Innovation Quotes of the Week – July 1, 2012

Innovation Quotes of the Week - June 10, 2012This week we continue a featured series of some of our favorite innovation-related quotes. 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!


“80% of projects that come our way won’t be impactful. It takes time to determine what are the 20% of projects you should knock out of the park.”

- Edwin Lau, Microsoft


“Imagine if every person in your firm came to work every day believing their ideas could influence the destiny of the company.”

- Rowan Gibson


“Like other patently good things – love, chocolate chip cookies and exercise – we could all stand a bit more innovation.”

- Jeffrey Phillips


“In the broadest sense, manufacturing is everything: innovation, design, making and service. It’s this broad-sense manufacturing that will deliver the next economic revolution.”

-Mike Shipulski


“Maybe marketers need to do more than say “here we are!” Maybe, they need to make sure that first interaction is a memorable one.”

- Dean DeBiase


“What Google did wasn’t just bold, it was very, very smart… They actually transformed their lack of a user base into a huge advantage!”

- Greg Satell


“We all need to visit the dark side of the innovation moon.”

- Paul Hobcraft


“The goal is to connect groups that normally do not interact or have no relationships.”

- Talya Press, Club de Paris des Directeurs de l’Innovation


“Perhaps near-failure is the best cure for a incumbent company that has given in to the siren’s song of complacency.”

- Melba Kurman


“The traditional route to market, the ways to communicate and market the product may all be irrelevant.”

-Kevin McFarthing


“The change injected into organizations by innovation ebbs and flows across the whole organization’s ecosystem.”

- Braden Kelley


What are some of your favorite innovation quotes?

Add one or more to the comments, listing the quote and who said it, and I’ll share the best of the submissions as future Innovation Quotes of the Week!

And to all the innovation consultants out there, submit something you’ve said and maybe we’ll run it next week.
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Mari AnixterMari Anixter is Managing Editor for Innovation Excellence. She is a communications professional living in New Mexico.

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2 Responses to Innovation Quotes of the Week – July 1, 2012

  1. Alex says:

    Opportunity is missed by most people because it’s dressed in overalls and looks like work – Thomas Edison (An oldie but a goodie…)

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