Knowledge Library

Curated by BPI Network staff

Digital Sources

Board of Innovation
De Mey and De Ridder are at the forefront of free innovation resources on their blog. In addition to their frequent blog articles, the Board of Innovation website has a treasure trove of other tools, templates and slideshows which anyone can access to start sparking ideas at their own company. One of our favorites is their list of 52 tools to help any company innovate like a startup.

Blogs

Board of Innovation
De Mey and De Ridder are at the forefront of free innovation resources on their blog. In addition to their frequent blog articles, the Board of Innovation website has a treasure trove of other tools, templates and slideshows which anyone can access to start sparking ideas at their own company. One of our favorites is their list of 52 tools to help any company innovate like a startup.

Innovation for Development
Innovation for Development is a blog and podcast that brings together curiosity, creativity and innovation and examines their impact on the development world. It has great articles and interviews with experts, innovators, social entrepreneurs and social innovators, development leaders, social organizations, and people from all realms of life who are creating an impact and making a difference to promote sustainable social and economic development across the globe.

INSEAD Knowledge
INSEAD Knowledge is a monthly online publication showcasing – in video and in written articles -  the latest research, global business trends and thought leadership from INSEAD, the business school for the world. Our aim is to present fresh viewpoints and ideas, and suggest innovative solutions to some of the challenges facing the world of business today. Topics closely follow the school’s areas of excellence, such as finance, organizational behavior, and marketing, but also draw on the more unconventional ideas generated by INSEAD’s Social Innovation Center: entrepreneurship, sustainability, and corporate social responsibility, for example.

Future of CIO
The future of CIO is entrepreneur driven, situation oriented, value-added,she or he will take many paradoxical roles: both as business strategist and technology visionary,talent master and effective communicator,savvy business enabler and relentless cost cutter, and transform the business into "Digital Master"! 

Silicon Angle
SiliconANGLE.com was founded by Silicon Valley entrepreneur John Furrier to provide news, analysis on the technology industry with a focus innovation, technology, emerging companies, enterprise, cloud, mobile, social, startups, and venture capital.

InFocus The Global Services Blog
EMC Global Services offers comprehensive, end-to-end services capabilities for customers as they accelerate their IT Transformation journeys. With more than 16,000 information-focused service professionals worldwide, EMC Global Services delivers the support our customers require – when and where they need it – with a commitment to service excellence.

The Discipline of Innovation
Innovation is the specific function of entrepreneurship, whether in an existing business, a public service institution, or a new venture started by a lone individual in the family kitchen. It is the means by which the entrepreneur either creates new wealth-producing resources or endows existing resources with enhanced potential for creating wealth.

Design Thinking
Tim Brown is CEO and president of IDEO. He frequently speaks about the value of design thinking and innovation to business people and designers around the world. He participates in the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, and his talks Serious Play and Change by Design appear on TED.com.

Leapfrogging
Soren Kaplan is a leading keynote speaker, the author of the bestselling and award winning book, Leapfrogging, a writer for FastCompany, faculty member in the executive education program at the Copenhagen Business School, and the Founder of InnovationPoint. As a leading expert in innovation, culture, and disruptive change, he works with organizations including Disney, NBCUniversal, Kimberly-Clark, Colgate-Palmolive, Medtronic, Philips, Red Bull, and numerous other global firms. He has lectured at the Harvard Business School, Copenhagen Business School, and with other MBA and executive education programs. He also sits on the advisory boards of several Silicon Valley start-ups.

PODCAST: The Big Bang
Jorge Barba is an "Innovation Insurgent" and is the Creative Strategist at Blu Maya, a San Diego based Digital Marketing Firm that helps organizations build their online business with strategy development for new products and services. His new blog "The Big Bang" is an engaging podcast about innovation, new ideas and how the world is changing. Put simply, we ask ourselves: What's possible?

The Complete Innovator
Boris is the SVP of Customer Success and Innovation Strategy at Mindjet, and is an acknowledged leader of corporate Innovation Management, Knowledge Management, Social Media/Technology and Collaboration. He has spent the last 18 years working with senior level executives at predominately large companies to teach them how to take that potential to create a sustainable repeatable value-creating engine process that drives the creation of new products and business models, novel cost reductions, and step-change process improvements.

Data Center Pulse
Data Center Pulse (DCP) is a growing, non-profit, datacenter industry community founded on the principles of sharing best practices amongst its exclusive membership. DCP is quickly becoming an industry nexus for the explosive datacenter industry’s operators and influencers. It's mission is to align end users to share information thereby influencing the industry by defining, adopting and driving best practices and next generation solutions.

BriefingsDirect
Dana Gardner's BriefingsDirect blog offers analysis and insights on the latest enterprise software, cloud and big data advances for enterprise IT and cloud sourcing strategists. His blog sponsors content so that listeners and readers opt in to pass it along, creating expanding concentric circles of trusted social influence from those that know useful content best.

