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Innovation: Harnessing 3.8 Billion Years of R&D

Innovation: Harnessing 3.8 Billion Years of R&D | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Point: If you’re stuck on how to solve a problem, see if nature has already solved that problem.


Story: Nature has already solved many challenges; the best solutions have survived and improved through evolution.

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How to stop our economic models from exacerbating inequality

How to stop our economic models from exacerbating inequality | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
In the face of widening inequality, we need to consider more egalitarian economic models to create inclusive growth.
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Scientists are making carbon fiber from plants instead of petroleum

Scientists are making carbon fiber from plants instead of petroleum | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Cheaper, plant-based carbon fiber could be used to make lighter cars that consume less fuel.
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Consciousness Hacking: Mikey Siegel on Transformative Tech and the Future of Spirituality

Consciousness Hacking: Mikey Siegel on Transformative Tech and the Future of Spirituality | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
The late Isaac Asimov once said, “The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.”

Given our current global predicament, it’s easy to read his words as nothing but absolute truth. Indeed, it seems modern science has far outpaced our collective capacity for wisdom.

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​5 Of The Most Disruptive Strategy Innovations Of The Last 20 Years

​5 Of The Most Disruptive Strategy Innovations Of The Last 20 Years | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Suffice it to say, we are all a bit obsessed with innovation these days.

It’s not hard to understand why. One of the few defining characteristics of the last 20 years has been innovation, both for the individual and for enterprise. The result has been a tendency to associate new with innovation and innovation with ‘good’.

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4 Reasons Why You Need To Focus On Innovation

4 Reasons Why You Need To Focus On Innovation | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Each day, innovators in the business world create new products, methods, and ideas. They manage to look at problems differently and come up with solutions others cannot, and they provide an endless stream of value to their companies. In fact, innovation just might be the most important component of a successful company.

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The future of customer experience and how digital transformation is as much a human problem as it is a technology problem

The future of customer experience and how digital transformation is as much a human problem as it is a technology problem | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Today’s interview is with Brian Solis, Principal Analyst and Futurist at Altimeter, a Prophet Company. Prophet is a consultancy that helps clients find better ways to grow by creating relevant brands and customer experiences, driving accelerated growth strategies and leveraging digital as a transformative force. Brian joins me today to talk about the state of customer experience, digital maturity, digital transformation, digital Darwinism and the future of customer experience.

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Developing countries need to wake up to the risks of new technologies

Developing countries need to wake up to the risks of new technologies | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Technological advances associated with the fourth industrial revolution – including artificial intelligence – allow the automation of an increasingly wide array of processes in increasingly interactive and sophisticated ways. These advances will likely give rise to many opportunities for economic and social development in developing countries, for instance by increasing food production.

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Lessons From The Most Digitally Advanced Country In The World

Lessons From The Most Digitally Advanced Country In The World | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Estonia is, perhaps, the most digitally advanced society in the world. This Baltic region country with less than 1.5 million citizens has been occupied frequently through its history, including by the Soviet Union between 1944 and 1991. In the aftermath of independence, particularly progressive leaders decided to leverage advanced technology as a means of simplifying the lives of citizens. As early as the mid-1990s, the government made radical moves to eliminate paper in its interactions with citizens, forming the basis of what would become an almost entirely digital society.

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The 5 Things Your AI Unit Needs to Do

The 5 Things Your AI Unit Needs to Do | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Not a day goes by without the announcement of the appointment of a new VP of Artificial Intelligence (AI), a Chief Data Scientist, or a Director of AI Research. While the enthusiasm is undeniable, the reality is that AI remains an early-stage technology application. The potential is vast, but how managers cut through the AI hyperbole to use its power to deliver growth?

