Innovation Quotes of the Week – May 5, 2013

by Mari Anixter

Innovation Quotes of the Week – May 5, 2013 This week we continue a featured series of some of our favorite innovation-related quotes. Click on author name to link 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.


” We are on the cusp of transformation in the way that packaging engages consumers.”

Donna Sturgess


” If you have reached that dangerous level of comfort or don’t want to get even near it, let me offer a solution: Mental Confusion.”

Jérôme Provensal


“These examples are groundbreaking showcases, standing as Blue Ocean for thriving innovation.

Nicolas Bry


“Ingenuity is equal parts creativity (something original), application (something built), and value (something useful).

Matthew May


“Einstein’s oft-quoted reflection that “imagination is more important than knowledge” becomes the mantra of the innovation economy.”

Rowan Gibson


” Traditional front-end innovation methodologies might not suffice to truly identify value-creating opportunities.

Stephan Liozu


“Making a plan does not suggest a lack of creativity in your curriculum but rather, gives creativity a framework in which to flourish.

Julie DeNeen


” Whole Foods Market is a great example of utilizing customer innovation”

Wayne Simmons and Keary Crawford


” Not Gladwell’s Tipping Point, but the tipping point that occurs when we add just the next ounce of structure and process that begins to hinder true innovation and creativity.”

Jeffrey Phillips


“OpenCos are disruptors – looking to create new value in traditional markets, or to forge entirely new markets.”

John Battelle


“So while Apple’s approach has worked magnificently in the past, that’s no guarantee that it will succeed in the future.”

Greg Satell


“I believe the distinction between social and non-social business is a false dichotomy.”

Deborah Mills Scofield

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Innovation Quotes of the Week – Dec. 16, 2012Mari Anixter is Managing Editor for Innovation Excellence. She is a communications professional living in New Mexico.

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