Voting Closed – Top 40 Innovation Bloggers of 2013

Voting Open - Top 40 Innovation Bloggers of 2013Innovation 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 three previous years have been tremendously popular:

Top 40 Innovation Bloggers of 2010 (download the PDF)
Top 40 Innovation Bloggers of 2011 (download the PDF)
Top 40 Innovation Bloggers of 2012 (download the PDF)

Innovation Excellence is now looking for the Top 40 Innovation Bloggers of 2013.

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 helped us find them with your nominations. Now it is time to vote, and help us narrow things down to a list of the Top 40 Innovation Bloggers of 2013.

People who vote for someone 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. Two (2) one-year subscriptions to our very affordable Innovation Excellence Research offering – $300 per person per year value (each)
  3. Two (2) signed copies of the five-star book – Stoking Your Innovation Bonfire by Braden Kelley – priceless
  4. Two (2) copies of How Stella Saved the Farm by Chris Trimble and Vijay Govindarajan- $19.99 value each
  5. More prizes TBD


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The deadline for submitting votes is December 31, 2013 at midnight GMT.

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 BIG 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:

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You can vote in any of these four ways (and each earns points for them, so please feel free to vote all four ways):

  1. Sending us the name of the blogger by @reply on twitter to @ixchat
  2. Adding the name of the blogger to the comments below
  3. Adding the name of the blogger as a comment to this article’s posting on Facebook
  4. Adding the name of the blogger as a comment to this article’s posting in our Linkedin Group (20,500+ members)

The official Top 40 Innovation Bloggers of 2013 and the contest winners will then be announced on Innovation Excellence on January 2, 2014.

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

Here is who received nominations (in alphabetical order):

  • Alex Osterwalder – @AlexOsterwalder
  • Arie Goldshlager – @ArieGoldshlager
  • Bill Fischer
  • Braden Kelley – @innovate
  • Brock Meeks
  • Chuck Frey – @chuckfrey
  • Clayton Christensen
  • Cris Beswick – @crisbeswick
  • Daniel Burrus – @DanielBurrus
  • David Burkus – @davidburkus
  • Deborah Mills-Scofield – @dscofield
  • Don Peppers
  • Doug Hall
  • Donna Sturgess – @DonnaSturgess
  • Drew Boyd – @DrewBoyd
  • Drew Marshall – @drewcm
  • Faisal Hoque – @faisal_hoque
  • Geovanny Romero Rivera
  • Gijs van Wulfen – @GijsVanWulfen
  • Gregg Fraley – @greggfraley
  • Greg Satell – @Digitaltonto
  • Henry Doss- @HenryHartDoss
  • Hugh Macleod
  • Hutch Carpenter – @bhc3
  • Jac Goorden
  • James Gardner – @bankervision
  • Jatin Desai – @jhdesai
  • Jeffrey Baumgartner – @creativejeffrey
  • Jeffrey Phillips – @ovoinnovation
  • Jerry McColgin – @jmccolgin
  • John Kapeleris
  • Jorge Barba – @JorgeBarba
  • Jose Baldaia – @Jabaldaia
  • Jose Briones – @Brioneja
  • Julie Anixter
  • Jürgen Stäudtner
  • Kamal Hassan – @Innovation360
  • Kate Hammer – @KateHammer
  • Kevin McFarthing – @InnovationFixer
  • Kevin Riley
  • LeAnna Carey – @thehealthmaven
  • Mark Sebel
  • Mark Truelson – @MarkTruelson
  • Matthew E May
  • Melba Kurman
  • Michael Fruhling
  • Mike Brown – @Brainzooming
  • Mike Maddock
  • Mike Myatt – @MikeMyatt
  • Mike Shipulski
  • Mitch Ditkoff – @MitchDitkoff
  • Nicholas Skillicorn – @Improvides
  • Nicolas Bry – @NicoBry
  • Nilofer Merchant – @nilofer
  • Patrick Meyer
  • Paul Hobcraft – @Paul4innovating
  • Paul Sloane – @paulsloane
  • Peter Cook – @AcademyOfRock
  • Ralph Christian Ohr – @ralph_ohr
  • Ron Shulkin – @shulkin
  • Rowan Gibson – @RowanGibson
  • Sarah Miller Caldicott – @SarahMillerCaldicott
  • Saul Kaplan – @skap5
  • Scott Anthony – @ScottDAnthony
  • Scott Bowden
  • Seth Godin – @SethGodin
  • Stefan Lindegaard – @lindegaard
  • Steve Blank – @sgblank
  • Stephen Shapiro – @stephenshapiro
  • Steve Todd – @SteveTodd
  • Tim Brown – @tceb62
  • Tim Kastelle – @timkastelle
  • Vala Afshar

