Innovation Quotes of the Week – July 15, 2012

by Mari Anixter

Innovation Quotes of the Week - July 16, 2012This 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!


“Russell Brand said this thing about heroin, which was really memorable, that people today have an ongoing desire for newness.    It’s as if innovation right now is a sort of stand-in for newness.”

James Wynn


“When leaders are surveyed about what keeps them awake at night, ‘change’ is usually at or near the top of the list. Try to envision a future without change…”

Mike Myatt


“The instinct would be to keep the innovation projects as secret as possible… But in practice, secret doesn’t work.”

Yann Cramer


“The Cisco Networking Academy has improved 4 million lives…That’s a big impact, but what is less appreciated is that Cisco sponsored a picture of the future of education.”

Tom Vander Ark


“Marketers need to have balls.  They are basically risk averse—a great many of them. A marketer has to stand up and say – You know what?  This is really stupid.”

Richard Laermer


“How do you know if someone is truly innovative?  I look for three things.”

Drew Boyd


“The odds are some companies that would have never seen the light of day will make it…there has never been a better time to put to the test that secret longing to run and own a company.”

Peter Doyle


“These apps are notable because they open up access to high powered applications that were not previously accessible to many manufacturers.”

Derek Singleton


“You should thank these people because they are making it possible for you to profit from the Physical Web.”

Bruce Kasanoff


“Innovation effectiveness is closely linked to organization design.”

Idris Mootee


“Is it worth daring to be great? No buzzwords, no ambiguity, just a simple question that couldn’t matter more.”

Saul Kaplan


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!

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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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  1. Innovation is just a spin of something that already occurs in nature. – JD

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