Innovation Quotes

Innovation Quotes. Creativity is thinking up new things. Innovation is doing new things. Theodore Levitt.

Innovation is doing new things while creativity is thinking up new things according to Theodore Levitt. Steve Jobs once said innovation is the ability to see the change as an opportunity instead of an agent of threat. You may agree or disagree with these quotes and sayings about innovation but you will definitely get inspired and motivated by them.

Below you can find the list of the top 300 most famous innovation quotes that we gathered from academic and web sources. As shown in the figure, the quotes can be grouped into a) imperfection and failure b) inspiration and c) the importance of creativity and ground breaking ideas.

The Innovation quotes can be grouped into inspirational, motivational, creativity, imperfection and new ideas. Credit:

Innovation quotes on what innovation is about

“Innovation is more attitude than skill.” Sid Mohasseb
“Most new ideas and new inventions are disjointed ideas merged.” Kevin Kelly,

What Technology Wants
“Creativity is thinking up new things. Innovation is doing new things” Theodore Levitt
“Vulnerability is the birthplace of innovation, creativity and change.”  Brene Brown
“Innovation is the creation and delivery of new customer value in the marketplace.” Michael J. Gelb,

Innovate Like Edison: The Success System of America’s Greatest Inventor
“Innovation is seeing what everybody has seen and thinking what nobody has thought.” Albert Szent-Gyorgi
“Innovation is taking two things that exist and putting them together in a new way. “ Tom Freston
“Innovation is an evolutionary process, so it’s not necessary to be radical all the time.” Marc Jacobs
“Innovation is the result of a process that brings radical ideas to create positive change” Natasha Tsakos
“Innovation is the combination of different ideas and contribution of the different minds.” MMahendra
“Innovation is the unrelenting drive to break the status quo and develop anew where few have dared to go.” Steven Jeffes
“Innovation is the art of creating a better, a more convenient and more comfortable way for the world to pass. Israelmore Ayivor,

Leaders’ Ladder
“Innovation is to connect the dots – synthesizing that goes in one mind, and teamwork through collective insight.” Pearl Zhu,

Unpuzzling Innovation: Mastering Innovation Management in a Structural Way
“People think innovation is just having a good idea but a lot of it is just moving quickly and trying a lot of things.” Mark Zuckerberg
“Innovation is about moving forward. If you are not moving forward, you are moving backward. There is no standing still.” Pearl Zhu,

100 Creativity Ingredients: Everyone’s Playbook to Unlock Creativity
“Innovation is the specific instrument of entrepreneurship. The act that endows resources with a new capacity to create wealth.” Peter F. Drucker
“Innovation is the art at the eyes of artist; the science at the mind of scientist; and the bridge between the art and science.” Pearl Zhu,

Digital Master
“Innovation is the process of transforming an idea or concept into a functional and marketable value proposition reflecting creative opportunity.” Robert E. Davis

Innovation Quotes about Risk taking, Imperfection and Fear of Failure

“If all of your projects succeed you don’t think big enough…If you haven’t failed recently you are not seriously trying…If everything seems under control you are not fast enough” Unknown
“Move fast and break things! Don’t ask for permission ask for forgiveness!” Unknown
“99 percent of success is built on failure. “ Charles Kettering
“Practice makes perfect, but it doesn’t make new” Adam Grant,

“Success doesn’t teach as many lessons as failure” Jay Samit
“The way to succeed is to double your failure rate.” Thomas Watson
“You cannot make omelets without breaking some eggs.” Pearl Zhu,

100 Digital Rules
“Learning to fail is a virtue. Failing to learn is a sin.” Paul Sloane
“A ship is safe in harbor but the is not what ships are for” William Shedd
“There is nothing called failure, everything is experience.” Sukant Ratnakar,

