Nominate the Top 40 Innovation Bloggers of 2012

Nominate the Top 40 Innovation Bloggers of 2012UPDATED – MIDNIGHT (GMT) on December 17, 2012

Innovation Excellence loves making innovation insights accessible for the greater good, because we truly believe that the better our organizations get at delivering value to their stakeholders the less waste of natural resources and human resources there will be.

As a result we are eternally grateful to all of you out there who take the time to create and share great innovation articles, presentations, white papers, and videos and to make a list of the Top 40 Innovation Bloggers available each year.

Our lists from the two previous years have been tremendously popular:

Top 40 Innovation Bloggers of 2010 (download the PDF)
Top 40 Innovation Bloggers of 2011 (download the PDF)

Innovation Excellence is now looking for the Top 40 Innovation Bloggers of 2012.

Do you, or does someone you know, write articles about innovation?

Or do you just have someone that you like to read that writes about innovation, or some of the important adjacencies – trends, consumer psychology, change, leadership, strategy, marketing, management, collaboration, or social media (as they relate to innovation)?

Well, Innovation Excellence is looking to recognize the Top 40 Innovation Bloggers and you can help us find them.

People who nominate someone to be included on the list will be entered into the prize drawings for a range of great prizes (we’ll add more prizes here as event organizers and others offer them up), including:

  1. Conference Tickets – events TBD (why not yours?)
  2. 2 signed copies of the five-star book – Stoking Your Innovation Bonfire by Braden Kelley – priceless
  3. More prizes TBD

Let us know in the comments whether some of the prizes we are gathering should be reserved for the top couple of vote-receiving authors, or whether the prizes should all be reserved for the people nominating innovation bloggers to the list.

The deadline for submitting nominations is December 17, 2012 at midnight GMT.

You can submit a nomination either of these two ways:

  1. Sending us the name of the blogger and the url of their blog by @reply on twitter to @ixchat
  2. Sending the name of the blogger and the url of their blog and your e-mail address using our contact form

So, think about who you like to read and let us know by midnight GMT on December 17, 2012.

We will then compile a voting list of all the nominations, and publish it on December 18, 2012.

Voting will then be open from December 18-31, 2012 via comments and twitter @replies to @ixchat.

The ranking will be done by me with influence from votes and nominations. The quality and quantity of contributions to Innovation Excellence by an author will be a contributing factor (through the end of the voting period), so there is still time for authors and bloggers to make their first (or your best) contribution to Innovation Excellence yet. To contribute to Innovation Excellence, simply:

  1. Join the community
  2. Click on the ‘Add Content’ option in the site’s main menu and log in with the same username and password you used to create your account

The official Top 40 Innovation Bloggers of 2012 and the contest winners will then be announced on Innovation Excellence on January 1, 2013.

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

UPDATE – Here is who has been nominated so far (in alphabetical order):

  • Adam Hartung – @Adam_Hartung
  • Alex Osterwalder – @AlexOsterwalder
  • Andrea Meyer – @AndreaMeyer
  • Arie Goldshlager – @ArieGoldshlager
  • Bill Fischer
  • Bill Taylor – @practicallyrad
  • Braden Kelley – @innovate
  • Chuck Frey – @chuckfrey
  • David Burkus
  • Deborah Mills-Scofield – @dscofield
  • Deepak Chopra – @deepakchopra
  • Don Peppers
  • Donna Sturgess
  • Drew Boyd – @DrewBoyd
  • Drew Marshall – @drewcm
  • Faisal Hoque – @faisal_hoque
  • Geovanny Romero Rivera
  • Gijs van Wulfen
  • Gregg Fraley – @greggfraley
  • Greg Satell – @Digitaltonto
  • Hu Yoshida
  • Hutch Carpenter – @bhc3
  • Irving Wladawsky-Berger
  • James Gardner – @bankervision
  • Jeffrey Phillips – @ovoinnovation
  • Jerry McColgin – @jmccolgin
  • John Di Frances
  • John Kapeleris
  • Jose Baldaia – @Jabaldaia
  • Jose Briones – @Brioneja
  • Julie Anixter
  • Jürgen Stäudtner
  • Kaihan – @Kaihan
  • Kevin McFarthing – @InnovationFixer
  • LeAnna Carey – @thehealthmaven
  • Mark Sebel
  • Mark Truelson – @MarkTruelson
  • Michael Fruhling
  • Mike Brown – @Brainzooming
  • Mike Maddock
  • Mitch Ditkoff
  • Nicolas Bry – @NicoBry
  • Nilofer Merchant – @nilofer
  • Paul Hobcraft – @Paul4innovating
  • Paul Shread
  • Paul Sloane – @paulsloane
  • Peter Cook
  • Polly Labarre
  • Pramath Malik
  • Ralph Christian Ohr – @ralph_ohr
  • Ray Wong
  • Ron Shulkin – @shulkin
  • Rowan Gibson – @RowanGibson
  • Sarah Miller Caldicott
  • Saul Kaplan – @skap5
  • Scott Anthony – @ScottDAnthony
  • Stefan Lindegaard – @lindegaard
  • Steve Blank
  • Steve Todd
  • Stuart Sinclair
  • Tim Brown – @tceb62
  • Tim Kastelle – @timkastelle
  • Wim Rampen – @wimrampen

