The Jazz of Innovation
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Disruptive Moments Sometimes Require Letting Go

Disruptive Moments Sometimes Require Letting Go | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Emotional attachment prompts some incredibly strong bonds, a host of clear affections and different reactions when it comes to our favourite brands or products.
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How Do We Identify Good Ideas?

How Do We Identify Good Ideas? | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

I’ve always been fascinated by the failures of genius. Consider Bob Dylan. How did the same songwriter who produced Blood on the Tracks and Blonde on Blonde also conclude that Down in the Groove was worthy of release? Or what about Steve Jobs: What did he possibly see in the hockey puck mouse? How could Bono not realize that Spiderman was a disaster? And why have so many of my favorite novelists produced so many middling works?

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3 Mistakes Kodak Made In Their Innovation Strategy

3 Mistakes Kodak Made In Their Innovation Strategy | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

With this morning’s announcement that Kodak would seek bankruptcy protection, I reflected back on how and why it reached this point. In my opinion, Kodak fell into the same trap that most large, successful and once highly innovative companies get into – how to keep the innovation engine working over the life of the company.
So what are the 3 mistakes that Kodak made?

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Why Is Diversity Vital For Innovation?

Why Is Diversity Vital For Innovation? | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
The recent Stoos gathering identified diversity as one of the pillars of the organization of the future. Why?

It’s an appropriate question to ask on the holiday honoring Martin Luther King Jr. at a time when the country has come a long way towards becoming color blind and realizing his dream that his “four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.”

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Seven More Great Ways to Innovate

A further seven proven methods that can boost your ability to bring new products and services to market.

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You Think Innovation Is Hard. Business Transformation Is A Hundred Times More Difficult. And In Fact It Is The Number One Barrier For Strategic Innovation

You Think Innovation Is Hard. Business Transformation Is A Hundred Times More Difficult. And In Fact It Is The Number One Barrier For Strategic Innovation | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

People think innovation is almost just about new ideas. Funny how many think Blue Ocean Strategy is a big wake-up call when all it does is communicating the very the basic and simple idea of strategic innovation – how not to compete with your competitors in the same game and instead create a new game.

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Precise Forecasting Helps Maximize Wind Power

Precise Forecasting Helps Maximize Wind Power | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

The winds of change may be unpredictable, but forecasts are improving. New partnerships between energy companies and government agencies are helping to predict wind speeds far enough in advance to save energy companies billions of dollars.

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Greatest advantages of Open Innovation

Greatest advantages of Open Innovation | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

According to Vincent Toepoel: “In my experience, the financial plan will be easily accepted. But rolling it out within the organisation and the social aspect that comes with that, is more often than not a great barrier to managers. [There is no reason for that, because] the execution of an Open Innovation project is something that gives a lot of satisfaction to all participants.”

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Dragging small traditional businesses into the startup innovation ecosystem

Dragging small traditional businesses into the startup innovation ecosystem | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Small traditional businesses? They’re already ‘inside’ the startup world, aren’t they? No. They typically know nothing about such things as Lean Startup, Startup Weekend or Y Combinator, and even when they do, they think it has nothing to do with them. Are they right?

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New Generic Top Level Domains: Risks for Trademark Owners

New Generic Top Level Domains: Risks for Trademark Owners | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

You’ve probably heard by now that the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has opened the first application round for new generic top-level domain names (gTLDs). What this means is that your organization can apply for virtually any domain name extension.

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Gadget Innovation: Electronic Goldfish in a Bowl

Gadget Innovation: Electronic Goldfish in a Bowl | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Goldfish are probably one of the easiest pets to keep. All you need to do is feed them and change the water once in a while. But the problem is that everybody knows this, so the people who are the worst at keeping pets ending up getting goldfish. The result: face up floating fish get flushed frequently. That’s f’ed up.

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How to Build a Framework to Conceptualize Your Ideas into Successful Innovations

How to Build a Framework to Conceptualize Your Ideas into Successful Innovations | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
When conceptualizing a new idea, it is essential to direct the thinking to specific dimensions and search answers to certain questions to help evolve the idea from the initial thought through the various stages of innovation.
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Growing Enough Food to Feed the World

Growing Enough Food to Feed the World | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Growing Enough Food to Feed the World by Bill Gates. How can we feed a growing population in the midst of climate change and an appetite for more meat?
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Future Innovation: The Pill: sixth-generation iPod nano

Future Innovation: The Pill: sixth-generation iPod nano | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

The new sixth-generation nanos have a different form factor with different docking requirements. Sound courses out of speakers located at either end of the 147 x 48 mm (5.8 x 1.9 inch) device, while a little set of legs on the back keep it from rolling away. One of the companies responding to that change is Singapore’s Gavio, which recently launched a speaker dock designed specifically for the current incarnation of the nano.

