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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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The Coolest Travel Innovation of 2011 Is...

The Coolest Travel Innovation of 2011 Is... | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Think back to 365-ish days ago. What was the hottest travel innovation then? Well, at the time we highlighted in-flight WiFi as the coolest thing, and not too much has changed for 2011. Or rather, everything has changed since now it's not just in-flight WiFi we're loving, but long-haul in-flight WiFi.

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How Universities Fail Women Inventors

How Universities Fail Women Inventors | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

The founders of Google, Genentech, Netscape, and Yahoo! have two things in common: All of them are university inventors whose companies grew out of the technologies they developed on campus. And all of them are male. An experiment shows that, given the same invention, tech transfer officers are less likely to spin off a company if the idea comes from a woman...

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10 Resolute Ideas To Start Your New Year

10 Resolute Ideas To Start Your New Year | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Put the punch back in your purpose: There is power in the perspective that comes from revisiting why you exist as a business and exploring the beliefs and operating values you live by. While the bottom line is a non-negotiable, how you get to it is.

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Company Culture Can Drive Business

Company Culture Can Drive Business | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Eucalyptus Systems CEO Mårten Mickos is a devotee of management guru Peter Drucker. Mickos elaborates on Drucker’s position that “company culture eats strategy for breakfast,” by offering amusing examples of culture building from his time at MySQL AB.

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Innovations in Digital Learning in 2011

Innovations in Digital Learning in 2011 | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

In November 2010, in his most important speech, Arne Duncan called for more productivity during this ‘new normal’ period of lower revenue. As our second ‘new normal’ year draws to a close, the challenges are numerous but the inflection is clear — the shift to personal digital learning is on and innovations in learning are accelerating!

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Global Research and development will grow 5.2% in 2012

The Battelle-R and D Magazine annual Global R and D Funding Forecast released today shows global research and development (R and D) spending is expected to grow by about 5.2 percent in 2012 to more than $1.4 trillion. R and D funding growth will largely be driven by Asian economies—a number projected to increase by nearly 9 percent in 2012. Elsewhere in the world, growth remains strong and stable in the aftermath of the global recession.

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What are the types of intellectual property?

What are the types of intellectual property? | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Practical questions and expert answers from attorneys, legal practitioners, and others in the social sector.

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Gadget Innovation: This Swing Table is Great for Hanging Out

Gadget Innovation: This Swing Table is Great for Hanging Out | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Wanna come over, hang out and have some dinner? This Swing Table suspends the table, a chandelier, and all 8 chairs from a steel frame. No weight limit is listed but I’m pretty sure you won’t be seeing this around the Biggest Loser campus anytime soon.

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More efficiency or more innovation?

More efficiency or more innovation? | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Every once in a while someone can illuminate a point so well that you simply have to stop and pay homage. Paul Sloane crystalized a key point about innovation recently when he tweeted:
Businesses are good at getting better but poor at getting different.

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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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Innovation Resolutions 2012

Innovation Resolutions 2012 | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Innovators all!

That should be a natural, legitimate, goal for all organizations, but earlier this month, when I asked thirty-five senior managers from a well-known, successful, European consumer goods company “how many of them had innovation responsibilities?” the response was less than 20%.

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The Most Important Gadgets Of 2012

The Most Important Gadgets Of 2012 | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Rather than looking back (which I'm sure we will), I thought it would be nice to look forward to 2012 and beyond and note some of the gadgets that will change the world in the next few years.
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The opportunity of real communication in the future

The opportunity of real communication in the future | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Today’s society has a deficit of real communication between people.Most young people prefer to spend their time and communicate with friends in sociale networks rather then being with them physically.This phenomenon restricts the movement of people in real life and promotes an unhealthy lifestyle.The FindeR Communication System was designed by Oscar Santamaria to decide this problem.

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Breaking Habits in the New Year? Innovate Instead

Breaking Habits in the New Year? Innovate Instead | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
I entered the VA hospital, tired after a two and a half hour drive.  I turned the corner and went to press the "UP" button. I pressed and the button didn't light up. I pressed again, but didn't r...
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The Axioms of Entrepreneurship

The Axioms of Entrepreneurship | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Although as entrepreneurs we have a tendency to mislead and lie on occasion, we also have tried and true Axioms into which wisdom and success can be found. These are just a few I came up with quickly as I read Ashkan’s post. Are there others you cling to as you strive forward?

 

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Best Ideas of 2011: Green Economy and Green Growth

Best Ideas of 2011: Green Economy and Green Growth | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Will 2011 be remembered as the year that, as the world's population hit 7 billion and problems in our economic model became increasingly apparent, we began figuring out how to transform the global economy to green growth? I certainly hope so.

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Best Problem-Solving Tip: Don’t Be Afraid to Break Stuff

Best Problem-Solving Tip: Don’t Be Afraid to Break Stuff | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
There are lots of tools designed to help you come up with innovative solutions. But sometimes the best one is a sledgehammer.
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Innovative Creator and Choreographer Jessica Lang

Jessica Lang Dance is a New York City based dance organization under the direction and vision of Jessica Lang. Lang is noted for her artfully crafted, emotionally engaging work and has been described for having "established a reputation for concocting ingenious choreographic interactions between dancing bodies and the movements of striking set and costume pieces." JLD is dedicated to the creation, production and performance of dance works including choreography associated with music, opera and mixed media compositions.

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Elizabeth DeLuce's curator insight, November 3, 2014 5:28 PM

I think this is an interesting interpretation of this music. Seeing the different qualities of movement prevalent such as resilience, flow and the balance of varying speeds. Even though there were women wearing ballet/pointe shoes, it did not restrict their movements to classical techniques. 

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Sustainability, Quality, Price?

Sustainability, Quality, Price? | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Our day-to-day is full of contradictions. All we have to do is look around and think about how we would do things. We would certainly do things differently, if only to leave our mark.
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