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Top 30 quotes for startups and innovators from TechSparks 2013

Top 30 quotes for startups and innovators from TechSparks 2013 | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

The annual TechSparks 2013 conference and showcase of Indian startups revealed not just the Top 30 product startups of India, but a wealth of insights and advice from investors, entrepreneurs, CEOs, academics, authors, techies and designers.

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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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AI Is Transformational Technology And Major Sector Disruptor

AI Is Transformational Technology And Major Sector Disruptor | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
The power of Artificial Intelligence (AI) is the ability to gain more knowledge from data, and to augment sales, services and marketing intelligence to help accelerate and scale a company’s ability to improve stakeholder (employees, partners and customers) performance and experience. We are at the beginning of the AI revolution. That said, the speed of AI innovation and adoption is at unprecedented levels.
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Technology can remove barriers for disabled people, says Microsoft

Technology can remove barriers for disabled people, says Microsoft | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Microsoft has welcomed Government plans to help more people with disabilities into work.

Theresa May, the Prime Minister, announced an expansion of the “fit note” scheme and training for work coaches to help disabled people and those with physical and mental health conditions find employment and progress in those roles.
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Advancement in Technology Can Fuel Innovation. Here's How

Advancement in Technology Can Fuel Innovation. Here's How | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Customer expectations are increasing by the day and their buying experience should be made better than what it is today with the help of digital media
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Decision time is here for blockchain, but are enterprises ready?

Decision time is here for blockchain, but are enterprises ready? | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Blockchain may help deliver the open transactions and innovation we've long been promised. But there may be plenty of friction getting there.
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How Marketing Must Evolve as Smart Devices Impact the Industry

How Marketing Must Evolve as Smart Devices Impact the Industry | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Each December, Fjord nails its colors to the mast with a report detailing what we predict will be important in the year ahead. Our new 2018 Trends report (out on Dec. 12), includes a focus on why forward-thinking organizations are blending digital with physical—and why those who aren’t should be. But what does this mean for the marketing sector?

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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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Will Entrepreneurs Reinvent Banks In The Future?

Will Entrepreneurs Reinvent Banks In The Future? | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
No industry screams “legacy” more than banking -- but a disruption might be coming.

I remember a time when the boldest entrepreneurs would cringe in horror if you suggested they try to build a car. In the last century, that was a very expensive way to fail. Elon Musk has succeeded with Tesla because he took a technological leap when the major automakers weren’t willing to.

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Smart cities could lead to cost savings of $5 trillion

Smart cities could lead to cost savings of $5 trillion | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Smart city technologies could save enterprises, governments and citizens globally over US$5 trillion annually by 2022
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Commercial drones are here: The future of unmanned aerial systems

Commercial drones are here: The future of unmanned aerial systems | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Investment in unmanned aerial systems is soaring, but challenges remain. Here’s what stakeholders need to know about the evolving landscape.

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We Need To Focus More On Networks And Less On The Nodes

We Need To Focus More On Networks And Less On The Nodes | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
In the mid-1980s, a Robert Kelley of Carnegie Mellon University began to research why some engineers at Bell Labs performed so much better than others. The answers he found surprised him. By any conventional analysis, the outperforming engineers were nothing special. They seemed just like anyone else.
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Israel: An Innovation Powerhouse With Exponential Growth Potential

Israel is a world leader in the development of innovative products and services with companies that are advancing scientific research and enhancing every sector of the global economy. Ranked highly in the world for technological advancements and entrepreneurship, and responsible for many innovations, Israel has earned its status as an innovation powerhouse. Named the 10th most innovative country in the world by the 2017 Bloomberg Innovation Index,1 and 2nd overall for innovation by the 2017 Global Competitiveness Index,2 Israel is attracting investor interest. Warren Buffett calls Israel "the leading, largest, and most promising investment hub outside the United States" while Bill Gates explains "the innovation going on in Israel is critical to the future of the technology business."
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