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The 8 Best Industries for Starting a Business

The 8 Best Industries for Starting a Business | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Thinking of starting a business? You want to join an industry that’s early in its life cycle--or growing fast--and whose products people lust for. That’s where you’ll find the greatest opportunity.

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Developing Successful Strategic Partnerships With Universities

For many companies, universities have become essential innovation partners. However, companies often struggle to establish and run university partnerships effectively.
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More military technologies targeted for civilian sector to boost economy

More military technologies targeted for civilian sector to boost economy | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Greater integration will spur innovation and cultivate new engines of growth

China will strengthen innovation by developing high-tech industries with military technologies to boost military-civil integration, a move that aims to cultivate new growth drivers and boost the economy, said a recent State Council guideline.

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Don't Use These 3 Phrases If You You Want to Foster Innovation at Your Company

Don't Use These 3 Phrases If You You Want to Foster Innovation at Your Company | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Innovation is widely perceived as one of the most powerful tools for business survival and growth in a fast-changing world, so it makes sense that everyone, no matter what industry or field, is eager to jump on the innovation bandwagon. Most companies, however, still struggle to jump start innovative thinking because they overlook the small details embedded within an organization's culture: the everyday, ritualistic occurrences that subliminally signal to employees that they shouldn't spend time exploring a new idea, let alone bring it up to the rest of their team.
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Where Retail Technology Needs To Go Now

Where Retail Technology Needs To Go Now | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
There are a lot of ideas around about where retail technology needs go and most of them are good. But until now, very few of them were going to do what retailers need most: give consumers a great reason to go back into stores.  Now, there are ideas emerging and developing that will be highly impactful. These new ideas and software will affect almost every in-store experience in the future, they will change what it means to go to a store and they will make store experiences more worthwhile than ever.

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Winning Health Tech Entrepreneurs Will Focus On Implementation, Not Fetishize Invention

Winning Health Tech Entrepreneurs Will Focus On Implementation, Not Fetishize Invention | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Increasingly, I’m convinced that the underappreciated challenges of implementation describe the ever-expanding gap between the promise of emerging technologies (sensors, AI) and their comparatively limited use in clinical care and pharmaceutical research. (Updated disclosure: I am now a VC, associated with a pharma company; views expressed, as always, are my own.)

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Innovation is key to solving America's health-care problems

Innovation is key to solving America's health-care problems | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
As politicians debate who should pay for America's declining health and ever-increasing cost of health care, they are overlooking the key to simultaneously improving the health of Americans and cutting costs: innovation.
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Too Many Experts Can Hurt Your Innovation Projects

Too Many Experts Can Hurt Your Innovation Projects | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
If you need an appendectomy, call a surgeon. But if you’re seeking a CEO for a surgical device company, an MD may not be your best choice.

To be sure, entrepreneurs in highly specialized and technical industries need the knowledge that only users (doctors, lawyers, engineers, and the like) can provide. Doctors understand what other doctors will value in a new product; lawyers know what other lawyers need. But you can have too much of a good thing — including input from such experts. In fact, my colleagues and I have found that innovation thrives when expert users make up about 40% of an invention team. Any less and the company will lose sight of what its customers need; any more and the group will tend to converge on old ideas.

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Are Learn-to-Code Programs Actually Helping Kids — Or Just Tech Companies?

Are Learn-to-Code Programs Actually Helping Kids — Or Just Tech Companies? | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
The current campaign to teach American kids to code may be the latest example of tech companies using concerns about education to achieve their own goals.
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Entrepreneur with 700 Patents Says This Is How to Foster Your Imagination

Entrepreneur with 700 Patents Says This Is How to Foster Your Imagination | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
In all this talk of “innovation,” imagination isn’t getting any love.

That’s according to Jay Walker, the investor-turned-serial entrepreneur who founded Priceline.com in the 1990s.

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The Four C's of Innovation

For an organization to succeed, there needs to be support of the innovation process. This starts at the top of an organization, where key components of innovation can be formed and reinforced. Without an understanding of the four C's of innovation, most initiatives will remain on the drawing board.
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Preventing deforestation might be expensive, but it will cost us more if we don't

Preventing deforestation might be expensive, but it will cost us more if we don't | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Forests don’t get a lot of credit in the fight against climate change. Left alone, they soak up a huge volume of carbon from the atmosphere. They are what scientists call a “carbon sink.” But, when people burn down forests to clear land for farming or grazing, those trees become a liability, bleeding their vast stores of carbon into the atmosphere.
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How can corporate accelerators benefit big business?

