Voting CLOSED – Top 40 Innovation Bloggers of 2011

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Voting Open - Top 40 Innovation BloggersVoting is now open in the Top 40 Innovation Bloggers Contest hosted by Innovation Excellence.

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People who vote (or who nominated someone) will be entered into the prize drawings for a range of great prizes (more than $3,000 worth), including:

  1. 2 signed copies of Stoking Your Innovation Bonfire by Braden Kelley – priceless
  2. 1 ticket to the Front End of Innovation Europe (February 27-29, 2012 in Zurich, Switzerland) – $3,000+ value

Voting is open from December 24-30, 2011 (one vote per person please). Polls will close at midnight GMT on December 30, 2011. You can vote in one of these two ways:

  1. Add a blog comment ON THIS POST with your favorite innovation blogger’s name
  2. Send a twitter @reply to @ixchat with your favorite innovation blogger’s name.
  3. More prizes TBD

The official Top 40 Innovation Bloggers of 2011 and the contest winners will then be announced on Innovation Excellence on December 31, 2011 after the voting and judging components are complete.

We’re curious to see who you think is worth reading.

Here are the nominees (in alphabetical order):

  • Adam Hartung
  • Andrea Meyer
  • Andrew O’Connell
  • Bill Fischer
  • Bob Eckert
  • Boris Pluskowski
  • Braden Kelley
  • Brett King
  • Caspar van Rijnbach
  • Chuck Frey
  • David Armano
  • Dean DeBiase
  • Deborah Mills-Scofield
  • Dennis Stauffer
  • Donna Sturgess
  • Drew Boyd
  • Drew Marshall
  • Frank Mattes
  • Gary Hamel
  • Geovanny Romero
  • Gianluigi Cuccureddu
  • Gijs van Wulfen
  • Glen Stansberry
  • Helen Walters
  • Holly G Green
  • Hutch Carpenter
  • Idris Mootee
  • James Gardner
  • James Todhunter
  • Jay Terwilliger
  • Jeff De Cagna
  • Jeffrey Baumgartner
  • Jeffrey Phillips
  • Jerry McColgin
  • Jim Clemmer
  • John Persico
  • John Steen
  • Jorge Barba
  • Jose Baldaia
  • Julie Anixter
  • Kamal Hassan
  • Kay Plantes
  • Kevin McFarthing
  • Kevin Roberts
  • Krisztina Holly
  • Kurt Frenier
  • LeAnna J Carey
  • Maria Paula Oliveira
  • Marty Baker
  • Matt Heinz
  • Matthew E May
  • Max McKeown
  • Melba Kurman
  • Mike Brown
  • Mike Masnick
  • Mike Myatt
  • Mike Shipulski
  • Mitch Ditkoff
  • Moises Norena
  • Nicolas Bry
  • Patrick Lefler
  • Paul Hobcraft
  • Paul Sloane
  • Paul Williams
  • Paul R Williams
  • Peter Bergman
  • Phil McKinney
  • Ralph Christian-Ohr
  • Robert F Brands
  • Robert Tucker
  • Rocco Tarasi
  • Rowan Gibson
  • Sarah Miller Caldicott
  • Saul Kaplan
  • Scott Anthony
  • Seth Godin
  • Stefan Lindegaard
  • Stephen Shapiro
  • Steve McKee
  • Steve Todd
  • Tim Kastelle
  • Tom Peters
  • Venessa Miemis
  • Ville Miettinen
  • Yann Cramer

If your favorite is missing, then e-mail us their name and URL using the contact form or by tweeting it to @ixchat, but starting in the middle of the voting they will face an extra challenge.

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Braden KelleyBraden Kelley is the author of Stoking Your Innovation Bonfire from John Wiley & Sons. Braden is also the editor of Innovation Excellence, a popular innovation speaker and trainer, and advises companies on connecting with their customers and embedding innovation across the organization.

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  1. Mitch Ditkoff!!!

  2. Mitch Ditkoff

  3. Mitch Ditkoff

  4. Geovanny Romero

  5. i vote for Mitch Ditkoff

  6. Jeffrey Phillips

  7. Mitch Ditkoff rocks!

  8. Mitch Ditkoff :-)))

  9. Mitch Ditkoff

  10. I vote for Mitch Ditkoff

  11. Mitch Ditkoff

  12. Mitch Ditkoff is my choice. Thank you.

  13. Chantal Andree Berclaz

    Voting for Mitch Ditkoff.
    Let’s roll the red carpet!