Open the Windows
“Everything you’ve ever wanted is on the other side of fear. “ George Addair
“There is no innovation and creativity without failure. Period. “  Brene Brown
Failure is an option here. If things are not failing, you are not innovating enough. Elon Musk
“What good is an idea if it remains an idea? Try. Experiment. Fail. Try again. Change the world.“ Simon Sinek
“If you’re not failing every now and again, it’s a sign you’re not doing anything very innovative.“ Woody Allen
“The best leaders we studied did not have a visionary ability to predict the future. They observed what worked, figured out why it worked, and built upon proven foundations. They were not more risk taking, more bold, more visionary, and more creative than the comparisons. They were more disciplined, more empirical, and more paranoid.” Jim Collins
“When shame becomes a management style, engagement dies. When failure is not an option we can forget about learning, creativity, and innovation .” Brené Brown
“There is a difference between failing and failure. Failing is trying something that you learn doesn’t work. Failure is throwing in the towel and giving up.” Jay Samit
“Remember the two benefits of failure. First, if you do fail, you learn what doesn’t work; and second, the failure gives you the opportunity to try a new approach.” Roger Von Oech
“Success or failure is not a one day event, but continuous life process. Each day you succeed and each day you fail with life, and most of the time, success follows the failure.” Roshan Sharma

Inspirational and Motivational Innovation Quotes 

“Desperation is the best innovator” Tony Cleaver
“There’s a way to do it better. Find it.“ Thomas Edison
“What is now proved was once only imagined” William Blake
“Never fear starting. Fear never starting.” Ryan Lilly
“It always seems impossible until it is done.” Nelson Mandela
“The future is a direction, not a destination.” Edwin Catmull
“You miss 100 percent of the shots you never take.“ Wayne Gretzky
“If you are not innovating, you are deteriorating.” Ifeanyi Enoch Onuoha
“Innovation is born out of imagination and ambition” Unknown
“Innovators make the previously impossible possible.” Max McKeown
“The best way to predict the future is to create it.“ Alan Kay
“Managers maintain the present while leaders create the future.” Orrin Woodward
“I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.“ Thomas Edison
“The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination. “ Albert Einstein
“A dream will not become an innovation if there is no realization.“ Ciputra
“Don’t try to think outside the box- get outside the box, then think!” Adam Hartung
“If Da Vinci had to tweet 5 times a day, we’d still be riding bicycles.” Natasha Tsakos
“Asking a right question need intelligence and courage. Do you have both?” Sukant Ratnakar
“Stay thirsty for love. Stay hungry for life. Stay curious for innovation.” Debasish Mridha
“If I have a thousand ideas and only one turns out to be good, I am satisfied. “ Alfred Nobel
“When the wind of change blows, some people build walls, others build windmills.” Chinese Proverb
“Motivation is the catalyzing ingredient for every successful innovation.” Clayton Christensen

Steve Jobs Quotes on Innovation and Imagination

“I want to put a ding in the universe” Steve Jobs
“Innovation is saying “no” to 1,000 things.” Steve Jobs
“Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower. “ Steve Jobs
“Customers don’t know what they want until we’ve shown them.” Steve Jobs
“Innovation is the ability to see the change as an opportunity; not a threat.” Steve Jobs
“Quality is more important than quality. One home run is better than two doubles.” Steve Jobs
“The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do.” Steve Jobs
“Great things in business are never done by one person, they are done by a team of people” Steve Jobs
“If you are working on something that you really care about, you don’t have to be pushed. The vision pulls you.” Steve Jobs
“I’m as proud of many of the things we haven’t done as the things we have done. Innovation is saying no to a thousand things. “ Steve Jobs
“Sometimes when you innovate, you make mistakes. It is best to admit them quickly, and get on with improving your other innovations.”  Steve Jobs
“You can’t just ask customers what they want and then try to give that to them. By the time you get it built, they’ll want something new.“ Steve Jobs
“Creativity is just connecting things. When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn’t really do it, they just saw something. Steve Jobs
“Innovation comes from people meeting up in the hallways or calling each other at 10:30 pm at night with a new idea, or because they realized something that shoots holes in how we’ve been thinking about a problem.” Steve Jobs
“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
“…when people kept raising their hand saying, “Does it do [x]?”, “Do you plan to add [y]?”. Finally Jobs said, “Wait wait — put your hands down. Listen: I know you have a thousand ideas for all the cool features iTunes could have. So do we. But we don’t want a thousand features. That would be ugly. Innovation is not about saying yes to everything. It’s about saying NO to all but the most crucial features.” Cited by Derek Sivers

