Top 40 Innovation Bloggers of 2010

By Braden Kelley, September 20, 2010 | Blogging Innovation

After a week of torrid voting and much passionate support, along with a lot of gut-wrenching consideration and jostling, I am proud to announce your Top 40 Innovation Bloggers of 2010:

Mitch Ditkoff
Mitch Ditkoff is the Co-Founder and President of Idea Champions and the author of “Awake at the Wheel”, as well as the very popular Heart of Innovation blog..

Jeffrey Phillips
Jeffrey Phillips is a senior leader at OVO Innovation. OVO works with large distributed organizations to build innovation teams, processes and capabilities. Jeffrey is the author of “Make us more Innovative”, and

Idris Mootee
Idris Mootee is the CEO of idea couture, a strategic innovation and experience design firm. He is the author of four books, tens of published articles, and a frequent speaker at business conferences and executive retreats.

Rich Bendis
Rich Bendis currently serves as the founding President and CEO of Innovation America (IA), a Global not for profit, private/public partnership focused on accelerating the growth of the entrepreneurial innovation economy in America.

Scott Anthony
Scott Anthony is the Managing Director of Innosight Ventures. He previously was the President of Innosight’s consulting arm, and is the author of The Silver Lining. Scott is a regular contributor to Harvard Business Online and serves as the editorial director of Strategy & Innovation.

Rowan Gibson
Rowan Gibson is widely recognized as one of the world’s leading experts on enterprise innovation. He is co-author of the bestseller “Innovation to the Core” and a much in-demand public speaker around the globe. On Twitter he is @RowanGibson.

James Todhunter
James Todhunter, a seasoned innovator and inventor, works on the front line of innovation and has over 30 years of experience in software technology and management. He is the Chief Technology Officer for Invention Machine Corporation and his blog is Innovating to Win.

Stephen Shapiro
Stephen Shapiro is the author of three books, a popular innovation speaker, and is the Chief Innovation Evangelist for Innocentive, the leader in Open Innovation..

Hutch Carpenter
Hutch Carpenter is the Vice President of Product at Spigit. Spigit integrates social collaboration tools into a SaaS enterprise idea management platform used by global Fortune 2000 firms to drive innovation.

Kamal Hassan
Kamal Hassan is President and CEO of Innovation 360 Institute, and is responsible for leading the company’s global operations and customer acquisition..

Paul Sloane
Paul Sloane writes, speaks and leads workshops on creativity, innovation and leadership. He is the author of The Innovative Leader published by Kogan-Page..

Mike Brown
Mike Brown is an award-winning innovator in strategy, communications, and experience marketing. He authors the BrainzoomingTM blog, and serves as the company’s chief Catalyst. He wrote the ebook “Taking the NO Out of InNOvation” and is a frequent keynote presenter.

Peter Bergman
Semi-vegetarian and an inquisitive thinker full of “wacky” ideas. Has a burning interest in Innovation Science, Creativity, Entrepreneurship and Business Intelligence. He writes at EinsteinDiva on innovation and creativity.

Tim Kastelle
Tim Kastelle is a Lecturer in Innovation Management in the University of Queensland Business School. He blogs about innovation at the Innovation Leadership Network..

Saul Kaplan
Saul Kaplan is the Founder and Chief Catalyst of the Business Innovation Factory (BIF). Saul shares innovation musings on his blog at It’s Saul Connected and on Twitter at @skap5.

Robert F Brands
Robert Brands is the founder of, and the author of “Robert’s Rules of Innovation: A 10-Step Program for Corporate Survival”, with Martin Kleinman – published March 2010 by Wiley (

Holly G Green
Holly is the CEO of THE HUMAN FACTOR, Inc. ( and is a highly sought after and acclaimed speaker, business consultant, and author. Her unique approach to creating strategic agility, helping others go slow to go fast, will change your thinking.

Stefan Lindegaard
Stefan Lindegaard is a speaker, network facilitator and strategic advisor who focus on the topics of open innovation, intrapreneurship and how to identify and develop the people who drive innovation.

Boris Pluskowski
Boris Pluskowski is the Founder of The Complete Innovator where he regularly shares new ideas and best practices on how big companies can harness Innovation, Collaboration and Social Media to drive new sources of value throughout the enterprise.

Braden Kelley
Braden Kelley is the editor of Blogging Innovation and founder of Business Strategy Innovation, a consultancy focusing on innovation and marketing strategy. Braden is also the author of the forthcoming book “Stoking Your Innovation Bonfire” from John Wiley & Sons.

