The Jazz of Innovation
43.4K views | +0 today
The Jazz of Innovation
To jazz up your ability to innovate, turn to jazz! - www.cognistreamer.com
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by Peter Verschuere
Scoop.it!

Innovation Foundations at PSA Peugeot Citroën

Innovation Foundations at PSA Peugeot Citroën | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

In my previous article ‘Establishing the Foundations for a Balanced Innovation Portfolio’ I discussed the important role played by key innovation foundations in the success of a systemized collaborative innovation program. Even though you’re in a less than perfect position, the important step is to recognize the relative strength (or weakness) of each foundation, then put actions in place to improve each one. In this article I’m sharing the experiences of PSA Peugeot Citroën on their first ever collaborative innovation campaign.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Peter Verschuere
Scoop.it!

10 strategic technologies your company needs to seriously consider investing in

10 strategic technologies your company needs to seriously consider investing in | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Business is war. And as is this case with most wars, there are arms races: in strategy, advertising and perhaps most importantly, technology.

The technologies that can make a big impact on business tend to bring with them a high potential for disruption to IT or the business, the need for a major investment, or the risk of being late to adopt.

Those qualities can come from an existing technology reaching maturity, an emerging technology that could give early adopters a distinct advantage, or one that has potential for significant market disruption in the next five years.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Peter Verschuere
Scoop.it!

How To Foster Outrageously Awesome Employee Engagement

How To Foster Outrageously Awesome Employee Engagement | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
At its very core, the whole notion of people being a distinct source of competitive advantage hinges on the way organizations and individual leaders perceive their workforces and the nature of the employment relationship.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Peter Verschuere
Scoop.it!

Going Mobile? Make It More Than a Marketing Strategy

Going Mobile? Make It More Than a Marketing Strategy | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Smartphones and tablets are becoming an important tool for satisfying your customers' needs, not just for trying to sell to them. Are you ready?
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Peter Verschuere
Scoop.it!

How publishing giant Sanoma is fostering intrapreneurship with its in house startup accelerator

How publishing giant Sanoma is fostering intrapreneurship with its in house startup accelerator | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

So print is dying – or already dead, or at least critically ill. As we wrote here earlier, the important question is not who called it first but rather: what will we DO about it? Helsinki based publisher Sanoma is trying to do something about it and started an in house startup accelerator where it encourages its own intrapreneurs to come up with disruptive business ideas.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Peter Verschuere
Scoop.it!

Ten rules for managing global innovation

Ten rules for managing global innovation | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Companies are well aware that hidden in their dispersed, global operations is a treasure trove of ideas and capabilities for innovation.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Peter Verschuere
Scoop.it!

How Successful Companies Sustain Innovation

How Successful Companies Sustain Innovation | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Innovation is widely regarded as the single most important ingredient in today’s economy. But innovation as a destination isn’t enough.

Sustained innovation is a high-productivity state in which an organization strives to innovate in all aspects of its business, including management, divisions, operations, customers, and suppliers.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Peter Verschuere
Scoop.it!

Intrinsic or Extrinsic Motivation? That is the Question

Intrinsic or Extrinsic Motivation? That is the Question | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

The power of motivation for innovation has been in focus for research for the last decades. In this post Susanna Bill shares a personal experience of intrinsic vs extrinsic motivation to explain why communities of practice need to be managed carefully.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Peter Verschuere
Scoop.it!

Server Death, or Break-an-Egg-with-Us!

Server Death, or Break-an-Egg-with-Us! | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Some of you may have noticed that yesterday our server crashed and we were offline for 24 hours. We noticed, and while we are happy that our site's traffic is busting our seams, we have now entered the land of needing a new server.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Peter Verschuere
Scoop.it!

No use crying over print milk: how to DEAL with disruption?

No use crying over print milk: how to DEAL with disruption? | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
How to deal with disruption in your sector? Lessons from Clay Christensen of The Innovator’s Dilemma and The Innovator’s Solution.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Peter Verschuere
Scoop.it!

Spurring innovation by bringing the outside in

Spurring innovation by bringing the outside in | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Even in today's world of hyper-protected intellectual property, there's still something to be said for open innovation.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Peter Verschuere
Scoop.it!

"Through the Looking-Glass" for Start-Ups

"Through the Looking-Glass" for Start-Ups | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

When I took the plunge and started my business in April 2011 of course I had understood the importance of having a well-defined target-group. After all, I am a qualified coach and trainer! Without a clear set goal we have no direction and we inevitably lose track of what we aim to achieve.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Peter Verschuere
Scoop.it!