Conference Discounts from IIR:

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.

The official Top 40 Innovation Bloggers of 2013 and the contest winners will then be announced on Innovation Excellence on January 2, 2014.

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


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103 Comments

  1. Nicholas Skillicorn on December 16, 2013 at 6:37 pm

    I nominate Nick Skillicorn, @improvides. And I want to thank everyone for the amazing response to my recent articles, especially the Top 10 Innovations of 2013.

    • johan on December 23, 2013 at 2:05 pm

      gijs van wulfen

  2. Karthick on December 17, 2013 at 2:51 am

    My vote goes to Gijs van Wulfen – @GijsVanWulfen; for his simple, clear and story board approach towards the innovation topic!

  3. Yvonne Muris on December 17, 2013 at 4:11 pm

    My vote goes to Gijs van Wulfen, founder of the FORTH innovation method which proves to be very succesfull worldwide 🙂

    • Andrew Krol on December 21, 2013 at 3:16 am

      me too

  4. Ron Shulkin on December 17, 2013 at 5:27 pm

    It appears the LinkedIn URL leads to last year’s voting. Is that right?

    • Braden Kelley on December 18, 2013 at 9:45 am

      No, thanks Ron for catching that!

      I’ve updated the article.

      Braden
      @innovate

  5. shelly dreifuss on December 17, 2013 at 5:54 pm

    I wholeheartedly vote for Ron Shulkin and his Blog on Social Networking!

  6. Mathijs Koopman on December 17, 2013 at 6:14 pm

    My vote goes goes to Gijs van Wulfen

  7. Fonny Joman on December 17, 2013 at 9:46 pm

    My vote is for Gijs van Wulfen – @GijsVanWulfen for his relevant content on innovation, his creative way of delivering his message and his engagement with the readers.

  8. Fonny Joman on December 17, 2013 at 9:50 pm

    My vote goes to Gijs van Wulfen – @GijsVanWulfen for his relevant content on innovation, his creative way of delivering his message and his engagement with the readers.

  9. ATIG on December 17, 2013 at 11:14 pm

    My vote goes to Jorge Barba @JorgeBarba, Jorge give clear guidance on Game Changer https://www.game-changer.net .

  10. Richard Anastasi on December 18, 2013 at 12:02 am

    top blogger: Jose Briones – @Brioneja

  11. Dana Larrabee on December 18, 2013 at 10:13 am

    My vote goes to Greg Fraley and Kate Hammer of KILN!

  12. RJ Coleman on December 18, 2013 at 10:24 am

    Ron Shulkin – @shulkin has my vote!

  13. Tonna Padgett on December 18, 2013 at 11:30 am

    My vote goes to Gregg Graley and Katie Hammer. By the way, I love Greg’s book Jack’s Notebook…

  14. Rhonda Baldwin on December 18, 2013 at 11:56 am

    I vote for Steve Todd

  15. Vincent Carbone on December 18, 2013 at 12:24 pm

    Hutch Carpenter – @bhc3
    Paul Hobcraft – @Paul4innovating
    Sarah Miller Caldicott – @SarahMillerCaldicott

    and i would ask:
    Steve Faktor – @ideafaktory https://www.ideafaktory.com/

  16. Matthew Brender (@mjbrender) on December 18, 2013 at 12:35 pm

    Always a fan of @stevetodd’s work.