Innovation Quotes on the Relationship between Innovation and Creativity

“Constraint inspires creativity” Biz Stone
“Every act of creation is, first of all, an act of destruction. “ Pablo Picasso
“Creatives Creed: Destruction is creation. Creation is destruction.” Richie Norton
“Being creative is a casual thing, being artist is a professional thing.” Amit Kalantri
“Be creative while inventing ideas, but be disciplined while implementing them.” Amit Kalantri
“Creativity isn’t meant to introduce complexity it is expected to add simplicity.” Amit Kalantri
“Creativity is the DNA of innovation, the virus of evolution, the antidote to automation” Natasha Tsakos
“Stop looking to the competition. Value-innovate and let the competition worry about you.” W. Chan Kim
“Innovation becomes simply “creating value by solving simple or complex problems” timely.” Pearl Zhu
“Creating something from nothing is ingenious. Creating something from something is smart. Martin Uzochukwu Ugwu
“Ingenuity is the ability to solve difficult problems, often in an original and creative way.” Pearl Zhu
“Before innovation – or practical creativity – there is insight. You must see the world differently.” Max McKeown
The uncreative mind can spot wrong answers, but it takes a very creative mind to spot wrong questions. Antony Jay
“The uncreative mind can spot wrong answers, but it takes a very creative mind to spot wrong questions.” Anthony Jay
“We believe constraints bring out creativity. When you raise like $800M, suddenly all that scrappiness… it’s easy to lose.” Brian Chesky
“Most innovation involves doing the things we do every day a little bit better rather than creating something completely new and different.“ Darin Bifani
“We are not creators; only combiners of the created. Invention isn’t about new ingredients, but new recipes. And innovations taste the best.” Ryan Lilly
“Being an independent thinker is the opposite of what we’re taught. But creativity and innovation require that you trust yourself and go against the group. Alan Philips
“Everything around you is constantly changing. Nothing is fixed. Nothing is forever. Successful creative people don’t work against this knowledge but work with it.” Rod Judkins

Innovation Quotes on the Need for Change 

“Normal is where innovation goes to die.” Richie Norton
“Yielding to convention yields nothing new.” Rich DiSilvio
“If leaders don’t change. Change the leaders,” Sukant Ratnakar
“If it were considered smart, it would be done already.” Richie Norton
“I skate to where the puck is going, not where it has been.“ Wayne Gretzky
“If you are not annoying someone you are not doing anything new.” Penelope Trunk
“Changes call for innovation, and innovation leads to progress. “ Li Keqiang
“If you want something new, you have to stop doing something old.” Peter F. Drucker
“Where all think alike there is little danger of innovation. “ Edward Abbey
“Here’s the new reality: evolve or become irrelevant. Innovate or die.” Lebo Grand
“Security doesn’t rob ambition; the illusion of security robs ambition.” Jay Samit
“No one who ever led a nation got there by following the path of another.” Jay Samit
“They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.“ Andy Warhol
“In this digital age with its speed of change, any brand that refuses to ‎innovate will die” Bernard Kelvin Clive
“Innovation is the change, Change Management needs to be an integral part of innovation management.” Pearl Zhu
“Those who disrupt their industries change consumer behavior, alter economics, and transform lives.” Heather Simmons
“It takes people from the outside to change things on the inside. Innovation happens from outsiders.” Richie Norton
“The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but building on the new.“ Socrates
“The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, but expecting different results.“ Albert Einstein
You can’t solve a problem on the same level that it was created. You have to rise above it to the next level. Albert Einstein
“An entrepreneur is a leader of excellence, trailblazer and pioneer who constantly brings change to their generation.” Onyi Anyado
“Innovation happens when you change the game; you bring a different twist to what is currently established and perceived.” Pearl Zhu,

The Change Agent CIO
“You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.” Richard Buckminster ‘Bucky’ Fuller
“Change is good. Complacency is like stagnant water. Always be in motion or you get disease-causing mosquito larva in your stagnant water. Kailin Gow
“Doubt is a key to unlocking new ideas. Einstein doubted Newton. Picasso doubted Michelangelo. Beethoven doubted Mozart. That’s why they moved things forward.” Rod Judkins
“Google runs the world, Facebook runs the life, Apple provides the best tools for people to use these things. And Twitter begins revolutions, sparks real change.” A.D. Aliwat
“Without change there is no innovation, creativity, or incentive for improvement. Those who initiate change will have a better opportunity to manage the change that is inevitable. “ William Pollard