Media innovation: the future of connected tv

Media innovation: the future of connected tv | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

This weekend, Hackday Paris tried to reinvent the connected tv in a 48 hour hackathon with Joshfire and France Télévisions. We wrote a post to announce HackDay Paris last week, so it makes sense to see what the hackers cooked up to make the era of connected tv come true.

From the list of projects that were posted on their sites, we could see four trends emerge.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Peter Verschuere
Scoop.it!

Startup accelerators: the good, the bad, the ugly

Startup accelerators: the good, the bad, the ugly | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Interview with Mikko Jarvenpaa:

‘Speed up your startup’ is a new book by Mikko Järvenpää, formerly marketing dude at the HackFwd accelerator. His book, as it happens, is also about startup accelerators. We already wrote a short blog about the most important conclusion of the book – namely, that Jarvenpaa thinks that we’ll see a shift from startup accelerators who take all kinds of projects to to saccelerators who specialise in specific industries or business models like gaming, consumer internet or software as a service.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Peter Verschuere
Scoop.it!

Why We Can't Solve Big Problems

Why We Can't Solve Big Problems | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

On July 21, 1969, Buzz Aldrin climbed gingerly out of Eagle, Apollo 11's lunar module, and joined Neil Armstrong on the Sea of Tranquility. Looking up, he said, "Beautiful, beautiful, magnificent desolation." They were alone; but their presence on the moon's silent, gray surface was the culmination of a convulsive collective effort.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Peter Verschuere
Scoop.it!

Innovative Art Weekend Munich Installations

Innovative Art Weekend Munich Installations | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

On the occasion of Art Weekend Munich 2012 (Oct. 26-28), Nusser & Baumgart is exhibiting new work by the Frankfurt-based artist duo Winter/Hörbelt. The artists, who have been working together since 1993, will present an installation that encompasses the entire space, and that lies at the interface between sculpture and visitor-initiated performance.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Peter Verschuere
Scoop.it!

5 technologies that will disrupt the world in 2013

5 technologies that will disrupt the world in 2013 | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Five emerging technologies could become mainstream next year. A list announcing the constituents was released by The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), a heavyweight trade body in the US consumer electronics market, recently. Mind you, these are not products but new technology trends that we are talking about.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Peter Verschuere
Scoop.it!

Why corporate culture is important for innovation

Why corporate culture is important for innovation | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Corporate culture exists at the intersection of corporate memory, corporate history, business context and operational effectiveness. Corporate culture is what defines what a company is, why it does what it does, and in many ways sustains a presence and a facade to the outside world.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Peter Verschuere
Scoop.it!

Challenging Open Innovation

Challenging Open Innovation | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Open Innovation is an effective method for gaining ideas from outside an organization, but in order to achieve long term sustained Innovation, companies need to establish a structured repeatable process. Breakthrough innovations still have to come from within the company through hard work and consistent efforts.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Peter Verschuere
Scoop.it!

How Stories Make Customers Fall in Love

How Stories Make Customers Fall in Love | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Connecting with your customers' highest aspirations will turn them into evangelists for your brand. Here's how to do it.

It's a crowded marketplace out there. And you have a small advertising budget. How do you break through the clutter and capture customers' attention?

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Peter Verschuere
Scoop.it!

How Paris based eYeka amassed 220 000 (!) creatives

How Paris based eYeka amassed 220 000 (!) creatives | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Some great companies manage to grow to gigantic proportions while hiding in plain sight - until they become incontournable. eYeka is one of them.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Peter Verschuere
Scoop.it!

Questions you and your co-founder need to have answered before you start (or ASAP)

Questions you and your co-founder need to have answered before you start (or ASAP) | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

What's your equity split of this business and why? Are we comfortable with the thinking behind that?
What is the scope of our business? What is outside the scope of what we want it to do? ...

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Peter Verschuere
Scoop.it!

When High IQs Hang Out: Scientific American

When High IQs Hang Out: Scientific American | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Kevin Langdon is writing several books and designing an inside-out clock. Karyn Huntting Peters is organizing a global problem-solving network. Alfred Simpson juggles multiple Web-programming projects in his free time. These three people might not have much in common—except for their unusually high IQs.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Peter Verschuere
Scoop.it!

Creatives and the Crisis

Creatives and the Crisis | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Since the start of the economic crisis, creative class workers have fared substantially better than others.

The economic crisis of 2008 left millions of Americans out of work. Even though the job market has been slowly improving lately, employment levels remain considerably below where they were before the crisis. And the effects of the crisis have fallen unevenly on different kinds of workers and different kinds of places.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Peter Verschuere
Scoop.it!

Cultivating a Culture of Innovation

Cultivating a Culture of Innovation | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
In today’s marketplace, one of the biggest reasons top companies fall from greatness is their inability to overcome cultural barriers and innovate.
more...
No comment yet.