Innovation quotes point to what is new on the horizon. Information technology is opening new worlds of possibility. Billionaire Bill Gates tells us, “Never before in history has innovation offered promise of so much to so many in so short a time.”
If you’re not failing every now and again, it’s a sign you’re not doing anything very innovative.
To innovate is not to reform.
Man is a creature of hope and invention, both of which belie the idea that things cannot be changed.
Remember that the six most expensive words in business are: ‘We’ve always done it that way.’
I believe in being an innovator.
Ideas are like frog eggs: you've got to lay a thousand to hatch one.
Business has only two basic functions - marketing and innovation.
Peter F. Drucker
Entrepreneurs innovate. Innovation is the specific instrument of entrepreneurship. It is the act that endows resources with a new capacity to create wealth.
Peter F. Drucker
Innovation is the specific tool of entrepreneurs, the means by which they exploit change as an opportunity for a different business or a different service. It is capable of being presented as a discipline, capable of being learned, capable of being practiced. Entrepreneurs need to search purposefully for the sources of innovation, the changes and their symptoms that indicate opportunities for successful innovation. And they need to know and to apply the principles of successful innovation.
Peter F. Drucker
Since we live in an age of innovation, a practical education must prepare a man for work that does not yet exist and cannot yet be clearly defined.
Peter F. Drucker
The most important thing is that you love what you are doing, and the second that you are not afraid of where your next idea will lead.
I make more mistakes than anyone else I know, and sooner or later, I patent most of them.
Thomas Alva Edison
Innovation is not the product of logical thought, although the result is tied to logical structure.
Never before in history has innovation offered promise of so much to so many in so short a time.
Innovation is the process of turning ideas into manufacturable and marketable form.
Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.
Creativity is thinking up new things. Innovation is doing new things.
Just as energy is the basis of life itself, and ideas the source of innovation, so is innovation the vital spark of all human change, improvement and progress.
The key question isn’t ‘What fosters creativity?’ But it is why in God’s name isn’t everyone creative? Where was the human potential lost? How was it crippled? I think therefore a good question might be not why do people create? But why do people not create or innovate? We have got to abandon that sense of amazement in the face of creativity, as if it were a miracle if anybody created anything.
Kaizen and innovation are the two major strategies people use to create change. Where innovation demands shocking and radical reform, all kaizen asks is that you take small, comfortable steps toward improvement.
The world leaders in innovation and creativity will also be world leaders in everything else.
Harold R. McAlindon
If the future is to remain open and free, we have to rear individuals who can tolerate the unknown, will not need the support of completely worked-out systems, whether they be traditional ones from the past or blueprints of the future.
Everything begins with an idea.
Innovation is the central issue in economic prosperity.
The innovation point is the pivotal moment when talented and motivated people seek the opportunity to act on their ideas and dreams.
W. Arthur Porter
Innovation is applied creativity. By definition, innovation is always about introducing something new, or improved, or both and it is usually assumed to be a positive thing.
Sir Ken Robinson
This is perhaps the most beautiful time in human history; it is really pregnant with all kinds of creative possibilities made possible by science and technology which now constitute the slave of man – if man is not enslaved by it.
Serious play is not an oxymoron; it is the essence of innovation.
Any activity becomes creative when the doer cares about doing it right, or better.
Innovation is the creation of the new or the re-arranging of the old in a new way.
You have all the reason in the world to achieve your grandest dreams. Imagination plus innovation equals realization.
Helped are those who create anything at all, for they shall relive the thrill of their own conception and realize a partnership in the creation of the Universe that keeps them responsible and cheerful.
Innovation is fostered by information gathered from new connections; from insights gained by journeys into other disciplines or places; from active, collegial networks and fluid, open boundaries. Innovation arises form ongoing circles of exchange, where information is not just accumulated or stored, but created. Knowledge is generated anew from connections that weren’t there before.
Margaret J. Wheatley
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