Michael Schrage (HBR Blog Network) lists four innovation themes for 2013 that all have individual empowerment in common:

Badges – “the demand for meaningful and measurable affirmation and accreditation will have profound effects on both higher education and executive education”

Second Screens and Monetizing Multitasking – multitasking rules

Taking ‘Recofriendations’ More Seriously – knowing what colleagues and friends like is useful

Fed Up Entrepreneurship – there is a shift in the investment environment