  14. Mike Brown Brainzooming

  15. Gotta vote for Mike Brown of Brainzooming!

  16. mitch ditkoff

  17. Mitch Ditkoff

  18. Mitch Ditkoff

  19. Mitch Ditkoff : blogger extraordinaire

  20. Mike Brown- “Brainzooming”

  21. Shane Ashesha Conroy

    Mitch Ditkoff is a winner for me…gets my vote every time!!!

  22. Mike Brown — Brianzooming

  23. Mike Brown – Brainzooming

  24. Mike Brown at Brainzooming

  25. Mike Brown – Brainzooming

  26. Mike Brown – Brainzooming

  27. Mitch Ditkoff gets my vote as best blog innovator; he’s cool, insightful, funny, and often irreverently profound.

  28. Mitch Ditkoff

  29. Mike Brown – Brainzooming

  30. Mike Brown – Brainzooming !

  31. Mitch Ditkoff

  32. Mitch Ditkoff!

  33. Mitch Ditkoff

  34. Mike Brown – Brainzooming

  35. Mitch Ditkoff’s consistency of wit and wisdom is the number one vote.
    He deserves our collective congratulations for his outstanding wealth of brilliant compilations,

  36. Mike Brown – Brainzooming rocks

  37. Mike Ditkoff – he’s excellent!

  38. Geovanny Romero

  39. Mitch Ditkoff – Champion of Ideas!

  40. Mike Brown @Brainzooming

  41. Mitch Ditkoff

  42. I vote for Mitch Ditkoff.

  43. Mitch Ditkoff, for his never stopping stream of interesting articles

  44. Mitch Ditkoff’s posts always conveys something new,innovative and compelling. He deserves to be awarded the prize.

    Kofi Hagan

  45. Gijs van Wulfen

  46. Mitch Ditkoff

  47. Caspar van Rijnbach

  48. Caspar van Rijnbach is the Blogger that I am voting.

  49. Caspar van Rijnbach is the name of the Blogger that I am voting.

  50. Mitch Ditkoff

  51. Caspar van Rijnbach!! He’s the best innovation blogger!

  52. Caspar van Rijnbach!

  53. Mike Brown

  54. Mike Brown – Brainzooming

  55. Mike Brown – Brainzooming blog — intriguing ideas, clever commentary, outstanding perspective daily. One of my favorite reads.

  56. I vote for Mitch Ditkoff, a great motivational speaker!

  57. By the ruling of my divine right, Mitchell Ditkoff shall win this title.

  58. Señor Filipé Santiago-Vasquez-Jimenez-Lopez-Meñez III

    Mitchell Ditkoff es la mejor!

  59. Mike Brown – Brainzooming

  60. Mike Brown – Brainzooming.

  61. Mike Brown – Brainzooming

  62. Mike Brown for best blogger!

  63. Mike Brown – Brainzooming

  64. Gijs van Wulfen

  65. Tim Kastelle – height , breadth and depth.

  66. Mike Brown – Brainzooming

  67. Gijs van Wulfen

  68. Gins van Wulfen

  69. Mitch Ditkoff get my vote for innovative blogger.

    Mitch as a leader of innovation, influences the web and the lives of the people who connect to his blog. He blogs on an astounding range of topics with a sense of humble humour that I find refreshing and intriquing. Mitch mixes up the media to bring a variety of messages and messaging for his audience. Mitch is the man!

  70. Maria Paula Oliveira

    Caspar van Rijnbach is the man!

  71. Mitch Ditkoff

    Mitch has the most informative innovation blog. He is by far the best I know at producing real results for clients. He and his team not only unlock people’s creativity, they also install training programs that ensure sustainability. He is fun. The work is engaging and exciting for executives and managers at all levels of an organization. His blog is very giving on all of these subjects.



  74. I voted for Mitch…

  75. Mitch Ditkoff !

  76. I vote for Mitch Ditkoff

  77. Mitch Ditkoff

  78. Mitch Ditkoff for sure!!!!

  79. Vote for Mitch Ditkoff

  80. I vote for Mike Brown….the BEST

  81. vote for Mike Brown

  82. Phyllis Beilman Brown

    Mike Brown is the best blogger

  83. Mitch Ditkoff

  84. I vote for Dennis Stauffer

  85. I vote for Dennis Stauffer

  86. Caspar van Rijnbach for real innovations !

  87. Dennis Stauffer – his blog delivers good informatino!

  88. Gijs is a very innovative and inspiring person through his blogs.

  89. Mike Brown at @brainzooming is outstanding — he gets my vote

  90. Dennis Stauffer!

  91. Dennis Stauffer

    PS- Great Speaker Too!

