Innovation Quotes of the Week – Nov. 25, 2012
This week we continue a featured series of some of our favorite innovation-related quotes. Click on authorÂ 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.
“Management blamed its workforce for the failure. That is straightforward scapegoating.”
“The authors offer a Reverse Innovation Playbook, which describes in plain language practical concepts for reverse innovation initiatives.”
“If people are resisting your change, youâ€™re not meeting their needs.”
“Finding out about SNOs isnâ€™t too hard in the Twitter age. The challenge is in knowing how to separate the hype from the reality.”
“Do I know these people personally, no.Â Am I intrigued? Yes.”
â€œProcter & Gambleâ€™s approach to radical new business is now following a similar path [as NestlÃ©].”
“Do not book any brainstorming workshops to create ideas unless the initiators are professionals in brainstorming.”
â€œThe ‘architect of the unknown’ is a new managerial actor to overcome collective fixation situations of orphan innovation.”
– Nicolas Bry (from Martine AgoguÃ©)
“It is said that in New York City alone 10 billion products and services are offered, making it difficult for consumers to choose the right service or solution according to their needs.”
“So lets reboot it, and for those of you who look for the next acronym, we can call it STEEM:Â Science, Technology, Engineering, Entrepreneurship and Math.”
“Sitting there at one those big round tables in the ballroom at Amsterdamâ€™s Okura hotel, Tom Peter’s question connected with me like a left hook from Mike Tyson.”
“Is Reverse Innovation the answer?”
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Mari Anixter is Managing Editor for Innovation Excellence. She is a communications professional living in New Mexico.
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