The Jazz of Innovation
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The Jazz of Innovation
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Social business : target blue collars and forget technology ?

Social business : target blue collars and forget technology ? | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

There’s still a large gap between the social media promise and what’s really happening. A gap that’s getter smaller every day but so slowly that many people find it worrying. While large companies still struggle with dealing with their internal contradictions despite of massive investments and fail at mobilizing employees that are mostly white collars, we can see that smaller organizations are sometimes more successful even if mostly made of blue collars.

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Yes, innovation’s worth the risk

“If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” It’s a sentiment closely tied to concepts of stability and a frustratingly effective barrier to innovation. Why risk throwing the baby out with the bathwater by trying something that could endanger the status quo? The trouble is, stability itself was debunked as a concept long ago by economist Joseph Schumpeter and others.

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This Incredible Looking Bike Frame Weighs Less Than A MacBook Air

This Incredible Looking Bike Frame Weighs Less Than A MacBook Air | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Weighing in at an astonishing 2.74lbs, the Delta 7 Arantix Mountain Bike just looks awesome. “Featuring the patented IsoTruss carbon fiber and Kevlar spider web-like open lattice tube design,” you’ll be hard pressed to find a sturdier and lighter bike frame… anywhere.

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The Difficulties In Measuring Successful Social Innovation

The Difficulties In Measuring Successful Social Innovation | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Shannon Schuyler is the managing director of corporate responsibility at PwC. As accountants PwC are, of course, obsessed with measurements. Schuyler and her team work on looking at the underlying metrics of their social innovation projects to try to measure true success. Given how long some ideas take to affect the problem they’re trying to solve, this can be difficult, but a real solution could be groundbreaking.

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Charting The Social Bonds That Power Y Combinator’s Innovation Engine

Charting The Social Bonds That Power Y Combinator’s Innovation Engine | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

We all assume that the valley's most powerful incubator is defined by friendships and connections, but they've never actually been mapped before. Let's do it!

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Excessive optimism and to overvalue superficial analogies on innovation!

Excessive optimism and to overvalue superficial analogies on innovation! | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

According to Tim Brown “Design Thinking” is to participate in a dance of four types of thought. They are:

Divergent thinking is to be regarded as a path to innovation rather than an obstacle, the convergent thinking that arises at the time to eliminate options and make choices, the analytical thinking that enables us to understand complex problems and synthetic thinking or the act of extract meaningful patterns, from all of the collected information.

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Decoding the innovation puzzle

Decoding the innovation puzzle | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Singapore-based Anthony is the managing director at consulting firm Innosight Asia Pacific. He has previously written The Silver Lining: An Innovation Playbook for Uncertain Times (2009) and The Innovator’s Guide to Growth: Putting Disruptive Innovation to Work (2008).
In his new book, packed with case studies, Anthony says innovation can be developed like a skill, spelling out a 28-day programme to help managers think like innovators. In an email interview, Anthony talks about areas of work that facilitate prolific innovation.

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To Infinitude and Beyond

To Infinitude and Beyond | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

"Trying to translate the whole Web into every major language is a really super-crazy, ambitious thing," von Ahn admits. "It's proceeding well. We're pretty confident we're going to be able to do it. But at the end of the day, we still don't know."

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With New Technique, Tiny Robots Can Be Mass-Produced Like Pop-Up Books

With New Technique, Tiny Robots Can Be Mass-Produced Like Pop-Up Books | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

A technique inspired by pop-up books could enable quicker production of tiny robots and other electrical devices, according to Harvard engineers. Usually, building a micro aerial vehicle — or any other robot — requires a painstaking assembly process, with each little wing or sensor folded and machined just so. Now it can come together in a single fold.

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Cardok Elevator Gives You James Bonds Style Garage

Cardok Elevator Gives You James Bonds Style Garage | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

So if you’ve recently come into money you’re probably in one of the stages of pimping out your estate. You might read this site for inspiration in the occasional luxury item we feature. So here’s one more: the Cardok lift system will take your vehicles and hide them underground.

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10 car innovations in widespread use today

10 car innovations in widespread use today | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Our cars are faster, smarter and most importantly, safer, thanks to these 10 innovations.

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Why Innovation is Less Risky Than You Think

Why Innovation is Less Risky Than You Think | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

One of the most common excuses I run across for not innovating is risk aversion. Organisations don’t innovate because they’re risk averse, or so they say.

