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MARK CUBAN: Here's What You Need To Know Before Starting A Business

MARK CUBAN: Here's What You Need To Know Before Starting A Business | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Mark Cuban has taken to Reddit to answer questions on everything from the NBA, to his famous confrontation with ESPN talking head Skip Bayless, to his unconventional ideas on tax policy. 

He also gave advice on what made him famous before he became the high profile owner of the Dallas Mavericks and his incredible success as an entrepreneur.

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Mark Cuban is one of the most intelligent business professionals of our generation, and any advice he gives should not be taken lightly.

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The Most-Read Leadership Stories Of 2012

Productivity. Passion. Connections. Here's what Fast Company's audience learned about being a success at work this year, based on the top Co.Lead stories of 2012.

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5 Things Entrepreneurs Should Know About Real Estate

5 Things Entrepreneurs Should Know About Real Estate | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Entrepreneurs always underestimate the role that real estate plays in the success or failure of their small business. I've learned a lot over the years as a real estate entrepreneur that applies to any business owner. Here are my tips for entrepreneurs looking to rent an office, retail space, or even a restaurant.

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Leaders: Stop Trying to Be Efficient

Leaders: Stop Trying to Be Efficient | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Let’s cut right to the chase; stop focusing on being efficient – it’s a waste of time. Nobody other than perhaps you really cares how efficient you are, but everyone cares how effective you are. Not only do they care how effective you are, but they also care about the effectiveness of those whom you lead. It’s important to remember leadership is a people business, and people are messy. Leadership has little to do with how neat and tidy things are, but everything to do with how successful you are at scaling effectiveness.

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A Former Barracks Becomes A Vibrant Social Hub

A Former Barracks Becomes A Vibrant Social Hub | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Over a century ago, the Netherlands Ministry of War built a series of batteries and flooded zones around the country’s capital city, a kind of final fortification before reaching the urban hub. Now, as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the remaining bunkers in this 135-kilometer-round Stelling van Amsterdam (“Defense Line of Amsterdam”) are in the process of being preserved and restored.

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Brand Winners and Losers of 2012

Brand Winners and Losers of 2012 | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

My picks of the best and worst branding efforts of the year.

The year is drawing to an end, so it's time for my annual branding post. This year, I'm presenting the worst and best together, because that makes it easier to draw lessons from both. Needless to say, these rankings consist of my own opinion; I'm certain that other writers would come up with a very different list.

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How Thinking Like a Designer Can Inspire Innovation

How Thinking Like a Designer Can Inspire Innovation | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

As a startup or small business leader, you have the opportunity to make bold choices that keep you one step ahead of the market and make you indispensable to your customers. Innovative leaders, like the late Steve Jobs, do that by thinking like web and product designers.

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R.I.P.: 10 Products That Were Discontinued in 2012

R.I.P.: 10 Products That Were Discontinued in 2012 | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
This year, a fair few products disappeared from the market as technology inevitably marches on.
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How to Create a Profitable Business Idea

How to Create a Profitable Business Idea | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Breakthrough entrepreneurship is about solving problems -- but it's only half the battle. If you've brainstormed a business idea and have a sense of the customer pain your product can solve. The next step in your billion-dollar business generating process is to figure out if you can fill that need profitably.

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Why Environment Matters to Innovation

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The Innovation Excellence community is home to innovation articles, webinars, videos, training and education - powering successful growth in the innovation management profession.
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The path to innovation and the road to recovery

The path to innovation and the road to recovery | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Innovation is often touted as the key to economic growth and the vital ingredient in helping the UK recover from the recession. But how are companies meant to foster the creativity needed to develop the next game changing idea?

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Managing Creativity: 4 Demotivators That Will Cost You

Managing Creativity: 4 Demotivators That Will Cost You | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Keeping everyone on your team focused and motivated is not easy, especially if you fall into one or more of these common traps.
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Alan Alda: Scientists Should Learn to Talk to Kids

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The actor pushes scientists to explain concepts so an 11-year-old will understand.

