Here are some innovation related quotes I like and hope to keep adding new ones:

"If things seem under control, you are just not going fast enough." - Mario Andretti

"The best way to predict the future is to invent it." - Alan Kay

"You'll always miss 100% of the shots you don't take." - Wayne Gretzky

"Imagination is more important than knowledge." - Albert Einstein

"Ideas are like rabbits. You get a couple and learn how to handle them, and pretty soon you have a dozen." - John Steinbeck

"Never be too exited with innovation alone. Only get excited when you know how to link innovation through performace, strategy and a commercial model. Because that's where the money is." First Lesson of Blue Ocean, ReneƩ Mauborgne

"The future is already here—it's just unevenly distributed." Sci-fi writer William Gibson.

“If you're not failing every now and again, it's a sign you're not doing anything very innovative.” - Woody Allen

"I make more mistakes than anyone else I know, and sooner or later, I patent most of them." - Thomas Edison

“Innovation! One cannot be forever innovating. I want to create classics.” - Coco Chanel

"The world is changing very fast. Big will not beat small anymore. It will be the fast beating the slow." - Rupert Murdoch

"Test fast, fail fast, adjust fast." - Tom Peters

"If you go into a bar in most places in America and even say the word poetry, you'll probably get beaten up. But poetry is a really strong, beautiful form to me, and a lot of innovation in language comes from poetry." - Jim Jarmusch

"Innovation is creativity with a job to do." - John Emmerling

"When all think alike, then no one is thinking." — Walter Lippman

"There is only one thing stronger than all the armies of the world: and that is an idea whose time has come." - Victor Hugo

"There is no doubt that creativity is the most important human resource of all. Without creativity, there would be no progress, and we would be forever repeating the same patterns." - Edward de Bono

"Doing the same thing over and over, yet expecting different results, is the definition of crazy." -Unknown

"Without the playing with fantasy no creative work has ever yet come to birth. The debt we owe to the play of imagination is incalculable." -Carl Jung

"If I had asked the public what they wanted, they would have said a faster horse." - Henry Ford

"The things we fear most in organizations—fluctuations, disturbances, imbalances - are the primary sources of creativity." - Margaret J. Wheatley

"You don't understand anything unless you understand there are at least 3 ways." - M. Minskey

"Every act of creation is first of all an act of destruction." — Picasso

"In every work of genius, we recognize our once rejected thoughts." — Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most." - Fyodor Dostoevsky

"The world really boils down to two kinds of people: those that see shapes in cloud formations, and those that just see clouds." - Danzai Pace

"As the births of living creatures, at first, are ill-shapen: so are all Innovations, which are the births of time." -Francis Bacon

"He that will not apply new remedies must expect new evils; for time is the greatest innovator." -Francis Bacon

"Innovation has nothing to do with how many R&D dollars you have. When Apple came up with the Mac, IBM was spending at least 100 times more on R&D. It's not about money. It's about the people you have, how you're led, and how much you get it." - Steve Jobs

"Don't worry about people stealing your ideas. If your ideas are any good, you'll have to ram them down people's throats." - Howard Aiken

"Obviously everyone wants to be successful, but I want to be looked back on as being very innovative, very trusted and ethical and ultimately making a big difference in the world."
- Sergey Brin

"The number one benefit of information technology is that it empowers people to do what they want to do. It lets people be creative. It lets people be productive. It lets people learn things they didn't think they could learn before, and so in a sense it is all about potential. - Steve Ballmer

"The lifeblood of our business is that R&D spend. There's nothing that flows through a pipe or down a wire or anything else. We have to continuously create new innovation that lets people do something they didn't think they could do the day before." - Steve Ballmer

"It's not because things are difficult that we dare not venture. It's because we dare not venture that they are difficult." - Seneca

"Innovation is the central issue in economic prosperity." - Michael Porter (just good because of WHO said it)

"We are always saying to ourself.. we have to innovate. We got to come up with that breakthrough. In fact, the way software works.. so long as you are using your existing software.. you don't pay us anything at all. So we're only paid for breakthroughs." - Bill Gates

"Innovation is the specific instrument of entrepreneurship. The act that endows resources with a new capacity to create wealth." - Peter Drucker (just good because of WHO said it)

"If you want to build a ship, don't herd people together to collect wood and don't assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea." - Antoine de Saint-Exupery

No comments:

Post a Comment