Top 100 Innovation Articles of 2013

We launched Innovation Excellence on August 1, 2011 and so 2013 was our second full year of operations. To celebrate we’ve pulled together the Top 100 Innovation Articles of 2013 from our archive of over 6,000 innovation-related articles from more than 300 contributing authors.

Click the link if you missed last year’s Top 100 Innovation Articles of 2012.

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 10 as part of our Innovation Excellence Weekly email and FREE MAGAZINE, so an annual Top 100 seems like a logical fit.

We lost a bit of data to corruption in some of the web server statistics files, but with the annual data that remained and our Top 20 lists from the months that were lost, we’ve pieced together this list.

Did your favorite make the cut?

But enough delay, here are the 100 most popular innovation posts of 2013 (each receiving 5,500 – 44,500+ page views):

– See more at:http://www.innovationexcellence.com/blog/2014/01/05/top-100-innovation-articles-of-2013/

Top 20 Innovation Articles – Innovation Excellence – July 2013

futuro-3.jpg1. 10 Emerging Educational Technologies & How They Are Being Used Across the Globe – by Saga Briggs

2. Ideation and the 90:10 Rule – by Matthew Griffin

3. Your Personality, Creativity and Innovation – by Lynda Koster

4. Leadership, Not Process, is the Keystone of Innovation – by Jorge Barba

5. The Courage of Empathy – Why We Have Got It All Wrong – by Lyden Foust

6. Success Practices in Co-Creation (enter the wild west!) – by Doug Williams

7. 4 Ways Open Innovation Can Drive Your Business Forward – by Greg Satell

8. Integrating Open Innovation at Tate & Lyle – by Kevin McFarthing

9. “A Little Night Music” with Clayton Christensen – by Nicolas Bry

10. Balancing Innovation via Organizational Ambidexterity – by Ralph Ohr and Frank Mattes

11. Too Busy to Innovate – by Jeffrey Phillips

12. Will Entrepreneurship Create the New World? – by Janet Sernack

13. Going Against the Crowd – by Jeffrey Baumgartner

14. Disruptus: It’s the Game Designed to Open Every Mind – by Julien Sharp

15. Internal Innovation Networks – foundation for success – by Eugene Ivanov

16. If You Aren’t Scared, You Aren’t Leading – by Deborah Mills-Scofield

17. Big Ideas and Process Excellence – by Simon Hill

18. Liberty: the True Innovation, Stronger than the Storm – by Julie Anixter

19. Five Steps to More Engaged Employees – by Holly Green

20. Patrick Le Quément: Office Design Shaping a Creative Mind – by Nicolas Bry

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

Source: http://www.innovationexcellence.com/blog/2013/08/04/top-20-innovation-articles-july-2013/

Top 20 Innovation Articles – May 2013- Innovation Excellence –

Top 20 Innovation Articles - May 2013Here are May’s twenty most popular innovation posts in Innovation Excellence (each receiving 3,500 – 11,700 page views):

  1. Entrepreneurs Define Risk Differently – by Deborah Mills-Scofield
  2. 5 Trends That Will Drive the Future of Technology – by Greg Satell
  3. Deloitte Survey – How Millennials See Innovation – by Paul Hobcraft
  4. Apple’s Innovation Problem – by Greg Satell
  5. Embrace Self-Disruption Using the Business Model Canvas – by Doug Williams
  6. Creativity, Innovation and Cake – by Jeffrey Baumgartner
  7. How to Suck at Leadership – by Holly G Green
  8. modelH – Health Model Co-Creation Forum (part 3) – by Kevin Riley
  9. 25 Things Successful Educators Do Differently – by Julie DeNeen
  10. Big Data Collides with Market Research – by Brigid Kilcoin
  11. Don’t Kill your Organisation! Build a High Performance Innovation Team – by Matthew Griffin
  12. Language Is Killing Our Ability To Innovate – by Lyden Foust
  13. Every Business Is (Or Should Be) a Social Business – by Deborah Mills-Scofield
  14. Las Ocho I’s de la Innovación Infinita – by Braden Kelley
  15. Announcing IX Research: Research for Innovation Practitioners – by Doug Williams
  16. modelH – Health Model Co-Creation Forum (part 2) – by Kevin Riley
  17. Innovate Your Process – by Paul Sloane
  18. Innovation: a Case for Entitlement (really!) – by Deborah Mills-Scofield
  19. So how will we Innovate in the Future? – by Paul Hobcraft
  20. The Potential and Peril of Radical Innovation – by Greg Satell

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

Source: http://www.innovationexcellence.com/blog/2013/06/01/top-20-innovation-articles-may-2013/?goback=.gde_1953902_member_246312999

Top 20 Innovation Articles of Innovation Excellence– November 2012

November's Top 20 Innovation Articles

by Innovation Excellence

Drum 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 10 as part of our FREE Innovation Excellence Weekly magazine (PDF for printing or downloading to iPad, Kindle, Nook, etc.) and email newsletter. Did your favorite make the cut?