Innovation Quotes on the Innovators and Challengers

“Innovators create value that people didn’t know existed.” Robert Herjavec
“Innovation survives only when people believe in their own ideas.“ Levo League
“Progress is made by lazy men looking for easier ways to do things.” Robert A. Heinlein
“Some fish love to swim upstream. Some people love to overcome challenges.” Amit Ray
“Innovation becomes possible only if people can step out of their comfort zone.” Pearl Zhu
“Innovators are pioneers, great problem-solvers; and creators of a better context.” Pearl Zhu
“A business shines brightest when its people are working on problems bigger than themselves” Damian Mingle
I am the innovator. I am the originator. I am the emancipator. I am the architect of rock ‘n’ roll! Little Richard
“Flawless and faultless outcomes are not products of lawless and careless people. No lawless person is a genuine innovator. Israelmore Ayivor
“I became an entrepreneur because I wanted to innovate to improve people’s lives, not to become a pesky, spam-crazy nuisance.” Cliff Lerner
“Throughout history, people with new ideas—who think differently and try to change things—have always been called troublemakers.” Richelle Mead
“Innovators with resources and smartness, are more busy with pompous dreams of colonizing mars, while their own kind suffers on earth.” Abhijit Naskar
“If you look at history, innovation doesn’t come just from giving people incentives; it comes from creating environments where their ideas can connect.“ Steven Johnson
“Dreamers are mocked as impractical. The truth is they are the most practical, as their innovations lead to progress and a better way of life for all of us. “ Robin Sharma
“Listen to anyone with an original idea, no matter how absurd it may sound at first. If you put fences around people, you get sheep. Give people the room they need.“ William McKnight
“When people feel they are valued and needed by a group, the brain produces serotonin, and can shift from reptilian/ survival brain to the neocortex, the seat of innovation.” Britt Andreatta
“Innovation is deviance which means that the rebellious personality is a natural resource for practical creativity. As an innovator, you need to reject the old to establish a new, better, status quo. Max McKeown
“It is never an idea, technology, market forces, or access to capital that makes a company innovative. What differentiates an innovative company from an average company is the people working inside the company.” Jag Randhawa

