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3 Ways to Shrink Your Start-up Legal Costs

3 Ways to Shrink Your Start-up Legal Costs | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

You’ve got a killer idea, a well-researched business plan, and enough capital (you think) to at least get it off the ground. Before you get too far, however, have you factored in legal expenses? It's a cost that optimistic entrepreneurs sometimes forget about or downplay.

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Infosys Sees More European Companies for Sale in Hunt for Takeover Deals

Infosys Sees More European Companies for Sale in Hunt for Takeover Deals | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Infosys Ltd., which has the most cash among India’s computer-services providers, said the number of European companies with “broken” economic models has risen, increasing opportunities for acquiring them.

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5 Ways To Do Good In Any Job

5 Ways To Do Good In Any Job | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
You may be stuck in a job you don’t like, where you feel like you don’t have any control. That’s okay, you don’t have to be a high-powered executive to do some good.
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What Happens When The Costs Of A Globalized Economy Grow Out Of Control?

What Happens When The Costs Of A Globalized Economy Grow Out Of Control? | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

You might be into eating local, but if the costs of oil balloon, you won’t have much choice about it. Cheap fuel is what powers global trade, but a future without cheap food might force a "relocalization" of our economy.

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5 Keys to Evaluating New Ideas

5 Keys to Evaluating New Ideas | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

The innovation process can generate a myriad of ideas—in fact, it usually results in more ideas than could reasonably be acted upon. One of the more difficult challenges we’re often tasked with is deciding which ideas to move forward with and which ones to discard. How do you determine when to take an idea from a vision to a reality?

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A new innovation paradigm

A new innovation paradigm | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

History, Mark Twain said, doesn't repeat itself but it does rhyme. Spinoza wrote that those who ignore history are doomed to repeat it. Where innovation is concerned, it seems we have to constantly rediscover what's worked in the past, and return to those models, rather than build on what worked and expand on it.

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From vacation spots to smart destinations: technology and tourism

From vacation spots to smart destinations: technology and tourism | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
The Smart City paradigm is meant to be the last (and beloved) son of Postmodernity for urban territories, providing useful tools (an attractive mix of leadership, infrastructures, services and peop...

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To Limit Their Eco Footprint, These Luxury Cabins Sit On Stilts

To Limit Their Eco Footprint, These Luxury Cabins Sit On Stilts | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
An absurdly mild winter hasn’t stopped us from fantasizing about sun-drenched retreats.
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Arab Spring... for High-Tech Teens?

Arab Spring... for High-Tech Teens? | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

If you think there’s a shortage of women running tech start-ups in the U.S., imagine the dearth of women doing it in the Middle East and North Africa.

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Improve your Persuasive Power with the Three Greeks

Improve your Persuasive Power with the Three Greeks | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

We often find ourselves in a position where we need to influence other people. We might want to change their mind, to sell them on an idea or to secure their agreement to a proposal. A fruitful way to approach these situations is to use the three Greeks, ancient concepts that are proven to work. In my experience most people use only one of the three Greeks and they would be much more effective if they used all three.

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How to Give Your Startup Idea The Sniff Test

How to Give Your Startup Idea The Sniff Test | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

I have a certain friend who called me a while back, all excited about his latest revelation. “What if you could go to a web site and find all the recipes you could make today, with just the ingredients you already have in your kitchen? I’m going to start a website to offer this service!”

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How to reduce innovation risk

How to reduce innovation risk | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Every day when I come to work I scan my Twitter stream and get insights from hundreds of people who have excellent perspectives on innovation. There are people who write about open innovation. There are people who write about business model innovation. There are people who write about new products, innovations in specific industries and topics like reverse innovation.

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Business model innovation involving toilets, yes toilets

Business model innovation involving toilets, yes toilets | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

I never thought toilets could be so interesting. They provide a rich example of thinking beyond traditional product concepts when pursuing innovation to unearth smarter systems innovations.