But enough delay, here are November’s twenty most popular innovation posts (each receiving 3,500 – 7,400 page views):

  1. 7 Ways to Outsmart Your Brain and be More Innovative – by Stephen Shapiro
  2. New Online Marketing Strategy – Predict Surprising Google Updates – by Amanda DiSilvestro
  3. Booz & Company 2012 Global Innovation Study – by Barry Jaruzelski
  4. Innofacturing, The Real Innovation in Manufacturing – by Geovanny Romero
  5. Push or Pull Marketing for Innovations? – by Braden Kelley
  6. The Best Innovation Strategy is Searching for Needs – by Gijs van Wulfen
  7. Yes, but what about leadership? – by Josie Gibson
  8. Leadership, Influence & Relationships – by Mike Myatt
  9. Innovation Cannibalism – by Peter Cook
  10. Innovation Spaces – A New Frontier in Collaboration – by Elisa O’Donnell
  11. 10 Brainteasers to Stretch Your Brain – by Holly G Green
  12. Buncee, Arturi, Curie and Discovery – by Julie Anixter
  13. Why I Still Think Microsoft Will Win with Windows 8 – by Greg Satell
  14. 10 Good Reasons Not to Trust Your Brain – by Holly G Green
  15. Collaborative Innovation replaces Brainstorming – by Juergen H Staeudtner
  16. Asking the Right (innovation) Questions – by Michel van Hove
  17. Is There a QOOQ In Your Kitchen? – by Matthew E May
  18. An Innovation Strategy is Critical – by Braden Kelley
  19. How Innovation Processes Began at Shell and IBM – by Geovanny Romero
  20. Manoj Fenelon Imagines the Future for PepsiCo – by Lou Killeffer

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

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, create an account in the community.

P.S. We’ve created a new downloadable, printable, portable FREE electronic magazine for your iPad, Kindle, Nook, or other tablet, notebook, Mac, or PC. Here are links to our first nine issues:

Source: http://www.innovationexcellence.com/blog/2012/12/01/top-20-innovation-articles-november-2012/

Boletín del Observatorio de Redes Empresariales de Barrabés América – Octubre 2012 –

 

 

La innovación fue el tema central del VI Foro de Competitividad de las Américas 2012

Este evento se realizó en Cali, Colombia, del 24 al 26 de octubre. En el mismo se habló de las experiencias, las buenas prácticas, y se intercambiaron ideas y conocimientos para que los países sean más innovadores, productivos y competitivos. El evento fue un acontecimiento único en la región ya que convocó a representantes de Gobierno, organismos multilaterales, académicos y empresarios en un diálogo continuo de competitividad. Dentro de la agenda se desarrollaron importantes talleres y paneles con autoridades en la materia y personalidades como los conferencistas Clayton Christensen, Vijay Govindarajan, Ken Robinson y Dan Restrepo

América Latina: 7 desafíos de innovación y desarrollo productivo

América Latina y el Caribe presentan un histórico rezago en innovación, ciencia y tecnología que requiere de políticas públicas por parte de los Estados y un mayor compromiso del sector privado para fomentar el desarrollo de la economía de la región. Así lo señala el informe “Señales de competitividad de las Américas 2012″

BID premiará uso innovador de tecnologías de información y comunicación en empresas y sector público

Con el fin de subrayar la importancia del uso de las tecnologías de información y comunicación (TIC) para la innovación y la productividad, el Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo (BID) convocó los Premios Innovatic, dirigidos a entidades públicas y privadas de América Latina y el Caribe. El lanzamiento la convocatoria tuvo lugar en el marco del panel “La digitalización de las empresas: un imperativo para la competitividad”, desarrollado en el Foro de Competitividad de las Américas que se celebró del 24 al 25 de octubre en Cali, Colombia