How can corporate accelerators benefit big business? | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Investing in and nurturing start-ups isn’t just about income; it’s a way of attracting new ideas, staff, services and customers.

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Here's Why Diverse Companies Are Better at Innovating Than Homogenous Companies

Here's Why Diverse Companies Are Better at Innovating Than Homogenous Companies | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Businesses that operate from a single, same-minded perspective tend to approach problems the same way.
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The Intelligent Collaboration

The Intelligent Collaboration | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
It is the time of the Intelligent Collaboration. Firms, universities, centers for innovation are developing a new collaborative strategy towards a new agenda for a new competitiveness centered in the value creation.   Like Michael Porter   stressed recently in a Conference, it´s essential to learn the lessons that more than ever emerge from a world that is trying to rebuild its competitive advantage  and to reinvent its effective place in a complex and global time of change.  Innovation, once again, is the right key for the future of our society.

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The race is on to make London the smartest city in the world

The race is on to make London the smartest city in the world | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
As London’s first chief digital officer, with more than 20 years of experience in the tech sector, I know how technology has the power to transform
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4 Revolutions Made Possible by the Blockchain Economy

4 Revolutions Made Possible by the Blockchain Economy | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
These 4 revolutions could only be made possible by the ever expanding blockchain economy. After 2018, business as we know it will forever be changed (and hopefully for the better).
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EY Global Assurance: How automation changes the way we hire and train people

EY Global Assurance: How automation changes the way we hire and train people | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Research suggests thousands of jobs could be lost to automation in the not too distant future. But EY Global Assurance is preparing its workforce for a collaboration between human teams and machines. Karen Hochrein explains how.

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Alibaba and Ford Explore Strategic Collaboration

Alibaba and Ford Explore Strategic Collaboration | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Alibaba and Ford will work together in the areas of connectivity, cloud computing, artificial intelligence, mobility services and digital marketing. They will jointly identify new opportunities to redefine consumer retail experiences and explore solutions for sustainable mobility.

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The Evolution Of Innovation And The Rule Of Punctuated Equilibrium

The Evolution Of Innovation And The Rule Of Punctuated Equilibrium | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
A common mantra of the life sciences industry can be captured in a one word—innovate.

To survive in today's hostile world, a company must out-think and out-innovate the competition. And out of that wet, murky reality crawled the new pharma life form called the accelerator. Born, generally with a spine of convection, this new and evolved creature emerges with its "fight or flight" response transferred to the techno-limbic desire of "innovate or die." However, this mission of innovation seems to overtake the process itself, leaving pharma to drive innovation in almost every corner of corporate headquarters. How far off can a blockchain cafeteria be?

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Transforming traditional industries with modern tools

Transforming traditional industries with modern tools | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
How Slack and other new approaches are reshaping work on farms, in hospitals, and in schools
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How Russia became a breeding ground for cryptocurrency innovation

How Russia became a breeding ground for cryptocurrency innovation | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Cryptocurrency has found support all over the world. It is popular as a solution for common business problems in many industries, but also allows people to invest and speculate as they would with stocks. For both reasons, companies and individuals around the globe are motivated to participate in cryptocurrency, but when this adoption reaches a certain point, governments step in to have their say. This makes perfect sense, as there are no other entities with such a significant stake in the status quo.

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12 Things You Need to Know About Bitcoin

12 Things You Need to Know About Bitcoin | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Even the most tech savvy among us have a hard time wrapping their heads around Bitcoin. It's a hot topic and a frequent point of discussion among investors, entrepreneurs and stock traders, so you should want to know all about it.

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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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FDA approves first drug embedded with a digital tracker

FDA approves first drug embedded with a digital tracker | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the first drug in the country that is embedded with a digital ingestion tracking system. Abilify MyCite features an ingestible sensor that records the fact the medication has been consumed. The pill has been approved for the treatment of schizophrenia, acute treatment of manic and mixed episodes associated with bipolar I disorder, and in addition treatment for depression in adults.

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The Future Of Creativity & A New Challenge

The Future Of Creativity & A New Challenge | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
At this point, “design is a competitive advantage” is an understatement. As new interfaces transform the way we work and live, designers, and creatives of all kind, have become central to companies and movements, big and small, across all industries. We take for granted that, just a few decades ago, very little of today’s creativity was possible.
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