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How Crowdsourcing Is Shaping the Future of Everything

How Crowdsourcing Is Shaping the Future of Everything | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Technology is not replacing humans. Our connected world is empowering humanity as never before.
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Diversity in business really does boost innovation, according to a new study

Diversity in business really does boost innovation, according to a new study | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
A new study reveals what many people have known all along—diversity in the workplace is good for innovation.
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4 big tech predictions for 2018

4 big tech predictions for 2018 | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
2018 will see the continued advancement of some key technology realms: most notably in the areas of virtual and augmented reality, artificial intelligence (AI), the internet of things (IoT), and voice-enabled chat and Chatbot interactions, says Mpumi Nhlapo of ICT solutions provider, T-Systems.

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Google's Genius Productivity Hack Will Change How You Innovate

Google's Genius Productivity Hack Will Change How You Innovate | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
At Google X, the company's "moonshot factory," the mantra is "#MonkeyFirst." The idea is that if you want to get a monkey to recite Shakespeare on a pedestal, you start by training the monkey, not building the pedestal, because training the monkey is the hard part. Anyone can build a pedestal.
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Top 5 Project Management Trends to Watch Out for in 2018

Top 5 Project Management Trends to Watch Out for in 2018 | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
The project management field is experiencing a great transformation as the result of variation in business practices, project requirements, and the expected results. The Project Management Office is expected to shift a gear and focus more greatly on the people, project processes and available technologies needed to successfully execute projects rather than the projects themselves.
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What Is the 'New Economy' and Can It Help Save the Planet?

What Is the 'New Economy' and Can It Help Save the Planet? | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
For society to survive within the Earth's ecological limits, we must reject the goal of endless growth.
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Technology predictions for 2018 and beyond

Technology predictions for 2018 and beyond | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
By 2030 what we’ve come to know as “IT” today will be virtually unrecognisable
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​Tech jobs: Why the enterprise architect is your new secret weapon

Enterprise architect role is now key to successful projects, but there are changes ahead for this role.

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The Engaging Economy

The Engaging Economy | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
In the New Competitive Economy, where the role of the universities as the drivers of Innovation and Creativity in industry is becoming more and more important, Europe has a new challenge – to redefine its value chaine, to integrate the global networks with new ideas, new solutions and new proposals of competence. The Engaging Economy is a contract of trust in this agenda of change, an agenda of construction of a new effective vision for the future.

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Three ways to attract and retain talent in the age of disruption

Three ways to attract and retain talent in the age of disruption | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Companies can adapt to a changing workforce by embracing flexibility, encouraging ‘intrapreneurship’ and fostering a sense of purpose.
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Blockchain in the Boardroom: Toward Enterprise Deployment

While the price of cryptocurrencies and the ICO market tend to steal the spotlight, behind the scenes a growing number of enterprise businesses are evaluating blockchain technology.

These companies seek to enhance the business processes that impact our everyday lives.

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How the Best Restaurants in the World Balance Innovation and Consistency

How the Best Restaurants in the World Balance Innovation and Consistency | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
The restaurant industry is notorious for being competitive, risky, and low-margin. This is no less true for the world’s most acclaimed high-end restaurants. Despite being able to charge hundreds of dollars for a meal and being fully booked months in advance, top restaurants often still have a hard time turning a profit. And they face an even greater challenge: maintaining flawless consistency, while simultaneously being innovative and cutting-edge.

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2018 Will Favor Reinvention Over Invention

Applying familiar innovations is the key to finding new solutions--when the timing's right.
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​3 Most Disruptive Innovations Of The Millennium

​3 Most Disruptive Innovations Of The Millennium | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
In a millennium filled with innovations, a look at some of the most disruptive to industry
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Why the energy sector must embrace blockchain now

Why the energy sector must embrace blockchain now | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Power and utilities have yet to fully adopt blockchain technology. Find out how energy providers and consumers alike could benefit.
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Banker: Five ways VR and AR are disrupting the market

Banker: Five ways VR and AR are disrupting the market | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Imagine walking into a store and the sales assistant already knows what you are looking to purchase, knows what product specifications you require, can provide you with an assortment of options that fit your needs and readily assists you with mobile checkout, including coupons and promotions tailored just for you. Oh, and the sales assistant also happens to be a robot so you can skip the small talk. Don’t be surprised if this scenario becomes a reality within the next five to 10 years.

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