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Preaching to the choir: Idea management systems bring in a wider sphere of influence

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This blog entry is about why it is important to collaborate across your company’s disciplines and divisions while having the support and encouragement of your management.

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Rejuvenate your innovation strategies!

Rejuvenate your innovation strategies! | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Learn from the best how to conquer globalization challenges, guarantee ‘green’ success, and form key partnerships designed to give you a competitive edge and ensure your place at the top.

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Creating a Leadership Movement

Creating a Leadership Movement | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Every so often a time arrives where society reaches a crossroads – where the situation and/or circumstance so obviously demands change that a populist mandate – a “movement” takes place. I would submit that we find ourselves a just such a crossroads today. We are in a crisis of leadership, and our world is suffering greatly at the hands of people who confuse their desire for an ego boost, their quest for power, and their thirst for greed with leadership. It’s time to say enough is enough – it’s time for a leadership movement.

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The Most Innovative Company?

The Most Innovative Company? | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

An amazing prediction was made this week by a professor of marketing at NYU and head of investment firm Firebrand Partners, Scott Galloway. Speaking at the American Magazine Conference in New York (and as reported by The New York Post) Galloway said that within two years, Facebook will become the most valuable company in the world.

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Keeping the innovation management tool running

Keeping the innovation management tool running | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

The succeeding of 'innovation through collaboration' is based on Enterprise 2.0 principles, making the participation of the crowd (inside as well as outside the organization) a crucial part.

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What is the creative economy, really?

Is the creative economy a bit of hocous pocus or is it increasingly possible and beneficial to build our careers around our creative smarts?

In so doing are we assisting the broader national economy or is talk of a creative class a large chunk of self indulgence?

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Who is the next great leader in technology?

Who is the next great leader in technology? | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
While we in the tech world are still celebrating the life of Steve Jobs, I've seen numerous articles over the past few days that talk about the things he's accomplished, the impact ...
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If innovation is important, why wouldn't it be the most important "day job" in the business?

When an innovation team debates about spending 4 to 8 hours a week to generate ideas to create the new product or service that's supposed to differentiate the company and spark new growth, you know that the team is conflicted with its short term and long term mission.

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Innovation: You Know You Want It, Now How to Implement It?

Innovation: You Know You Want It, Now How to Implement It? | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Innovation is the ability to convert ideas into value. Successful innovation is a process that delivers sustained, long term profitability.
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In search of beautiful minds

In search of beautiful minds | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Companies that want innovative and imaginative new ideas are increasingly working with outside scientists or even students

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Education 2.0

Education 2.0 | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
In today's world, the knowledge-dispensing aspect of what teachers do has become a commodity. Read how a Minnesotan school district is experimenting with a novel way of educating students that emphasizes the real value teachers bring to education.
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Harvesting Intangible Assets is an essential guide to maximizing the value of your IP

Harvesting Intangible Assets is an essential guide to maximizing the value of your IP | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Harvesting Intangible Assets: Uncover Hidden Revenue in Your Company's Intellectual Property by Andrew Sherman is a clear, comprehensive guide to identifying, managing and leveraging your organizations intellectual assets - which may include patents, trademarks, customer information, software code, databases, business models, systems, processes and employee expertise.
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Thiel on Innovation, Economy and State

Peter Thiel has an interview at CNET that I agree with to a shockingly high degree. That’s not say I expected something bad from Thiel but simply that I tend to disagree a lot when someone takes ...
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Innovators

An innovator is someone who pushes the boundaries of the known world, made things happen, and executed. These entrepreneur innovators had an idea and created...
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Why Innovative Leadership Can Help You Surmount Challenges

Why Innovative Leadership Can Help You Surmount Challenges | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Successful leaders continue to improve their skills including the level of self-knowledge and introspection that provides a feedback loop for ongoing improvement.
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Slow Down, So You Can Go Fast

Slow Down, So You Can Go Fast | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Bias is defined as “prejudice in favor of or against one thing, person, or group compared with another, usually in a way considered to be unfair.” In the business world, this definition also applies to concepts and ideas.

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Social Enterprise Innovation

Social Enterprise Innovation | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Congratulations to the Columbia Business School for hosting the 2011 Social Enterprise Conference. Six hundred enlightened attendees witnessed a unique lineup of keynote speakers and breakout sessions.
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Go Forth and Innovate! Who's in Charge?

Go Forth and Innovate! Who's in Charge? | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Admit it! You always wanted to be a rock star belting out tunes while adoring fans groveled in the mosh pit. Or maybe it was a movie star surrounded by great actors and with an Oscar to boot. Of course, the svelte look of a fashion model always danced before your eyes as you stared at your reflection in a mirror.

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Chinese Fret: Steve Jobs Couldn't Succeed Here

Chinese bloggers took to their keyboards this week to express condolences on the death of Steve Jobs—and doubts that the nation could allow an domestic innovator to thrive as he did.
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Set University Innovation Free

Set University Innovation Free | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Innovation is Like Love, aptly described by those old posters I used to see at my dentist’s office, “if you love something, set it free, and if it comes back to you, it’s yours…” Same thing for innovative university technologies, novel methods and creative people.

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The Art of Idea Harvesting: white paper

The Art of Idea Harvesting: white paper | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Idea harvesting is quite straightforward as a concept. It is about capturing and storing ideas as they emerge from different sources across and beyond the organization (i.e., ideation) and subsequently shaping them into high-value concepts (i.e., concept definition) ready for further exploration.
However, as simple as it may seem, the practice of idea harvesting is not trivial.

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The Search for Innovations

Examples of how companies are using cross-functional teams to hunt for promising new product and service ideas.
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The Case for Collaboration

“People connection to information, information connection to people — that’s really the heartbeat of any one of these collaboration systems,” he said.

Led by Bernoff, Forrester is implementing its own internal collaboration system, the HERO Platform, for the company’s 1,200 employees. The system aims to create HEROs, highly engaged and resourceful operatives.

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Idea Generation is Not Efficient (and you don’t want it to be)

Idea Generation is Not Efficient (and you don’t want it to be) | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

I really have to say something about this notion that brainstorming / idea generation / ideation can be made into an efficient process. I’ve read a couple of interesting pieces on this lately, this idea it can be made more efficient, so you only get “good” ideas. If only it were so…

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Brainstorm Better With These 7 Valuable Tips

Brainstorm Better With These 7 Valuable Tips | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
What is really at the heart of business success? Ideas. Without new ideas, companies can achieve no more than the status quo. Ideas lead to better products, more effective marketing and sales, efficient operations and communications; you name it.
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