Top 100 Innovation Articles of 2016

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Building upon the success of Braden Kelley’s Blogging Innovation, we launched Innovation Excellence on August 1, 2011 and so 2016 was our fifth full year of operations. To celebrate we’ve pulled together the Top 100 Innovation Articles of 2016 from our archive of over 7,500 innovation-related articles from more than 400 contributing authors.

Click the link if you missed the last four years’ lists:

We do some other rankings too. At the beginning of each month, we will profile the twenty posts from the previous month and we also publish a weekly Top 8 as part of our Innovation Excellence Weekly email and FREE MAGAZINE, so an annual Top 100 seems like a logical fit.

Did your favorite make the cut?

But enough delay, here are the 100 most popular innovation posts of 2015:

  1. Collaboration Is The New Competitive Advantage – by Greg Satell
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  3. 7 Top Tech Trends Impacting Innovators in 2016 – by Chuck Brooks
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  5. Planning Your Changes for 2017 – by Braden Kelley
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  7. 6 Reasons Why Innovation is a Survival Skill – by Daniel Nolan
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  9. Learn from the Best: Google’s Nine Principles of Innovation – by Robert F Brands
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  11. Digital Transformation versus Digital Strategy – by Braden Kelley
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  13. How the Impossible Becomes Possible – by Greg Satell
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  15. The 9 Rules of Innovation – by Greg Satell
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  17. How Many Types of Innovation are there? – by Paul Sloane
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  19. Lessons from Lego: Low risk innovation tools for everyone! – by Evan Shellshear
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  21. Why Real Mistakes Lead to Bigger Innovations – by Ramon Salinas
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  23. Directions of Mobile App Development Trends in 2016 – by John Stuart
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  25. Get 12x More Ideas than Brainstorming – by Richard Haasnoot
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  27. Google Introduces the Self-driving Bicycle – VIDEO
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  29. 15 Outspoken Quotes on Innovation – by Gijs van Wulfen
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  31. Innovation and Organizational Culture – by Ralph Ohr
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  33. New Model with Four Routes to Start Innovation – by Gijs van Wulfen
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  35. 10 Great Ideas That Were Originally Rejected – by Gijs van Wulfen
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  37. 24 Simple Approaches to Generate New Ideas in the Workplace – by Ramkumar Yaragarla
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  39. Traditional vs Agile Project Management for Innovators – by Chad McAllister
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  41. 13 Dimensions of Innovation – by Daniel Nolan
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  43. Innovation as a Service! – by Nicolas Bry
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  45. Why Only Adoption Matters – by Braden Kelley
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  47. What Does Emotional Intelligence have to do with Productivity and Innovation? – by Andy Heikkila
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  49. Reinventing the Future: How IBM Innovates – by Greg Satell
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  51. How to Create an Innovative Business Model? – by Gijs van Wulfen
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  53. Four Routes to Simplify Innovation – by Gijs van Wulfen
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  55. The Future of Innovation in Media and Entertainment – by Matthew Griffin
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  57. Summer Reading List: 17 Great Books Every Innovator Should Read – by Greg Satell
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  59. Eight I’s of Infinite Innovation – Revisited – by Braden Kelley
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  61. Six Levers for Solving the Corporate Innovation Problem™ – Part 1 – by Rob Munro and Frank Mattes
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  63. How to Adopt the Innovative Mindset – by Jason Williams
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  65. How to Run a Successful Innovation Challenge – by Brennan McEachran
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  67. 30 Academic Resources on Learning – for Educators and Innovators – by Saga Briggs
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  69. 50 Ways a Driverless Future Could Impact (almost) Everything – by Geoff Nesnow
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  71. 7 Disruptive Forces for 2016 and Beyond – by Lisa Bodell
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  73. A Model for Dual Corporate Innovation Management – by Ralph Ohr
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  75. 3 Business Innovation Reports You Must Read Right Now – by Arwen Petty
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  77. You Can Innovate Anywhere – Even Insurance Companies! – by Celeste Bevilacqua
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  79. Transformative Trends in Life Insurance – by Celeste Bevilacqua
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  81. TED Talk: “Inside the Mind of a Master Procrastinator” – VIDEO
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  83. The Dysfunctional Innovation Ecosystem – by Archer Tope
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  85. 11 Unexpected Facts about Managing Employee Idea Programs – by Jacqueline Zhou
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  87. The 6 Ways Big Companies are Innovating against Silicon Valley – by Matt Levin
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  89. The Rise of the Smart Creative (Lessons from Google) – by Janet Sernack
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  91. The Innovative Mindset – by Gary Klein
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  93. The Future of The Internet of Things (IoT) – by Joe Granda
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  95. Making Design Thinking Work in Complex Ecosystems – by Chris Lawer
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  97. Apple is Not the Next Blackberry, it’s the Next Toyota – by Greg Satell
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  99. Three Lessons in Innovation from Jeff Bezos – by Paul Sloane
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  101. What is the Foundation of Innovation? – by Kenneth Gray