Famous Innovation Quotes from Famous People

“One acorn makes thousand trees” Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Collaboration equals innovation.” Michael Dell
“Too many rules stifle innovation.” Sergey Brin
“The inventor knows HOW to borrow.” Harold Bloom
“Employment deprives you of innovations” Sunday Adelaja
“Stop advertising and start innovating.” Seth Godin
“About 95 percent of new products fail.“ Clayton Christensen
“Honor the old but allow for innovation.” Beau Sides
“Innovators are inevitably controversial.” Eva Le Gallienne
“The greatest discovery is self-discovery.” Lailah Gifty Akita
“What is now proved was once only imagined. “ William Blake
“The value of an idea lies in the using of it. “ Thomas Edison
“When you know the destination, the path is easy.” Ratmir Timashev, CEO Veeam
“There’s no good idea that cannot be improved on. “ Michael Eisner
“They did not know it was impossible so they did it.“ Mark Twain
“Anything beautiful now was just a thought yesterday.” Sandesh Hukpachongbang
“When we dream, there are no facts. Just imagination!” Miguel Reynolds Brandao 
“Transforming the complex to the simple is pure genius.” Doris P. Johnson
“If you are not good at innovating, be smart in investing.” Rifhi Siddiq
“Value innovation is not the same as technology innovation.” W. Chan Kim
“We don’t see things as they are, we see things as we are. “ Anais Nin
“Everything you’ve ever wanted is on the other side of fear.“ George Addair
“No idea is so outlandish that it should not be considered. “ Winston Churchill
“Business has only two functions – marketing and innovation.” Milan Kundera
“Leveraging existing resources is innovation’s sweetest play.” Richie Norton
“If you must walk in someone’s shadow make sure it’s your own” Rasheed Ogunlaru
“History is made by those who see beyond what already exists. Natasha Tsakos
“The greatest invention in the world is the mind of a child. “ Thomas Edison
“Every threat to the status quo is an opportunity in disguise.” Jay Samit
“The riskiest thing we can do is just maintain the status quo.“ Bog Iger
“If humans can live for 100 years, why do companies die so young.” Sukant Ratnakar
“Being right keeps you in place. Being wrong forces you to explore.” Steven Johnson
“Innovation is finding a better way to make things a little better.” Saji Ijiyemi
“Life is made up of dots” you just have to know how to connect them. David Brier
You can expect no influence if you are not susceptible to influence. Carl Jung
“Innovation requires, above all else, a willingness to embrace chaos.” Tim Brown
Any conversation I have about innovation starts with the ultimate goal. Larry Page
“To become a better you, don’t keep doing the same things all the time.” Israelmore Ayivor
“Your competitor sees innovation as an opportunity not an inconvenience” Colin Myles
We must beware of needless innovation, especially when guided by logic. Winston Churchill
“Successful innovation requires commitment, consistency, and collaboration” Monique Beedles
“Innovation is progress when it improves the human experience in the whole” Andrea Benoni
“All human aspirations are opportunities for brands to build relationships.” Laura Busche
“The way to get good ideas is to get lots of ideas and throw the bad ones away.“ Linus Pauling
“Vision without action is a daydream, but action without vision is a nightmare.” Kaihan Krippendorff
“It’s time to get rid of the micromanagement style. Develop microencouragement. Janna Cachola
“If the only tool you have is a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail.“ Abraham Maslow
If I had asked the public what they wanted, they would have said a faster horse. Henry Ford
“Innovation is about practical creativity – it’s about making new ideas useful…” Max Mckeown
“Curiosity is the secret map to accessing and mining your customer’s imagination.” Chip R. Bell
“The less you use your brain, the less it will be there for use when you need it.” Auliq Ice
I believe you have to be willing to be misunderstood if you’re going to innovate. Jeff Bezos
“We are not here to question the possible, we are here to challenge the impossible” Natasha Tsakos
“Sometimes imagination outsmarts intelligence and enthusiasm outshines experience.” Amit Kalantri
When it comes to innovation, an ounce of execution is worth mroe than a ton of theory Phil McKinney
“Self-discipline coupled with passion and innovation will get you far in this world.” Germany Kent
“To push the boundaries of your reality, you have to push the boundaries of your mind.” Talismanist Giebra
“The only thing that makes sense to do is strive for greater collective enlightenment.” Elon Musk
“When something is important enough, you do it even if the odds are not in your favor.” Elon Musk
“Partnership elasticity stretches the relationship so it can breathe, grow, and expand.” Chip R. Bell
