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Do You Have A Culture Of Innovation?

Do You Have A Culture Of Innovation? | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Culture is one of those things that is hard to quantify. When I ask executives about their culture, they are confident that they have a culture that encourages innovation. In most cases, these same executives project their wishes for their culture and not the reality.

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Why fear innovation in Social and CRM?

Why fear innovation in Social and CRM? | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

The major software vendors get an adrenalin rush out of startups. They mostly don’t fear them. They, in fact, love them. To companies like IBM and Oracle and Salesforce.com, software startups are outsourced R&D. Why should you do the R and the D on things you don’t know well, when a true innovator is out there enabling you to not face the dilemma of ossifying around your own original idea?

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Why innovation thrives on the network effect

Why innovation thrives on the network effect | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Companies that focus on lowering the transaction costs of collaboration are far more successful at innovation than are those that don't...

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Creativity comes in different flavours

Creativity comes in different flavours | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

The exodus of top management at computer software firm Autonomy prompted an earlier blog here at think! about how big company bureaucracy can stifle creativity. Of course it doesn’t have to be that way- just ask Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield.

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32 Opportunities For Brilliant Mash-Ups

32 Opportunities For Brilliant Mash-Ups | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
The New York Times does a very cool thing every year — they publish an amazing list of innovations about to happen –”32 Innovations That Will Change Your Tomorrow.”

Not sure which is most interesting, maybe #20, the non-hangover alcohol — now that’s innovation I can appreciate.

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Paranoid Companies Miss the Best New Opportunities

Paranoid Companies Miss the Best New Opportunities | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Companies today are paranoid, afraid that even their friends will steal their business. Yet a creative collaboration with your biggest competitor may be the best opportunity for revenue and survival. But remember that “dancing with the wolves” can also get you eaten for lunch. You have to take the risk, but keep your wits about you.

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Open Innovation Bears Fruit (Bars) for General Mills

The maker of Cheerios, Green Giant vegetables and Progresso soup offers five tips to help your company jumpstart an open-innovation program.


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Planting Entrepreneurial Innovation in Inner Cities

Planting Entrepreneurial Innovation in Inner Cities | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Remember just a decade ago when the term "inner city" basically meant "dead city," conjuring up images of destruction, dereliction and despair?
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Which of These Six Entrepreneurial Types Are You?

Which of These Six Entrepreneurial Types Are You? | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Over the last few years I have interviewed over 150 start-up CEOs for my forthcoming book, Hungry Start-up Strategy. There’s no one-size-fits-all way to think about what an entrepreneur is. I’ve concluded that there are six different types of entrepreneurs based on two categories.

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FLYM – Ultra-compact speaker with thickness of 1 millimeter

FLYM – Ultra-compact speaker with thickness of 1 millimeter | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Designers Studio designaffairs studio developed an interesting concept – the acoustics FLYM. The device is an ultra-compact speaker, made in a folding design, like origami. Thus, in listening to music, we get a full column of medium size, which can be folded and not even notice in your pocket.

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Five Ways to Ruin Your Innovation Process

Five Ways to Ruin Your Innovation Process | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Most companies sabotage their own innovation processes without meaning to. I've noticed five tell-tale signs of this syndrome, which I recently described during a talk to the Columbia Media Forum.
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Business Lessons From Chinatown Buses

Business Lessons From Chinatown Buses | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Low-cost Chinatown bus lines created an alternative mass transit infrastructure between New York, Boston, and Philadelphia. Now they've been shut down by a mass federal raid--here's what they did right (and wrong).

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What’s The Future Of The Sharing Economy?

What’s The Future Of The Sharing Economy? | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

This piece is part of a Collaborative Fund-curated series on creativity and values written by thought leaders in the for-profit, for-good business space.

As technology lets us share more and more items with greater and greater convenience, how far can the sharing economy go?

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The Team Diversity Sweet Spot

The Team Diversity Sweet Spot | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Team diversity is conducive to innovation. When R&D project teams are composed of people with different skills, competencies and knowledge, the likelihood for new thinking and innovative solutions increase.

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Cubism, Duchamp And Bug Eyes: The Real-life Inspirations Behind Lytro

Cubism, Duchamp And Bug Eyes: The Real-life Inspirations Behind Lytro | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Most of the time we think of game-changing ideas and products springing from labs, garages, and open-plan offices. But the roots of inspiration can be as long as a a lifetime, and creators often call on influences and lessons from areas well outside of their "professional" expertise. Here, Ren Ng talks about how art, nature, and an everyday photo informed his invention.

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L'Open Innovation : la botte secrète de PSA

L'Open Innovation : la botte secrète de PSA | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Pour comprendre ce qu'est l' Open Innovation chez PSA Peugeot-Citroën, Le Journal des Femmes a rencontré Mathilde Parlier-Blot, l'une des expertes de cette activité au coeur de l'innovation automobile.

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LowLine: Underground Park on NYC’s Lower East Side

LowLine: Underground Park on NYC’s Lower East Side | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
LowLine project creators want to transform an abandoned trolley terminal on the Lower East Side of Manhattan into the world’s first underground park...

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Rewarding Creativity: 3 Lessons on When it Works

Rewarding Creativity: 3 Lessons on When it Works | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
It is well known that intrinsic motivation–the kind that comes from working with a task because it's interesting, involving and challenging–has the strongest relationship with individual creativity.

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Civic Tech is Not Alone: Connecting with Local Knowledge

Civic Tech is Not Alone: Connecting with Local Knowledge | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Civic tech can be a civic improvement multiplier if it is built for the people who know where the issues are and simply need better processes for solving them. Gov 2.0 does not need to be the vanguard for change. We can do more if we connect with and support others who can lead change in their own communities.

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8 Insane Schools, Playgrounds, And Libraries Of The Future

8 Insane Schools, Playgrounds, And Libraries Of The Future | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

School is a lot more fun when the entire building is covered in astroturf. Or when your playground is an abandoned oil rig. Architects and educators are finding new ways to engage kids in learning through the built environment, and the results are out of this world.

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Canadian Universities, the Innovation Gap, and Leaping the Landline

Canadian Universities, the Innovation Gap, and Leaping the Landline | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Many people view Canada as a less populated, snowier version of the U.S. That’s just not true. For one, the average Canadian ice skates far better than the average American. Then, Canadians like their french fries dipped in a cheesy goo called poutine — no ketchup involved.

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Entrepreneurs Recognize And Pursue Opportunity, Even In The Toughest Markets

Entrepreneurs Recognize And Pursue Opportunity, Even In The Toughest Markets | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

I’ve had the great fortune of growing up in an entrepreneurial household. My father has been an entrepreneur for over 50 years. My older brother and two sisters have blazed their own respective paths as well. Being the youngest of 4, I’ve been able to see, first-hand, the intricate inner-workings of how entrepreneurs think

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Why Innovation Is Crucial To Success In Business

Why Innovation Is Crucial To Success In Business | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Although the global economy continues to experience hardship in the face of uncertainty and austerity, entrepreneurship is at least providing a beacon of light among the gathering gloom.
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50 Game Changer Brands

50 Gamechanger Brands who are changing the world explored by Peter Fisk in the Genius Marketing Lab

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Inciter les entreprises à innover, clef de la nouvelle croissance

Inciter les entreprises à innover, clef de la nouvelle croissance | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Soutenue fiscalement et mieux financée, l'innovation peine cependant à décoller. Investir en R&D est l'une des conditions de la sortie de crise.

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