  17. Indranath Neogy on December 18, 2013 at 2:33 pm

    My vote goes to Kate Hammer – and please can you correct her Twitter ID: it’s @kate_hammer

  18. David Spann on December 18, 2013 at 2:39 pm

    Doug Collins – @InnoArchitect

    • Sean Gimmer on December 23, 2013 at 5:01 pm

      seconded

  19. Doc Davis on December 18, 2013 at 4:36 pm

    Gregg Fraley
    Kate Hammer

  20. John Trinkl on December 18, 2013 at 6:41 pm

    I vote for Henry Chesbrough.

  21. Dmitry Kalashnikov on December 19, 2013 at 2:52 am

    My vote goes to Steve Todd – @SteveTodd .

  22. Tomislav Buljubasic on December 19, 2013 at 4:13 am

    My vote goes to Jeffrey Phillips.

  23. Aly King-Smith on December 19, 2013 at 5:20 am

    I nominate @kate_hammer of Throughline as Innovation Blogger 2014

  24. Mike Brown on December 19, 2013 at 6:38 am

    Here’s a write-in vote for Woody Bendle, @wbendle . . . a true innovator making change happen in the corporate world!

  25. Judy Schmoeger on December 19, 2013 at 8:25 am

    Voting for Mike Brown – Brainzooming blog

  26. Valerie on December 19, 2013 at 8:32 am

    Voting for Mike Brown – Brainzooming Blog

  27. Michael Irvin Big Idea Guy on December 19, 2013 at 8:48 am

    Voting for Mike Brown – Brainzooming blog of course

  28. Ellen Hall on December 19, 2013 at 9:06 am

    Voting for Mike Brown – Brainzooming blog

  29. Stephen Lahey on December 19, 2013 at 9:10 am

    I vote for Mike Brown – Brainzooming blog – @Brainzooming

  30. Ken Tomlen on December 19, 2013 at 10:39 am

    My vote is for Mike Brown – Brainzooming blog. And I have to agree with Mike and add a write-in vote for Woody Bendle, @wbendle an insightful innovator.

  31. Oscar Castillo on December 19, 2013 at 11:13 am

    Voting for Mike Brown – Brainzooming blog

  32. Michael Fruhling on December 19, 2013 at 11:48 am

    I vote for Paul Hobcraft. Always thought provoking, articulate and direct. A strong voice in the innovation thinking field.

  33. edris takeda on December 19, 2013 at 1:40 pm

    I look forward to his Blog everyday-
    Voting for Mike Brown – Brainzooming blog

  34. Caroline Pakel on December 19, 2013 at 2:37 pm

    I vote for Gregg Fraley!

  35. Bernard Brown on December 19, 2013 at 4:53 pm

    I vote for Mike Brown, blogging expert !

  36. Peter Miles on December 19, 2013 at 4:53 pm

    I vote for @kate_hammer and @greggfraley

  37. Ryan Windsor on December 19, 2013 at 4:54 pm

    My vote is for

    @greggfraley and @kate_hammer)

  38. Grant McCracken on December 19, 2013 at 5:19 pm

    I would like to express my support for @greggfraley and @kate_hammer!

  39. Mimi Sherlock on December 19, 2013 at 5:35 pm

    I’d like to vote for @greggfraley and @kate_hammer

  40. Dale Pfeifer on December 19, 2013 at 5:36 pm

    Mike Brown and his team at Brainzooming ROCK….Great content…Timely coverage of marketing issues!

  41. Arron bennoah on December 19, 2013 at 5:59 pm

    My vote goes to Gregg Fraley.

  42. Janet Hays on December 19, 2013 at 6:19 pm

    My vote goes to Mike Brown.

  43. Ken Billinger on December 19, 2013 at 11:10 pm

    Cast my vote for Mike Brown, great blogging. Keep it up!

  44. Amit on December 20, 2013 at 1:38 am

    My vote goes to Kate Hammer ( @kate_hammer). Her ideas and concepts are very practical in a corporate environment and have a solid foundation in her own experience

  45. Elaine Hickmott on December 20, 2013 at 2:34 am

    My votes go to Kate Hammer (@kate_hammer) and Gregg Fraley (@greggfraley). storyFORMs and Jack’s Notebook rock!!

