The Innovation Index is a compilation of the Top 20 Innovators in America. I launched the Innovation Index in 2006. As you can see, few old innovators from the 2006 index are no longer in the current index. Some of the Innovators of the 2012 index are prestigious companies including GE, Johnson & Johnson, IBM, McDonald's and Proctor & Gamble who have created numerous innovations and shaped our lives over the past fifty plus years in critical areas such as travel, power, healthcare, information technology, food and consumer goods; three of the 20 innovators have risen to prominence in the last forty years including Nike, Intel and Starbucks and have changed the way we wear shoes, use computers and consume coffee; two innovators, Microsoft and Apple, that got launched in the mid 1970s changed the way we use software, and use computers and electronics; six innovators that started in the 1980s changed the way we consume groceries, purchase airlines tickets, buy discounted food and consumer goods, use phones and cell phones, do small business accounting, and connect computers and servers through networks - Whole Foods Market, Priceline.com, Costco Wholesale, Verizon Communications, Intuit and Cisco Systems respectively; the 1990s brought three Internet innovators that withstood the dot-com crash and emerged victorious, and changed the way we shop for products online, trade and shop goods online, and find information online - Amazon.com, eBay and Google. Finally, one innovator that started in 2004, and now has over 800 million registered users worldwide, quickly became the world's largest social network. Welcome Facebook!
Serial entrepreneur on a quest to create the best social network for small business, Ogoing! Passionate about social media, innovation, education, mentoring, community service and my family! Founder, CEO, Ogoing; Innovator, InnovationMain.com; Rotarian, New Generations Director; ABAOC, President-elect. Created and Launched collaboration software WebEx Training Center and WebEx Sales Center, used by over 10 million professionals since launch. Launched Visual Rendezvous, collaborative whiteboard, first cross-platform collaboration software. Author of market leading Innovation eBook & Resource Kit, Apple's Innovation Strategy and WOW! Product Guide used by 15,000+ innovators worldwide.