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  103. The 4 Pillars of a Successful Ideation Program – by Jacqueline Zhou
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  105. Artificial Intelligence and the Consulting Industry – by Braden Kelley
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  107. The Value of an Innovator Mindset – by Dennis Stauffer
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  109. Innovation Lessons from the Troublesome Start of AIRBNB – by Gijs van Wulfen
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  111. 3 Small Things that will Increase Innovation in Your Company the Most – by Yoram Solomon
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  113. How Failure Leads to Disruptive Success – by Evan Shellshear
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  115. What Innovation is and isn’t – by Kevin McFarthing
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  117. TED talk: The Suprising Habits of Original Thinkers – VIDEO
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  119. 3 Paradigm Shifts that will Drive Competitive Advantage in the 21st Century – by Greg Satell
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  121. Adopting Holacracy to Fuel Innovation – by Kim Sykes
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  123. How to Effectively Conduct ‘Voice of the Customer’ Research – by Chad McAllister
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  125. Innovation Starts with a Question – by Mukesh Gupta
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  127. Rethink Innovation! – by Stefan Lindegaard
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  129. Which are the Most Innovative Companies in the World? – by Paul Sloane
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  131. Can You Teach People to Innovate? – by Jeffrey Phillips
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  133. How To Connect People To Drive Innovation – by Patrick Willer
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  135. We Need to Innovate the Innovation Process – by Greg Satell
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  137. Digitally Disrupting the Life Insurance Industry – by Mari Anixter
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  139. Following Four Different Paths to Innovation – by Braden Kelley
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  141. 5 Innovative Online Tools for More Effective Brand Management – by Peter Davidson
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  143. World Creativity and Innovation Week April 15 – 21 – by Marci Segal
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  145. Is Experience Good for Innovation? – by Kevin McFarthing
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  147. Innovation Starts with Identifying Invisible Problems – by Mukesh Gupta
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  149. Key Innovation Issues for the Time Ahead – Part 2 – by Ralph Ohr
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  151. Measuring Innovation, Part 2/3: The Criteria for a Good Innovation Index – by Yoram Solomon
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  153. How to Start Innovation with an Idea – by Gijs van Wulfen
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  155. What Makes a Country Innovative? – by Adi Gaskell
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  157. How I Use Design Thinking to Leverage Strength and Design ‘around’ Weakness – by John K. Coyle
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  159. Is Your Platform Burning? – by Greg Satell
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  161. Birth of a Product Company – by Michael Graber
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  163. What is Your Speed of Change? – by Patrick Willer
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  165. Why Business Model Innovation is so Compelling – by Jeffrey Phillips
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  167. 5 Recommended Innovation Portfolio Metrics – by Daniel Nolan
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  169. Measuring Innovation, Part 1/3: Why is Innovation Important, and How do we Measure it Today? – by Yoram Solomon
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  171. Shell Gamechanger – The Giant still wants Big Ideas – by Paul Sloane
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  173. Innovation needs all 3 levels of support, so what happens if you miss one? – by Yoram Solomon
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  175. State of Global Innovation Report – by Chris Townsend
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  177. The Do’s and Don’ts of Running an Ideation Program – by Jacqueline Zhou
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  179. Digital is Not a Trend! – by Nicolas Bry
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  181. Behavioral Innovation: the need to pivot, why we don’t and what we can do – by Evan Shellshear
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  183. The One Thing that Can Transform an Idea into a Phenomenon – by Greg Satell
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  185. Four Cognitive Principles That Can Make Innovation Surprisingly Obvious – by Pete Foley
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  187. Tracking Trends – Six Essential Steps for Spotting Your Next Opportunity – by Robert B Tucker
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  189. Seven Metaphors to Help Creative Leaders Innovate – by John Brooker
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  191. Consulting Industry Caught in the Crossfire – by Braden Kelley
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  193. The Tesla of Bikes Got a Brilliant Idea – by Gijs van Wulfen
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  195. The 3 Big Technologies for the Next Decade: Genomics, Nanotech, Robotics – by Greg Satell
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  197. How to Get Buy-in and Resources for Enterprise Innovation – by Steve Glaveski
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  199. Creating Product Roadmaps – by Chad McAllister

Now, these are the Top 100 innovation articles of 2016 based on the number of page views. If your favorite Innovation Excellence article didn’t make the cut, then add it to the comments and maybe we’ll consider doing a People’s Choice List for 2016.

If you’re not familiar with Innovation Excellence, we publish 2-6 new articles every day built around innovation and marketing insights from our roster of contributing authors and ad hoc submissions from community members. Get the articles right in your Facebook feed or on Twitter or Linkedin too!

Editor’s Note: Innovation Excellence is open to contributions from any and all innovation professionals out there (practitioners, professors, researchers, consultants, authors, etc.) who have a valuable innovation insight to share with everyone for the greater good. If you’d like to contribute, contact us.
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