Innovation Quotes of the Week – September 9, 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 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!


“Like Michael Phelps in 2008, the new iPhone seems unstoppable. Until suddenly, shockingly, it’s not.”

– Katie Konrath


“This is a classic example of the Attribute Dependency Technique…Apple calls it ‘situational-awareness’ technology.”

Drew Boyd


“We don’t build services to make money; we make money to build better services.”

Mark Zuckerberg


“This is a big innovation problem – the right idea at the wrong time is still wrong.”

Tim Kastelle


“Good innovators understand how to celebrate a victory and how to create good publicity. Look no further than Steve Jobs or Christopher Columbus.”

Jeffrey Phillips


“Engineers fear social media, but shouldn’t.”

Mike Shipulski


“If you post a tweet, just like if you scream it out the window, there is no reasonable expectation of privacy.”

– Manhattan Criminal Court Judge Matthew A. Sciarrino Jr.


“Let’s not confuse the action (investment in startups) with the desired outcome (innovation)!”

Linda Bernardi


“Competitive intelligence…is legal, ethical, and a professional discipline.”

– Seth Kahan


“So what is premature innovation?”

Braden Kelley


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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