“Too much thought into the process kills innovation and at times, the outcome altogether.” Torron-Lee Dewar
“There probably was a time when the idea of having a toilet inside a house was repulsive.” Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“The journey of innovation call for having not a new sight but having a new pair of eyes.” Csaba Gabor
“Every person has a story, but those who show discipline and start writing become authors.” Sukant Ratnakar
“People relate to people, and if your brand feels like people, they’ll relate to you, too.” Laura Busche
“A mind get its rest when it is meditative and a mind get its respect when it is creative.” Amit Kalantri
“Foster innovation by leveraging disruptive technologies and streamlining information flow.” Pearl Zhu
“Bold ideas and inventions only emerge in an environment where people are free to speak up.” Leena Patel
“It isn’t all over; everything has not been invented; the human adventure is just beginning.” Gene Roddenberry
Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
The only way to discover the limits of the possible is to go beyond them into the impossible. Arthur C. Clarke
“Innovate or die, and there’s no innovation if you operate out of fear of the new or untested.” Robert Iger
“It takes courage to violate expectations, but sometimes the reward is a new level of success.” Donald Maass
“The competition is out to get you. Are you a moving target or a sitting duck? Innovate or die.” Richie Norton
“Disruption isn’t about what happens to you, it’s about how you respond to what happens to you.” Jay Samit
“With age brings wisdom; with youth brings innovation. Combine the two and they are unstoppable.” Ocian Hamel-Smith
“Knowledge drives innovation, innovation drives productivity, productivity drives economic growth.“ William Brody
“Everyone loves the idea of “disruption” in business, but no one likes it when it happens to them.” Richie Norton
Whatever has happened in my quest for innovation has been part of my quest for immaculate reality. George Lucas
Without tradition, art is a flock of sheep without a shepherd. Without innovation, it is a corpse. Winston Churchill
Whatever has happened in my quest for innovation has been part of my quest for immaculate reality. George Lucas
“Value innovation, not technology innovation, is what opens up commercially compelling new markets.” W. Chan Kim
“innovative ideas will be profitable only if they are linked to what buyers are willing to pay for.” W. Chan Kim
“You can have brilliant ideas, but if you can’t get them across, your ideas won’t get you anywhere.“ Lee Iacocca
“Innovation happens only when there is a good balance of experimenters and specialists in an organization.” Adam Acar
“I have always been driven to buck the system, to innovate, to take things beyond where they’ve been.” Sam Walton
“Don’t be afraid to take big steps when one is indicated. You can’t cross a chasm in two small jumps.” David Lloyd George
“Being innovative is more important than any specific innovation. Innovativeness is a way of thinking.” Pearl Zhu
“The alluring, long-shot chance of a huge gain is the grease that lubricates the machine of innovation.” Jason Zweig
“A high degree of autonomy is what permits innovation, experimentation and risk taking in a bureaucracy. Francis Fukuyama
“He who asks a question is a fool for 5 minutes. He who does not ask a question remains a fool forever.” Chinese Proverb
“Fiscal prudence and continuous innovation are the driving forces for sustainable growth in any industry.” Ashwin Muthiah
“Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.“ George Patton
“Disruption causes vast sums of money to flow from existing businesses and business models to new entrants.” Jay Samit
There is only one thing stronger than all the armies of the world: and that is an idea whose time has come. Victor Hugo
“Many things we call innovations are little more than the skillful accumulation of many little optimizations.” Garry Kasparov
A company’s culture is the foundation for future innovation. An entrepreneur’s job is to build the foundation. Brian Chesky
“A pile of rocks ceases to be a rock pile when somebody contemplates it with the idea of a cathedral in mind.“ Antoine Saint-Exupéry
We innovate by starting with the customer and working backwards. That becomes the touchstone for how we invent. Jeff Bezos
“Keep in mind that imagination is at the heart of all innovation. Crush or constrain it and the fun will vanish.” Albert-Laszlo Barabasi
“Disruptors don’t have to discover something new; they just have to discover a practical use for new discoveries.” Jay Samit
“The world needs dreamers and the world needs doers. But above all what the world needs most are dreamers that do.“ Sarah Ban Breathnach
By questioning all the aspects of our business, we continuously inject improvement and innovation into our culture. Michael Dell