  92. i vote for Mitch Ditikoff

  93. Mitch Ditkoff

  94. A worthy winner — imaginative, warm-hearted, sincere, brilliant and unceasingly creative.

  95. Hey everyone: Some people who have voted for me have written MY name in the “Name” field under “LEAVE A REPLY” so it looks like the comment is coming from ME (which it is not). Please know I have only voted for myself ONCE and I am certainly not writing my own praises. That would be a bit funky from my point of view. Good luck everyone!

  96. I like Mitch, Mitch Ditkoff that is.

  97. I vote for Mitch Ditkoff

  98. My vote is for Dennis Stauffer.

  99. Voting for Robert Brands

  100. My vote is for Robert F. Brands.

  101. Who is this Mitch Ditkoff? Robert F Brands is who you should be voting for

  102. I vote for Robert Brands – Amazing innovation knowledge and great speaker

  103. Mike Brown – aka @Brainzooming

  104. Robert Brands!!

  105. I vote for Geovanny Romero @IXchat !!!
    He’s the BEST!

  106. Gins van Wulfen.
    great innovation insights not only “daily funny lists”

  107. Mitchell DItkoff AKA Ditty.

  108. Gijs van Wulfen

    Is through his blog innovative an as a person very inspiring!
    He has to win!!

  109. I vote for Robert Brands. A great speaker

  110. I vote for Dennis Stauffer

  111. I vote for Robert Brands. Great ideas and evaluating tools

  112. I vote for Robert Brands. He is outstanding.

  113. I vote for Mike Brown, he awakens my creative mind every morning.

  114. I vote for Mike Brown

  115. Aubrey Blankenship

    Mike Brown – Brainzooming blog

  116. Mike Brown @Brainzooming blog

  117. Dennis Stauffer

  118. Kent Katterheinrich

    Dennis Stauffer @ Innovator Mindset

  119. Dattatreya Banavara

    Mitch Ditkoff is the best innovation blogger I have seen. His articles are full of substance.

  120. Swati Bhattacharya

    Mike Brown, Brainzooming

  121. Mike Brown – Brainzooming

  122. Mike Brown – Brainzooming of course!!! Hands down the best.

  123. Mike Brown – Brainzooming

  124. Mitch Ditkoff – Idea Champions. He’s great!

  125. Mike Brown Brainzooming blog

  126. Mike Brown gets my vote !!

  127. i vote for Mitch Ditkoff

  128. Mike Brown – Brainzooming blog

  129. Mike Burns (@wrytir)

    I’m voting for Mike Brown of Brainzooming!

  130. Mike Brown Brainzooming.

  131. My vote is for Adam Hartung.

  132. Gotta vote for Mike Brown and Brainzooming!

  133. I vote for Mike Brown of Brainzooming. Start almost every morning with a cup of coffee and Mike’s blog as a professional, and sometimes personal reflection for the day. Wish it posted even earlier in the a.m.!

  134. I vote for Mitch Ditkoff

  135. Voting for Mike Brown – Brainzooming blog

  136. I vote for Mike Brown

  137. Adam Hartung

  138. Definitely Mike Brown of Brainzooming!

  139. Mike Brown – Brainzooming. Consistently brilliant.

  140. Stefan Lindegaard

  141. Mike Brown – Brainzooming

  142. I voe for Mike Brown #1

  143. I vote for Mitch Ditkoff

  144. I vote for Mitch Ditkoff.

  145. I vote for Mike Brown. I appreciate all the great posts he shares through his Brainzooming blog!

  146. I vote for Mitch Ditkoff

  147. My vote goes to Idris Mootee.

  148. Hutch Carpenter

  149. Mitch Ditkoff

  150. Mike Brown – Brainzooming blog

  151. I like Mitch Ditkoff a lot. He gets my vote.

  152. My vote goes to Gianluigi Cuccureddu for his interesting articles about Open Business and the future of doing business.

  153. Can’t beat Gianluigi Cuccureddu 😉

  154. I vote for Mitch Ditkoff

  155. My vote goes for Caspar Van Rijnbach.

  156. Caspar van Rijnbach

  157. Paul Williams – Think For A Change Blog

  158. I vote for Gianluigi Cuccureddu

  159. •Dennis Stauffer

  160. Mike Brown – Brainzooming blog

  161. Gotta vote for Mike Brown of Brainzooming!

  162. Mitch Ditkoff

  163. I vote for Mitch Ditkoff. His postings are constantly clever, refreshing, informative and most often quite funny!!!

  164. Lynnea Brinkerhoff

    I vote for Mitch Ditkoff, Innovator Extraordinaire!
    The real deal….lives and breathes it….
    One of a kind…..
    Yay! Universe picks Mitchell!
    Go forth and prosper good man

  165. My vote is for Mike Brown

  166. Mike Brown. Innovator among Innovators.

  167. Mitchell Lewis Ditkoff

  168. Mitch Ditkoff

  169. Mitch Ditkoff

  170. Mike Brown – Brainzooming blog

  171. Mitch’s blog entries are always fascinating and stimulating but best of all they are inspiring. I always know that Mitch is going to bring a new insight or compelling story to the table. Mitch is King.

