This 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!
“State-of-the-art is limited by state-of-mind.”
The ultimate irony in the Agile system is that it actually requires more rigor than traditional systems; it’s just that this rigor is applied to a system that can encourage and promote individual contributions and interconnectivity rather than to the system itself.”
“The names we give items also creates a barrier to innovative thinking.”
“Innovate like Monty Python.”
“Men wanted for hazardous journey…long months of complete darkness, constant danger, safe return doubtful. Honour and recognition in case of success.”
“Here is a report to rank international innovation competitiveness. It is notable that China does not do well – it comes in at number 64 with a score of 49.9.”
“Risk aversion makes us all feel ordinary.”
“One of the major difficulties regarding innovation is that it’s often confused with strategy. That’s a huge mistake.”
“This is something that even Henry Ford missed.”
“Open ended objects…inspire participants beyond words.”
“When it comes to innovation, it is not as important whether you fail fast or fail slow or whether you fail at all, but how fast you learn.”
“Opportunity is missed by most people because it’s dressed in overalls and looks like work.”
– Thomas Edison
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!
Mari Anixter is Managing Editor for Innovation Excellence. She is a communications professional living in New Mexico.