Se realizó el Diálogo Regional de Políticas de Innovación

El Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo (BID), la Organización para la Cooperación y el Desarrollo Económico (OCDE), la Comisión Económica para América Latina y el Caribe (CEPAL) y otras organizaciones internacionales realizaron el 9 y 10 de octubre  el “Diálogo Regional de Políticas de Innovación. Extensión tecnológica, tecnologías de la información y la comunicación y creación de empresas de base tecnológica” con la participación de autoridades de los ámbitos de la tecnología y la innovación de América Latina y el Caribe

Desarrollo productivo e Industrialización en América Latina y el Caribe

El tema de la integración regional en América Latina y el Caribe cobra nuevo interés actualmente, debido a que su potencial nunca ha sido aprovechado cabalmente; a que existe una recesión o estancamiento del mundo desarrollado, – con el que hay una relación crucial en términos de inversiones, exportaciones y participación en cadenas globales de valor –; a que se ha avanzado enormemente en la interconexión entre los países gracias a los avances en diversas tecnologías, infraestructura y transporte; y, a que se cuenta con un mercado regional mucho más fuerte (como resultado del aumento de su población y la gran expansión de su clase media).

Doing Business 2013. Regulaciones inteligentes para Pequeñas y Medianas Empresas

Un nuevo informe de IFC y el Banco Mundial muestra que 15 de las 33 economías de América Latina y el Caribe implementaron reformas regulatorias que facilitaron a los empresarios locales hacer negocios de junio de 2011 a junio de 2012.Casi la mitad de las economías de América Latina y el Caribe adoptaron reformas para mejorar el clima de negocios en 2012

Acelerando la Innovación en Latinoamérica

¿Por qué en Latinoamérica aún no se ha alcanzado el desarrollo en innovación?. Una mirada crítica a la innovación en Latinoamérica

Cadenas de Valor, PYMES y Políticas Públicas. Experiencias internacionales y lecciones para América Latina y el Caribe

El Sistema Económico Latinoamericano y del Caribe (SELA) elaboró este documento con múltiples objetivos; (1) analizar experiencias relevantes, dentro y fuera de América Latina y el Caribe, de la inserción de empresas en cadenas de valor globales y regionales, en especial para las PYMES; (2) describir los rasgos fundamentales, los instrumentos y el desempeño de las políticas públicas de apoyo a las PYMES para promover su inserción en cadenas de valor globales y regionales; y (3) proponer recomendaciones de políticas públicas para el fomento de la inserción de las PYMES en cadenas de valor tanto a nivel global como regional

En Colombia están cambiando la forma de hacer negocios TIC con Apps.co

El Ministerio TIC de Colombia ha lanzado su iniciativa Apps. co con el objetivo de dar vida a esta industria y convertirse en el centro del desarrollo emprendedor del país.

Design thinking, el último grito de la innovación

No hay evento o encuentro de innovación en el que este termino no sea utilizado. Pero, ¿de qué se trata y cuál es su real utilidad?

Gobierno vasco apoya a región de Chile en políticas innovadoras para PYMES

La región chilena de Biobío ha comprado el conocimiento y saber hacer que el Departamento de Industria, Innovación, Comercio y Turismo está aplicando en Euskadi para apoyar la competitividad y la innovación de sus empresa, a través del programa de Itinerarios de Competitividad e Innovación del Grupo SPRI, conjunto de sociedades públicas del Gobierno Vasco dedicadas a ayudar al tejido empresarial vasco.

ALADI lanzó su Centro Virtual de Formación y su Portal Web Empresarial

El Centro Virtual de Formación es un esfuerzo conjunto de la ALADI con la CAF – Banco de Desarrollo de América Latina, dirigido a profesionales latinoamericanos, graduados universitarios en Relaciones Internacionales, Economía, Comercio Internacional y carreras afines, y a estudiantes de las Academias Diplomáticas de los países miembros.

10 claves que toda PYME debe tener presente para desarrollar su estrategia de Redes Sociales

Las Redes Sociales en las PYMES deben seguir objetivos definidos en un plan estratégico que les permita gestionar su presencia profesionalmente.

Splitter.me: Monetiza tu influencia online

Splitter.me es una plataforma de User-Managed Promotion (promoción manejada por los usuarios) basada en pago por click. La idea es que cada usuario pueda crear su propia promoción, generando conversaciones que lleven tráfico al sitio web de la marca, sin hacer publicidad tradicional. En realidad sería un concepto más cercano a las relaciones públicas 2.0, que a la publicidad.

