Stefan's Top 5 Open Innovation Quotes

Stefan's Top 5 Open Innovation QuotesHere are five quotes or sentences that I have heard or said myself over the years in my work with (open) innovation:

  1. “Next steps to create a strong networking culture? Nothing. This stuff takes care of itself.” – top executive after one of my seminars
  2. “A strong networking culture equals a strong innovation culture. What is your corporate networking strategy?”
  3. At a conference, I heard a big company representative say this – only half-jokingly – on creating win-win relationships: “Our definition of win-win is that we get to kick the little guy twice.” Sorry, this does not work in era of open innovation
  4. “The more time I spent on open innovation, the more I realize it is more about mindset than a toolbox.”
  5. “We do not necessarily need more innovation. We need better innovation that is fast, open and global.”

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Stegan LindegaardStefan Lindegaard is a speaker, network facilitator and strategic advisor who focus on the topics of open innovation, intrapreneurship and how to identify and develop the people who drive innovation.

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  1. michael soerensen on October 9, 2010 at 4:10 pm

    Hope is not a strategy!…

  2. michael soerensen on October 9, 2010 at 4:12 pm

    and my favorite by Mr. Hamel, said at one of his presentations; “While we`re in here bullshitting about strategies – things are happening out there ! “

  3. Cesar Castro on October 12, 2010 at 1:42 am

    “Culture eats strategy for lunch”. In other words – the wrong culture will overwhelm even the best innovation strategy

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