Innovation Quotes

Never before in history has innovation offered promise of so much to so many in so short a time.

Bill Gates

Innovation 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

Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.

Steve Jobs

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

Larry Ellison

Every innovation occasions more harm and and derangement of order by its novelty, than benefit by its abstract utility

Legal Maxim

Innovation is the central issue in economic prosperity

Michael Porter

Great innovators and original thinkers and artists attract the wrath of mediocrities as lightning rods draw the flashes.

Theodor Reik

He that will not apply new remedies must expect new evils; for time is the greatest innovator.

Francis Bacon

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

Woody Allen

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

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

Theodore Levitt

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

Pure innovation is more gross than error.

George Chapman

An important scientific innovation rarely makes its way by gradually winning over and converting its opponents; it rarely happens that Saul becomes Paul. What does happen is that it opponents gradually die out and that the growing generation is familiarized with the idea from the beginning.

Max Planck

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

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Updated On : May 25, 2013
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