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The Best Articles in Innovation

The most useful articles and videos in Innovation from around the web—beginners to advanced—curated by thought leaders and our community. We focus on timeless pieces and update the list whenever we discover new, must-read articles or videos—make sure to bookmark and revisit this page.

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Top 5 Innovation Articles

At a glance: these are the articles that have been most read, shared, and saved in Innovation by Refind users in 2023 so far.

  1. The World Is Run By People No Smarter Than You
  2. How to come up with good business ideas
  3. Betting on Things That Never Change
  4. Why Do Most Ideas Fail to Scale?
  5. Interview: Marc Andreessen, VC and tech pioneer


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Short Articles

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Thought Leaders

We monitor hundreds of thought leaders, influencers, and newsletters in Innovation, including:

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Mariana Mazzucato

UCL Professor, Director of @IIPP_UCL. Author of: The Big Con; Entrepreneurial State; Value of Everything; Mission Economy. 4 kids keep me smiling

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Benedict Evans

Trying to work out what's going on, and what happens next. Mostly tech.

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Alf Rehn

Professor of innovation, design, and management. In addition a writer, speechifier, and popular culture geek.

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Brian Solis

VP, Global Innovation @Salesforce | 8x Best-Selling Author | Keynote Speaker | Digital Anthropologist | Futurist | Other Socials @BrianSolis |


We monitor hundreds of publications, blogs, newsletters, and news sources in Innovation, including:

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McKinsey & Company

Since 1926, the trusted advisor to the world's leading businesses, governments, and institutions. 130+ offices in 65+ countries.

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steve blank

Customer Development & Secret History, Teaching at Stanford and Columbia

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Follow the Freakonomics Radio podcast for weekly episodes that explore the hidden side of everything — with host Stephen J. Dubner.

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Harvard Business Review

The best ideas in business and management to help people, organizations, and economies work better.

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