Innovation newsletters, blogs & podcasts we’re following in 2021

In need of some fresh innovation resources? Here are the innovation blogs, podcasts, and newsletters we are following this year.

After what felt like the longest January ever, February is here and we’re sure you are as ready as us to discover fresh new innovation resources! But maybe you are too busy to dive into the innovation rabbit hole that is the internet? Don’t worry, we’ve saved you the trouble.

We’ve compiled a list of our consultants’ favourite content platforms to get you going – everything from innovation blogs to podcasts and newsletters.

Articles that have our attention

Notes on technology in the 2020s

Roaring or boring ‘20s? A reflection on technologies and development in the 2020s.

Present forward and future backward

How to frame innovation thinking: don’t just predict the future, make it actionable today

Innovation podcasts


Interviews with business execs, industry experts, and thought leaders about the future, tech, news, and culture trends. Bonus: they released an episode about the making of the COVID-19 vaccine!

How I Built This - NPR

Interviews and deep dives with leading innovators and entrepreneurs, who helped build some of the most successful companies in the world. Think Dropbox, Chipotle, Lyft, and many others.

The Tim Ferris Show

Get into the mind and line of thinking of the author of The 4-Hour Workweek. Get tactics and tricks from famously successful folk and world-class performers.

The Future of Everything - WSJ

A monthly podcast where journalists of the Wall Street Journal interview big names in science and tech about the innovations that are changing our day-to-day lives.

Pitch - Gimlet

Want to learn how to pitch an idea and understand what makes investors tick? This is the one for you.

Pivot - NYM

This podcast delivers sharp, unfiltered insights into the biggest stories in tech and business, twice a week.

Asia Perspectives - The Economist Intelligence Unit

Perspectives and reflections to understand how the world is changing and how it specifically impacts business in Asia.

HBR Ideacast - Harvard Business Review

Syndicated podcasts from Harvard Business Review, bringing in global leaders in tech, business, and innovation that you can learn from.

Innovation blogs and websites


Backed by the Financial Times, Sifted digs into everything happening on the European startup and tech scene. Check out their interview with our co-founder Phillip De Ridder!

Innovation by Harvard Business Review

There’s no going around this one when it comes to insightful articles about what moves in the innovation space. Check this piece about scaling pilot projects.

Board of Innovation

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Women in Innovation

Insightful, no nonsense content on everything in the field of innovation. Discover insights and content from key female innovators across a range of industries.

Trend Hunter

A great source of inspiration for the curious mind. Trend Hunter studies and shares innovative ideas and viral news to help innovators create the future.


Stay in the know with news and trends around sustainability, energy, and environment, and get inspired to innovate for a better future.


Stay up-to-date with fresh new innovations and ideas that drive positive change. We are fans!


Fresh new innovations coming out of the innovation hub China.

Tech in Asia

A news site focused on anything innovation and tech, happening in APAC right now!

Newsletters for the curious mind

Bizarro Devs

Weird and wonderful tech news that fell through the cracks of tech lovers, or links that are about to explode. Want to keep ahead of the curve? This is the one for you.

Innovation of the Day

TrendWatching supplies you with a daily dose of inspirational cases where brands, nonprofits, entrepreneurs are creating a better future - just our kind of stuff!

No Mercy / No Malice

A weekly newsletter by NYU professor Scott Galloway on everything tech, business, innovation, and society.

The Hustle

Short, snappy, and fresh business and tech news served daily, with just the right amount of information.

Other inspiring resources

Podcast: Planet Money - NPR

Understand what's going on in the economy with this to the point podcast.

Podcast: Rough Translation - NPR

How are the things we're talking about being talked about somewhere else in the world? Get a different perspective.
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