  46. simon on December 20, 2013 at 4:51 am

    I vote for @greggfraley and @kate_hammer

  47. Lindsay Uittenbogaard on December 20, 2013 at 6:02 am

    I’d like tp see Kate Hammer win this @kate_hammer

  48. Madelyn Postman on December 20, 2013 at 6:58 am

    I nominate @greggfraley and @kate_hammer !

  49. Anastasia Mitropolskaya on December 20, 2013 at 7:50 am

    I vote for Steve Todd
    @SteveTodd

  50. Kim Thorsen on December 20, 2013 at 9:31 am

    One more enthusiastic vote for Mike Brown!

  51. Melissa Sheldon on December 20, 2013 at 11:13 am

    Love Mike Brown – @Brainzooming!

  52. Chris Clark on December 20, 2013 at 1:31 pm

    I’d like to nominate Kate Hammer of Kiln @kate_hammer for the award. I consider she represents both radical and deeply researched new thinking on innovation, and looking forward to finding out more about all this next year.

  53. Kieran Levis on December 20, 2013 at 3:58 pm

    Some pundits on emotional intelligence focus almost entirely on the first word. Not Kate Hemmer(@kate_hammer). Her thoughts are always thoughtful – and imaginative. She really understands storytelling.

    Greg Fraley (@greggfraley) is the most engaging evangelist for creativity I know. He sees ways of applying imagination most of us would never have thought of.

  54. Felicia Gershberg on December 21, 2013 at 1:05 am

    A vote for Kate Hammer!

  55. Andrew Krol on December 21, 2013 at 3:14 am

    nomination: Gijs van Wulfen – @GijsVanWulfen

  56. Angela McArdle on December 22, 2013 at 4:10 am

    I vote @katehammer

  57. Scott Gillespie on December 22, 2013 at 9:50 am

    here are some candidates for 2013 list (great idea by the way):

    * https://innovationrainforest.com/ T2VC Rainforest development
    * https://www.feld.com/wp/ Feld’s work on startup communities
    * https://steveblank.com/ Steve Blanks’ work on ecosystems
    * https://leanentrepreneur.co lean startup community
    * https://www.custdev.com/ customer development community

  58. Sheri Billinger on December 22, 2013 at 3:12 pm

    Voting for Mike Brown @Brainzooming. Always look forward to his comments.

  59. Angelica Leon on December 23, 2013 at 9:05 am

    My vote goes for Geovanny Romero.

  60. Matthew Mezey on December 23, 2013 at 9:24 am

    I vote for Kate Hammer @kate_hammer – a great innovation blogger, organisational story-teller and more…! 😉

  61. Margaret Burrell on December 23, 2013 at 10:38 am

    Can I have 2 votes? I’d like to vote for @kate_hammer and @greggfraley – both of whom have given me a whole new insight into creativity through their work at KILN.

  62. Jeannette Thomas on December 23, 2013 at 11:20 am

    Steve Todd has my vote!!!

  63. Wayne Adams on December 23, 2013 at 11:48 am

    My vote is for Steve Todd
    He is very insightful and an excellent coach!

  64. Teddy Kinneen on December 23, 2013 at 11:52 am

    I vote for Steve Todd!

  65. Elena on December 23, 2013 at 11:09 pm

    my vote goes to Donna Sturgess

  66. Coen van Delft on December 24, 2013 at 1:19 am

    I vote for Gijs van Wulfen

  67. Ted on December 24, 2013 at 4:46 am

    I vote for Donna Sturgess

  68. Sara Kyle on December 24, 2013 at 4:50 am

    My vote goes to Donna Sturgess!

  69. August Eckhardt on December 24, 2013 at 7:24 am

    My vote is for Gijs van Wulfen @GijsVanWulfen! Founder of the Forth Innovation method and a inspiring speaker, blogger and innovator!

  70. Nagraj on December 24, 2013 at 11:49 am

    My vote goes to Gijs van Wulfen – @GijsVanWulfen

  71. Nagraj on December 24, 2013 at 11:51 am

    I vote for Gijs van Wulfen – @GijsVanWulfen

  72. Don Bickle Jr on December 24, 2013 at 12:08 pm

    I vote for Mike Brown, blogging expert !

