Top 20 Innovation Articles of April 2017

Top 20 Innovation Articles of April 2017Drum roll please…

At the beginning of each month we will profile the twenty posts from the previous month that generated the most traffic to Innovation Excellence. We also publish a weekly Top 8 as part of our FREE email newsletter. Did your favorite make the cut?

But enough delay, here are April’s twenty most popular innovation posts:

  1. A Peek Inside the Mind of Jeff Bezos – by Braden Kelley
  2. Why We Must Change Our Mental Models from Hierarchies to Networks – by Greg Satell
  3. Essential Tactics for Innovation Intrapreneurs – by Michael Graber
  4. Innovating for a Worse Customer Experience (Insights from United Airlines) – by Pete Foley
  5. Behind the Scenes: An Inside Look at Amazon’s Futuristic Distribution System – by Melissa Burns
  6. Getting the Right Talent for Innovation – by Drew Boyd
  7. The Story of Technology – by Greg Satell
  8. Innovation is Social – by Braden Kelley
  9. Government has a big Role to play in Innovation – by Paul Sloane
  10. United Nations will Recognize World Creativity and Innovation Day, April 21 – by Marci Segal
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  12. Building Innovation – by Scott Bowden
  13. Origin Stories of Innovation™: The Power of Creative Naiveté [Interview series] – by Paul Earle
  14. Innovation Through Crowdsourcing and AI – by Jeremy Bellinghausen
  15. 5 Government Innovation Initiatives You Should Know About – by Jemma Parsons
  16. Business Innovation Factory: Design Methodology, Next Practices, New Business Models – by Saul Kaplan
  17. How Big Brands Move to Brand Journalism – by Dan Blacharski
  18. What Drives Your Organization? – by Michael Graber
  19. Measuring Your Innovation Maturity – by Braden Kelley
  20. Saul Kaplan’s Burning Platform – by Saul Kaplan
  21. Innovations in Automation Demand Employee Upskilling and Soft Skill Development – by Andy Heikkila

BONUS – Here are four more strong articles published the last week of the month:

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Braden KelleyBraden Kelley is a popular innovation speaker, builds sustainable innovation cultures, and tools for creating successful change. He is the author of the five-star book Stoking Your Innovation Bonfire and the creator of a revolutionary new Change Planning Toolkit™. Follow him on Twitter (@innovate) and Linkedin.

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