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.”
“You can’t just tack on 20% time and get the same results with it that 3M and Google do.”
“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.”
“There’s just a little problem: big data is BIG.”
“He that is good for making excuses is seldom good for anything else.”
“The lab is an experimental platform to transform the face of entrepreneurship in the United States.”
“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.”
“We should think about the fourth dimension of time in our assessment of innovation potential.”
“Sound like a daydream? Not to me. I’ve seen innovation infrastructures similar to this one in more companies than you might think.”
Mari Anixter is Managing Editor for Innovation Excellence. She is a communications professional living in New Mexico.