Innovation Quotes of the Week – September 29, 2013

by Mari Anixter

Innovation Quotes of the Week – September 29, 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.


“By stepping away from the up-and-running start up…the team was actually able to dive in and try new aspects of the business model quicker.”

Claire Reid, Reel Gardening, Co-Founder


“Why would you join an accelerator?

Debra Jennings


Video of the Week – is a Thomson Reuters video showcasing the contributions of scientists, and R&D and IP professionals throughout the Innovation Lifecycle.

Michael Thompson


“Are you smart enough to innovate?”

Kamal Hassan


“Apple announced the new iPhones recently. And mostly, nobody cared.”

Adam Hartung


What holds the pieces together? What’s the common thread that winds through innovation, sales, marketing, and manufacturing?”

Mike Shipulski


“I went on a journey last week. Truth be told, I actually went on multiple journeys.”

Doug Williams, reporting from #BIF9


[Aspire’s winning strategy is] Out of the box and revolutionary…Micro livestock creates an option that never existed ‎before.”

2013 Hult Prize Judges, reported from the 2013 Clinton Global Initiative


“Is your business model an Intermediary within another business model? If so, can you be disintermediated?”

Kevin Riley


“Too often we only hear the stories of the successful innovation initiatives, leaving the stories of the failures to go untold…[This is Jeff’s story].”

Matt Hunt


“We’re building the world’s largest business model database as a place to find inspiration and learn about business models and business model design and innovation.”

Marc Sniukas, interviewed by Zulma Acevedo


“Western countries should worry about this. When emerging countries apply creativity the rules of the game can change.”

Stefan Lindegaard


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Innovation Quotes of the Week – September 29, 2013Mari Anixter is Managing Editor for Innovation Excellence. She is a communications professional living in the Boston area.

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