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Si buscas innovar en tu empresa, empieza por escuchar

Si buscas innovar en tu empresa, empieza por escuchar | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

¿Tenemos en nuestras empresas empleados brillantes, inteligentes, trabajadores y sociables? ¿Que sean además buenos gestores de equipos, buenos conocedores de su área, que estén satisfechos con su salario y a los que les guste el trabajo que realizan en nuestra empresa? Si nuestra respuesta es sí debemos poner todo nuestro empeño en que esas personas se mantengan el máximo tiempo posible en nuestra organización.

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Hearing in Colors, Tasting Voices: The Experience of Synesthesia

Hearing in Colors, Tasting Voices: The Experience of Synesthesia | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
A simple definition of synesthesia is that it is a “crosstalking” or overlapping of sensory experiences that for most people remain separate.

Researchers find a higher proportion of creative people are synesthetes.

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Your Habits Give You Away — As Companies Damn Well Know

Your Habits Give You Away — As Companies Damn Well Know | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

There are, however, some brief periods in a person’s life when old routines fall apart and buying habits are suddenly in flux. One of those moments — the moment, really — is right around the birth of a child, when parents are exhausted and overwhelmed and their shopping patterns and brand loyalties are up for grabs.

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How to Avoid Five Common Mistakes in Market Segmentation

Every year, companies around the world spend more than $6 billion conducting market research. Upon receiving the results of these studies, marketers retreat to conference rooms where they pore over the data and attempt to derive value from what is usually a very significant investment.

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Reinventing Energy Futures: Four Visions

Reinventing Energy Futures: Four Visions | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Reinventing Energy Futures: Four Visions presents the shifting landscape of our relationship to energy. For most inhabitants of the developed world, energy (or lack thereof) has not been a problem during their lifetimes. Energy is a technology so successful it has become invisible; the most significant, and most silent, enabler of a modern way of life. But all that is changing.

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How P&G Tripled Its Innovation Success Rate

How P&G Tripled Its Innovation Success Rate | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Back in 2000 the prospects for Procter & Gamble’s Tide, the biggest brand in the company’s fabric and household care division, seemed limited. The laundry detergent had been around for more than 50 years and still dominated its core markets, but it was no longer growing fast enough to support P&G’s needs. A decade later Tide’s revenues have nearly doubled, helping push annual division revenues from $12 billion to almost $24 billion.

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Social Media Hardly Utilized For Insights: Competitive Advantages Diminish

Social Media Hardly Utilized For Insights: Competitive Advantages Diminish | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
The figures are clear, Emailvision’s survey shows that just 6,2% of the marketers are using social media to gain insights into customer preferences.

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5 Ways to Build Momentum to Accomplish Your Goals

5 Ways to Build Momentum to Accomplish Your Goals | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

In The Compound Effect: Jumpstart Your Income, Your Life, Your Success, entrepreneur and publisher of SUCCESS magazine Darren Hardy discusses everything from achieving your goals to breaking bad habits to capturing momentum. He believes that success is possible by performing a series of small and smart steps. That’s what he means by the term “compound effect.”

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The Top 6 Exploration Stories of 2012

The Top 6 Exploration Stories of 2012 | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

In the spirit of the recent spate of “what to look for in 2012” lists – those all-important drivers of January magazine issues – I’ve assembled six exploration/astrobiology-related items that should loom large in the coming year.

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India is underperforming in terms of innovation potential

India is underperforming in terms of innovation potential | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

M. Prithviraj, Executive Secretary, Karnataka State Council for Science and Technology (KSCST), said on Friday that there was a need for aggressively harnessing the innovation potential of the country.

He was speaking at the inaugural function of a two-day workshop on “Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) – Practices and Management” organised by the Manipal Institute of Management here.

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Why You Should Give Your Work Away for Free

Why You Should Give Your Work Away for Free | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
If you're not devoting a small percentage of your time to working for free, you're making a big mistake.

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Innovation in an age of austerity

Innovation in an age of austerity | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Personalised healthcare promises long-term value. But how can Europe justify the upfront costs at a time of massive cuts in public spending?
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8 Ways to Surf the Entrepreneur Information Wave

8 Ways to Surf the Entrepreneur Information Wave | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Being an entrepreneur these days requires an understanding of a thousand topics, many of which don’t even exist today in traditional learning vehicles, like schools and textbooks. The Internet and its information wave have changed everything – it’s the problem, with constant change, and it’s the solution, if you use it to navigate quickly and self-educate.

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