Innovation Quotes of the Day – June 3, 2012


“When all think alike, then no one is thinking.”

– Walter Lippman


“When it comes to creating an innovation culture, often people make it far too complicated. If you’re part of the senior leadership team and you’re serious about innovation then your job is simple – reduce friction.”

– Braden Kelley


“Nothing is so embarrassing as watching someone do something that you said could not be done.”

– Sam Ewing


What are some of your favorite innovation quotes?

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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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1 Response to Innovation Quotes of the Day – June 3, 2012

  1. Hugh Griffiths says:

    A ship is safe in harbour, but that’s not what ships are for. – Grace Hopper (Rear Admiral, USN)

    Variation attributed to William Shedd – A ship is safe in port, but that’s not what ships are for.

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