TED: 10 charlas que lo ayudarán a ser un líder innovador

Si uno no es un líder innovador, ¿qué hay que hacer para convertirse en uno?. Para resolver esta duda, se pueden revisar las charlas TED, donde expertos  cubren un amplio espectro de temas que incluyen ciencias, arte y diseño, política, educación, cultura, negocios, asuntos globales, tecnología y desarrollo, y entretenimiento.

Las 10 principales causas de muerte de una startup

Muchos hablan de los errores más habituales al emprender, pero Javier Megias, consultor en estrategias innovadoras para empresas, se atreve a compartir lo que a su juicio son las principales causas de mortalidad de una startup.

Cómo ser emprendedor y aprender del error

Aunque se pongan los mejores esfuerzos en un emprendimiento, si la estrategia no está bien enfocada y los objetivos tampoco están del todo claros, entre otros errores, las probabilidades de fallar a final del camino son altas. Por eso conviene estar atentos a las señales y no repetir equivocaciones pasadas.

Se realizó Webminar “Innovaciones TIC para el comercio minorista y la internacionalización de MiPyMES. Casos de éxito del Portafolio TIC”

El Portafolio TIC del BID/FOMIN, cuenta con proyectos que a través del desarrollo de innovaciones en TIC,  están impactando significativamente la competitividad en diversos sectores de Latinoamérica. Para conocer las experiencias exitosas de estos proyectos, los servicios desarrollados y sus lecciones aprendidas, el jueves 27 de septiembre se realizó el webinar “Innovaciones TIC para el comercio minorista y la internacionalización de MiPyMES. Casos de éxito del Portafolio TIC”

Artículos de interés

No innoves, sé innovador

Por Xavier Camps

PYMES: diez medidas de bajo costo para mejorar la competitividad

Por Francisco Galizia

Idear, innovar, emprender

Por Marc Vidal

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Top 20 Innovation Articles – September 2012 – Innovation Excellence

Here are September’s twenty most popular innovation posts (each receiving 3,300 – 6,500 page views):

  1. The Seven Essential Domains for Innovation Leadership – the Work Mat Approach – by Paul Hobcraft and Jeffrey Phillips
  2. 10 TED Talks to Help You Become an Innovative Leader – by Jorge Barba
  3. Neil Armstrong’s Legacy Is More Important Now Than Ever – by Adam Hartung
  4. How Amazon Whupped Facebook – by Adam Hartung
  5. The innovation ecosystem – infographic – by Simon Hill
  6. 7 Ways to Market Your Business Using Pinterest – by Matthew E May
  7. The Truth about Radical Innovation – by Greg Satell
  8. The Invisible Bicycle Helmet – VIDEO
  9. Better Ideas Through Gamification – by Matthew E May
  10. How To Accelerate Engineers Into Social Media – by Mike Shipulski
  11. Free Books & Reports on Open Innovation, Co-Creation & Crowdsourcing – by Stefan Lindegaard
  12. Strategy Ain’t What it Used to Be – Holly G Green
  13. Innovation is No Accident – by Braden Kelley
  14. Innovation 101 – The New Role of Context – by Sarah Miller Caldicott
  15. My ‘Fantastic Four’ of Innovation Leadership – by Nicolas Bry
  16. Involving HRM in Innovation – by Paul Hobcraft
  17. Is the Era of Innovation Over? – by Braden Kelley
  18. The Language of Innovation – by Braden Kelley
  19. The Critical Role that Senior Leaders Must Fill for Innovation Success – by Paul Hobcraft and Jeffrey Phillips
  20. Innovation Sighting – Apple’s Use of Attribute Dependency in iPhones – by Drew Boyd

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

http://www.innovationexcellence.com/blog/2012/09/30/top-20-innovation-articles-september-2012/

Top 50 Innovation Tweeters of 2012

Top 50 Innovation Tweeters

By Innovation Excellence

We thought it would be a fun summer activity to pull together a list of the top innovation personalities and information sharers on twitter. We knew we follow a lot of great innovation people on twitter (including a lot of the great Innovation Excellence authors) and we were curious to see who you follow or who you think people should investigate to learn more about. We received lots of nominations, mixed them together with some of our favorites and compiled them into a list to share back with you.

