Innovation Quotes of the Week – July 15, 2012
This week we continue a featured series of some of our favorite innovation-related quotes. Click on author name for access to their article. And, please contribute your favorite innovation quotes in the comments and we’ll feature the best submissions in next week’s Innovation Quotes of the Week!
“Russell Brand said this thing about heroin, which was really memorable, that people today have an ongoing desire for newness. It’s as if innovation right now is a sort of stand-in for newness.”
“When leaders are surveyed about what keeps them awake at night, ‘change’ is usually at or near the top of the list. Try to envision a future without change…”
“The instinct would be to keep the innovation projects as secret as possible… But in practice, secret doesn’t work.”
“The Cisco Networking Academy has improved 4 million lives…That’s a big impact, but what is less appreciated is that Cisco sponsored a picture of the future of education.”
“Marketers need to have balls. They are basically risk averse—a great many of them. A marketer has to stand up and say – You know what? This is really stupid.”
“How do you know if someone is truly innovative? I look for three things.”
“The odds are some companies that would have never seen the light of day will make it…there has never been a better time to put to the test that secret longing to run and own a company.”
“These apps are notable because they open up access to high powered applications that were not previously accessible to many manufacturers.”
“You should thank these people because they are making it possible for you to profit from the Physical Web.”
“Innovation effectiveness is closely linked to organization design.”
“Is it worth daring to be great? No buzzwords, no ambiguity, just a simple question that couldn’t matter more.”
What are some of your favorite innovation quotes?
Add one or more to the comments, listing the quote and who said it, and we will share the best of the submissions as future Innovation Quotes of the Week!
Mari Anixter is Managing Editor for Innovation Excellence. She is a communications professional living in New Mexico.
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