Top 10 best articles of the year


Wrapping up the year with a final best-of list. These were the best, most inspirational, funniest or otherwise most interesting things I read this year in magazines, newspapers or scholarly journals. (Upon reflection, there isn’t a funny one in the bunch. Better luck next year!)

Sadly, most of these articles cost $$ or require a paid subscription. They’re worth a few dollars, though, if you haven’t read them. Enjoy!

10. “Primer on ‘Open Innovation,’” Michael Docherty, PDMA Visions, April.

9. “Asking, ‘What Would Ann Do?’” Amy Merrick, Wall Street Journal, September 15.

8. “Strategies To Fight Low-Cost Rivals,” Nirmalya Kumar, Harvard Business Review, December.

7. “Innovating Through Design,” Roberto Verganti, Harvard Business Review, December.

6. “Maybe We Should Leave That Up To The Computer,” Douglas Heingartner, New York Times, 18 July.

5. “Internet Encyclopaedias Go Head To Head,” Jim Giles, Nature, 15 December 2005.

4. “I’m OK, You’re Biased,” Dan Gilbert, New York Times, April 16.

3. “Out To Maximize Social Gains, Not Profit,” Vikas Bajaj, New York Times, 8 December.

2. “Innovation: The Classic Traps,” Rosabeth Moss Kanter, Harvard Business Review, November.

1. “The Perfect Payday,” Charles Forelle and James Bandler, Wall Street Journal, 18 March. Remember options backdating? This is what started it all.
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