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Famous Innovation Quotes

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

Vulnerability is the birthplace of innovation, creativity and change. Brene Brown

With any advent in technology, any technological innovation, there is the good and the bad. Henry Rollins

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

Without tradition, art is a flock of sheep without a shepherd. Without innovation, it is a corpse. Winston Churchill

If you want something new, you have to stop doing something old. Peter Drucker

You have all the reason in the world to achieve your grandest dreams. Imagination plus innovation equals realization. Denis Waitley

Throughout history, people with new ideas who think differently and try to change things have always been called troublemakers. Richelle Mead

Innovation accelerates and compounds. Each point in front of you is bigger than anything that ever happened. Marc Andreessen

History is filled with brilliant people who wanted to fix things and just made them worse. Chuck Palahniuk

Innovation is the unrelenting drive to break the status quo and develop anew where few have dared to go. Steven Jeffes

Imagination is not only the uniquely human capacity to envision that which is not, and, therefore, the foundation of all invention and innovation. In its arguably most transformative and revelatory capacity, it is the power that enables us to empathize with humans whose experiences we have never shared. J.K. Rowling

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

All the good music has already been written by people with wigs and stuff. Frank Zappa

The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but building on the new. Socrates

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

Innovation is serendipity, so you don’t know what people will make. Tim Berners Lee

Well, I always know what I want. And when you know what you want you go toward it. Sometimes you go very fast, and sometimes only an inch a year. Perhaps you feel happier when you go fast. I don’t know. I’ve forgotten the difference long ago, because it really doesn’t matter, so long as you move. Ayn Rand

Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower. Steve Jobs

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

If I had to pick my greatest strength as a football coach, I say it would be innovation. Tom Landry

The vast majority of human beings dislike and even actually dread all notions with which they are not familiar. Hence it comes about that at their first appearance innovators have generally been persecuted, and always derided as fools and madmen. Aldous Huxley

The heart and soul of the company is creativity and innovation. Bob Iger

Chance favors the connected mind. Steven Johnson

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

Progress is made by lazy men looking for easier ways to do things. Robert A. Heinlein

Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity. George Patton

The patterns are simple, but followed together, they make for a whole that is wiser than the sum of its parts. Go for a walk; cultivate hunches; write everything down, but keep your folders messy; embrace serendipity; make generative mistakes; take on multiple hobbies; frequent coffeehouses and other liquid networks; follow the links; let others build on your ideas; borrow, recycle; reinvent. Build a tangled bank. Steven Johnson

Innovation is critical to the heartbeat of any successful corporation in the industrialized world. Dinesh Paliwal

In a world of change, the learners shall inherit the earth, while the learned shall find themselves perfectly suited for a world that no longer exists. Eric Hoffer

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

I see no advantage in these new clocks. They run no faster than the ones made 100 years ago. Henry Ford

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

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

They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself. Andy Warhol

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

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

Tradition is a set of solutions for which we have forgotten the problems. Throw away the solution and you get the problem back. Sometimes the problem has mutated or disappeared. Often it is still there as strong as it ever was. Donald Kingsbury

There is no innovation and creativity without failure. Period. Brené Brown

Some fish love to swim upstream. Some people love to overcome challenges. Amit Ray

Innovation requires an experimental mindset. Denise Morrison

You have to take your own bold approach, and if you do you will be rewarded with success. Or calamitous failure. That can happen too. Steven Moffat

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

Being right keeps you in place. Being wrong forces you to explore. Steven Johnson

Without trust, the most essential element of innovation conflict becomes impossible. Patrick Lencioni

Innovation is an evolutionary process, so it’s not necessary to be radical all the time. Marc Jacobs

Innovation is so hard and so frustrating; it takes the intersections of people with courage, vision, and resources. Dean Kamen

Do not get obsolete like an old technology, keep innovating yourself. Sukant Ratnakar

Innovation any new idea by definition will not be accepted at first. It takes repeated attempts, endless demonstrations, monotonous rehearsals before innovation can be accepted and internalized by an organization. This requires courageous patience. Warren Bennis

Keep in mind that imagination is at the heart of all innovation. Crush or constrain it and the fun will vanish. Albert Laszlo Barabasi

