In a world where thousands of amazing innovations are discovered every day, we need guidance to understand how these innovations can be used or to discern what impact they will have in practice. We may not be familiar with all these new developments, but our lives are already affected — one way or another — by business innovation every single day.
Innovation bloggers and influencers are people who have established credibility in a specific industry or subject matter. These are the people who have access to a large audience and can shape public perception on various matters concerning innovation: from forming opinions about the shape of the future to inspiring members of their audience to become game-changing innovators themselves.
The Global Innovation Management Institute has selected the Top 10 Innovation Bloggers from a pool of hundreds of innovation influencers. While the individuals on this list are not necessarily the most followed innovation bloggers at the moment, the collective “global footprint” of this Top 10 list will give you a birds-eye view on innovation activities around the world, as well as help you to understand how innovation takes place within many disciplines and among many economic sectors.
Furthermore, these bloggers will help you to develop a comprehensive understanding on the state of innovation in other important dimensions. You will learn more about what role innovation is playing in regions covering the globe, how innovation affects local and global politics, and what value it adds in solving social and economic challenges.
Leveraging new innovations requires in-depth analysis, speedy assessment, strategic thinking and some trusted guidance. This list of Top 10 Innovation Bloggers could be your starting point. Find and follow these innovation experts! And if you have any recommendations on who else should be in this list, please comment below or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Bill Fischer is a Professor at IMD and Co-director of IMD/MIT-Sloan Driving Strategic Innovation program. He is the co-author of Reinventing Giants and The Idea Hunter & Virtuoso Teams. An outstanding business and digital innovation expert, Bill Fisher posts articles around innovation on Forbes; two of Bill Fischer’s articles recommended by GIM Institute are: “It's Never Too Late for Innovation Resolutions” and “Reengineer Your Conversations to Be More Innovative.” Bill Fischer has over 7K followers on Twitter. https://twitter.com/bill_fischer
Kate O'Keeffe is a Founder, Cisco Hyperinnovation Living Labs (CHILL). As she says on her LinkedIn profile: “Entrepreneurship and innovation are part of Kate O’Keeffe’s DNA. From technology to energy to fashion – she is driving industry-wide disruption at a blistering pace.” She focuses on broad variety of topics around innovation, including female innovators, social innovation and innovation leadership. Two recommended articles by Kate O'Keeffe are “Using Rapid Multi-party Innovation to Solve Wicked Global Problems” and “Innovation Leaders: Always Learning.” Kate O'Keeffe on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Katecokeeffe
Paul Hobcraft introduces himself with these words: “I simply enjoy innovation. I got ‘hooked’ fifteen years ago and since then have increasingly focused on innovation until it is 100% of my business thinking and activities today.” Paul Hobcraft is Innovation Knowledge Advisor at paul4innovating.com and Innovation Advisor at Agility Innovation Specialists. He has hundreds of blogposts that have had an impact on a wide spectrum of entities: from micro-businesses to large corporations. His blog articles include such masterpieces as: “So I keep asking myself, ‘What Is the Role of Social Media in Innovation?’ ” and “Defining Innovation Capital.” Paul Hobcraft has nearly 7K followers on Twitter - @Paul4innovating.
Paul Ninian Sloane is a Keynote Conference Speaker, author and blogger on innovation. He is the author of over 20 books on innovation, creative thinking and leadership, including "How to be a Brilliant Thinker" and "The Innovative Leader: How to Inspire Your Team and Drive Creativity." He has published hundreds of articles around innovation on his website at destination-innovation.com -- some of which are “The Innovation Sophistication Index” and “When the Idea is Ahead of the Technology.” Paul Sloane’s embraced various positions throughout his career: from a keyboard player to bingo caller to innovation thought leader … and one of the most followed bloggers on innovation with nearly 43K Twitter followers - @PaulSloane.
