The Very Best Innovation Blogs Around

Webster’s dictionary defines “innovation” as… wait, that wouldn’t be a very innovative way to start this post. Let’s try again.

It’s hard to reinvent or improve upon the wheel, but this kind of innovation is critical for the survival of any organization. Resting on your laurels is a good way to get left behind and forgotten.

Luckily, innovation and creativity are very active areas of research and discussion. Luckier still, many of the brightest minds and most influential thinkers in these circles make a great deal of material available for free across some of the best innovation blogs.

Today we present our six favorite innovation blogs (because what’s innovative about a list of five?). Think we missed one? Use Blrt to grab a few screenshots of your favorite innovation blog and add [email protected] to the conversation.

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Our Top 5 6 Innovation Blogs

99U

What makes 99U spectacular is the attention they devote not just to innovation, but also to creativity. Poke around their posts long enough and you’re likely to earn a promotion and self-actualize.

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15inno

Stefan Lindegaard touches a sweet spot of our imagination with his specialization in open innovation, the act of sourcing global and varied perspectives as a part of your innovation process. We at Blrt love a good collaboration and pride ourselves on having developed a platform that enables open innovation.

Stefan – author of six books on different aspects and applications of innovation – uses his blog to offer up thought exploration and case studies. It’s practical, actionable insight that will help you to immediately level up.

UPDATE: Stefan is no longer posting new material on 15inno but the site remains live. It’s still a tremendous repository of content for those interested in open innovation, though you may want to check out his Link

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Board of Innovation

An area of focus for Board of Innovation is the Intrapreneur, an innovator whose entrepreneurial spirit is bolstered by the resources of an existing organization. This empowerment and support ideally allows them to soar to new heights and take the organization along with them.

Of course, there’s lots of great material on innovation in general and even a fantastic SlideShare channel to explore.

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Stephen Shapiro’s Innovation Blog

Stephen is an innovation consultant who has worked with the likes of 3M, Procter & Gamble and Microsoft. He shares insights on his blog that are sometimes inspirational, sometimes informative, sometimes personal; but always interesting.

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The Creativity Post

As you may have guessed from the name, The Creativity Post focuses on creativity first and foremost. Creativity is a cornerstone of innovation, however, and they recognize as much. Their content is divided into contexts ranging from business to education to activism so they can help you elevate your innovation game no matter what you do.

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Innovation Excellence

Some of the best individual innovation writers publish their work on Innovation Excellence, which makes it an excellent compendium of leading innovation thought. Every aspect of innovation is explored inside-out throughout their posts but it is especially valuable when you discover an intriguing idea and can immediately delve into that writer’s entire archive more even more insight.

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About Blrt

We dig on innovation at Blrt and our app just so happens to be the perfect platform for open innovation.

Blrt helps you get your point across quickly by allowing you to talk, point and draw over images, documents and websites. The resulting video-like recording is called a Blrt.

Your Blrts require much less bandwidth than video and can be shared with anyone on mobile or desktop. This makes Blrt ideal for both collaboration and the creation and sharing of dynamic content, as public Blrts can be embedded into any webpage.

Once recorded, Blrts are stored in the cloud and are exchanged with others in a conversation-like fashion. A record is kept of the exchange, and new parties and media can be added at any time.

Blrt shifts time and place, allowing users in a conversation to participate in their own time. In an era where activity-based working and distributed teams are commonplace, Blrt is revolutionising the way people interact to get things done.

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