Innovation Quotes of the Week – March 23, 2013

Innovation Quotes of the Week – March 23, 2013

This week we continue a featured series of some of our favorite innovation-related quotes. Click on author name to link 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.


Bring Your Own Device is becoming the norm in the workplace.”

- Miriam Clifford


Until we arrive at a more uniformed approach to innovation, improve the management of innovation and its development within our systems, structures and processes, we will stay stuck in constant re-invention and duplication.”

- Paul Hobcraft


“The suggestion box leaves no room for collaboration and discussion.”

- Simon Hill


Peter Thiel, one of the founders of PayPal says that innovation in the USA is ‘somewhere between dire straits and dead.’

- Paul Sloane


I read a lot about innovation, and I’m constantly amused by the articles that talk about ‘kick starting’ innovation.

- Jeffrey Phillips


I’m looking forward to the day when every cocktail party has people who work in “innovation”. People who say with pride that enterprise innovation is their career path.”

- Chris Townsend


This may sound a bit counterintuitive, even a bit strange, but I like messy leaders.”

Mike Myatt


Analytic correctness has a corollary statement: the right answer is wrong if it takes too long too calculate.

- Steve Todd


The most crucial innovation challenges of the 21st century are outside of information technology.”

- Chris Trimble


The good news: the funk and uncertainty of the Global Financial Crisis is mostly history, and innovation is definitely back on the agenda.”

- Robert Tucker


“Every Thursday in Cambridge Massachusetts the Venture Cafe opens its doors to the innovation and start up community.”

Jonny Hankins


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Innovation Quotes of the Week – Dec. 16, 2012Mari Anixter is Managing Editor for Innovation Excellence. She is a communications professional living in New Mexico.

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