Top 100 Innovation Articles of 2013

Top 100 Innovation Articles of 2013We launched Innovation Excellence on August 1, 2011 and so 2013 was our second full year of operations. To celebrate we’ve pulled together the Top 100 Innovation Articles of 2013 from our archive of over 6,000 innovation-related articles from more than 300 contributing authors.

Click the link if you missed last year’s Top 100 Innovation Articles of 2012.

We do some other rankings too. At the beginning of each month we will profile the twenty posts from the previous month and we also publish a weekly Top 10 as part of our Innovation Excellence Weekly email and FREE MAGAZINE, so an annual Top 100 seems like a logical fit.

We lost a bit of data to corruption in some of the web server statistics files, but with the annual data that remained and our Top 20 lists from the months that were lost, we’ve pieced together this list.

Did your favorite make the cut?

But enough delay, here are the 100 most popular innovation posts of 2013 (each receiving 5,500 – 44,500+ page views):

  1. 8 Step Process Perfects New Product Development – by Robert F Brands
  2. 10 Emerging Educational Technologies & How They Are Being Used Across the Globe – by Saga Briggs
  3. Managers are for Efficiency, Leaders are for Innovation – by Jeffrey Phillips
  4. 30 Ways To Promote Creativity in Your Classroom – by Miriam Clifford
  5. How Dreamworks, LinkedIn and Google Build Intrapreneurial Cultures – by John Webb
  6. Top 40 Innovation Bloggers of 2012 – by Innovation Excellence
  7. McKinsey Innovation Report – what stands out – by Paul Hobraft
  8. Bring Your Own Device (BYOD): Why It’s A Good Idea – by Miriam Clifford
  9. Neuroeducation: 25 Findings Over 25 Years – by Saga Briggs
  10. Top 100 Innovation Articles of 2012 – by Innovation Excellence
  11. 4 Innovation Leadership Strategies for 2013 – by Soren Kaplan
  12. Sell Microsoft NOW – Game over, Ballmer loses – by Adam Hartung
  13. “A Little Night Music” with Clayton Christensen – by Nicolas Bry
  14. What is innovation? – by Greg Satell
  15. Characteristics of Highly Creative People – by Jeffrey Baumgartner
  16. 5 Trends That Will Drive The Future of Technology – by Greg Satell
  17. Tony Hsieh #BIF6 Summit: Zappos.com success story revealed – by Saul Kaplan
  18. Top 50 Twitter Innovation Sharers – by Innovation Excellence
  19. Business lessons from David Bowie – creativity, collaboration & innovation – by Richard Hughes-Jones
  20. My Top 10 Innovations of All Time – by Braden Kelley

  21. BETA - Global Innovation Management Institute certification

  22. Booz & Company’s 2013 Global Innovation 1000 Study – by Barry Jaruzelski
  23. 15 Reasons Why Daydreamers are Better Learners – by William Koch
  24. How Can We Increase Insight? – by Tim Kastelle
  25. Jimi Hendrix for Innovators – by Dimis Michaelides
  26. Best Practices for Innovation from Microsoft – by Braden Kelley
  27. 7 Ways to Make it Safe for Others to Innovate – by Jorge Barba
  28. Your Phone is Now Your Bank: Are You Ready for Disruptive Innovation? – by Holly G Green
  29. Innovation: a Case for Entitlement (really!) – by Deborah Mills-Scofield
  30. Are We Teaching Kids To Be Too Dependent on Technology? – by Julie DeNeen
  31. Innovation Drives Economic Growth – News from Nesta – by Paul Hobcraft
  32. Top 10 Innovations of the Year: 2013 – by Nicholas Skillicorn
  33. Hiring Creative Employees – by Jeffrey Baumgartner
  34. XConomy Forum Sound Bites – PRESENTATION
  35. Managing Innovation in the Trenches – by Geoffrey Moore
  36. The Seven Essential Characteristics of Innovative Companies – by Jeffrey Baumgartner
  37. Idea Challenges – you get what you give – by Jan Martijn Everts
  38. How to Build an Innovation Culture – by Greg Satell
  39. Study Demonstrates the Link Between Collaboration & Growth – by Paul Sloane
  40. The Portfolio is the Innovation Dashboard – by Kevin McFarthing
  41. Secret to Innovation Success Revealed! – by Braden Kelley

