Innovation Quotes of the Week – August 19, 2012
This week we continue a featured series of some of our favorite innovation-related quotes. Click on author name for access to the 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!
“I think right now the most interesting and exciting company in the tech world is Microsoft.”
– Jun Lee interview with Lou Killeffer
“Today, we don’t produce products as much as we design them and that calls for a strategic shift.”
“In the world of automobile design, drawing is a joy in its own right, pure pleasure that is almost tangible from the outset.”
– Patrick le Quément interview with Nicolas Bry
“The iPhone 5… could become a great example of flexible design and innovating for the future present.
“This list of corporate initiatives is worth looking into if you want to get an idea of what is happening with the open innovation, crowdsourcing and co-creation today.”
“Landing on the moon is one of the greatest explorations of mankind thus far. Reading Armstrong’s biography, seven innovation lessons popped into my mind.”
– Neil Armstrong reported by Gijs van Wulfen
“Stage 3 technology is psychopathic…smart tech/dumb people is an extremely unstable system.”
“Too many leaders are concerned with fixing things, when what they should be doing is breaking things.”
“When I ask how many CEOs are actively involved in innovation, very few hands rise.”
“A good innovation leader has the foresight to schedule regular ideation sessions year after year, and not just when sales are dwindling.”
“When the VP has a problem, everybody has a problem. And it’s this persuasive power of problems that focuses the organization on a solution.”
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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