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The Rise of the Female Entrepreneur

The Rise of the Female Entrepreneur | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Women entrepreneurs have come a long way over the last 40 years. Before 1974, banks could require women borrowers to guarantee their loans with cosignatures from husbands, fathers or male business partners. Today, women aren’t only starting small businesses faster than men, but they’re also creating more jobs.

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Clayton Christensen: “Disruptive Innovations Create Jobs, Efficiency Innovations Destroy Them”

Clayton Christensen: “Disruptive Innovations Create Jobs, Efficiency Innovations Destroy Them” | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

If you get the opportunity to hear Clayton Christensen hold court, seize it. Christensen is a Harvard Business School professor and renowned author and innovation expert, perhaps best known for his book “The Innovator’s Dilemma,” which had a profound influence on many thinkers and business leaders, including Steve Jobs. Speaking at BoxWorks in San Francisco today, Christensen was characteristically soft-spoken, self-deprecating and good-humored, even prompting Ron Miller to describe him as “the Steven Wright of business research” and the anti-Aaron Levie.

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Open Innovation is the Answer for the U.S. Economy

Open Innovation is the Answer for the U.S. Economy | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Innovation and how to foster next generation technologies is a topic of very active discussion within businesses across the country. But how can America continue to be one of the most innovative countries in the world?
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Creativity Is Ageless

Creativity Is Ageless | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Research supports that creativity grows with age.

I received a very exciting call the other day. It was from my 93-year young mom telling me she joined a “glee club”. Her group “The Angels” consists of seven elderly women who sing hits and show tunes from back in the day. And get this: their first performance is set for the holidays. My mom never sang in her life but in her tenth decade, she is exploring her creativity in many ways.

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Startup Communities – Building Regional Clusters

Startup Communities – Building Regional Clusters | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

How to build regional entrepreneurial communities has just gotten it’s first “here’s how to do it” book. Brad Feld’s new book Startup Communities joins the two other “must reads,” (Regional Advantage and Startup Nation) and one “must view” (The Secret History of Silicon Valley) for anyone trying to understand the components of a regional cluster.

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Structure Your Global Team for Innovation

Structure Your Global Team for Innovation | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Many firms struggle to exploit the innovation potential of their global networks. That's partly because they manage global projects like traditional ones. But single-location projects draw on a reservoir or shared tacit knowledge and trust that global projects lack. To get the most from dispersed innovation, managers need a different playbook.

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Eight Innovators Reshaping Our World

Eight Innovators Reshaping Our World | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Facebook. Amazon. Apple. Not too long ago, these were the companies upending the status quo — unleashing provocative business models that changed our daily lives even as they transformed entire industries. Now it’s their turn to face the newbies.


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Innovation Future: Concept refrigerator without doors

Innovation Future: Concept refrigerator without doors | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

So, it happened. Student of Massey University created the concept refrigerator, which simply do not have doors. Moreover, in those places of the refrigerator, where there is no food, there is no cooling. This is reasonable, energy efficient and worthy prize International Electrolux Design Lab 2012 Award.
Instead of the classic box with a door, refrigerator consists of unique hexagonal honeycomb. The door each cell allows inside put food and beverages.

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How to Create a Winning Business Idea--in Six Easy Steps

How to Create a Winning Business Idea--in Six Easy Steps | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
I often meet business founders whose minds are overflowing with brilliant ideas for new products. They seem to develop terrific new concepts every single day of their lives.
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Moving from “Open Innovation” to True Open Innovation

Moving from “Open Innovation” to True Open Innovation | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

In the 10 years since Henry Chesbrough published his groundbreaking book on Open Innovation, a lot has happened. Almost any firm claims to do Open Innovation. However, if you look closely, most of the firms do not do true Open Innovation – they are merely running a multitude of open approaches to innovation. This article explains the fundamental differences between “Open Innovation” and true Open Innovation, provides data where firms are standing on their journey to true Open Innovation and gives some hints on what your firm should do in order to take the next step.

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Garnering Success Through Human Interactions

Garnering Success Through Human Interactions | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Small businesses need to focus on their advantages.  Let me clarify, so as to not make the most generic statement of the century.  As an entrepreneur, it is absolutely natural to want your business to grow quickly.
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US researchers assert pretend play is not linked to creativity

US researchers assert pretend play is not linked to creativity | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
PRETEND play does not contribute to creativity, intelligence or problem solving, American research claims.
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The No. 1 Enemy of Creativity: Fear of Failure

The No. 1 Enemy of Creativity: Fear of Failure | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Never once in my life until my mid 30s did anyone ever (to the best of my recollection) call me "creative." But now, I hear it all the time.

So what happened?

Well, after a traditional education, business school, and five years working in strategy consulting and venture capital, I went to a cocktail reception at Stanford's d.school, the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design, where I met George Kembel, cofounder and executive director of the school. While I cannot remember one thing that we discussed, I do remember laughing for about 40 minutes straight as we riffed on odds and ends. (I've since learned that anyone who has a sense of humor is creative.)

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Putting the Customer First

Hayagreeva Rao explains why innovation is about more than just new technology.

In 1987, Chip Conley, MBA '84, made an unusual business decision: he bought a rent-by-the-hour hotel in San Francisco's Tenderloin district. But instead of running it for its past clientele, he asked his employees what new customer segment they should go after.

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Innovation Lessons from an Old-Time Enterprise

Innovation Lessons from an Old-Time Enterprise | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

What innovation lessons can you learn from an old-timer? I’m not sure how much the name Philips means to the American consciousness. In Europe you know this name. It is in every consumer electronics’ shop on the Continent, as well as every hospital, and indeed it might also be hanging over your head in the shape of an electric light bulb.

