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Top 100 Innovation Quotes

Top 100 Innovation Quotes

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People often mistake technology for a static picture. It’s less like a picture and more like a movie. It’s the velocity of technology innovation that matters. It’s the acceleration.–  Elon Musk

  1. “Sometimes when you innovate, you make mistakes. It is best to admit them quickly and get on with improving your other innovations.”- Steve Jobs

  2. Innovation is taking two things that already exist and putting them together in a new way” – Tom Freston

  3. Technology is driving the innovation. Technology is driving the creativity. Technology and the use of that is going to determine our workers’ ability to compete in the 21st century global marketplace. – Ron Kind

  4. “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” – Thomas Edison

  5. Innovation is the ability to see change as an opportunity – not a threat.” — Steve Jobs

  6. Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.- Steve Jobs

  7. “The only way to discover the limits of the possible is to go beyond them into the impossible.”Arthur C. Clarke

  8. “The value of an idea lies in the using of it.“ – Thomas Edison (1847 – 1931), Inventor

  9. “Ideas won’t keep. Something must be done about them.” —Alfred North Whitehead

  10. If we’re building high quality companies, if the customers like the products, if the technology innovation is real, then the substance is going to win out in the end.Marc Andreesen

  11. “Innovation comes from people meeting up in the hallways or calling each other at 10:30 pm at night with a new idea, or because they realized something that shoots holes in how we’ve been thinking about a problem. It’s ad hoc meetings of six people called by someone who thinks he has figured out the coolest new thing ever and who wants to know what other people think of his idea.” – Steve Jobs

  12. “Innovation is not about saying yes to everything. It’s all about saying no to all but the most crucial features” – Steve Jobs

  13. The most exciting breakthroughs of the 21st century will not occur because of technology but because of an expanding concept of what it means to be humanJohn Naisbitt

  14. “Innovation almost always is not successful the first time out. You try something and it doesn’t work and it takes confidence to say we haven’t failed yet. … Ultimately you become commercially successful.” – Clayton Christensen, Harvard Business School professor

  15. “Where do you put the fear when you choose to innovate? The fear is there, but you have to find a place to put it.” – Seth Godin, author and entrepreneur

  16. “What new technology does is create new opportunities to do a job that customers want done.” – Tim O’Reilly

  17. Business has only two functions – marketing and innovation.- Milan Kundera

  18. “Don’t worry about people stealing your ideas. If your ideas are any good, you’ll have to ram them down people’s throats.”– Howard Aiken

  19. “I want to put a ding in the universe.”Steve Jobs

  20. “What is the calculus of innovation? The calculus of innovation is really quite simple: Knowledge drives innovation, innovation drives productivity, productivity drives economic growth.“ – William Brody, Scientist

  21. “Money never starts an idea; it is the idea that starts the money.” —William J. Cameron

  22. All space projects push the frontiers of technology and are drivers of innovation.Martin Rees

  23. “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

  24. “Innovation is any change big or small that makes a difference” – Thomas Smith

  25. 21st century businesses will rely on American science, technology, research and development. Barack Obama

  26. “Because, you know, resilience – if you think of it in terms of the Gold Rush, then you’d be pretty depressed right now because the last nugget of gold would be gone. But the good thing is, with innovation, there isn’t a last nugget. Every new thing creates two new questions and two new opportunities.” – Jeff Bezos, Amazon

  27. “Technology like art is a soaring exercise of the human imagination.” – Daniel Bell

  28. “Innovation: Imagine the future and fill in the gaps. — Brian Halligan

  29. The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination.- Albert Einstein

  30. “Anything’s possible if you’ve got enough nerve. – J. K. Rowling

  31. Innovation is the unrelenting drive to break the status quo and develop anew where few have dared to go.“- Steven Jeffes, Marketing & business expert

  32. “Creativity is thinking up new things. Innovation is doing new things.”Theodore Levitt

  33. Technology is characterized by constant change, rapid innovation, creative destruction, and revolutionary products.Marsha Blackburn

  34. Let’s go invent tomorrow instead of worrying about what happened yesterday.” – Steve Jobs

  35. “Innovation comes from people who take joy in their work. —  Edwards Deming

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

  37. “The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do.” – Steve Jobs

  38. “Innovation is finding a better way to make things a little better” – Saji Ijiyemi

  39. Investing in industries and technology for the 21st century generates high-skilled, high-wage jobs for industries of the future.Jay Inslee

  40. “It’s always about timing. If it’s too soon, no one understands. If it’s too late, everyone’s forgotten.’”- Anna Wintour, editor-in-chief, Vogue

  41. “The great growling engine of change – technology.” – Alvin Toffler

  42. “No organization ever created an innovation. People innovate, not companies.”— Seth Godin

  43. Our future growth relies on competitiveness and innovation, skills and productivity… and these in turn rely on the education of our people.- Julia Gillard

  44. Every once in a while, a new technology, an old problem, and a big idea turn into an innovation.- Dean Kamen

  45. “Minds are like parachutes; they work best when open. – Thomas Dewar

  46. “You can’t solve a problem on the same level that it was created. You have to rise above it to the next level.” Albert Einstein

