innovation

A Quote by zaadzster_1 on tom robbins, still life with a woodpecker, humanity, and innovation

Humanity has advanced, when it has advanced, not because it has been sober, responsible and cautious, but because it has been playful, rebellious, and immature.

Tom Robbins (1936 -)

Source: Still Life with Woodpecker

Contributed by: Trista

A Quote by Steven Paul (Steve) Jobs on innovation and people

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 (1955 -)

Source: Fortune, Nov. 9, 1998

Contributed by: ~C4Chaos

A Quote by Robert T. Kiyosaki on entrepreneurs, entrepreneurship, business, innovators, innovation, and risk

Even though I took a pounding, rich dad was happy that I was learning to be a creative entrepreneur, rather than a competitive one. He said, "Some entrepreneurs win by creating. Other entrepreneurs win by copying and competing." He also said, "The riskiest of all types of entrepreneur is the creative entrepreneur, also known as an innovator."

"Why is the creative entrepreneur the riskiest type to be?" I asked. "Because being creative means you are often a pioneer. It is easy to copy a successful and proven product. It is also less risky. If you learn to innovate, create, or invent your way to success, you are an entrepreneur creating new value rather than an entrepreneur who wins by copying."

Robert Kiyosaki

Source: Rich Dad's Before You Quit Your Job : 10 Real-Life Lessons Every Entrepreneur Should Know About Building a Multimillion-Dollar Business (Rich Dad's (Paperback)), Pages: Chapter 1

Contributed by: ~C4Chaos

A Quote by Richard Farson on innovation, vision, visionary, risk, perception, fresh brain, leadership, and curiosity

Those who see what's obvious aren't necessarily brighter than others.  They're just more likely to observe that the emperor is naked.  Like children, they see what's actually there.  Their perceptions are less clouded by belief systems, taboos, habits of thought.  One responsibility of management---an important one---is to call attention to the invisible obvious, pointing it out as a child does (sometimes to the embarrassment of adults).  Doing so also requires supporting employees who take that risk, too, and other risks as well.

Richard Farson

Source: Whoever Makes the Most Mistakes Wins, Pages: 76

Contributed by: Laurie

A Quote by Richard Farson on innovation, vision, visionary, leadership, curiosity, james watt, and ah-ha moment

The best ideas aren't hidden in shadowy recesses.  They're right in front of us, hidden in plain sight.  Innovation seldom depends on discovering obscure or subtle elements but in seeing the obvious with fresh eyes.  This is easier said than done because nothing is as hard to see as what's right before our eyes.  We overlook what we take for granted.  Billions of tea drinkers observed the force of steam escaping from water boiling in a kettle before James Watt realized that this vapor could be converted into energy.

Richard Farson

Source: Whoever Makes the Most Mistakes Wins, Pages: 75-76

Contributed by: Laurie

A Quote by Richard Feynman on science, physics, curiosity, innovation, and great mystery

To decide upon the answer is not scientific.  In order to make progress, one must leave the door to the unknown ajar---ajar only.

Richard Feynman (1918 - 1988)

Source: The Pleasure Of Finding Things Out: The Best Short Works of Richard P. Feynman (Helix Books), Pages: 115

Contributed by: Laurie

A Quote by Richard Feynman on science, physics, curiosity, innovation, psyche, and mind

We are only at the beginning of the development of the human race; of the development of the human mind, of intelligent life--we have years and years in the future.  It is our responsibility not to give the answer today as to what it is all about, to drive everybody down in that direction and to say: "This is a solution to it all."  Because we will be chained then to the limits of our present imagination.  We will only be able to do those things that we think today are the things to do.  Whereas, if we leave always some room for doubt, some room for discussion, and proceed in a way analogous to the sciences, then this difficulty will not arise.

Richard Feynman (1918 - 1988)

Source: The Pleasure Of Finding Things Out: The Best Short Works of Richard P. Feynman (Helix Books), Pages: 115

Contributed by: Laurie

A Quote by Carolyn Taylor on growth, business, innovation, and strategy

A strategy of rapid global growth requires a different culture than one of focused innovation, and there are a number of levers (including succession) that can be pulled to align the culture to the needs of the future strategy. Unfortunately, most organizations see their culture as an impediment to the implementation of their strategy; very few see it as a competitive advantage.

Carolyn Taylor

Source: Schwab Foundation's Sixth Social Entrepreneurs Summit

Contributed by: Siona

A Quote by Charles Bower on ideas, innovation, change, and vision

  A new idea is delicate. It can be killed by a sneer or a yawn; it can be stabbed to death by a quip and worried to death by a frown on the right person's brow. When innovations are in the exploration stage, they need a champion to take them through the rest of the developmental stages. Otherwise the bureaucracy, politics, and people who can only see the fledgling and potential innovation through today's glasses will smother it or let it quietly die from malnourishment.

Charles Bower

Contributed by: Rareflight

A Quote by Pablo Ruiz Picasso on creative and innovation

Good artists copy, great artists steal.

Pablo Picasso (1881 - 1973)

Contributed by: Vincent

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