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American Innovation Key To Mobile Market Growth

American Innovation Key To Mobile Market Growth | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

The story of American innovation is one that is told all across the world and the American way of development is looked up to by many. The smartphone industry is another marvel from America and it took the world during a time when Europe was well ahead of American companies in the game. In 2005, the US was suffering from an energy crisis and had all its attention focused there. 

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How To Capture Ideas Visually With The iPad

How To Capture Ideas Visually With The iPad | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

"Visual recording is what it sounds like it’d be. As opposed to recording audio, visual recording captures visuals, though not necessarily in photographic form. The process of visually capturing ideas with the iPad isn’t terribly complex in concept. If you can think of concept-mapping, you’ve halfway there."


Via John Evans, Susie Toso, Keith Rosko, Jeffrey Jablonski, Ph.D., Paul Aneja - eTrends
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Ken Morrison's comment, August 21, 2012 7:46 PM
Thank you for follwoing my topic. I hope that it is helpful for you. I like what I see at your site. Also, I am curious about the conference on your other scoop.it site. It would be great if I could attend or present next time. I would be happy to stay in contact to learn more.
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Janet Vasil's curator insight, September 15, 2015 10:59 AM

I am not a doodler, though my video work obviously requires thinking visually.  I am exploring the world of visual notetaking which has always fascinated me, plus I've seen several people  using sketches on Periscope videos to communicate concepts on the new platform. Looks like fun, either by hand or with apps.

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The Early Stage Innovation Crisis

The Early Stage Innovation Crisis | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

With more than 850 biotechnology companies, the Bay Area is the oldest, largest and most productive life sciences cluster in the world, employing more than 125,000 people in the region. For more than 30 years, this region has led the world in researching and delivering new cures and treatments for debilitating diseases including cancer, Multiple Sclerosis and HIV/AIDS. But the industry is facing serious challenges with early stage innovation in the current economic climate.

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Innovation "killers" never play by the leader's rules

Innovation "killers" never play by the leader's rules | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

I was perusing my Twitter stream today when I noticed that one of the Tweeters I follow has decided that the new Nexus tablet from Samsung isn't an iPad "killer". Yet again another tablet has failed to unseat the iPad from its position as the leader of the tablet pack. But what concerns me isn't whether or not a new tablet will "kill" the iPad, it's the concept that new products should "kill" the leader in an industry. In my estimation, that's a misreading of history and the wrong target for innovation.

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Pepsi's Next Innovation: Buy a Soda, Send a Gift, Play a Game, Charge Your Phone

Pepsi's Next Innovation: Buy a Soda, Send a Gift, Play a Game, Charge Your Phone | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Now that PepsiCo has begun marketing in its flagship Pepsi brand in a much more significant way this year, investors, analysts and other pundits are giving PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi the benefit of the doubt as she continues to unfold her strategy for making the company a major player in better-for-you markets rather than just a traditional purveyor of snack foods and soda beverages. From Australia to India, from vending machines to sweeteners to ad agencies, PepsiCo is pushing to innovate.

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Match Your Innovation Process to the Results You Want

We are often asked whether the best way to structure for innovation is top-down or bottom-up. The answer is both, but it depends. Bottom-up approaches work well for incremental (keeps you in the game) innovations. Breakthrough (changes the game) innovations, contrary to popular belief, need a top-down approach.

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Andiamo davvero a Gaza per costruire una scuola del futuro

Andiamo davvero a Gaza per costruire una scuola del futuro | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Il mio sogno è quello di costruire una scuola che si alimenti da sola. Il luogo prescelto è Gaza. Quasi non servono spiegazioni sul perché sia tanto importante dare a questo territorio una risorsa autosostenibile in grado di dare un futuro all’intera comunità. Sono passati 5 mesi dall’ultima volta che vi avevo parlato di questo progetto – Building Green Futures – e, lo ammetto, nel frattempo di cose ne sono successe davvero tante.

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7 of the best knock-off gadgets China has to offer

7 of the best knock-off gadgets China has to offer | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

With the recent release of the iPhone 5, users found themselves trawling the internet for any leaked tit-bits that would give a sneak peek at Apple’s latest creation. The majority were Photo Shopped images either too blurred and distorted to recognise, or too weird and crazy to be believed.
Some of the weirder rip-offs came from China. The country thrives on the ability to mass produce replicas of popular products. It specialises in re-branding with an often unique and disturbing twist. It’s where international travelers go when looking to get their retail fix. “Techno-junkies” come out looking to sneak as many cheap and fake gadgets through customs as possible. One can only wonder what kind of findings a cavity search would produce.

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In Technology Wars, Using the Patent as a Sword

In Technology Wars, Using the Patent as a Sword | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Alongside the impressive technology advances of the last two decades, many see a destructive use of software patents corrupting the marketplace for ideas.

When Apple announced last year that all iPhones would come with a voice-activated assistant named Siri, capable of answering spoken questions, Michael Phillips’s heart sank.

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The Evolving Urban Form: Barcelona

The Evolving Urban Form: Barcelona | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Among those for whom Paris is not their favorite European city, Barcelona often fills the void. Barcelona is the capital of Spain's Catalonia region. Catalonia has been in the news in recent weeks because of the rising a settlement for independence from Spain, or at a minimum, considerably expanded autonomy. In part, the discontent is driven by a concern about the extent to which more affluent Catalonia subsidizes the rest of Spain. Another driving factor is the interest in separating Catalonian language and culture from that of Spain.

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