Game-Changer’s Top 80 innovation articles of 2012

top 80 innovation posts of 2012

Here’s a look back, in no particular order, at the top 80 articles I wrote about innovation:

  1. Chief Error Generation Officer: Accelerating Learning
  2. To innovate, just try it!
  3. What is the purpose of innovation?
  4. Critical thinking is an inspiration starter, not a hope killer
  5. Why you should tell your colleagues how you come up with your ideas
  6. What if you looked for “what not to do” ideas?
  7. What did you learn about innovation during 2012?
  8. Why do trendspotting at all?
  9. A powerful innovation breeding habit you can do right now
  10. Get good at learning to learn
  11. Why aren’t we funding management innovation?
  12. What specific behaviors should be rewarded to drive innovation?
  13. Innovation challenges in laggard markets
  14. A signal that you won’t ever innovate
  15. Surprise and Delight: Two words that enable a memorable customer experience
  16. What question would you ask your company to spark innovative thinking?
  17. What are the big unanswered, but answerable, questions when it comes to innovation?
  18. The first innovation principle non-innovators must embrace
  19. Is the CEO responsible for product failure and wins?
  20. Powerful Strategic Thinking technique for non-strategic thinkers
  21. How can my company use social networks for innovation?
  22. 5 Basic principles of competitive advantage
  23. Subtract to innovate
  24. Innovation: You have to own it before you can do it
  25. How do you encourage employees to share ideas?
  26. 10 TED talks that will help you become an innovative leader
  27. Why is innovation so hard for large companies?
  28. How can a business differentiate without changing the product itself?
  29. The 6 most important questions every strategist must own
  30. How does your company celebrate innovation?
  31. Create your own definition of innovation
  32. The Golden Rule of Strategy: Do what others are not willing to do
  33. 6 Attributes of an effective strategy
  34. 3 fundamental lessons about change that strategists must understand
  35. Hassle statements reveal innovation opportunities
  36. The most important innovation technique available to an innovation practitioner
  37. Why working on your weakness is a strength
  38. Management Innovation at DJO Global Tijuana
  39. Adoption: The hardest part about innovation
  40. What is Pixar’s secret to consistent success?
  41. Get good at learning to learn
  42. How do you begin to develop an innovative mindset?
  43. Start out with a purpose, not a plan
  44. How to boost your creative capacity
  45. Falling prey to a company’s marketing = no value
  46. When should you begin trend-spotting?
  47. 3 Ways to help customers win
  48. What’s the best way to manage creative personalities at work?
  49. To find new market opportunities and grow, study non-consumers
  50. The Table of Strategic Elements: Visualize and Create New Strategies
  51. Job swapping: The new innovation tactic
  52. Are Startup Incubators too focused on Technology?
  53. Why Mexico will continue to be a laggard in innovation
  54. Crappy innovations make way for better innovations
  55. Create for others or create for yourself?
  56. Customers will replace R&D as the main source of new ideas
  57. Innovation and Diversity
  58. Can you create value if you’re not curious?
  59. Mandatory Innovation
  60. Ubiquitous to Anomaly: A useful way to begin the creative process
  61. What 7 calls to GoDaddy can teach you about Innovation
  62. A sneaky way to unearth innovation opportunities
  63. When employees do not feel understood they resist change
  64. How to turn Evernote into an Insight Bank
  65. Real-time strategy is driven by Action Oriented Learning
  66. Are you applying as fast as you are learning?
  67. What if you did things wrong?
  68. Leading with questions
  69. Every strategy should Make a Difference
  70. Why don’t more people disrupt themselves?
  71. Engage in sci-fi thinking to understand what makes people tick
  72. Guestology: How Disney anticipates guests needs
  73. MBA in Curiosity
  74. 3 cognitive limits we must overcome to think differently
  75. Why creating new categories is so successful
  76. How are you over-delivering?
  77. To innovate come up with your own unique WHY
  78. 4 Innovation Lessons from the Miami Heat
  79. Innovation starts at the edge not the mainstream
  80. Why asking ‘WHY’ is so damn important
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  • Massive Year Jorge! You are my nomination for Innovation Excellence Top 40 for not only the breadth but more importantly the razor sharp depth! To top it all off you have been an amazing contributor to the overall innovation community. Kobe & Steve NAsh rolled into one! Enjoy Vegas and come back stronger in 2013…

    • Hi @marktruelson,

      Thank you for the kind words. I really appreciate it.

      I hope we can collaborate on something of mutual interest in the coming year.

      Best to you in 2013!