  172. Mitch Ditkoff is the best!

  173. Mike Brown – Brainzomming Blog

  174. Mike Brown – Brainzooming Blog

  175. Mitch is the man with the goods.
    I vote for Mitch Ditkoff

  176. Paul R. Williams

  177. Mitch Ditkoff please – I love the breadth of his work, and the humour too

  178. Caspar van Rijnbach is defintely the innovation blogger of the year, with decades of knowledge of innovation in both European as emerging markets !

  179. Mitch Ditkoff! He is beyond brilliant!

  180. James Gardner

  181. Mike Brown – Brainzooming

  182. Mike Brown’s Brainzooming Blog. Thanks for keeping the innovative ideas coming, Mike!

  183. Mike Brown – Brainzooming blog

  184. Claudio Scaramelli

    Mitch Ditkoff

  185. Mitch Ditkoff- for his lethally invigorating cocktail of practical and tactical solutions that really work to his Hunter S. Thompsonesque insights that engage, incite and inspire new thinking.

  186. Mike Brown – Brainzooming blog- always fresh, strategic and good perspectives that can be put to use.

  187. Mitch Ditkoff for best blogger. Who else ?

  188. Paul Williams at Idea Sanbox

  189. Mitch Ditkoff

  190. Paul Williams from Ideasandbox – great stuff!

  191. Paul Williams…Idea Sandbox…THE BEST!!!

  192. Paul Williams of Idea Sandbox !

  193. Mitch Ditkoff – Heart of the Matter

  194. Mitch Ditcoff -BRAVO!!!

  195. Idea Sandbox and Paul Williams continues to be the most innovative, helpful site for new and inventive ideas

  196. Mitch Ditkoff. Ditty da man!

  197. Mitch Ditkoff of course — a world-class innovator,par excellence!

  198. Mitch Ditkoff….without doubt a brilliant innovator of ideas who has the unique skill of weaving humor, insight,fresh juicy wording that capture attention and keep it.

    Mitch looks to the core of any situation and envisions a pathway to accomplish the goal with a surgeon’s precision. This allows clients to save time and money.

  199. Mitchell Ditkoff is the best innovation blogger hands down. Kudos from Lou Freeman

  200. Mitchell Ditkoff is the best innovation blogger hands down. Kudos from Lou Freeman

  201. Mitch Ditkoff rocks!!

  202. Mitch Ditkoff

  203. I vote for Mitch Ditkoff!!!!!!! One of the funniest and most insightful guys around.

  204. Mike Brown-Brainzooming!

  205. Mitch Ditkoff should win!

  206. I vote for Mitch Ditkoff!

  207. Paul Williams- Idea Sandbox!

  208. Paul Williams- Idea Sandbox!

  209. Mitch Ditkoff is more innovative than God. OK, they’re tied. But unless God is one of the top 40, Mitch should win.


    Mike Brown Brainzooming

  211. Vote for Paul Williams at Idea Sandbox

  212. Paul Williams – Idea Sandbox….by far, one of the most creative geniuses I have every come in contact with!

  213. My vote is Jose Baldaia … without a doubt . Gives meaning to the word Innovation.

  214. Mitch Ditkoff tops it off !

  215. PAUL Williams -Idea Sandbox

  216. Paul Williams – Idea Sandbox

  217. Mitch Ditkoff

  218. Porfirio Dias Santos

    José Baldaia is my favorite

  219. Paul Williams at Ideal Sandbox is the one!!!

  220. Mitch Ditkoff is the Best of Breed in the Innovation Arena!

  221. Mitch Ditkoff is the Best of Breed in the Innovation Arena.

  222. Mitch is the best

  223. Mitch has helped me discover the innovator that resides in each of us.

  224. I want to vote for Mitchell Ditcoff

  225. VOTING IS NOW CLOSED – The judging phase now begins – Thank you for all of your votes by comment and tweet

  226. The Top 40 Innovation Bloggers of 2011 list has now been published –

    Thank you for all of your votes!

    Braden Kelley

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