Camouflage Marketing), didn't seem to have the je ne sais quoi to go viral. Meanwhile, other posts, some of which were written just because the blog was looking lonely--a particularly poor reason for writing--took off.
The three best-read new posts in 2013 were The Cult of the Entrepreneur, The Founding Fathers as Innovators and Surviving Little Entrepreneurism. All three made me feel like a curmudgeon when I wrote them, but apparently there's room for a little ballast in the top-heavy hysteria of American entrepreneurism.
In the next tier down, Purchasing Worker Loyalty was very popular, and that was also one of my favorite posts to write because it dovetailed nicely with the book I'm researching. It also got me back to my old hometown of North Dighton. Likewise, Want Innovation?: Think Shovels!, about the Ames shovel collection at Stonehill College, was fun to research, and in a roundabout way (thanks to Greg Galer) got me to the Yankee Steam-Up, where I got to see my first Corliss steam engine. Very cool.