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The Face of Success, Part 2: Where Are All the Female Tech Geniuses?

The Face of Success, Part 2: Where Are All the  Female Tech Geniuses? | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
The success of Indians had me convinced that Silicon Valley was a model meritocracy. But if that's true, where are all the women? Part 2 of 5.
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The Key to Creativity: Solitude or Teams?

The Key to Creativity: Solitude or Teams? | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Responses to a Sunday Review essay that asserted that people are more creative and successful working alone rather than in groups.
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American Innovation: Nope, Not Dead Yet

American Innovation: Nope, Not Dead Yet | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
A new report from the National Science Board says that when it comes to high tech industries, the U.S. is still by far the global leader.
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Is India’s Government Killing its Economic Miracle?

Is India’s Government Killing its Economic Miracle? | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
In a recent special issue of TIME, I argued that India would eventually overtake China as the world’s premier emerging market. It’s a prediction that often produces snickers.
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Creating community conversation to change the world

Creating community conversation to change the world | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Social media is shaping a new society driven by creativity, innovation, and human capital that puts power back in the hands of the people.
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Innovative Designer Lights

Innovative Designer Lights | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Ayala Serfaty's lights are a return to her artistic roots and are an exploration and expression of natural beauty through industrial materials. These light sculptures are created from glass rods which she uses to form glass sculptures which are then covered with a polymer which forms the shade. This unique technical process took Ayala over six years to develop and perfect.

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5 Innovation Lessons From A Breakthrough Brand Aimed At Aging Americans

5 Innovation Lessons From A Breakthrough Brand Aimed At Aging Americans | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

To create Sabi, a McKinsey-trained former VC paired with all-star designer Yves Behar. Their process offers lessons about finding a good business opportunity--and a monumental change in American life.
Most entrepreneurs embark down that path with a mix of luck, circumstance, and insight: They’re futzing with some clunky gadget, and then boom! They realize how to fix it. Or they’ve worked so long at something that they simply know how to do it better.

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You Always Have to Sell Innovation

You Always Have to Sell Innovation | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

As an innovation leader or intrapreneur, you always have something to sell. In the end it is a product or a service, but during the development of a revenue-generator, you have to sell a vision to internal and external stakeholders.

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Collaboration: The Third Habit of Effective Intrapreneurs

Collaboration: The Third Habit of Effective Intrapreneurs | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
This is the fourth in a series of articles that describe the unique traits of a corporate intrapreneur. Productivity is the foundational attribute of an intrapreneur. Initiative is a required next step.
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Six Innovative Ideas to Watch

Six Innovative Ideas to Watch | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
I'm passing along some ideas from Harvard Business Review that emerged in 2011 as powerful innovation invitations.
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With less shine, what will happen to Apple’s performance?

With less shine, what will happen to Apple’s performance? | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

How will loyal Apple customers react to Apple’s first public supplier performance report card? Recent news about abuse of labor hours and environmental standards by some of Apple’s Asian supply chain partners might lead the loyal and merely satisfied to shop elsewhere. After all, loyalty, past satisfaction with purchases and implicit expectations about corporate behavior are woven together in a rope that can propel or, in Apple’s case, choke off future growth.

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Avoiding Innovation Arrogance

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I’m certainly not the first to notice that at times some of the most innovative companies can be among the most dismissive of new approaches to innovation. Established innovation consultants are sometimes slow to innovate their own approaches and processes.

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Intelligent Community Forum Announces Top Seven Intelligent Communities of 2012

The Intelligent Community Forum named its 2012 Top Seven Intelligent Communities of the Year today at a luncheon ceremony at the Pacific Telecommunications Council’s annual conference (PTC’12) in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA (13:00 HAST, 18:00 EST, 23:00 GMT). The ICF’s Top Seven are communities that provide a model of economic and social development in the 21st Century using information and communications technology to power growth, address social challenges and preserve and promote culture. The Top Seven announcement is the second stage of ICF’s annual Intelligent Community of the Year awards cycle.

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5 Trends to Shape Your Business This Year

5 Trends to Shape Your Business This Year | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Trendwatching firm, JWTIntelligence, recently released its seventh annual trend forecast, JWT 10 Trends for 2012. Which of the 10 are most likely to affect small business going forward? Here are my picks.
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Survey: Europeans most innovative but downbeat

Survey: Europeans most innovative but downbeat | 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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Federal Program Helps Small Businesses Become More Innovative

Federal Program Helps Small Businesses Become More Innovative | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
The legislative compromise on a short-term payroll tax extension dominated headlines in late December, but few journalists heralded a provision that was included in the bill that will help small businesses and boost America's economy.
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11 Tips for Building and Managing a Team

11 Tips for Building and Managing a Team | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
If you’ve gotten to the point where you’re hiring employees for your business, give yourself a pat on the back. This is a major milestone for any company – and one that millions of entrepreneurs never achieve.
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How to Get Creative: Stop Trying

How to Get Creative: Stop Trying | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

A few weeks ago, I was on fire. I was working on some designs for a prototype of a new software product, and the ideas were flowing as they hadn't in months. Every day, I felt as if I were accomplishing two or three days' worth of work. I was in the zone, and it felt fantastic.

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6 steps on How to Achieve Innovation in Outsourcing

6 steps on How to Achieve Innovation in Outsourcing | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
There has been a huge amount of growth in the outsourcing industry over recent years, so much so that it has become engrained in the way many large enterprises run their business.
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Gadget Innovation: World’s Largest Nintendo Controller

Gadget Innovation: World’s Largest Nintendo Controller | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

The waiting is over- the Guinness World Record for largest Nintendo Entertainment System controller has been shattered. The new record controller, created by British electrical engineering student Ben Allen with co-creators Stephen van’t Hof and Michel Verhulst measures a jumbo 12 feet across by 5 foot 3 inches wide.

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Future Innovation: Innovative use of lasers in the display system

Future Innovation: Innovative use of lasers in the display system | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

The overall effect of this display system (called TransPlay) is that of a crazy bright animated laser picture hanging in midair. It’s great for store displays and whatnot, but Sun Innovations has a more useful implementation built into a car windshield that traces your route out like a GPS. A GPS with lasers, which automatically makes it the coolest GPS we’ve ever seen.

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The creative mind: the more Intelligent, the more Creative?

The creative mind: the more Intelligent, the more Creative? | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Although creativity and intelligence are not synonymous, research indicates there is much overlap between cognitive ability and creative thought.
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Designing Spaces for Creative Collaboration

An interview with Scott Doorley and Scott Witthoft, co-directors of the Environments Collaborative at the Stanford University d.school and authors of Make Space: How to Set the Stage for Creative Collaboration.

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Innovating From The Bottom Up

Innovating From The Bottom Up | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Companies don't need a ton of money to do innovative things. What they need is a willingness to listen to good ideas from their employees. Here are seven ways to innovate from the bottom up.
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Gadget Innovation: Money Shredding Alarm Clock Proves Time Really is Money

Gadget Innovation: Money Shredding Alarm Clock Proves Time Really is Money | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

I’m pretty sure I’d get up right away if my alarm clock started shredding some cash, how about you? Then again it depends on how much is in there. For $100, I’m up and at ‘em. If it’s loaded with a paltry one dollar bill, eh maybe I’ll sleep another hour or so.

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