Dr. Natalie News
Dr. Natalie Petouhoff is the VP and Principal Analyst at Constellation Research. Her research focuses on Customer Facing Applications To Create Great Customer Experiences. Her blog focuses in two areas: representing consumer expectations and experiences, and helping companies to create customer experiences that create magnetic brand loyalty.

Understanding Disruption
 Haydn Shaughnessy is the author of two books on the changing economic landscape, Shift and The Elastic Enterprise. Haydn trained as an economic historian and a sociologist, a background that has given him an understanding of how change unfolds. Haydn is also a time-served expert in platforms and business ecosystems, studying the changes taking place at different levels of the economy and analyzing patterns of disruption. Haydn's work has centred on helping decision makers to think differently.

Game-Changer
Jorge Barba is an Innovation Insurgent and is the Creative Strategist at Blu Maya, a San Diego based Digital Marketing Firm that helps organizations build their online business with strategy development for new products and services. He’s also the author of the innovation blog Game Changer.

Digital Tonto
Greg Satell's expertise into strategy, insights and technology brings unique and innovative perspectives into digital business along with a hands-on approach that comes with extensive practical experience.

JPB
Jeffrey Baumgartner is the author of the book, The Way of the Innovation Master; the author/editor of Report 103, a popular newsletter on creativity and innovation in business. He is currently developing and running workshops around the world on Anticonventional Thinking, a radical new approach to achieving goals through creativity — and an alternative to brainstorming.

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

Faisal Hoque
Faisal Hoque (www.faisalhoque.com) is Founder and CEO at BTM Corporation (www.btmcorporation.com) and founder of research think-tank BTM Institute (www.btminstitute.org). His newest book is The Power of Convergence.

Edison's Notebook
Sarah Miller Caldicott, is an innovation author and great grandniece of Thomas Edison. She is co-author of Innovate Like Edison, and author Inventing the Future: What Would Thomas Edison Be Doing Today? Sarah is professional speaker, and the Founder/CEO of Power Patterns of Innovation.

Gregg Fraley: Bringing the Creative Edge to Innovation
Gregg Fraley is a creativity and innovation consultant. He currently works with Fortune 500 companies and does keynotes, workshops, training and consulting.

Innovate on Purpose
Dedicated to ideas, conversations and approaches for sustainable, repeatable, innovation.

Edit: Innovation
Matthew E. May counsels executives and teams on matters of strategy, culture, and innovation through his firm, EDIT Innovation.

The Heart of Innovation
Idea Champions is a consulting and training company dedicated to awakening and nurturing the spirit of innovation.

Endless Innovation: Big Think
Through stories and examples of companies experimenting with innovation, explore how Charles Darwin's ideas on natural selection and the "survival of the fittest" apply to business in the digital age. Endless Innovation is written by Dominic Basulto, a digital thinker at Electric Artists in New York City.

Lisa Nielsen: The Innovative Educator
Lisa has been recognized for her work receiving awards such as Teacher of the Year by her district and most recently as a recipient of International Society of Technology Educator’s Making IT Happen award. Lisa has been named a top influencer on the topic of "Bring Your Own Device" BYOD. She has also been named one of the nations top 100 influential voices in education by the Academy of Education Arts and Sciences.

Bas van Oosterhout's Business Innovation Blog
Bas van Oosterhout is passionate about driving business growth through innovation, and creates new business models, from strategy to implementation.

Anuradha Goyal: Thoughts on Innovation
Anuradha Goyal has 18+ years of experience spanning across the various facets of IT industry. Her experience includes program managing multiple initiatives, incubating new groups in fresh areas that address the multiple levers of the organization and help it define the new growth engines.

Paul4innovating
Paul Hobcraft researches across innovation, looking to develop novel innovation solutions and frameworks where appropriate.

Springwise
Crafting disruptive ideas by bringing renewed market positioning, and speeding-up innovation through the Rapid Innovation model.

Rapid Innovation in Digital Time
Serial innovator, crafting disruptive ideas bringing renewed market positioning. Speeding-up innovation through Rapid Innovation model,

Information Playground
Steve Todd is an EMC Fellow and author of the books Innovate With Influence and Innovate With Global Influence. As an EMC Intrapreneur with 200+ patents filed, Steve is a Top 10 Innovation Blogger and EMC’s Vice President of Strategy and Innovation.

Brainzooming
Mike Brown has been at the forefront of leading Fortune 500 culture change, contributing new approaches in research, developing simplified tools for innovation, strategy planning, and aligning sales, marketing, and communications strategies for maximum business results.

15inno
Author, speaker and advisor focusing on open innovation, innovation culture/management and the people side of innovation (the mindset, tools you need today).

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

Innovation Fixer
Kevin McFarthing runs the Innovation Fixer consultancy, helping companies to improve the output and efficiency of their innovation, and to implement Open Innovation.

Robert's Rules of Innovation
Robert Brands is the founder of InnovationCoach.com, and the author of “Robert’s Rules of Innovation: A 10-Step Program for Corporate Survival,” with Martin Kleinman.