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Three Signs of Business Model Innovation Opportunities

How can you tell when there is an opportunity for business model innovation?

Recent events in higher education might give us a good indication.

There are a few issues in university education these days. The main one is that education is information based, and over the past 20 years we have seen nearly every single business model based on control of scarce information get disrupted. This has played out dramatically in the U.S.A. recently with the battle over SOPA/PIPA.

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Testen Sie Ihren Innovations IQ

Testen Sie Ihren Innovations IQ | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Innovationskompetenz ist eine der zentralen Managementherausforderungen speziell auch für Banker. Beantworten Sie 10 Fragen und testen Sie Ihre persönliche Innovationskompetenz.

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Connecting the dots: Join the present & past, create the future

Connecting the dots: Join the present & past, create the future | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Connecting the present and the past, learning and drawing conclusions from either, is and will remain key to creating a more sustainable fashion industry.
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Copyright, Patent Monopolies Are Immoral Exploitation Of Third World

Copyright, Patent Monopolies Are Immoral Exploitation Of Third World | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

For the rich West and North, the copyright and patent monopolies are a moral nuisance and an impediment to progress, argues this anonymous guest contributor. For the third world, however, the practices are neocolonial and a matter of sovereignty and life and death. These reasons are often much stronger than the right to create.

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Accelerating the diffusion of innovation – Autolib’s BlueCars now roam the streets of Paris

Accelerating the diffusion of innovation – Autolib’s BlueCars now roam the streets of Paris | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

A year ago, I was drawing innovation lessons from Bollore’s BlueCar winning the contract to run the Autolib’ scheme of the city of Paris. In 2011, the scheme was implemented: pick-up/drop-off stations were created throughout the city with their visible electric car chargers, vehicles were delivered. Autolib’ has now been live for a couple of months, and yesterday, at the very last moment of 2011, I gave it a try. It worked brilliantly.

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Why? What If? Why Not? Challenge the norm.

Why? What If? Why Not? Challenge the norm. | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Yesterday I've been watching Josh Linkner's keynote on creativity, and I'd like to share it with you because it induces positive vibes and contains some strong and valuable messages:

*Never cave to your detractors.
*Sometimes you have to let go in order to seize greatness.
*Aim for the future.
*Pursue the unconventional path.
*Put passion first! (the money will follow).

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Waste as a source of resources: comments and opportunities

Waste as a source of resources: comments and opportunities | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
With the world in a deep economic crisis, driven by rising oil and commodities prices, there is increasing demand to make better use of the resources available in waste.
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Is Perfection An Imperfect Idea? Lessons From The Natural World

Is Perfection An Imperfect Idea? Lessons From The Natural World | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Is perfection just an arbitrary standard that gets in the way of you living your life? And is there a kind of artistic grace in the imperfect or flawed parts in all of us?
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Live Innovation from the White House

Live Innovation from the White House | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

There are some interesting lessons for innovators from the White House’s approach to the State of the Union address airing tonight. 

This administration practices deep listening better than many innovators, and they will be doing more of it in a variety of ways following tonight’s speech. Imagine if similar opportunities were afforded to your customers to give you insight and advice on how to improve your product or service.

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A Solar-Powered House You Control With Xbox Kinect

A Solar-Powered House You Control With Xbox Kinect | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

The dirty little secret about energy-efficient architecture is that it requires a whole lot of work. You can build what seems like the greenest house in the world, but it won’t live up to its potential if you don’t manage the sun screens and adjust the thermostat and religiously flip off the lights. So SCI-Arc and Caltech want to make things as easy as possible: They’ve developed a net-zero solar home that you control by waving your hands.

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Innovation in Architecture: Leading International Design Practice Aedas

Innovation in Architecture: Leading International Design Practice Aedas | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

das, a leading international design practice, offers services in architecture, interior design, master planning, landscape, urban design and building consultancy within Asia, the Middle East, Europe and the Americas.

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