Innovation Quotes of the Week – Nov. 25, 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.


“Management blamed its workforce for the failure. That is straightforward scapegoating.”

- Adam Hartung


“The authors offer a Reverse Innovation Playbook, which describes in plain language practical concepts for reverse innovation initiatives.”

- Scott Anthony


“If people are resisting your change, you’re not meeting their needs.”

- Tim Kastelle


“Finding out about SNOs isn’t too hard in the Twitter age. The challenge is in knowing how to separate the hype from the reality.”

Doug Williams


“Do I know these people personally, no. Am I intrigued? Yes.”

Braden Kelley


“Procter & Gamble’s approach to radical new business is now following a similar path [as Nestlé].”

- Kevin McFarthing


“Do not book any brainstorming workshops to create ideas unless the initiators are professionals in brainstorming.”

- Juergen Staeudtner


“The ‘architect of the unknown’ is a new managerial actor to overcome collective fixation situations of orphan innovation.”

- Nicolas Bry (from Martine Agogué)


“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.”

- Hitendra Patel and Ronald Jonash


“So lets reboot it, and for those of you who look for the next acronym, we can call it STEEM: Science, Technology, Engineering, Entrepreneurship and Math.”

- Dean DeBiase


“Sitting there at one those big round tables in the ballroom at Amsterdam’s Okura hotel, Tom Peter’s question connected with me like a left hook from Mike Tyson.”

- Rowan Gibson


“Is Reverse Innovation the answer?”

- Jorge Barba


If it’s been a long week and you haven’t felt either appreciated or grateful, or missed my post A Year of Harvest, a Day of Thanks you’ll find it here.


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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 – Nov. 25, 2012

  1. Uri Neren says:

    Leaders, think of how fast your company could move if you didn’t have to be in on every decision but still knew it was naturally heading in the right direction.

  2. Mari Anixter says:

    Thanks Uri for reading and commenting.

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