Innovation Quotes of the Week – July 8, 2012

Innovation Quotes of the Week - June 10, 2012This 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!


“This new openness will require open thinking on our part to lead businesses. Otherwise, the fast pace of change underway in radical openness will shift us to trauma instead of growth.”

- Donna Sturgess


“Trendspotting requires the ability to disconnect one’s own perspective from the changing perspectives of others.”

- Braden Kelley


“Social TV is a perfect combination of strong usage, easy technology and a game changer in the business model.”

- Nicolas Bry


“Executives want to be innovative, they don’t want innovation.”

-Jeffrey Phillips


“Opportunities rarely come from talking, but they quite frequently come from observing and listening. ”

- Mike Myatt


“If Steve Jobs worked for You, right now — you’d probably fire him!”

- Gregg Fraley


“Innovation that does not does not provide a distinctive position in the market, has little value from a strategic perspective.”

Shoaib Shaukat


“We need more data…more people to submit (or inform) the global community on their innovation/research activities.”

- Steve Todd


“Identify an area of your business where a cold eye review would likely uncover significant opportunities for improvement.”

- Holly Green


“Don’t get taken in by the hot trend. Unless it is creating true value by solving real problems it will die out soon enough.”

-Greg Satell


“In most companies, innovation is still more buzzword than core competence.”

- Rowan Gibson


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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