Everything you’ve ever wanted is on the other side of fear. George Addair

Conformity to the present is invisibility to the future. Stefan Molyneux

If at first the idea is not absurd, then there is no hope for it. Albert Einstein

You were saved not by work, but for work. Do it till all is done. By your Inventions, Innovations, Initiatives, Improvements, Involvements, Imaginations, Information, Interventions and Inspirations. Go the extra mile and dare to do it. Israelmore Ayivor

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

Bureaucracy destroys initiative. There is little that bureaucrats hate more than innovation, especially innovation that produces better results than the old routines. Improvements always make those at the top of the heap look inept. Who enjoys appearing inept? Frank Herbert

A ship is safe in harbor, but that’s not what ships are for. William Shedd

It isn’t all over; everything has not been invented; the human adventure is just beginning. Gene Roddenberry

If I have a thousand ideas and only one turns out to be good, I am satisfied. Alfred Nobel

Where all think alike there is little danger of innovation. Edward Abbey

I believe you have to be willing to be misunderstood if you’re going to innovate. Jeff Bezos

This is not the wisdom of the crowd, but the wisdom of someone in the crowd. It’s not that the network itself is smart; it’s that the individuals get smarter because they’re connected to the network. Steven Johnson

Predicting innovation is something of a self canceling exercise the most probable innovations are probably the least innovative. P. J. O’Rourke

I am resolutely opposed to all innovation, all change, but I am determined to understand what’s happening. Because I don’t choose just to sit and let the juggernaut roll over me. Many people seem to think that if you talk about something recent, you’re in favor of it. The exact opposite is true in my case. Anything I talk about is almost certainly something I’m resolutely against. And it seems to me the best way to oppose it is to understand it. And then you know where to turn off the buttons. Marshall McLuhan

There’s a way to do it better. Find it. Thomas Edison

Collaboration has no hierarchy. The Sun collaborates with soil to bring flowers on the earth. Amit Ray

I think frugality drives innovation, just like other constraints do. One of the only ways to get out of a tight box is to invent your way out. Jeff Bezos

The paradox of innovation is that it is accepted as an innovation when it has become imitation. Piero Scaruffi

Young people are the entrepreneurs of the future, and we should be looking to them as one of our sources of innovation for the high streets of tomorrow. Theo Paphitis

Good ideas may not want to be free, but they do want to connect, fuse, recombine. They want to reinvent themselves by crossing conceptual borders. They want to complete each other as much as they want to compete. Steven Johnson

Whatever has happened in my quest for innovation has been part of my quest for immaculate reality. George Lucas

Creating a better future Requires creativity in the present. Matthew Goldfinger

Learning and innovation go hand in hand. The arrogance of success is to think that what you did yesterday will be sufficient for tomorrow. William Pollard

Be a Columbus smell the fragrance of the new lands and discover them. Amit Ray

Innovation comes from, one, acknowledging yourself; two, studying and understanding the problem; and three, finding a solution. Marley Dias

If Paul Revere had been a modern day citizen, he wouldn’t have ridden down Main Street. He would have tweeted. Alec Ross

Surprise drives progress because innovation depends on the sort of knowledge no one can gather in a central place. Virginia Postrel

Our ancestors have invented, we can at least innovate. Amit Kalantri

Art begins in imitation and ends in innovation. Mason Cooley

In peace armies discipline meant the hunt, not of an average but of an absolute; the hundred per cent standard in which the ninety nine were played down to the level of the weakest man on parade. The deeper the discipline, the lower was the individual excellence; also the more sure the performance. T. E. Lawrence Seven Pillars of Wisdom. T.E. Lawrence

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

You want to be the first to do something. You want to create something. You want to innovate something. I often think of Edison inventing the light bulb. That’s what I want to do. I want to drive over the bridge coming out of New York there and look down on that sea of lights that is New Jersey and say, Hey, I did that! David Keirsey

A dream will not become an innovation if there is no realization. Ciputra

If you want an incredibly passionate, happy, alıve business don’t overcomplicate things. Once all is said and done, the foundational elements of a successful business are very simple respect, service, value and sales. Comparatively, everything else is froth. Richie Norton

There’s nothing efficient about innovation. Simon Sinek