So without further delay, here in no particular order is a list of some of our Top 50 Innovation Tweeters of 2012:

Of course we invite you to follow Innovation Excellence on Twitter where we tweet as @ixchat

Source: http://www.innovationexcellence.com/blog/2012/07/23/top-50-innovation-tweeters/

Innovation Battle – Engineering versus Marketing

By Braden Kelley

What are the roadblocks and critical relationships between marketing and engineering in the cause of advancing innovation?

Let me start off by recommending that you watch the movie I’ve embedded, as it does a great job of describing how there is often an engineering solution to a problem and a marketing solution to a problem. This in part explains why there is often a tension between marketing and engineering when it comes to new product development – they see different solutions, assign value differently, and view success in divergent ways. So, please enjoy the video, and my article will continue below it:

http://www.ted.com/talks/view/lang/en//id/658

So in the future, with the problem at hand, you might want to ask yourself – “Is the problem best solved by changes to the real value, redefining the intrinsic value provided, or a bit of both?”

Of course it is very hard for people to ask these questions honestly as they have a default response, but asking them in a cross-functional environment may yield a more holistic and informed response. And after all, many of the barriers that people tend to erect in the achievement of something are often because they didn’t feel involved in the decision-making process.

So, what are some of the barriers that people erect in a sometimes tension-filled environment?

  1. Isolation – You just avoid communicating with the other side as much as possible
  2.  Stonewall – You just do what you would do anyways and ignore the input from the other side
  3. Passive Aggression – You consciously choose to behave in a way that will cause the effort to fail, so that ideally you get your way instead
  4. Build a Fortress – You build complex written rules of engagement for your department saying that it has to be this way because you’re too busy and these rules will help you be more organized
  5. Omission – You take the inputs but then you don’t do anything with them (marketing doesn’t promote a feature, or engineering doesn’t fully develop it

The biggest danger to the cause of advancing innovation when it comes to the engineering and marketing departments is that the relationship develops into one without constructive conflict and without healthy collaboration. For innovation to be repeatable in an organization these two sides must share openly, have their perspectives valued, and contribute to a conversation. Marketing and engineering hear different aspects of the voice of the customer in their interactions with them, and they approach solutions to problems in different ways.

I would even argue that there is probably no more important set of cross-functional relationships than those between marketing and engineering, and that their health will determine the future success or failure of the organization. The executive team should consciously monitoring the health of these relationships, because when they start pulling in opposite directions, the entire organization could be ripped apart.

What directions are these two organizations pulling in your organization?

Source: http://www.innovationexcellence.com/blog/2012/06/26/innovation-battle-engineering-versus-marketing/

Top 20 Innovation Articles – May 2012

May's Top 20 Innovation ArticlesAt 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 10 as part of our Innovation Excellence Weekly email. Did your favorite make the cut?

But enough delay, here are May’s twenty most popular innovation posts (each receiving 3,500 – 11,500 page views):

  1. 10 Success Principles of Apple’s Innovation Master Jonathan Ive – by John Webb
  2. Twitter invented in 1935? – by Braden Kelley
  3. Towards a New Model for Innovation – design inside – by Nicolas Bry
  4. Why Innovation Teams Fail – or Succeed – by Braden Kelley
  5. Summer Reading List – books to inspire thought – by Greg Satell
  6. The Strategic Pyramid – by Marty Neumeier
  7. The Nine Innovation Roles – by Braden Kelley
  8. Business Model Innovation – by Brendan Coram
  9. Evolution of Mind Mapping – by Judith E. Glaser
  10. 20 Critical Questions to Resolve for Successful Innovation – by Paul Hobcraft
  11. Building a Culture of Continuous Innovation – by Braden Kelley
  12. 5 Benefits of Investing Time in Innovative Leadership – by Maureen Metcalf
  13. Business Plans Don’t Work – by Brendan Coram
  14. 21 Situations When You Should Not Innovate – by Gijs van Wulfen
  15. 10 Steps to a Solid Innovation Foundation – by Braden Kelley
  16. Creative Consumers are Changing Innovation – by Nicholas Ind
  17. 8 Ways to Recharge Your Creativity and Your Business – by Chris Griffiths
  18. The Enemy of Innovation – Eliminating Variation – Braden Kelley interviews Jeff DeGraff
  19. Good Ideas and Great Ideas – by Greg Satell
  20. 8 Creative Types – by Jason Theodor

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

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, create an account in the community.

Source: http://www.innovationexcellence.com/blog/2012/05/31/top-20-innovation-articles-may-2012/