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The Jazz of Innovation
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Gadget Innovation: Kick this Mushroom to Charge Your Cell Phone

Gadget Innovation: Kick this Mushroom to Charge Your Cell Phone | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Finally a marriage of green technology and violence! Bracketron has just announced the Mushroom Green Zero charger. Appropriately named, it looks a bit like the fun fungi. By there’s no fungus among us, as this is green technology.

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How To Avoid Innovation Infarction

How To Avoid Innovation Infarction | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

As the son of a coach, and full-on sports participant in years past, I am not a stranger to exercise. I was doing push-ups daily before I entered kindergarten. I was an average athlete at best, but Dad was proud of how fit I was.

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Supercharging Productivity Through Workforce Innovation

Supercharging Productivity Through Workforce Innovation | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

The relationship between I.T. and each company’s human resources is more important than ever. People are more mobile, more global and have higher expectations about their computing tools in the 24/7 global economy. The CIO’s role is changing—they now have to take an active role in employee satisfaction and staffing, attracting new talent and retaining existing talent.

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The Value of Having an Innovation Coach

The Value of Having an Innovation Coach | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Behavioural coaching is big business. Having your personal coach alongside you when you are making a significant change in your role has been invaluable to many executives. Equally in having external support when someone is either stepping up in the organization or making a significant change in their responsibilities has recognised value to that person and to the organization to manage the transition.

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What can sheep teach us about innovation?

What can sheep teach us about innovation? | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

To say that a single method can fit all kinds of projects is as dangerous as saying that if we have a good idea we must pass immediately to its implementation.

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Indian digital library helped foil British firm's patent bid

Indian digital library helped foil British firm's patent bid | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

An initiative by the Department of Ayush and the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research helped foil a British pharma company's bid to register a patent for use of ginger to treat cold and lung diseases.

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How innovation becomes infectious

How innovation becomes infectious | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

If you are like me, a person who is interested in innovation, you've probably experienced the following scenario. A meeting is called, where an executive announces that he or she wants more innovation. Other heads nod sagely, having seen this play before. The executive directs attention to the innovation facilitator, advocate or consultant in the room.

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Disassemble and Re-Imagine

Disassemble and Re-Imagine | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
“The 7-yr-old is bored. So I set fire to all her Xmas presents and said, Reassemble!” - Heather Armstrong

While the above quote is funny and makes sense for the average Joe, if you’re an innovator and are bored with the status-quo there’s only one solution: Disassemble and Re-imagine.

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How ‘open innovation’ is evolving

How ‘open innovation’ is evolving | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Large companies are increasingly collaborating with outside engineers, designers, and inventors to develop new products–and are coming up with n...
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Work Smart: The Power Of Circles

Work Smart: The Power Of Circles | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
In the 19th century, artists including Degas, Monet, and Renoir got together periodically to discuss their commissions, their patrons, and their industry.
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2011: The Year Intellectual Property Trumped Civil Liberties

2011: The Year Intellectual Property Trumped Civil Liberties | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Online civil liberties groups were thrilled in May when Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vermont), the head of the powerful Judiciary Committee, announced legislation requiring the government, for the first time, to get a probable-cause warrant to obtain Americans’ e-mail and other content stored in the cloud.

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The Year in Computing - Technology Review

The Year in Computing - Technology Review | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Computing has becoming increasingly polarized, with many hardware and software efforts focused on either small mobile devices or vast data centers.
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Patents and the lessons learned from Web 2.0

When Netscape went public in the fall of 1995, few of us understood that we were entering an era of constant and accelerating change. Since then, 16 years of Moore's Law has given us powerful and cheap hardware. The open-source software movement has made software that's worth millions of dollars freely available to anyone who can click a mouse. As one can see, reducing these natural barriers to entry has made it easier to start a Web services business. These same trends have had an interesting effect on intellectual property strategy.

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Twelve Decades of Innovations in Food Design: Edible Innovations

Twelve Decades of Innovations in Food Design: Edible Innovations | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

From Jell-O to Jiffy Pop, TV dinners to Tupperware, product design has radically altered the way we carry, cook, and consume food. While many food innovations fail the test of time (see a brief review of this past year’s new products and designs), some endure to become cultural icons of the most visceral kind—smells, tastes, and experiences that are part of our lives and social interactions to a degree that rivals the cultural contribution of any smartphone or electronic gadget.

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Four Ways Social Software Collaboration Technology Can Change Higher Education

New media and collaboration technologies have the potential to transform higher education in terms of the classroom, the learning process, the relationship between students and instructors, and how institutions conduct academic research.

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Four experts predict 2012’s innovation and design trends

Four experts predict 2012’s innovation and design trends | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

What will 2012 bring in terms of design? Are the biggest trends likely to be focused on cool, new types of products, or inventive business models? What role will software and social media play in terms of the next generation of objects and services? I asked some of the top design thought leaders and innovation practitioners for their predictions.

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Collaboration in the Cloud

Collaboration in the Cloud | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

As more enterprises push infrastructure onto the cloud, it's becoming clear that the technology provides more than just unlimited resources and data flexibility. It's also a boon to the collaborative and social networking work processes that many users have found so compelling in their private lives.

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Is innovation leading to higher unemployment? Meet the new haves & have-nots

Is innovation leading to higher unemployment? Meet the new haves & have-nots | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Technology entrepreneurs love to talk about disruption while simultaneously touting themselves as job creators, but the two roles are often contradictory. 

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Open Innovation and Telecom

I am working on a longer article on open innovation initiatives in the telecom industry and as part of my research I want to share some links I found on companies doing interesting things. Perhaps you can add other relevant articles or links that I have missed out on?

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Warming Huts competition honors Frank Gehry and four others

Warming Huts competition honors Frank Gehry and four others | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
The warming huts conceived for Winnipeg’s river trail are an innovative collection of varying interpretations of shelter.
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Best 2011 Books for Entrepreneurs

Best 2011 Books for Entrepreneurs | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Some of these are unusual choices that don’t fit neatly into the “business book” genre.
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Global research to grow in 2012 amid innovation debate

Global research to grow in 2012 amid innovation debate | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Research and development efforts are projected to continue booming in Asia while steadily growing in Europe and North America in 2012.
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An ultra-lightweight tech prediction for 2012

An ultra-lightweight tech prediction for 2012 | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
After bootstrapping its way to success, Filemobile founders predict 2012 will be the year ultra-lean goes mainstream.

What defines a firm as ultra-lean? It’s a tech company that goes beyond merely employing lean operating principles.

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MICHAEL PORTER on Strategic Innovation – Creating Tomorrow’s Advantages

MICHAEL PORTER on Strategic Innovation – Creating Tomorrow’s Advantages | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

As we enter the twenty-first century, there is a pressing need for clear strategies. Because unless companies have a clear vision about how they are going to be distinctly different and unique, offering something different than their rivals to some different group of customers, they are going to get eaten alive by the intensity of competition.

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