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The evaluation metric that kills innovative ideas

I was speaking with a client recently who reminded me of the metrics her CEO had set out for innovative new ideas. While I think it is important to have clear goals and quantifiable metrics for innovations, I was a bit apprehensive about these measurements. Take a look at them and see if you can guess which one gives me the most concern.

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Who Are Your Organization's Entrepreneurs?

How useful would it be to identify the problem-solvers within your business? They're called entrepreneurs, and not all of them are created the same.
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The Tyranny of Today blocks innovation

The Tyranny of Today blocks innovation | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

The tyranny of today? What's not to like? For innovators the tyranny of today is personified as Lex Luther, superman's alter ego. The tyranny of today as a phrase does more, with less, to describe the barriers to innovation than almost any description I've heard. And I should know, I wrote Relentless Innovation trying to define how to overcome the tyranny of today.

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How to Understand the Notoriously Irrational Consumer

How to Understand the Notoriously Irrational Consumer | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Companies put in lots of Market Research efforts to nail down the needs, wants, wishes and whims of the elusive consumers. But, how reliable are the results?
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In this article it discusses how companies think they are understanding the needs, wants, wishes and whims of the elusive customer."Sometimes we come up with an invention which we believe is a no-brainer. It is a “sure winner, the innovation of the year”, but later we are surprised that it is not appreciated at all on the market as it was internally within the company." This is because the first step and important part of public relations is to research the market place before launching a new product. This article also mentions The Endowment Effect and The Status Quo Biased these two tests help indicate that consumers overvalue what they have or have been given. This article relays to public relations and suggests that we do not over-rely on the outcome of Market Research and that there are predictably irrational reasons why consumers say one thing and actually do the other.

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When your company embraces innovation it will become more profitable!

When your company embraces innovation it will become more profitable! | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

When your company embraces innovation it will also cut costs, your quality will improve, and it will be a safer work environment.

One Keystone Decision (like embracing innovation as a corporate mandate) can effect every other part of your organization. A commitment to Innovation can turn into all sorts of successes everywhere. That Keystone for Innovation is held up by all your other efforts, while providing stability for the corporate structure at the same time.

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Evolutionary Innovation Topic Modeling

Evolutionary Innovation Topic Modeling | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
I've been studying EMC innovation data from the last five years and have enlisted internal data scientists to help improve our global innovation processes.
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Gene Therapy For Blind Again A Success, More Patients To Be Treated

Gene Therapy For Blind Again A Success, More Patients To Be Treated | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

In 2009, 12 people participated in a clinical trial through which they received an experimental gene therapy for an inherited form of blindness. The correct form of the gene, meant to replace their faulty ones, was injected into the retinal cells of one eye. Limiting the injection to one eye was precautionary, since the researchers didn’t know if there would be any adverse affects.

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Takeaways from the CoDev 2012 Conference in La Jolla

Takeaways from the CoDev 2012 Conference in La Jolla | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Earlier this month I attended the eleventh annual International Congress on Open Innovation and Co-Development, organized by Management Roundtable and the PDMA.

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Collaboration in Innovation Competitions

Collaboration in Innovation Competitions | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Innovation tournaments can be run either competitively or collaboratively, with each approach yielding better results for different purposes.

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Innovation Passing Lane Ahead!

Innovation Passing Lane Ahead! | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

I noticed an interesting phenomenon the other day on a 200 mile drive back from the Oregon coast to Seattle that I would like to share with you and then discuss the potential implications for innovation success.

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To Innovate You Must Live With Uncertainty

To Innovate You Must Live With Uncertainty | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

I’m starting up a couple of live consulting projects with some of our MBA students. Even though we are very early in the projects, they have already reminded me of just how critical it is to develop the ability to live with uncertainty.

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Innovation Starts with Vision

Innovation Starts with Vision | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Every organisation must prepare for the abandonment of everything it does,' says the great management guru Peter Drucker. What does he mean? In ten years time your business will be completely different from now. There will be more change in the next ten years than in the last thirty. Every product or service you provide, every method, every process, every partnership or delivery system will have been replaced by something better.

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