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5 trends driving the future of work

5 trends driving the future of work | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
From legions of independent consultants to cities dotted with coworking facilities, the future of work is virtual, online and global.
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Smart Innovators Value Smaller Teams Over Better Processes

Quiet but unsubtle innovation insurgencies are emerging in global enterprise. Instead of investing more in innovation process or cultural transformation, I'm observing more large organizations giving greater resources and responsibilities to ever-smaller teams.

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Thirty Great Free eBooks for Innovators

Thirty Great Free eBooks for Innovators | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Since it’s the holiday season again, and since I still give books as gifts to everyone, I figure that it’s time for more free e-books. The 20 on the first two lists are still mostly available. I’m adding another 12 now – 10 plus 2 bonus books just in case some of the old links don’t work. This list is the best one yet!

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The Power of Divergent and Convergent Thinking – Guide Your Group’s Thinking Process to New Heights

The Power of Divergent and Convergent Thinking – Guide Your Group’s Thinking Process to New Heights | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

One of the simplest, most valuable skills a brainstorm facilitator can develop is the ability to “read the direction” in which their group’s thoughts are flowing. Just like the ebbing and flowing tides of an ocean or river, collaborative thinking flows in one of two distinct directions ...

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A Rather Pleasant Revolution

A Rather Pleasant Revolution | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Weighed down by vested interests and dressed up in spin, are reforms in the public sector ever true innovations? Andrea Kurland meets Andrew Mitchell, Secretary of State for International Development, and finds unexpected insights in his ‘radical’ new approach.

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Four Innovation Insights From Customers

Four Innovation Insights From Customers | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Customers, properly, have been having a renaissance of sorts in terms of business thinking. Peter Drucker famously espoused a very customer-centric business philosophy. Nowadays, social CRM represents the return of a customer-first orientation. Last year, Altimeter published the 18 use cases of social CRM. Included in those use cases were several that relate to innovation.

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Gadget innovation: 2012 Bubble Calendar

Gadget innovation: 2012 Bubble Calendar | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Pop a bubble each day of the year! Everyone loves popping those bubble wrap bubbles and with the Bubble Wrap Calendar you get one for every day. And since 2012 is a leap year, you get a bonus bubble on February 29th. Yes! This calendar is huge too- those are the big sized bubbles you’re popping.

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5 Internet Marketing Trends for SMBs to Watch in 2012

5 Internet Marketing Trends for SMBs to Watch in 2012 | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
In just the blink of an eye it will be 2012. And with that comes the opportunity for us to focus in on the hottest trends of the upcoming New Year, and maybe even those that eluded us in years prior.
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Innovation success can be measured, here are the metrics

Innovation success can be measured, here are the metrics | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
New PwC survey finds innovation-minded companies have a more positive outlook on future business growth and hiring.

Innovation has been this past year’s “it” topic, promoted as the path to new markets and profitability in a fiercely competitive and unevenly growing global economy

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Why People Secretly Fear Creative Ideas

Why People Secretly Fear Creative Ideas | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Why creative ideas are often rejected in favour of conformity and uniformity.

Does society really value creativity? People say they want more creative people, more creative ideas and solutions, but do they really?

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These days it takes innovation leadership skills if you want to have a successful career

These days it takes innovation leadership skills if you want to have a successful career | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Learn how to unleash your personal creativity, ingenuity and innovation by asking better questions leading to better ideas resulting in killer/breakthrough innovations...
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Un sel de déneigement au marc de raisin

Voici une nouvelle façon de valoriser les marcs de raisin. Florent Théotiste, propriétaire d’un laboratoire de parfumerie en Suisse, a observé que le raisin est capable d’absorber une essence et de la diffuser lentement.
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Purpose is a Turning Point

Purpose is a Turning Point | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

We will need unshrunk people. We will need those who have a purpose beyond mechanically increasing production. That requires personal decisions leading to personal purpose. And purpose is a crucial turning point.

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7 Steps to a Culture of Innovation

7 Steps to a Culture of Innovation | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Hyper-growth companies often credit a culture of innovation as their primary driver of success. They deploy creative thinking to attack problems big and small. Here's how you can too.
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Fire More (Testing)Bullets in 2012

Fire More (Testing)Bullets in 2012 | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Simply put, a bullet is a test. It’s done to learn something with speed and minimal risk in mind. After a few successful bullets hit their mark, you conceptually have enough data or market validation to fire the cannon instead.

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What Does 'Innovation' Even Mean?

What Does 'Innovation' Even Mean? | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

I recently returned from the Techonomy Conference, where a hundred conversations with a sparkling array of colleagues has firmly convinced me that we need a new way of talking about innovation.

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The Hard Currency of Innovation In Extreme Times

It’s all very well to talk about innovation in times like this. However innovation is intangible and intangibility is not what we need right now.
Organizations need evidence, hard numbers that enable them to really understand how they are operating functionally on a daily basis. Yet it is the focus on the ideas that flow around that functionality that create the seeds of innovation.

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What Does Topgrading Mean for Your B+ Players?

What Does Topgrading Mean for Your B+ Players? | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Many successful business leaders attribute topgrading as a pivotal component of their company’s growth.

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Open Innovation in 2030

Open Innovation in 2030 | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Imagine: entrepreneuring in 2030. Still 20 years to go, quite far ahead. 20 years ago, nobody had a PC, let alone a cell phone. 12 years ago we still used “greenpoints” for mobile calls. 5 years ago, we were trying the first forms of WAP. 2.5 years ago, Facebook was founded. Is it possible to look into the future? And if yes, how will we be using innovation in 20 years?

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A CEO’s Guide To Social Media In 2012

A CEO’s Guide To Social Media In 2012 | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Why is there confusion inside these glass fortresses around the world? Senior executives are struggling to get a grasp of what to do about the social opportunity for their kingdom. But hey, it’s new, right? The kids only started signing up eight years ago. For lots of people, the biggest concern with technology is figuring out how to operate their BlackBerry in the post-trackwheel era.

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The Essential Entrepreneur: What Is Stopping You From Being an Entrepreneur?

The Essential Entrepreneur: What Is Stopping You From Being an Entrepreneur? | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Successful entrepreneurs come in all shapes and sizes, but they all share one essential trait. Find out how to make your own entrepreneurial dreams come true.
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Does Your Product Make the Cut?

Does Your Product Make the Cut? | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Imagine that you are looking for a new car or SUV. Because you live 40 minutes away and encounter heavy traffic and winter snow on your way to work, you want high gas mileage and all-wheel drive. If a car or SUV does not have these features, you will not even consider it. This simple rule eliminates over 95% of the alternatives from even being considered. Getting into a customer’s consideration set is most of the battle. But what does it take to be considered?

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Finding Innovation Help Next Door

Finding Innovation Help Next Door | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

One of my favorite topics is to discuss how breakthroughs are generated by looking for someone who has solved a similar problem in a different space.

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Incentive compensation: Bonus or No Bonus?

Incentive compensation: Bonus or No Bonus? | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Bonus or no bonus? That is the question. This is the time of year where expectations are high, and so is the volume of chatter around the water cooler in anticipation of that great corporate tradition…The year-end bonus.

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Are Creative People More Dishonest?

Are Creative People More Dishonest? | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
In a series of studies, Francesca Gino and Dan Ariely found that inherently creative people tend to cheat more than noncreative people. Furthermore, they showed that inducing creative behavior tends to induce unethical behavior.
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