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12 Ways To Spot Ineffective Leadership

12 Ways To Spot Ineffective Leadership | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

If I only had a nickel for every time I’ve been asked, “is there a simple test that can quickly determine an executive’s leadership ability?” The short answer is yes, but keep in mind, simple and fast aren’t always the same thing as effective. There are a plethora of diagnostic tests, profiles, evaluations, and assessments that offer insights into leadership ability, or a lack thereof.

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Innovation’s Holy Grail

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Under Steve Jobs, Apple became what by almost all accounts has been the most successfully innovative company in the world. Now Apple faces what may be an even more daunting challenge: continuing with that innovation success without Steve Jobs. Isn’t that innovation’s Holy Grail? Isn’t that what the whole field of innovation is trying to figure out: how to build an organization that can produce the kind of success of an Apple…without having a world class genius at the helm?

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EU's first 'competitiveness report' exposes shortfalls

EU's first 'competitiveness report' exposes shortfalls | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Independent specialised European Union affairs portal for EU policy professionals. Expert EU policy journalists follow a wide range of European legislation and topics. Stories, interviews and articles are available in English, French and German.
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The 10 Best Management Books for Small Businesses

The 10 Best Management Books for Small Businesses | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
A curated list of best management books for small business owners, from the Book Editors of Small Business Trends.
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The “Magic Sauce” Behind Business Success

If the best indicator of a country’s growth is the number of new firms started every year, as Kauffman Foundation research indicates, how do we get more companies to start and grow? What’s the magic sauce?

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Crowdsourcing Needs A Standardized Taxonomy

Crowdsourcing Needs A Standardized Taxonomy | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

The Daily Crowdsource is proposing an official taxonomy for crowdsourcing to adopt. This is an important step in developing the field of crowdsourcing. In order to develop best practices, common ways of handling common problems, and a unified way of presenting the group to the public, we need a standard set of categories. This document is an important step in that direction.

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Biomimicry: How Business Solves Problems by Looking to Nature

Biomimicry: How Business Solves Problems by Looking to Nature | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Sometimes, talking about new ways of approaching business benefits from looking at some of the world's oldest ways of doing business. Biomimicry is a practical methodology to solve problems by looking to nature.
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The Jedi Masters of Today’s Business World

The Jedi Masters of Today’s Business World | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

"You stay in the game, play it right and don't give up." I find so much inspiration from people who are going through great personal or professional challenges and difficulties with grace, poise and perseverance.

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The 8 Dimensions of a Brainstorm Session

The 8 Dimensions of a Brainstorm Session | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Most people think brainstorming sessions are all about ideas -- much in the same way Wall Street bankers think life is all about money.

While ideas are certainly a big part of brainstorming, they are only a part.

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Technology and the Innovation Economy

Technology and the Innovation Economy | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Innovation and entrepreneurship are crucial for long-term economic development. Over the years, America's well-being has been furthered by science and technology. Fears set off by the Soviet Union's 1957 launch of its Sputnik satellite initiated a wave of U.S. investment in science, engineering, aerospace, and technology. Both public and private sector investment created jobs, built industries, fueled innovation, and propelled the U.S. to leadership in a number of different fields.

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Lead, Follow or Get the Frack Out of the Way

Lead, Follow or Get the Frack Out of the Way | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Today's post courtesy of the Dave McClure school of vocabulary. About a month ago I was meeting with a seasoned entrepreneur.
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Open Innovation Best Practices

A collection of best practice examples in Open Innovation and Co-Creation including Siemens, Danone, Beiersdorf, Henkel, Swarovski and Daimler.
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What type of corporate culture is best for innovation? One that tolerates failure

What type of corporate culture is best for innovation?  One that tolerates failure | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
What type of corporate culture is best for innovation? How ought firms and managers encourage their workers to be more creative? And if those workers fail in the pursuit of creativity, is that nece...
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Marketing Your Products Globally

Marketing Your Products Globally | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
When I first started my business I never thought about selling internationally. It was overwhelming enough just selling my product in my own neighborhood. But now 90% of my business is international.
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Asking the Important Questions: A Guide to Design Thinking And a Better Way to Serve Customers

Asking the Important Questions: A Guide to Design Thinking And a Better Way to Serve Customers | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Design thinking should be a way of life for senior managers. Melba Kurman spoke to Sara Beckman, design and innovation expert at Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley, about how to apply design thinking to the innovation process.

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The High-Tech Strategy 2020 for Germany

The High-Tech Strategy 2020 for Germany | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Boosting Competitiveness by Connecting Science and Industry: Insights from Germany's Innovation Model. (PDF)

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Qui peut encore sauver le statut JEI ?

Qui peut encore sauver le statut JEI ? | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

André Choulika, président de France Biotech, doit se sentir un peu seul. L’association qu’il préside demande au Parlement l’abandon immédiat du projet de loi au PLF 2011 (projet de loi de finances), qui a raboté très fortement le statut fiscal des jeunes entreprises innovantes (notamment par le plafonnement des charges patronales déductibles, et l’application dégressive des exonérations à partir de la 4e année jusqu’à les annuler au bout de huit ans).

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What's your CIO - Chief Innovation Obstacle?

What is your CIO - chief innovation obstacle - when it comes to innovation? And, by the way, the CIO is not necessarily permanent and not consistent initiative to initiative. In one initiative, good ideas may be blocked by existing products. In another initiative, innovation may be stymied by existing culture. In yet another attempt, innovation may be slowed by inadequate resources or a lack of funding.

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Innovation Failure is a Learning Experience

Innovation Failure is a Learning Experience | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
As an Innovation leader, do you celebrate failure and risk-taking in your organization?
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Looking for problems in the future helps to solve today’s problems

Looking for problems in the future helps to solve today’s problems | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Imagine that the transformation is needed in our world of the XXI century seems to be a constant challenge every time that a solution to a problem is presented and back with a series of problems to solve.

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Is there wisdom in funding by crowd?

We may not all be angel investors or venture capitalists, but I think everyone has a small voice inside their head that believes they can pick the next Facebook or Twitter and strike it rich.
So how are those of us without thousands of dollars at our disposal supposed to act on those inclinations?

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Edward de Bono on Innovation vs Creativity

People confuse creativity with innovation – Professor Edward de Bono speaks with The Business Voice on how’s it different.

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Optimization vs innovation

Optimization vs innovation | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

You might have tried it before: as you incrementally tweak your web application with small changes, you can’t seem to convert your users any better. It seems as if you’ve hit a dead end. A large number of A/B tests and multivariate testing seem to have found the best working solution. Is the essence of my application just not good enough to convert better?

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8 Mistakes in Making Mistakes

8 Mistakes in Making Mistakes | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

The past year seems to have yielded various waves of content celebrating making mistakes. Advancing the “failure at the heart of innovation” theme seems to have become a cause célèbre for the creativity and innovation set. Celebrating mistakes as part of innovation was the topic of a July Innochat on Twitter on innovation failure and, most recently, a Wall Street Journal article on “Better Ideas through Failure.”

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