“I believe that poor people are the world’s greatest entrepreneurs. Everyday, they must innovate in order to survive.” Muhammad Yunus
“The moment you will stop innovating, somebody else will make your product outdated and will become the market leader.” Pooja Agnihotri
“Most of your innovation is hiding in plain sight, you are institutionally blinded by your legacy systems and culture.” K. Melissa Kennedy
“If you know one thing very well and the rest only superficially, that one thing will always appear to be more ‘unique.” Piero Scaruffi
“Everyone has an idea. But it’s really about executing the idea and attracting other people to help you work on the idea.” Jack Dorsey
“Be the initiator of things you wish to see, but can’t see. Be the originator of things you wish you feel but can’t feel.” Israelmore Ayivor
“Be bold in pursuing what others believe is unrealistic because this will achieve more than being bland and unimaginative.” Janna Cachola
“The true work of innovation is not coming up with something big and new, but instead recombining things that already exist.” Erik Brynjolfsson
“Observation is a critical activity in the innovation process to understand the context of an issue from a human perspective.” Pearl Zhu
“I’ve long subscribed to the notion that technology is advancing much faster than our ability to understand its implications.” Ken Goldstein
“If we all worked on the assumption that what is accepted as true really is true, then there would be little hope for advance.” Orville Wright, American Inventor and Aviation Pioneer
Innovation is the specific instrument of entrepreneurship. The act that endows resources with a new capacity to create wealth. Peter F. Drucker
“Curiosity is crucial for innovation. We are all born curious, but only a small number of people remain curious for a lifetime.” Eraldo Banovac
“Purpose driven technology will continue to flourish, whereas profit driven technology will either perish or destroy the world.” Abhijit Naskar
The greater the contrast, the greater the potential. Great energy only comes from a correspondingly great tension of opposites. Carl Jung
“When haters start to rear their ugly head, just play around with them and throw them a bone so they can go away and chew on it.” Richie Norton
“It’s comfortable and easy to stick with the things we believe, but by doing so we’re also stifling our ability to be innovative.” Jeff Degraff
“Of the top 10 sources of innovation, employees are the only resource that you can control and access that your competitors cannot. Kaihan Krippendorff
“Customers often know more about your products than you do. Use them as a source of inspiration and ideas for product development.” David J. Greer
Our wretched species is so made that those who walk on the well-trodden path always throw stones at those who are showing a new road. Voltaire
“You can’t allow tradition to get in the way of innovation. There’s a need to respect the past, but it’s a mistake to revere your past.“ Bob Iger
“You cannot cling to the norm and desire innovation. You must think outside of the box to shake the table – possibly break it to pieces.” Vincent Okay Nwachukwu
“I trust that you are aware that today’s success is tomorrow’s mediocrity. This means anything appealing today will be appalling tomorrow.” Israelmore Ayivor
“One of the biggest mistakes we made was trying to automate things that are super easy for a person to do, but super hard for a robot to do.” Elon Musk
When a competitor starts copying your features, you can pretty much write them off completely, as it means they ran out of innovative ideas. Cliff Lerner
“The history of culture is one of negativity towards new work and new ideas, to a point where public annoyance can be seen as an endorsement.” Rod Judkins
“To stay ahead in innovation, look at horizontal industries and the ones leading your current industry, someone is always doing something new.“ Jeff Butler
“If you are not prepared to take risks, make mistakes, feel your fear and take a bold step forward anyway…you’ll never come up with anything original.” Leena Patel
“The zipper displaces the button and a man lacks just that much time to think while dressing at dawn, a philosophical hour, and thus a melancholy hour.” Ray Bradbury
“Healthy debating enforces critical thinking principles – looking at things from the different angles, with increased perspective and less prejudgment.” Pearl Zhu
If an innovative piece of software comes along, Microsoft copies it and makes it part of Windows. This is not innovation; this is the end of innovation. Larry Ellison
“Starting and growing a business is as much about the innovation, drive and determination of the people who do it as it is about the product they sell. “ Elon Musk
“There is order and even great beauty in what looks like total chaos. If we look closely enough at the randomness around us, patterns will start to emerge.” Aaron Sorkin,