Teresa M. Amabile
Teresa M. Amabile is a professor and director of research at Harvard Business School. She is author of "The Progress Principle" and "Creativity in Context". She is the author and co-author of a large number of articles on innovation in the Harvard Business Review, including “How to Make Sure Good Ideas Don’t Get Lost in the Shuffle” and “The Power of Small Wins.” She has nearly 18K Twitter followers - @TeresaAmabile.
Prof. Thamy Pogrebinschi is a senior researcher at the WZB Berlin Social Science Center and coordinator of the Innovations for Democracy in Latin America Project (LATINNO). Unlike the other TOP 10 Innovation Bloggers, Thamy Pogrebinschi’s innovation insights are not as focused on entrepreneurship and business; instead, she analyses the impact of innovation in political processes. She also reviews how various political processes could boost the economy and thus make Latin American markets more open to adopt business innovation. Recommended articles: “Digital Innovation in Latin America: How Brazil, Colombia, Mexico and Peru have been experimenting with E-participation” and “Innovating Democracy in Latin America”. Thamy Pogrebinschi on Twitter: https://twitter.com/latinnoproject
Tim Kastelle is an Associate Professor in Innovation Management at University of Queensland (Brisbane, Australia) and one of the most respected bloggers on innovation. Kastelle writes short-form articles about leadership, innovation and management tools for everyone from the front-line worker to the CEO. He often takes surprising angles in analyzing the history of innovation and its impact on today’s society. Two noteworthy articles: “Before Tom Peters, before Peter Drucker, we had Mary Parker Follett” and “Those That Get It Don’t Need It, and Those That Need It Don’t Get It.” Tim Kastelle has 15K followers on Twitter. Important note: Tim Kastelle’s definition of innovation is basically the same as the standard definition of innovation endorsed by the GIM Institute. Innovation by Tim Kastelle: “Innovation is executing new ideas to create value.” Innovation by GIM Institute: “The creation and capture of new value in new ways.” Twitter: https://twitter.com/timkastelle
Tom Jackson is a co-founder of Disrupt Africa – the news site for African tech startups. Jackson is based in Cape Town, Nairobi and Lagos. He carefully explores the most exciting new companies and entrepreneurs over the entire African continent and also analyses the developments within the growing ecosystem. Recommended articles to understand African Innovation and its start-up scene better: “7 Universities Backing African Tech Startups” and “Why African Startups Are Now on the Acquisition Trail.” He has more than 4K followers on Twitter. https://twitter.com/tomjackson1988
Tomasz Tunguz is an expert in technology innovation, a Partner at Redpoint Ventures and a blogger. He publishes articles daily about all things SaaS, making them easy to relate to the most relevant matters of today’s world. GIM Institute highly recommends reading these articles by Tunguz: “The 5 Forces Driving Startup Valuations Today” and “A Crypto-Trading Uber Driver and a Billionaire's Spat Over Candy - On The Importance Of Sticking To Your Strategy.” Tunguz has nearly 70K followers on Twitter and his circle of followers keeps on growing rapidly; there is definitely a lot that any innovator can get from his daily updates. Twitter: https://twitter.com/ttunguz
Sauvik Banerjjee is a Vice President Digital Initiatives Tata Industries, CTO of TataCLiQ a keynote speaker and impactful blogger on Twitter, with nearly 67K followers. He is one of the top technologists globally. His focus is on IA, disruption and technology innovation. While he is a global citizen, Banerjjee emphasises the importance and potential of the Indian market. Banerjjee’s articles and speeches can be found in various sources; a couple of recommended examples are: “Artificial Intelligence & Human Intervention” and “Getting Ahead of Disruption.” Twitter: https://twitter.com/sovs76
TOP 10 INNOVATION BLOGGERS
- Bill Fischer
- Kate O’Keeffe
- Paul Hobcraft
- Paul Sloane
- Teresa M. Amabile
- Thamy Pogrebinschi
- Tim Kastelle
- Tom Jackson
- Tomasz Tunguz
- Sauvik Banerjjee
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