Innovation Quotes of the Week – August 5, 2012

by Mari Anixter

Innovation Quotes of the Week - July 29, 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!


“Your operating margins go up because you stopped investing in something that wasn’t working. Is that really such a bad day?”

– Jeff Bezos in Amazon’s Innovation Philosophy


“Innovation makes you distinctive precisely because it’s challenging.”

Tim Kastelle


“Design thinking requires storytelling.”

Idris Mootee


“Most organizations aren’t currently designed or built for speed or velocity.”

Jeffrey Phillips


“Co-creation has become increasingly popular with brands and organizations looking to source fresh ideas for developing new products or creating more engaging and authentic communication.”

Yannig Roth


“If innovation were easy, everyone would do it.”

– Paul Hobcraft


“How is Directed Innovation different than iterative prototyping?”

– Julie Anixter


“Seniors are the new innovators!”

Frank Wippich


“If both bills become law, it’s going to be interesting to watch what happens when the funding starts to flow.”

Melba Kurman


“In its inaugural year, the Moxie Awards generated an incredible 70,000 votes from the community… the event sold out at 900 attendees.”

Mike Lippitz


“Should companies forget about radical innovation?”

– Stefan Lindegaard


“We say go ‘where the fun, pain, action and danger are’. This is where you’ll find the earliest of trends.”

– Mikel Cirkus


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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