The West Wing Script Book
“Dreamers are mocked as impractical. The truth is they are the most practical, as their innovations lead to progress and a better way of life for all of us.” Robin Sharma
“Dreamers are mocked as impractical. The truth is they are the most practical, as their innovations lead to progress and a better way of life for all of us.” Robin Sharma
“The best point of view is to see innovation as a system, capable of taking a stepwise approach to scaling up and delivering organization-wide capabilities.” Pearl Zhu
“It is by doubting that we come to investigate, and by investigating that we discover new ideas. Doubt everyone and everything all the time – especially yourself.” Rod Judkins
“Not only should we encourage kids to daydream, but also to jump-in and build those dreams. Dreaming is largely lost among adults drowning in self-imposed realities.” Ryan Lilly
“You can’t control innovation! You can’t structure how people invent! …Making and inventing is an ugly, stupid, random, dangerous process – just like humanity itself.” Robert Jackson Bennett
When it’s too easy to get money, then you get a lot of noise mixed in with the real innovation and entrepreneurship. Tough times bring out the best parts of Silicon Valley. Sergey Brin
“I am filled with conviction that the interests of humanity would be best served if the United States remained true to its traditions and kept out of “entangling alliances.” Nikola Tesla
“There was a time when necessity was the mother of invention, but today, over-abundance of technology has made us live in a world where, invention is the mother of necessity.” Abhijit Naskar
“The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.“ George bernard Shaw
“Art doesn’t give rise to anything in us that isn’t already there. It simply stirs our curious consciousness and sparks a fire that illuminates who we have always wanted to be.” Kamand Kojouri
“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
“If necessity is the mother of invention, then surely greed must be the father. Children of this odd couple are named: Laziness, Envy, Greed, Jr., Gluttony, Lust, Anger and Pride.” John R. Dallas Jr.
“Ideation is important for innovation. But it is only the first step! Incubation must follow and so must acceleration for the circle of innovation to reach completion,or else, you risk expiration.” Peter-Cole C. Onele
“Innovation is more likely to come from a person who sits down and does the same thing every single day until they become an expert than from a person who sits down once because they feel inspired.“ Stacy Caprio
“A lot of the mathematics discoveries occur through lucky accidents like that, [Calabi notes]. It’s often a matter of connecting up ideas that might seem unrelated and then exploiting the newfound connection.” Shing-Tung Yau
“The companies that refused to make hard choices, or refused to admit that anything much was happening, fared badly. If they survive, it is only because their respective governments will not let them go under.” Peter F. Drucker
“The fact that the brain doesn’t know the difference between fantasy and reality gives you the biggest advantage to step into an infinite world of sensuality. There is, literally, no limit to how deep you can go.” Lebo Grand
“Currently, seven out of the ten highest valued global brands are data companies. Data as the new oil? Clearly. When you invest in data, its storage, its management and its analysis, you’re investing in innovation.” Thomas Harrer
“It is an exciting time to be reshaping the dialogue about the environment that brings all political viewpoints to the same table, with common goals for a sustainable future, and catalyzes solutions
through innovation.”
Daniel C. Esty
“Software innovation, like almost every other kind of innovation, requires the ability to collaborate and share ideas with other people, and to sit down and talk with customers and get their feedback and understand their needs.” Bill Gates
“When you come across an excellent invention, what it should tell you is that someone used most of his sleeping time as his thinking time… and he kept doing the same until his good became better and his better became the best!” Israelmore Ayivor
“The problem with most smart people is that they are too dumb to distinguish necessity from luxury, that’s why despite having the resources to deal with real problems that cause misery to humanity, they keep wasting those resources on pompous dreams. Abhijit Naskar
“Fail hard, fail fast and fail often is the only way to get involved with real innovation in this fast changing world. Instead, most companies are trying to prevent failure at all cost, which makes them very unadaptive and the failures very expensive.” Danny Mekić
“Those who earn their living by puppetry must satisfy the public demand, and so are to a large extent compelled to be conservative. As so often in other branches of the performing arts, it is only the amateur who can safely afford to experiment, to explore new forms and techniques, and to run the risk of failure.” Peter D. Arnott
“If they can do it, let them do it! If only a handful can do it, forget it! If everybody’s doing it, either you fake it or walk away from it! If no one can’t do it, neither you can do it! But if no one’s doing it, for God’s sake, be creative and inventive, do it! (Danny Castillones Sillada, The Existentialist Homo Technologicus Manifesto)” Danny Castillones Sillada
“There are not more than five musical notes, yet the combinations of these five give rise to more melodies than can ever be heard. There are not more than five primary colours, yet in combination they produce more hues than can ever been seen. There are not more than five cardinal tastes, yet combinations of them yield more flavours than can ever be tasted.” Sun Tzu
“There is no such thing as an “out of the blue” invention. All new forms of innovation are derived from knowledge gain through previous innovation and the evolving needs of business and society. In 2030 we will have technologies and solutions that most of us can not yet see, however in 2030 we will see the clear evolutionary link between innovation in 2020 and solutions in 2030.” Tom Golway
“We get smarter and more creative as we age, research shows. Our brain’s anatomy, neural networks, and cognitive abilities can actually improve with age and increased life experiences. Contrary to the mythology of Silicon Valley, older employees may be even more productive, innovative, and collaborative than younger ones… Most people, in fact, have multiple cognitive peaks throughout their lives.” Rich Karlgaard
“The thing that all these businesses [Amazon, Facebook and Google] have in common is they are disruptors. The foundations of their businesses are not unique. They have identified a problem that a large number of people were experiencing with an existing business or service and then found a way to make it more accessible / fast / cheap / efficient. If they pitch it right, in a short space of time, the disruptors become successful enough to replace, or at least displace, the conventional product or service in the sector they’ve made their own.” Anne Boden

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