Innovation Quotes of the Week – Nov. 18, 2012

Innovation Quotes of the Week - Nov. 4, 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!


“The problem for most brands is they don’t know enough about what is relevant to their customers to engage them through mystery.”

- Donna Sturgess


“Innovation is not about winning or losing, it’s about winning or learning.”

- Braden Kelley


“Prototypes can help large companies execute more radical innovation.”

- Kevin McFarthing


“One of the key elements of a global reverse innovation strategy is to expand knowledge in local markets.”

- Steve Todd


“The light bulb did not replace the candle. It replaced going to bed early.”

- Paul Sloane


“Are you an Innovation Bus Driver?”

- Scott Bowden


“There’s a structure in place that makes an innovator out of each and every employee, and their efforts yield 95% participation.”

- Bryan Mahoney


“This is good news from a survival perspective. Unfortunately it is bad news from an innovation perspective.”

- Stephen Shapiro


“Stop thinking about how frequently or how rapidly you should innovate.”

- Jeffrey Phillips


“Will your strategy kill your company?”

- 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 we will share the best of the submissions as future Innovation Quotes of the 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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