Famous “innovation” quotes from Steve Jobs, Gunter Pauli, Einstein, Henry Ford and many others.

Famous quotes from Steven Job (Apple Inc.)

  • Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower [Steve Jobs]
  • But innovation comes from people meeting up in the hallways or calling each other at 10:30 at night with a new idea, or because they realized something that shoots holes in how we’ve been thinking about a problem [Steve Jobs]
  • “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]
  • “You can’t ask customers what they want and then try to give that to them. By the time you get it built, they’ll want something new.” [Steve Jobs]

Famous quotes from Gunter Pauli (The Blue Economy)

  • Key in life is to be able to answer the question “How much is enough?” Modern society has a desire to accumulate stuff & do nothing with it [Gunter Pauli]
  • Life is about flows not about stuff we have. Water in a tank turns bad. Water that flows gives life. Money in banks turn toxic, it must flow [Gunter Pauli]
  • Our lives are full of stress. Some meditate, some walk, some sing and dance. Nature offers us garlic, maitake and hibiscus to relieve stress [Gunter Pauli]

Famous quotes from Albert Einstein

  • If you always do what you always did, you will always get what you always got. [Albert Einstein]
  • We cannot solve a problem by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them. [A. Einstein]
  • If at first the idea is not absurd, then there will be no hope for it. [A. Einstein]
  • “If at first an idea is not absurd, there is no hope for it.” [Albert Einstein]
  • Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. [A. Einstein]
  • We cannot solve a problem by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them. [A. Einstein]

Famous quotes from Henry Ford (Ford)

  • Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently. [Henry Ford]
  • “Most people spend more time and energy going around problems than in trying to solve them.” [Henry Ford]
  • “You can’t build a reputation on what you’re going to do.” [Henry Ford]
  • “If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses.” [Henry Ford]

Other Famous quotes

  • It’s tough when markets change and your people within the company don’t. [Harvard Business Review]
  • They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself. [Andy Warhol]
  • Necessity is the mother of invention. [Anonymous]
  • Minds are like parachutes; they work best when open. [T. Dewar]
  • 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]
  • There are no old roads to new directions. [The Boston Consulting Group]
  • You cannot discover new oceans unless you have the courage to lose sight of the shore. [Andre Gide]
  • Innovation is anything, but business as usual. [Anonymous]
  • The best way to predict the future is to invent it. [Alan Kay]
  • The more original a discovery, the more obvious it seems afterwards. [Arthur Koestler]
  • A discovery is said to be an accident meeting a prepared mind. [A. von Szent-Gyorgyi]
  • Innovation is the ability to convert ideas into invoices. [L. Duncan]
  • Small opportunities are often the beginning of great enterprises. [Demosthenes]
  • Two roads diverged in a wood, and I took the one less traveled by and that has made all the difference. [Robert Frost]
  • The only way to discover the limits of the possible is to go beyond them into the impossible. [A. Clarke]
  • The key to success is for you to make a habit throughout your life of doing the things you fear. [Vincent Van Gogh]
  • The impossible is often the untried. [J. Goodwin]
  • An idea that is not dangerous is unworthy of being called an idea at all. [Oscar Wilde]
  • Ideas are useless unless used. [T. Levitt]
  • It is not how many ideas you have. It’s how many you make happen. [Advertisement of Accenture]
  • The best ideas lose their owners and take on lives of their own. [N. Bushnell]
  • Creativity is thinking up new things. Innovation is doing new things. [Ted Levitt].
  • “If you are not willing to risk the unusual, you will have to settle for the ordinary. [Jim Rohn]
  • Ambition without knowledge is like a boat on dry land [movie – Karate kid]“What is the calculus of innovation?” “The calculus of innovation is really quite simple: knowledge drives innovation, innovation drives productivity, productivity drives our economic growth.” [William Brody]
  • In brainstorm, defer judgment without criticism. It requires four instances of praise for every instance of criticism to promote change. [Anonymous]
  • Nothing is stronger than habit. [Ovid]
  • Just do it.. [Nike]
  • When written in Chinese, the word ‘crisis’ is composed of two characters, one represents danger, and the other represents opportunity. [Saul David Alinsky]
  • Innovation is creativity commercialised. [Dr Cherylene de Jager]
  • “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor, catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” [Mark Twain]
  • “The difficult we do immediately. The impossible takes a little longer. [Anonymous]
  • You must do the things you think you cannot do. [Eleanor Roosevelt]
  • Statistically speaking, 100% of the shots you don’t take, don’t go in. [Wayne Gretzk]
  • “A life without risk is a life wasted” “I don’t know what my future holds, but I know who holds my future” [Anonymous]
  • “Change” is the only constant in life. So, learn to embrace amd enjoy change [Anonymous]
  • yesterday is history, tomorrow is the future, today is a gift, thats why they call it Present [Anonymous]
  • “It’s easy to come up with new ideas; the hard part is letting go of what worked for you two years ago, but will soon be out of date.” [Roger von Oech]
  • The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams. [Eleanor Roosevelt]
  • 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]
  • “Discovery is the journey; insight is the destination.” [Gary Hamel]
  • always keep your words soft and sweet, just in case you’ll have to eat them, you can swallow it well. [Oprah Winfrey]

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