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More than running shoes – a business model innovation Best Buy should model

More than running shoes – a business model innovation Best Buy should model | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Amazon’s quarterly revenue rose 51% year-over-year while Best Buy’s revenue remained flat. Is it any wonder Best Buy’s stock prices fell by one-third this year?

What’s going on? A high percent of store visitors use Best Buy for decision-making but turn to the Internet to find best prices and make purchases. Without stores and with a government-given competitive advantage called “no sales tax,” Amazon has the lowest cost business model.

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4 Innovative Moves Entrepreneurs Can Make To Hire More Qualified Tech Experts

4 Innovative Moves Entrepreneurs Can Make To Hire More Qualified Tech Experts | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
As the economy grows, so does the number of companies at the leading edge of innovation. Every entrepreneur, executive and hiring manager knows that today's biggest challenge to building a high-performing team is finding tech experts who can deliver results consistently, without costly errors or setbacks.

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What does 2018 have in store for the manufacturing and process industries?

Manufacturers weathered a turbulent 2017, with Brexit uncertainty and questions around productivity just two of the challenges thrown at them.

Now, with the turn of the new year they’re looking ahead with a degree of measured optimism, thanks in no small part to the launch of the government’s Industrial Strategy whitepaper coupled with positive economic forecasts for the USA, Europe and Asia.

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2018's Challenge: Promote Responsible Blockchain Innovation

2018's Challenge: Promote Responsible Blockchain Innovation | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Innovation in financial services is critical to meeting the nation's changing consumer and business needs, and the OCC's Office of Innovation is working to promote responsible innovation in the federal banking system.

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Blockchain tech enters the energy sector

Blockchain tech enters the energy sector | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
The realm of blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies is expanding exponentially. So much so that regular companies and huge multinationals are now looking towards applying the tech to improve their business operations, increase productivity, and reduce unnecessary expenses. The energy sector is slowly embracing the latest hot tech and oil giant Shell is making moves to integrate blockchain systems into its operations.

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Robots will push men out of bed…

Robots will push men out of bed… | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Realbotix, the American manufacturer of sex robots for men, decided to release a similar toy for women. Representatives of the company are confident that the new product will be very popular, as unlike the soulless vibrators possesses artificial intelligence, can remember the partner’s habits, maintain conversation and even gently embrace the hostess.
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Is 2018 the Year When the Future of Work Finally Becomes ... Work?

Is 2018 the Year When the Future of Work Finally Becomes ... Work? | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
No one predicted in 2007 how the iPhone would transform both society and the workplace, sparking an age of mobility that changed the way we talk, share and connect. Yet here we are in 2018, with apps creating billion dollar businesses and millions of people paying $1000 a pop for the iPhone X.

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This Is What the Future of Fashion Tech Looks Like

This Is What the Future of Fashion Tech Looks Like | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Whether it’s the latest smartwatch, “smart” wearables, or new portable charging concepts, it feels like we’re constantly inundated with the latest products claiming to revolutionize the way we connect with technology. In the fashion world, we’re generally increasing our tech savvy while on the tech side of the industry, innovations are ever more developed with fashion and style in mind. If you’re already on the forefront of the tech sphere, you might have an idea of what will come next. To find out exactly what the future of fashion tech holds, we went straight to the source of the newest product releases.

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Forces of change: The future of mobility

Forces of change: The future of mobility | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
A number of forces are converging to change the way people and goods travel from point A to point B. The resulting new mobility ecosystem could have wide-reaching impacts that span a host of industries and players.
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IT’S THE VELOCITY, STUPID!*

IT’S THE VELOCITY, STUPID!* | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Almost every day we hear of a new breakthrough. CRISPR, immuno-oncology, genomics, nanoparticle disease detection, AI and regenerative medicine are just some of the commonplace headlines that are defining modern medicine, as a century of life expansion and life extension unfolds before us. But cutting-edge inventions and discoveries are not new to the life sciences industry, which has driven innovations that have saved lives and changed the course of human history. From antibiotics to antiretroviral therapy, we are fortunate to live in an age of such fundamental changes in science, medicine and healthcare.

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6 Fundamental Questions That Robots in the Workplace Are Forcing Us to Address

6 Fundamental Questions That Robots in the Workplace Are Forcing Us to Address | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Rapid technology change is disruptive and we need to be prepared.
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The Skills Every Business Needs Now

The Skills Every Business Needs Now | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

We are teetering on the edge of the Fourth Revolution in technology. The first great revolution – the agricultural one – took place thousands of years ago, followed by the Industrial Revolution in the 18th and 19th centuries and the Digital Revolution that has been raging for just a couple of decades. Each of these upheavals transformed society beyond recognition.

