Innovation Quotes

Innovation is the specific instrument of entrepreneurship. The act that endows resources with a new capacity to create wealth. - Peter F. Drucker


Nothing is more dangerous than a dogmatic world-view, nothing more constraining, more blinding to innovation, more destructive of openness to novelty. - Stephen Jay Gould


Innovation is not the product of logical thought, although the result is tied to logical structure. - Albert Einstein


Pure innovation is more gross than error. - George Chapman


Innovation is hard to schedule. - Dan Fylstra


We must beware of needless innovations, especially when guided by logic. - Sir Winston Churchill


Since the purpose of a business is to find and keep a customer, then the only two things that matter are marketing and innovation, everything else is a cost. - Peter F. Drucker


Business has only two functions, marketing and innovation. - Peter F. Drucker


Great innovations should not be forced on slender majorities. - Thomas Jefferson


An important scientific innovation rarely makes its way by gradually winning over and converting its opponents. What does happen is that its opponents gradually die out, and that the growing generation is familiarized with the ideas from the beginning. - Max Planck


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


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


One of the greatest pains to human nature is the pain of a new idea. - Walter Bagehot


Innovators are inevitably controversial. - Eva Le Gallienne


INNOVATION is the process of turning ideas into manufacturable and marketable form. - Watts Humprey


CREATIVITY is thinking up new things. INNOVATION is doing new things. - Theodore Levitt


No one asks you to throw Mozart out of the window. Keep Mozart. Cherish him. Keep Moses too, and Buddha and Lao Tzu and Christ. Keep them in your heart. But make room for the others, the coming ones, the ones who are already scratching on the window-panes. - Henry Miller


It is difficult to say what is impossible, for the dream of yesterday is the hope of today and the reality of tomorrow. - Robert Goddard


Ideas control the world.- James A. Garfield


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. - Ted Levitt


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


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


All human development, no matter what form it takes, must be outside the rules; otherwise we would never have anything new. - Charles Kettering


You can't do today's job with yesterday's methods and still be in business tomorrow. - Unknown


Well, when you're trying to create things that are new, you have to be prepared to be on the edge of risk. - Michael Eisner


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


The essential part of creativity is not being afraid to fail.- Edwin H. Land


When you innovate, you've got to be prepared for everyone telling you you're nuts. - Larry Ellison


The most successful people are those who are good at Plan B.- James York


It's the same each time with progress. First they ignore you, then they say you're mad, then dangerous, then there's a pause and then you can't find anyone who disagrees with you.- Tony Benn


If you're not prepared to be wrong, you'll never come up with anything original.- Sir Ken Robinson


To have a great idea, have a lot of them.- Thomas Edison


Chance favours the prepared mind. - Louis Pasteur


Anyone can look for fashion in a boutique or history in a museum. The creative explorer looks for history in a hardware store and fashion in an airport. - Robert Wieder


Innovation is not the product of logical thought, although the result is tied to logical structure. - Albert Einstein


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


The winner is the chef who takes the same ingredients as everyone else and produces the best result. - Edward de Bono


Discovery consists of seeing what everybody has seen and thinking what nobody has thought. - Albert von Szent-Gyorgy


Once we rid ourselves of traditional thinking we can get on with creating the future.- James Bertrand


Replace either/or thinking with plus thinking. - Craig Hickman


Genius is one percent inspiration, and ninety-nine percent perspiration. - Thomas Edison


Some men look at things the way they are and ask why? I dream of things that are not and ask why not? - Robert Kennedy


Creativity requires the courage to let go of certainties. - Erich FrommThe uncreative mind can spot wrong answers, but it takes a very creative mind to spot wrong questions. - Anthony Jay

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