  47. “Creativity is thinking up new things. Innovation is doing new things.“- Theodore Levitt 

  48. “Imagination is not only the uniquely human capacity to envision that which is not, and therefore the fount 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

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

  50. The true work of innovation is not coming up with something big and new, but instead recombining things that already exist” – Erik Brynjolfsson

  51. Learning is what most adults will do for a living in the 21st century.S J Perelman

  52. “The roots of great innovation are never just in the technology itself. They are always in the wider historical context. They require new ways of seeing. As Einstein put it, “The significant problems we face cannot be solved at the same level of thinking we were at when we created them.” – David Brooks, New York Times columnist

  53. “Innovation is the outcome of a habit, not a random act.” – Sukant Ratnakar

  54. “I believe innovation is the most powerful force for change in the world.” — Bill Gates

  55. There is no innovation and creativity without failure. Period.- Brene Brown

  56. India is at the vanguard of figuring out how to exploit technology and innovation on behalf of democratic accountability.- Samantha Power

  57. “Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.” – Arthur C. Clarke

  58. “Innovation is key. Only those who have the agility to change with the market and innovate quickly will survive.” — Robert T. Kiyosaki

  59. “Innovation is more likely to come from a person who sits down and does the same thing every single day until they become an expert than from a person who sits down once because they feel inspired” – Stacy Caprio

  60. One of the major problems with China is that its innovation is largely borrowed technology.Alan Greenspan

  61. “Imagination plus innovation equals realization.”Denis Waitley

  62. “Innovation is the act that endows resources with a new capacity to create wealth” – Peter Drucker

  63. “The technology you use impresses no one. The experience you create with it is everything.” – Sean Gerety

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

  65. “It’s not that we use technology, we live technology.” – Godfrey Reggio

  66. Software innovation, like almost every other kind of innovation, requires the ability to collaborate and share ideas with other people, and to sit down and talk with customers

  67. and get their feedback and understand their needs.-Bill Gates

  68. “Innovation is seeing what everybody has seen and thinking what nobody has thought.”Dr. Albert, Szent- Györgyi

  69. “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 (born 1968), Science author & media theorist

  70. The best way to predict the future is to create it.” —Alan Kay, computer scientist

  71. “There is no innovation and creativity without failure. Period.” —Brené Brown

  72. The speed at which technology evolves affects everyone; we repeatedly hear that constant innovation is overwhelming for consumers, who struggle to keep pace.Ross Levinsohn

  73. “When you don’t have to ask for permission, innovation thrives” – Steven Johnson; Where Good Ideas Come From

  74. “Once a new technology rolls over you, if you’re not part of the steamroller, you’re part of the road.” – Stewart Brand

  75. “Focus on how the end-user customers perceive the impact of your innovation – rather than on how you, the innovators, perceive it.”Thomas A. Edison

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

  77. “To stay ahead in innovation, look at horizontal industries and the ones leading your current industry, someone is always doing something new.“- Jeff Butler, Author & Keynote speaker

  78. “Innovation is about moving forward, and it can take you to a whole other place” – Pearl Zhu

  79. “Innovation doesn’t come just from giving people incentives; it comes from creating environments where their ideas can connect” – Steven Johnson

  80. “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

  81. “When looking to innovate—fail forward. Innovation can be a chaotic process, embrace it and learn from your failures” – Luke Wester

  82. “Innovation is progress in the face of tradition.“- Divad 

  83. “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

  84. “Exploration is the engine that drives innovation. Innovation drives economic growth.”Edith Widder

  85. “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

  86. “Technology is a useful servant but a dangerous master.” – Christian Lous Lange

  87. “For good ideas and true innovation, you need human interaction, conflict, argument, debate” – Margaret Heffernan

  88. “Innovation opportunities do not come with the tempest but with the rustling of the breeze” – Peter Drucke

  89. “Innovators are the ones whose dreams are clearer than the reality that tells them they’re crazy” – Simon Sinek

  90. “Innovation is moving at a scarily fast pace.”— Bill Gates

  91. “There’s nothing efficient about innovation.”— Simon Sinek

  92. Changes call for innovation, and innovation leads to progress. – Li Keqiang

  93. “Most innovation involves doing the things we do every day a little bit better rather than creating something completely new and different.“- Darin

  94. “Innovators are pioneers, great problem-solvers; and creators of a better context” – Pearl Zhu

  95. There are different ways to do innovation. You can plant a lot of seeds, not be committed to any particular one of them, but just see what grows. And this really isn’t how we’ve approached this. We go mission-first, then focus on the pieces we need and go deep on them and be committed to them.- Mark Zuckerberg

  96. “Innovation is rewarded. Execution is worshipped.”— Eric Thomas

  97. Great innovation only happens when people aren’t afraid to do things differently.”— Georg Cantor

  98. “Be an innovator, not an imitator.“ – Audrey Carballo, CEO at Phoenix1

  99. “Innovation is saying “no” to 1,000 things” – Steve Jobs


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