Innovation Quotes of the Week – Dec. 2, 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.


“Serendipity and randomness has far more to do with success than we normally think that it does, and there are ways to harness randomness to use in your favor.”

- Frans Johansson with Ben Weinlick


“It was the first time I saw an innovation effort fail because of context, and I never forgot it.”

- Krisztina “Z” Holly


“You can’t just tack on 20% time and get the same results with it that 3M and Google do.”

- Tim Kastelle


“To believe that what made us successful up to this point will continue to make us successful in the future… makes about as much sense as buying a lottery ticket to finance retirement.”

- Holly Green


“There’s just a little problem: big data is BIG.”

- Rob Toledo


“He that is good for making excuses is seldom good for anything else.

- Benjamin Franklin


“The lab is an experimental platform to transform the face of entrepreneurship in the United States.”

- Steve Todd


“Consider an app that lets mechanics point an iPhone at a distant airplane on the tarmac and get an immediate overlay of the maintenance and repairs.”

- Andrea Meyer


“We should think about the fourth dimension of time in our assessment of innovation potential.”

- Scott Bowden


“Sound like a daydream? Not to me. I’ve seen innovation infrastructures similar to this one in more companies than you might think.”

- Rowan Gibson

Clearworks - Customers, Connections, Clarity

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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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