  42. Join the innovation excellence community

  43. Where Should Marketing Innovation Come From? – by Braden Kelley
  44. Top Ten Causes of Innovation Failure – by Paul Hobcraft
  45. What Pixar Shorts Can Teach Us About Innovation – by Susana Gonzalez
  46. Apple’s Innovation Problem – by Greg Satell
  47. Greenovate! City of Curitiba, Brazil Rapid Transit System – by T. McNally, R. Jonash and H. Patel
  48. GE Global Innovation Survey – Leaders Feeling Effects of Innovation Vertigo – by Paul Hobcraft
  49. Language Is Killing Our Ability To Innovate – by Lyden Foust
  50. Avoiding Innovation Debt – by Peter Bell
  51. What Sort of Questions Should You Ask of Big Data? – by Rob Toledo
  52. Low cost, High value – boarding pass to disruption! – by Nicolas Bry
  53. Zombie Management: 5 Tips to Keep Your Team from Going Brain Dead – by Holly G Green
  54. The Hult Innovation Olympics: How Verizon, Natura, and others are Tapping Student Teams to Innovate – by Ronald Jonash
  55. Why Design Thinking Will Fail – by Jeffrey Tjendra
  56. Forget Brainstorming – Use PAINstorming for breakthrough innovation – by Soren Kaplan
  57. Innovators Challenge Orthodoxies: Elon Musk – by Rowan Gibson
  58. Visualizing World Economic Forum Outcomes – by Braden Kelley
  59. 2014 Top Trend Sites – by Gijs van Wulfen
  60. A Brilliantly Simple Way to Boost our Creativity – by Jérôme Provensal
  61. 100 Things to Watch in 2013 – PRESENTATION
  62. Flipping Business Models Around – by Braden Kelley
  63. Follow Innovation Excellence on Facebook

  64. Google Glass & Wearable Innovation – by Patrick Meyer
  65. 16 Innovative Ways to Use Crowdfunding for Education – by Miriam Clifford
  66. Innovation Chat with Scott Anthony – by Evodio Kaltenecker
  67. 50 Ideas To Bring Entrepreneurship Into The Classroom – by Lisa Chesser
  68. GE Takes a Quirky Approach to Innovation – by Braden Kelley
  69. Why Businesses That Neglect Big Data Will Be Left Behind – by Greg Satell
  70. Innovate by Design – by Bradley (Woody) Bendle
  71. Does Innovation Need a Purpose? – by Mari Anixter
  72. 9 Innovation Concepts & Methodologies to Embrace, Consider or Rethink – by Stefan Lindegaard
  73. 20 Ways to Get Feedback on Your Biggest, Baddest, Boldest New Idea – by Mitch Ditkoff
  74. Ideation and the 90:10 Rule – by Matthew Griffin
  75. Your Personality, Creativity and Innovation – by Lynda Koster
  76. Time For An Education System Makeover – by Holly G Green
  77. Managing Innovation – by Greg Satell
  78. Why Every Business Should Consider Innovation Teams – by Greg Satell
  79. The Future of TV – by Greg Satell
  80. How Renaming the C-Suite Can Spark Innovation – by Luis Gallardo
  81. Leadership Means Facing Challenges Head-on – by Mike Myatt
  82. The Eight Dimensions of a Brainstorm Session – by Mitch Ditkoff
  83. Setting the Nine Innovation Roles Free – by Braden Kelley

  84. Follow @ixchat on twitter

  85. Companies Connect Same Dots in Different Ways – by Braden Kelley
  86. World Economic Forum – Innovation Imperative from Davos – by Paul Hobcraft
  87. Innovation and Serendipity – by Ralph Ohr
  88. Are Stereotypes Keeping Women Away From Science? – INFOGRAPHIC
  89. Balancing Innovation via Organizational Ambidexterity – by Ralph Ohr and Frank Mattes
  90. Five Types of People Who Kill Innovation – by Stefan Lindegaard
  91. The Jobless Innovation Era – by Paul Hobcraft
  92. Disruptive Innovation Theory Revisited – by Christensen, Hatkoff and Kula
  93. Using a War Room to Create Pervasive Innovations – by Matthew Griffin
  94. The Crowd Computing Revolution – Part One – by Braden Kelley
  95. 10 Apps for Creativity – by Tomislav Buljubasic
  96. Innovation Toolkit – by Geovanny Romero
  97. Success Practices in Co-Creation (enter the wild west!) – by Doug Williams
  98. 15 Education Technologies To Check Out in 2013 – by Julie DeNeen
  99. Five Free Nine Innovation Roles Gifts – by Braden Kelley
  100. The Open Innovation Business Model – by Larry Huston and Tim Munoz
  101. 5 Best Practices to Drive Innovation – by George Labovitz PhD and Victor Rosansky
  102. Embrace Self-Disruption Using the Business Model Canvas – by Doug Williams
  103. Entrepreneurs Define Risk Differently – by Deborah Mills-Scofield
  104. Achieving Innovation Resonance – by Braden Kelley

Now, these are the Top 100 innovation articles of 2013 based on the number of page views. If your favorite Innovation Excellence article didn’t make the cut, then add it to the comments and maybe we’ll consider doing a People’s Choice List for 2013.

If you’re not familiar with Innovation Excellence, we publish 2-6 new articles every day built around innovation and marketing insights from our roster of contributing authors and ad hoc submissions from community members. Get the articles right in your Facebook feed or on Twitter or Linkedin too!

Editor’s Note: Innovation Excellence is open to contributions from any and all innovation professionals out there (practitioners, professors, researchers, consultants, authors, etc.) who have a valuable innovation insight to share with everyone for the greater good. If you’d like to contribute, create an account.


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Braden KelleyBraden Kelley is a popular innovation speaker, embeds innovation across the organization with innovation training, and builds B2B pull marketing strategies that drive increased revenue, visibility and inbound sales leads. He has recently begun distributing Innovation eLearning and is the author of Stoking Your Innovation Bonfire from John Wiley & Sons. He tweets from @innovate.

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