Innovation Quotes of the Day – May 16, 2012


“Succeeding through creation often requires innovation – figuring out how to put together and add value to things that just weren’t there before.”

– Joel Podolny


“The ultimate goal of a ‘learning fast’ approach to innovation is to embed in your culture the ability to extract the key insights from your pursuits and the ability to quickly recognize how to modify your project plan to take advantage of unexpected learnings, and the flexibility and empowerment to make the necessary course corrections.”

– Braden Kelley


“Where innovation comes in, is in figuring out the right problem to be solved, the right question to ask, and then figuring out a better way to solve the problem. You can’t just come with a solution for today’s problem. Nothing stays the same.”

– Rick Hassman


What are some of your favorite innovation quotes?

Add one or more to the comments, listing the quote and who said it, and I’ll share the best of the submissions as future innovation quotes of the day!

About Braden Kelley

Braden Kelley is a Director of Design Thinking, Innovation and Transformation at Oracle, a popular innovation speaker, workshop leader, and creator of The Change Planning Toolkit™. He is the author of Stoking Your Innovation Bonfire from John Wiley & Sons and Charting Change from Palgrave Macmillan. Braden has been advising companies since 1996, while living and working in England, Germany, and the United States. Braden earned his MBA from top-rated London Business School. Follow him on Twitter and Linkedin.
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