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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  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

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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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.

103 comments

  1. 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.

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

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

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

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

  6. My vote goes goes to Gijs van Wulfen

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

  10. top blogger: Jose Briones – @Brioneja

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

  12. Ron Shulkin – @shulkin has my vote!

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

  14. I vote for Steve Todd

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

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

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

  17. Doug Collins – @InnoArchitect

  18. Gregg Fraley
    Kate Hammer

  19. Dmitry Kalashnikov

    My vote goes to Steve Todd – @SteveTodd .

  20. I nominate @kate_hammer of Throughline as Innovation Blogger 2014

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

  22. Voting for Mike Brown – Brainzooming blog

  23. Voting for Mike Brown – Brainzooming Blog

  24. Voting for Mike Brown – Brainzooming blog of course

  25. Voting for Mike Brown – Brainzooming blog

  26. I vote for Mike Brown – Brainzooming blog – @Brainzooming

  27. 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.

  28. Voting for Mike Brown – Brainzooming blog

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

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

  31. I vote for Gregg Fraley!

  32. I vote for Mike Brown, blogging expert !

  33. I vote for @kate_hammer and @greggfraley

  34. My vote is for

    @greggfraley and @kate_hammer)

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

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

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

  38. My vote goes to Gregg Fraley.

  39. My vote goes to Mike Brown.

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

  41. 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

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

  43. I vote for @greggfraley and @kate_hammer

  44. Lindsay Uittenbogaard

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

  45. I nominate @greggfraley and @kate_hammer !

  46. Anastasia Mitropolskaya

    I vote for Steve Todd
    @SteveTodd

  47. One more enthusiastic vote for Mike Brown!

  48. Love Mike Brown – @Brainzooming!

  49. 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.

  50. 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.

  51. A vote for Kate Hammer!

  52. nomination: Gijs van Wulfen – @GijsVanWulfen

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

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

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

  55. My vote goes for Geovanny Romero.

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

  57. 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.

  58. Steve Todd has my vote!!!

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

  60. I vote for Steve Todd!

  61. my vote goes to Donna Sturgess

  62. I vote for Donna Sturgess

  63. My vote goes to Donna Sturgess!

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

  65. My vote goes to Gijs van Wulfen – @GijsVanWulfen

  66. I vote for Gijs van Wulfen – @GijsVanWulfen

  67. I vote for Mike Brown, blogging expert !

  68. I vote for Steve Todd.

  69. Alexey Romanovskiy

    I vote for Steve Todd

  70. Gregg Fraley @greggfraley
    and Kate Hammer @kate_hammer

  71. I vote for Donna Sturgess

    @DonnaSturgess

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

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

  74. I nominate Gregg Fraley – @greggfraley

  75. I vote for Gregg Fraley @greggfraley

  76. vote for
    brainzooming, mike brown

  77. brainzooming….mike brown

  78. Marco Aníbal Navas Leiva

    My vote goes to Geovanny Romero Rivera from Ecuador

  79. 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.

  80. My vote goes to Mike Brown of Zbrain Zooming.

  81. 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!

  82. Steve todd gets my vote.

  83. Doug Collins… the innovation architect

    http://innovationarchitecture.com
    @InnoArchitect

  84. I vote for Brainzooming….Mike Brown

  85. 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

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

  87. I vote for Jose Briones – @Brioneja

  88. Donna Sturgess – @DonnaSturgess

  89. 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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