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9 in 10 Millennials Want This 1 Quality in the Company They Work For

9 in 10 Millennials Want This 1 Quality in the Company They Work For | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Technology is changing how the world operates, but how can it positively affect our home and the people who live on it?
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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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Education technology is a global opportunity

Education technology is a global opportunity | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
$8.15 billion. That’s the amount global investors staked in edtech companies in the first 10 months of 2017.

Education used to be simple: there was a blackboard, a teacher and desks in a classroom. Today, a student can practice English online, upload homework through a portal and learn chemistry through 3D immersion — such is the rise of educational technologies. And nowhere is the advent of edtech climbing more quickly than in Asia.
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Seven regulatory challenges for the telecom industry

Seven regulatory challenges for the telecom industry | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Strand Consult believes global telecoms players will face seven key regulatory challenges this year, including that technology is outsmarting regulators.
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Commentary: Fintech, banking’s great disruptor. Or is it?

Commentary: Fintech, banking’s great disruptor. Or is it? | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Incessant debate around fintech and digital disruption should not distract the banking industry from its core purpose of being a trusted manager of people’s money, says HSBC’s Jennifer Doherty.

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35 Amazing Real World Examples Of How Blockchain Is Changing Our World

35 Amazing Real World Examples Of How Blockchain Is Changing Our World | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
It's quickly becoming apparent that blockchain technology is about far more that just Bitcoin. Across finance, healthcare, media, government and other sectors, innovative uses are appearing every day .

Here is a list of 35 which I have come across. While some may fail to live up to their promises, others could go on to become household names if blockchain proves itself to be as revolutionary as many are predicting.
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Disruptive Technologies in Manufacturing

Disruptive Technologies in Manufacturing | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
As we launch into 2018, here’s a look at some of the key technologies that can not only disrupt, but also revitalize manufacturing in the coming year.
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The new core: Unleashing the digital potential in “heart of the business” operations

The new core: Unleashing the digital potential in “heart of the business” operations | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
No surprise that the first digital wave has focused on the flash of customer engagement and marketing. But attention is now turning to the heart of the business—back-office processes that offer opportunities to reinvent how daily work gets done—and harnessing emerging tech to build an enterprise ecosystem.
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5 Innovative Business Models for Young Architectural Practices

5 Innovative Business Models for Young Architectural Practices | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
The architecture profession is in a perpetual debate concerning the myriad issues that impact how we practice and how that work can and should impact the world around us. As the chair of the AIA’s Young Architects Forum, I am keenly aware of the problems facing the next generation of practice leaders: inefficient practice models that lead to overworked, underpaid, and highly unsatisfied staff. We hear repeatedly that a seismic shift in the way firms operate is necessary to successfully move the profession forward and retain talent.

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How the union of big and small companies cultivates disruptive innovation

How the union of big and small companies cultivates disruptive innovation | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
True disruption blooms when the agility of start-ups collides with the expertise, scale and
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China reclaiming its status as a leader in innovation

China reclaiming its status as a leader in innovation | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Invention is the original act of creation while innovation is the creation of value at scale. Scale is critical, because it enables us to build companies that reduce costs, expand production, create more value and reinvest that into an ecosystem. This means innovation plays its part in allowing a company to grow larger. It's worth thinking about the history and the origins of American and Chinese collaboration on innovation.
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Narendra Modi says he s making efforts for innovation-friendly systems

Narendra Modi says he s making efforts for innovation-friendly systems | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Prime Minister Narendra Modi Yesterday Said His Government Is Making Efforts To Create Systems That Are Innovation-Friendly To Build An Innovation-Driven New India
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Problem Solving Buffers The Brain Against Anxiety

Problem Solving Buffers The Brain Against Anxiety | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
When it comes to managing anxiety, science just lent more credibility to the advice to “stay busy.” Engaging the brain to stay busy with problem-solving appears to be an effective buffer against debilitating anxiety, especially in those prone to the worst of the condition, according to a new brain imaging study from Duke University researchers.

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Bitcoin is a mere drop in the ocean of blockchain opportunities

Bitcoin is a mere drop in the ocean of blockchain opportunities | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
London Blockchain Week kicks off tomorrow, bringing together experts from around the world to share their new and exciting applications for blockchain
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