  73. Steve Diamond on December 25, 2013 at 12:24 am

    I vote for Steve Todd.

  74. Alexey Romanovskiy on December 25, 2013 at 7:21 am

    I vote for Steve Todd

  75. Amelia Johannsen on December 26, 2013 at 8:32 am

    Gregg Fraley @greggfraley
    and Kate Hammer @kate_hammer

  76. Ida Joinjer on December 26, 2013 at 11:00 am

    I vote for Donna Sturgess

    @DonnaSturgess

  77. Elvia Salgado on December 26, 2013 at 12:35 pm

    My vote goes to Mauricio Geraud @mgeraudm
    Innovation Culture by Mgeraudm

  78. Elise Cohen on December 26, 2013 at 3:04 pm

    I vote for @Donnasturgess. An extremely talented writer, and leader in escalating innovation to the next level.

  79. Filiberto Amati on December 26, 2013 at 3:54 pm

    Mike Brown – @Brainzooming

  80. Sharon de Korte on December 27, 2013 at 5:36 pm

    I nominate Gregg Fraley – @greggfraley

  81. John Cabra on December 27, 2013 at 6:20 pm

    I vote for Gregg Fraley @greggfraley

  82. Arlen Walters on December 27, 2013 at 9:55 pm

    vote for
    brainzooming, mike brown

  83. Bob Templeton on December 27, 2013 at 9:56 pm

    brainzooming….mike brown

  84. Marco Aníbal Navas Leiva on December 28, 2013 at 11:42 am

    My vote goes to Geovanny Romero Rivera from Ecuador

  85. Jane Martin on December 29, 2013 at 3:29 pm

    My vote’s for Gregg Fraley @greggfraley and Kate Hammer @kate_hammer – they’re an inspirational pair. Looking forward to reading more in the New Year.

  86. John Bennett on December 29, 2013 at 5:56 pm

    My vote goes to Mike Brown of Zbrain Zooming.

  87. Kate Nasser, The People Skills Coach™ on December 29, 2013 at 7:09 pm

    I vote for Mike Brown (aka @BrainZooming on Twitter). Mike’s insight and advice in all his blog posts and sessions spans the full gamut of innovation. He definitely takes the “no” out of innovation.

    Most people think of innovation as inventing new products or processes. Yet Mike applies innovation to the very way we think about everything. His breadth is endless. From careers to strategic planning to customer service and more, Mike is showing everyone that innovation is an outlook as well as an action.

    Bravo Mike!

  88. Steve Sardella on December 29, 2013 at 7:55 pm

    Steve todd gets my vote.

  89. Bob Reynolds on December 30, 2013 at 10:20 am

    Doug Collins… the innovation architect

    https://innovationarchitecture.com
    @InnoArchitect

  90. Phyllis Brown on December 30, 2013 at 11:22 am

    I vote for Brainzooming….Mike Brown

  91. Ralph-Christian Ohr on December 30, 2013 at 11:52 am

    I follow the work of most of the innovation bloggers being nominated above. All of them are definitely worth reading and learning from.

    However, I’d like to highlight some of them for their outstanding and continuous work over the year 2013. My votes go to:

    – Tim Kastelle @timkastelle
    – Jorge Barba @jorgebarba
    – Jeffrey Phillips @ovoinnovation
    – Stefan Lindegaard @lindegaard
    – Paul Hobcraft @Paul4innovating
    – Greg Satell @Digitaltonto
    – Kevin McFarthing @InnovationFixer

  92. Barry Gruenberg on December 30, 2013 at 1:53 pm

    I vote for Mitch Ditkoff, @MitchDitkoff, the Idea Champion’s champion

  93. McKee Smith on December 31, 2013 at 11:47 am

    I vote for Jose Briones – @Brioneja

  94. Helene Rutledge on December 31, 2013 at 12:28 pm

    Donna Sturgess – @DonnaSturgess

  95. Thea on January 1, 2014 at 5:56 am

    Nick has managed to make it very clear how all of us can be more creative and how all managers can make managerial routine more enjoyable for all concerned.

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