Alan Alda gave a presentation on the importance of science communication at the Council of Graduate Schools annual meeting held in Washington D.C., on Dec. 03, 2010. 

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Infographic: Watch A Company’s Management Team Mutate Over 4 Years

Infographic: Watch A Company’s Management Team Mutate Over 4 Years | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Unless you’re self-employed, we’re all cogs in a larger machine. The problem can be, how do you track that machine’s anatomy? How do you know what a “restructuring” really looks like, beyond that your middle manager has a new face?

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How to Make the Most of Your Holiday Downtime

How to Make the Most of Your Holiday Downtime | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

The holidays are typically slow at many companies. The lack of business can seem daunting to ambitious, always-on-the-go entrepreneurs. Colin Sprake, motivational business speaker and author of the upcoming book The Entrepreneur Success Recipe (Morgan James Publishing, 2013) says the best way to avoid anxiety during the holidays is to be prepared.

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15 Things European Startups Might Want For Christmas

15 Things European Startups Might Want For Christmas | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

What do European startups want for Christmas? We've come up with a list of ideas. Feel free to add your own in the comments.

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Future Innovation: Concept Headphones with the screen

Future Innovation: Concept Headphones with the screen | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Who said that the headphones should only output sound in the ears of their owners? Who says that they can not even show? After all, it’s good – listen to music and not to affect the surrounding. Only you, headphones and music! But now it seems that the time has come for change. 
Designer Mike Enayah introduced the concept of headphones with integrated bracket for iPhone, which turns the device into an analogue a glasses with virtual reality . The design of these headphones used metal, wood, and plastic.

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Random Word Brainstorming: A Simple, Powerful and Effective Ideation Technique

Random Word Brainstorming: A Simple, Powerful and Effective Ideation Technique | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Word lists, because of their simplicity, are often overlooked as a tool for brainstorming. That’s too bad, because they can be quite powerful and are very easy to use. They leverage the mind’s awesome associative powers to help us uncover new connections, insights and ideas.

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Can Banks Resharpen Their Innovative Edge?

Eyelock's Jeff Carter Says Yes

Innovation is the key to your company's survival, no matter what industry you are in. It must be an integral part of your organization. But what exactly is innovation in this industry?

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Minube: how to start and grow a successful Spanish business

Minube: how to start and grow a successful Spanish business | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

How do you start and grow a business in the midst of a huge, global crisis, from one of the countries that was hit hardest by a recession? Spanish travel recommendation site Minube launched in 2007 – a few months before the economic crisis hit Spain right between the eyes.

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Ten things businesses should know about what innovation is and isn’t

Ten things businesses should know about what innovation is and isn’t | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Innovation is a common topic of debate and strategies in most businesses (be they new or well established). In the current economic climate, and with the huge potential of the likes of social media data, brands are increasingly looking at innovation (large and small) as a way to beat the competition.

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Management: give employees MORE privacy instead of less (research)

Management: give employees MORE privacy instead of less (research) | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

We generally assume that the more we can observe coworkers, the more productive they will be. Research now shows that this may not be the case – on the contrary even.

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An Infographic Shows How The World Might Actually End

An Infographic Shows How The World Might Actually End | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
When Cormac McCarthy’s The Road was published in 2006, it felt as though we’d arrived at the apex--or, depending on your perspective, the nadir--of apocalyptic storytelling.
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Innovation Wanted!

Innovation Wanted! | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
For the third consecutive year, Apple tops the list of most innovative companies.

Perhaps not surprisingly, the company that became the most valuable in history this past summer--per market cap--also is the world's most innovative, at least according to a recent survey of nearly 700 top executives.

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The Real Toll of Patent Trolls

The Real Toll of Patent Trolls | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Patent trolls drain businesses of billions of dollars a year. And if you have a website--any website--you are a potential target. Here's what you need to know if they come after your business.
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