Editor’s Note: Conference tickets are for conference admission only and are ultimately at the discretion of the conference organizers to grant. Travel and any other expenses for attending the conference are the responsibility of the winner. All deadlines are midnight GMT on the day mentioned.

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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 is currently advising an early-stage fashion startup making jewelry for your hair and is the author of Stoking Your Innovation Bonfire from John Wiley & Sons. He tweets from @innovate.

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  1. Michael Fruhling on December 12, 2012 at 8:43 am

    Hi Braden: Good morning. I nominate Michael Frühling Also, I nominate Paul Hobcraft (whom you already know). My particular value added is that I discuss innovation issues (including open innovation) from a practitioner’s perspective (ie the issues and challenges that folks face on a daily basis). Happy Holidays.

    Best regards,


  2. Justinas on December 12, 2012 at 12:07 pm

    Hi! Awesome list there 🙂 One more innovation blog really worth reading is by Stuart Sinclair. Great tips and opinions on innovation management from very experienced professional in this field!

  3. Don Hales on December 12, 2012 at 2:53 pm

    Greg Fraley is my nomination for top innovation blogger. He has been doing this for a long time and has a consistent message in a field that, by definition, is constantly changing.

  4. Doug Stevenson on December 12, 2012 at 4:19 pm

    I nominate Gregg Fraley.

  5. Sarah Miller Caldicott on December 14, 2012 at 5:41 pm

    Hi Braden…I’d like to nominate Faisal Hoque, who writes an innovation blog for Fast Company and tweets @faisal_hoque. As well, I’d like to nominate Mike Maddock, a dynamic innovation blogger for Forbes, who tweets @theideamonkey. You’re developing a terrific list!

  6. Mark Truelson on December 14, 2012 at 6:06 pm

    With an inability to be decisive, I nominate the following (no particular order):

    1. Jorge Barba @JorgeBarba
    2. Deborah Mills-Scofield – @dscofield
    3. Peter Cook @Academyofrock
    4. Braden Kelley @innovate
    5. Polly Labarre @pollylabarre
    6. Gregg Fraley – @greggfraley
    7. Greg Satell – @Digitaltonto
    8. Jeffrey Phillips – @ovoinnovation
    9. Kevin McFarthing – @InnovationFixer
    10. Mike Brown – @Brainzooming
    11. Paul Hobcraft – @Paul4innovating
    12. Paul Sloane – @paulsloane
    13. Ralph Christian Ohr – @ralph_ohr
    14. Stefan Lindegaard – @lindegaard
    15. Tim Kastelle – @timkastelle
    16. Saul Kaplan – @skap5

  7. Ralph-Christian Ohr on December 17, 2012 at 3:25 pm

    Happy to see most of my favorite innovation bloggers being nominated in the list above.

    I’d like to nominate some more who I think have deserved to be on the list:

    Irving Wladawsky-Berger

    Arie Goldshlager – @ariegoldshlager

    Bill Fischer – @bill_fischer

    100%Open – @100open

    Steve Blank – @sgblank

  8. Ralph-Christian Ohr on December 17, 2012 at 4:40 pm

    Here is another nomination from my side:

    Andrea Meyer – @AndreaMeyer

  9. David Hanson on December 18, 2012 at 1:57 pm

    Was traveling and missed the deadline, but want to add Clinton Bonner to the list – @clintonbon –

  10. Jean on December 19, 2012 at 1:41 pm

    I continually find Gregg Fraley’s blogs enlightening and inspiring. He knows what’s happening in the filed of innovation and shares it generously.

  11. Paul (from Idea Sandbox) on December 20, 2012 at 12:06 pm

    I’ll have to be more innovative in 2013 to get our site back on this list! @IdeaSandbox

    Congrats to the nominees!

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