The Jazz of Innovation
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The Jazz of Innovation
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4 Steps to Ease Your Way Into Entrepreneurship

4 Steps to Ease Your Way Into Entrepreneurship | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Becoming an entrepreneur is a fun yet scary proposition . Often, entrepreneurs go against the advice of their friends and family members, in order to follow their dreams and pursue their passion.
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The World Happiness Report Explains What Makes People Happy

The World Happiness Report Explains What Makes People Happy | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Happiness isn’t easy to quantify, but a lot of people have tried: Bhutan has its Gross National Happiness survey, global research company Ipsos has its annual world happiness poll, and now Columbia University’s Earth Institute has put out the first World Happiness Report, which has the ambitious goal of surveying the state of happiness in the world today and looking at how the science of happiness plays into it.
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New Tiny 'Factories' Aim to Make Cancer-Killing Drugs

New Tiny 'Factories' Aim to Make Cancer-Killing Drugs | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
New nanoparticles can act like tiny factories to someday make cancer drugs on demand at the site of tumors.

Cancer that has spread throughout a person's body is tough to kill without causing too much collateral damage. But tiny "protein-factory" particles could target tumors specifically by manufacturing cancer-killing drugs anywhere within the human body.

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Innovation attitudes and success

Innovation attitudes and success | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

You see, there are three starting "attitudes" that define how companies begin an innovation effort. They are, in no particular order, fear, uncertainty and confidence. Where your team starts, matters. Because you need to start an innovation project with the end in mind.

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Use big ideas to get your mojo back

Use big ideas to get your mojo back | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

As a relentless cheerleader for innovation, I have harped on its importance as a stimulus for competitive advantage and organic growth. What I may have forgotten to tell business owners is that innovation is also fun.

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Create for others or create for yourself?

Innovative Scandinavian companies build products and services for the benefit of Society, not for their own individual gain.

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5 Biggest Risks To Innovation Within Your Organization

5 Biggest Risks To Innovation Within Your Organization | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Its been my experience that large and small companies suffer from a common set of risks to their innovation efforts. These risks are independent of size, industry, longevity or geography. In this podcast, I present what is needed from executive leadership to remove the risks and what realistically can an innovation leader inside an organization do to succeed when faced with them.

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Innovation and Simplicity

Innovation and Simplicity | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
In today’s world of complex systems, Big Data, and massive analytical capabilities, sometimes we need to step back and remember that transformative innovation can, and often does, arise from simple human ingenuity.

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Phase 1 Innovation Analytics – Creating the Plan

Phase 1 Innovation Analytics – Creating the Plan | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

The finishing touch for Phase 1 of the Data Analytics lifecycle is the creation of an Analytic Plan. In the same way that requirements drive all phases of a software project, the analytic plan lays the foundation for all of the work in an analytics project.

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Building a Well-Networked Organization

LEADERS AND HUMAN RESOURCES professionals are searching for ways to generate more value from their employees. Finding new approaches for optimizing talent is a critical aspect of organizational performance. The Hackett Group, an operations improvement consulting firm, recently found that organizations that excel at talent management increased earnings by nearly 18% and improved operational and process performance.

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How Audio Forensics Reveals Voices’ Secrets

How Audio Forensics Reveals Voices’ Secrets | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Audio forensic analysts explain how the 911 calls in the Trayvon Martin case might be analyzed in court.

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Where Consultants Should Contribute to Innovation

Where Consultants Should Contribute to Innovation | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

I have been concerned for quiet some time about the ‘state’ of the consulting industry when it comes to innovation. There are simply far too many out there offering pieces of the innovation equation. If I was a client I’d be getting fairly hacked off – with different people, different approaches, styles, methods of working and that nagging feeling it does not fit any bigger picture.

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The Innovation Knowing-Doing Gap

The Innovation Knowing-Doing Gap | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

If you scrutinize the theories on innovation they seem to conclude for example, that ambidextrous organizations are best at handling incremental innovations rather than radical, and if we would focus more on learning, experimental organizations we would be better off… So why don’t we act accordingly? Bengt Järrehult takes a closer look at the reasons why we act against better knowing regarding innovation.

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Part 1: Competing in the Age of Mass Customization

Part 1: Competing in the Age of Mass Customization | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
The concept of the customer is always right is taking on a whole new meaning as the the ability to manage personalized products is starting to determine whether your company can keep up with the competition.

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6 Ways Successful People Stand Out

6 Ways Successful People Stand Out | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Substance trumps style in the long run. Here's how to make the kind of impression that lasts.

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Five Key Innovation Questions to Ask

Five Key Innovation Questions to Ask | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

There are plenty of reasons to innovate. Especially now more than ever before, sustained Innovation is the means to developing marketplace showstoppers that lead to profitable growth. Innovation is not a luxury that can be placed on the back burner, even for today’s successful companies. So before beginning your next innovation effort, here are some key questions to consider for mapping out an effective innovation plan.

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5 Smart Moves to Steal from the Tech Industry

5 Smart Moves to Steal from the Tech Industry | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Strategies every start-up and small business can take from Apple, Facebook, Google, and other leaders in high tech.

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The Side Effects of Open Innovation

The Side Effects of Open Innovation | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Open innovation will not only lead to new ways of making innovation happen. Innovation leaders and their executives will also experience side effects. I think most of these effects will be positive, but some will be mixed or perhaps even negative.

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Technology, Art, And Why The Future Of Branding Is Nonfiction

Technology, Art, And Why The Future Of Branding Is Nonfiction | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Ahead of his appearance at the art/tech event, Rhizome Seven on Seven, Douglas Rushkoff talks to us about the changing role of artists and technologists and how brands can no longer be abstract.
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More, Better, Never

More, Better, Never | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Would you like to know the three best ways to build stronger customer rapport, increase your credibility as a professional, demonstrate trustworthiness and sincerity, and stand out among your competition?

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Innovation Infarction #3 — Dodging Hard Work

Innovation Infarction #3 — Dodging Hard Work | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
It might be the most obvious innovation infarction of all.

Nonetheless, quite deadly.

The latest innovation self-suicide factor is simply avoiding hard work.

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Fossil Free: Microbe Helps Convert Solar Power To Liquid Fuel

Fossil Free: Microbe Helps Convert Solar Power To Liquid Fuel | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
David BielloClick here for the original articleA new "bioreactor" could store electricity as liquid fuel with the help of a genetically engineered microbe and copious carbon dioxide.

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50 Great Innovators, One Better Future

50 Great Innovators, One Better Future | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Sustainability may still not be on the top of everyone’s priority list, but those who do take green action get results, and big ones. Chris Sherwin, Head of Sustainability at Seymourpowell, shares his reaction to this year’s Fast Company 50, where a few pleasantly surprising sustainability innovators could be found among the trend setters.

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Gene mapping isn't a crystal ball for future health... yet!

Gene mapping isn't a crystal ball for future health... yet! | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
New research suggests that for the average person, decoding your own DNA may not turn out to be a really useful crystal ball for future health.

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Are Your Employees Scared to Innovate?

Are Your Employees Scared to Innovate? | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

From reading several books, articles and blog posts about innovation, you might think this kind of thinking is something that happens only in special innovation rooms, rarely held brainstorming meetings, or as a result of “strategic initiatives” led from the top down. However, innovation can (and should) be happening all over your company, every day.

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