Innovation Quotes of the Week – May 12, 2013

Innovation Quotes of the Week – May 12, 2013 This week we continue a featured series of some of our favorite innovation-related quotes. Click on author name to link 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.

” Our goal is to provide Innovation Executives, Innovation Practitioners, and Innovation Vendors with the data, insights, and analysis needed to succeed in this new world order of innovation.”

Doug Williams

” The American healthcare system is not so much broken as made up of working parts not working together.”

Kevin Riley

“A growing body of research shows that all the assumptions behind brainstorming are flawed.

Jeffrey Baumgartner

“If you can innovate lunch, you can innovate anything.

Tim Kastelle

“Have you ever woken up in the morning and said to yourself, ‘I’m tired of being a good leader. Today, I want to suck at it.’?”

Holly Green

” Learning behaviors are the true drivers of a culture of innovation.

Stefan Lindegaard

“When landscapers see these paths through their previously immaculate turf, they groan. When I see these paths, I think of Immanuel Kant and innovation.

Scott Bowden

” As a crusader for nonviolence, Teny and his streetworkers are igniting peace in urban Providence.”

Saul Kaplan

” This month sees the release of a book that I am sure will be viewed in the future as a seminal publication in the development of Responsible Innovation.”

Jonny Hankins

“The problem is that radical innovation is rarely a prudent course.  It not only disrupts competitors, but also your value network.”

Greg Satell

“If things are predictable, knowable, understandable, there is no fear. And if things are predictable, knowable, understandable there is no innovation.”

Mike Shipulski

“Nothing is quite so frustrating as working with a client who claims to want and need innovation, but is paralyzed by indecision or doubt.”

Jeffrey Phillips

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Innovation Quotes of the Week – Dec. 16, 2012Mari Anixter is Managing Editor for Innovation Excellence. She is a communications professional living in New Mexico.

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  1. Deborah.e.Hecht, g.g. on May 12, 2013 at 5:16 pm

    To be an innovator is a passion, not a job. The job of an innovator is to convince others to trust your passion, dive in & pay for it. 😉

  2. Lydia H. ( on May 24, 2013 at 9:28 am

    To think outside of the box often actually means to stay inside the box – you just have to notice everything what is already there and innovation will follow.

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