting Innovation: Think More Broadly | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Few people would deny that innovation is one of the keys to economic growth in the modern economy. But the challenge for countries is to both spur more innovation and figure out how to protect the innovation they already have.

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Richard Li-Hua on Innovation and Innovation Management

Richard Li-Hua on Innovation and Innovation Management | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Innovation changes the world and is the key to tackling the slow recovery of the western economy, and to solving unemployment issues according to professor Richard Li-Hua, a world-leading expert on innovation.
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Re-tooled, re-invented & re-purposed

Re-tooled, re-invented & re-purposed | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Inventors often get their start by taking things apart. With that in mind, we asked young folks at FIRST to draft a list of modern devices they’d like to dismantle and re-purpose into other products.

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