It's Saul Connected
Saul Kaplan is the Founder and Chief Catalyst of the Business Innovation Factory (BIF).

Shipulski On Design
Mike Shipulski discusses how product development and technology development tools/processes enable the design and commercialization of highly functioning products with low cost signatures.

Forth Innovation Method
Gijs van Wulfen was invited by Linkedin to be one of their 500 Influencers. Chosen as the nr 3. in the international Top 40 Innovation Bloggers of 2013. A perfectionist who facilitates a FORTH innovation expedition in a structured creative way.

JPB
Jeffrey Baumgartner is the author of the book, The Way of the Innovation Master; the author/editor of Report 103, a popular newsletter on creativity and innovation in business. He is currently developing and running workshops around the world on Anticonventional Thinking, a radical new approach to achieving goals through creativity — and an alternative to brainstorming.

The Global Small Business Blog
The Global Small Business Blog (GSBB) was founded on July 20, 2004 by Laurel Delaney (pictured) for the purpose of helping entrepreneurs and small businesses expand their businesses internationally.

Working Knowledge
Covers innovation in business. Focuses on ideas for how to improve productivity, develop new products and other innovative techniques in business.

Washington Post's Ideas@Innovation
It's all about what's next.

Innovation Files
The Innovation Policy Blog features pragmatic ideas from some of today's most distinguished thought leaders about innovation's central role in our economic, social and political future.

Innovation Excellence
Innovation Excellence bring's you the best of the best, helping you keep up with the latest insights from the field, while also providing you the opportunity to make your own contribution to the future of innovation.

Fast Company Leading Change
Blogger Seth Kahan is a Change Leadership specialist covering topics such as innovation, leadership, management, and innovation in the current economy.

BQF Innovation Blog
The BQF is the community for every business seeking excellent insights, tools and experiences to improve itself.

Blogging Innovation
Offers advice on creating and executing business strategies. Aims to help readers generate innovative ideas to achieve success and boost profits.

Communities

Board of Innovation Group
The Board of Innovation Group aims to make corporates innovate like startups to challenge the status quo. This active discussion group gathers 15,000+ corporate innovators and entrepreneurs, sharing their experience and insights to make that happen!

Innovation Management Group
This group was created for innovation management professionals world-wide to communicate, collaborate and share ideas.

Innovation People Expert Innovators Creative Network
Innovate with innovative and creative professionals and innovation experts from around the globe.

Front End of Innovation
The Front End of Innovation continually serves as the industry's catalyst for change by masterfully facilitating the intersection of thinking and acting.

Board of Innovation
Our goal is to make corporates innovate like startups to challenge the status quo. This active discussion group gathers 10,000+ corporate innovators and entrepreneurs, sharing their experience and insights to make that happen! 

Innovation Excellence
Seeking to understand what it takes to make your organization more innovative? Join this group to find and share information about enhancing or creating a culture of continuous innovation excellence.

Chief Innovation Officer Network
This network is meant for Chief Innovation Officers to share experiences and best practices in stimulating Innovation within their companies.

Chief Innovation Officers
Steering networking between Chief Innovation Officers Worldwide

Northwestern University Farley Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation
The Farley Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation (FCEI) evolves engineering beyond the application of the sciences to the creation of businesses that capitalize on innovations. We bring together faculty from an array of disciplines to develop a unique curriculum in which students experience the entire innovation/business life cycle—from ideation to prototyping and business plan development.

The Entrepreneurship and Innovation Club
The Entrepreneurship and Innovation Club, also known as the EI Club, is an organization for students, run by students, facilitating the growth of entrepreneurship and innovation across the entire UMKC campus and the Kansas City metropolitan area. The EI club offers seminars with renowned speakers based in the Kansas City-area, networking opportunities, and entrepreneurial and innovation advising.

MIT Sloan Entrepreneurship and Innovation Club
Our mission is to reignite the spirit of entrepreneurship and to offer an intimate support system for entrepreneurs at Sloan.

Cal Poly Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship
The Cal Poly Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship manages and supports a wide variety of programs and activities to stimulate the entrepreneurial “learn by doing” spirit at Cal Poly,  and to assist entrepreneurs in following their dreams. 

Berkeley Innovation
We're an undergraduate human-centered design group at the UC Berkeley. Our members come from a wide range of disciplines, but share a love of design thinking and innovation. Each semester, we work on projects that give members hands-on experience with the entire design process, from conducting user research to building and marketing prototypes.

Stanford Center for Social Innovation
We cultivate leaders who can solved the World's toughest social and enviornmenal problems. Join us and learn what you can do to build a more just, sustainable, and prosperous world.

Wharton Innovation Group
The Wharton School has been a pioneer in business education for more than 125 years. The Wharton Innovation Group was formed in 2010 to take advantage of the wealth of emerging opportunities for innovation in education and scholarship created in part by globalization and technological change. Our mission is to catalyze innovation related to all of the school’s objectives. We solicit, identify, and create opportunities. We select those that are most promising. We collaborate with the operating units of the school to implement the very best opportunities.