Phil McKinney
Phil is a highly sought out speaker on creativity and innovation and its impact on business, industries, economies and society. The San Jose Mercury News dubbed him the “chief seer“. CIO Insight named his Killer Innovations podcast as a “must listen”.

Mike Myatt
Mike Myatt, is a Top CEO Coach, author of “Leadership Matters…The CEO Survival Manual“, and Managing Director of N2Growth..

Drew Boyd
Drew Boyd is Assistant Professor of Marketing and Innovation at the University of Cincinnati and Executive Director of the MS-Marketing program. Follow him at and at

Venessa Miemis
Venessa Miemis is a Media Studies graduate student at the New School in NYC, exploring what happens at the intersection of technology, culture, and communication. Connect with her at and on Twitter @venessamiemis.

Jorge Barba
Jorge Barba calls himself an Innovation Insurgent and is fascinated by invention, creation, imagination and the power of the mind that drives all human achievement. His blog is called game-changer and his intention is to explore these passions and hopefully contribute some lasting value to the world.

Rocco Tarasi
Rocco Tarasi was an accountant, investment banker, and CFO before becoming a technology entrepreneur. He writes about innovation at with a focus on “everyday” innovations in business models, sales strategies, products and services.

Paul Williams
Paul Williams is a professional problem solver at Idea Sandbox. He can help you create remarkable ideas to grow your business. You may read more at his website and find him Twittering as @IdeaSandbox.

Kathie Thomas
Kathie Thomas is the Director of Innovation and a senior partner at Fleishman-Hillard. The global Innovation practice group Kathie leads offers proven tools and approaches for helping organizations and teams inject a new level of innovation and productivity into their strategic planning and program development.

Yann Cramer
Yann Cramer is an innovation learner, practitioner, sharer, teacher. He’s lived in France, Belgium and the UK, he’s travelled six continents to create development opportunities with customers or suppliers, and run workshops on R&D and Marketing. He writes on and on twitter @innovToday.

Paul R Williams
Paul R. Williams has dedicated his professional development to the study of creativity and innovation in business. He specializes in establishing successful innovation management systems along with teaching the concepts of innovation maturity, organizational creativity and “helping business help itself.” Paul’s blog is called Think For a Change.

Caspar Van Rijnbach
Caspar van Rijnbach is a specialist in innovation management and partner at TerraForum Consulting in Brazil – and Co-author of “Innovation: Breaking Paradigms” and “Management 2.0’’ (in Portuguese).

Tom Peters
Tom Peters is the author of “In Search of Excellence” and twelve other international bestsellers, and a consultant, columnist, seminar lecturer, and more at the Tom Peters Company

John Steen
John Steen is a Lecturer in Innovation Management in the University of Queensland Business School. He blogs about innovation at the Innovation Leadership Network..

Patrick Lefler
Patrick Lefler is the founder of The Spruance Group – a management consultancy that helps growing companies grow faster. He is a former Marine Corps officer; a graduate of both Annapolis and The Wharton School, and has over twenty years of industry expertise.

Robert Tucker
Robert B. Tucker is the President of The Innovation Resource Consulting Group. He is a speaker, seminar leader and an expert in the management of innovation and assisting companies in accelerating ideas to market..

Ric Merrifield
Ric Merrifield is known at the “Business Scientist” at Microsoft Corporation in Redmond, WA and is the author of “Rethink“. He blogs about ways to rethink through getting out of what he calls “the ‘how’ trap”..

Stephanie Susman
Stephanie Susman is a senior account executive and certified innovation facilitator in the Innovation practice group at Fleishman-Hillard. Stephanie leads the practice group’s marketing efforts through various media including their blog, What Are We Thinking?, and two Twitter feeds: @FHInnovation and @ssusman.

Steve Todd
Steve Todd is a high-tech inventor and author of the book “Innovate With Influence“. An EMC Intrapreneur with over 150 patent applications and billions in product revenue, he writes about innovation on his personal blog, the Information Playground.

Kaci Hampton
Kaci Hampton is a graphic designer and photographer living in Austin, Texas. She writes about creativity and innovation on her blog Kaci Hampton on Creativity.

John Kapeleris
John Kapeleris blogs his thoughts on life, innovation and personal development. His blog covers a number of topics on personal development, continuous learning and the characteristics of successful people through his personal experiences and knowledge.