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


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

“Around here, however, we don’t look backwards for very long. We keep moving forward, opening up new doors and doing new things, because we’re curious… and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.” - Walt Disney

“The gift of fantasy has meant more to me than my talent for absorbing positive knowledge.” - Albert Einstein

“Intuition will tell the thinking mind where to look next.” - Jonas Salk

“The purpose of Innovation Management is not to promote innovation, but to manage innovation as a process.” - Pearl Zhu

“Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.” - Steve Jobs

“Vision is the art of seeing the invisible.” - Jonathan Swift

“Discovery consists of seeing what everybody has seen and thinking what nobody has thought.” - Albert von Szent-Gyorgy

“It always seems impossible until it is done.” - Nelson Mandela

“This world is but a canvas to our imagination.” - Henry David Thoreau

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

“There’s a way to do it better — find it.” - Thomas Edison

“Innovation is creativity with a job to do.” - John Emmerling

“To accomplish great things we must dream as well as act.” - Anatole France

“The best vision is insight.” - Malcolm Forbes

“Without the playing with fantasy no creative work has ever yet come to birth. The debt we owe to the play of imagination is incalculable.” - Carl Jung

“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

“Creativity, as has been said, consists largely of rearranging what we know in order to find out what we do not know. Hence, to think creatively, we must be able to look afresh at what we normally take for granted.” - George Knelle

“If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses.” - Henry Ford

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

“Innovation is the central issue in economic prosperity.” - Michael Porter

“This notion that it is up to each person to innovate in some way flies in the face of the industrial age, but you know what, the industrial age is over.” - Seth Godin

“Keep in mind that imagination is at the heart of all innovation. Crush or constrain it and the fun will vanish.” - Albert-László Barabási

“Creating a better future requires creativity in the present.” - Matthew Goldfinger

“Innovation is finding the door of opportunity and revealing its beauty.” - Debasish Mridha

“To have a great idea, have a lot of them.” - Thomas Edison

“If you can dream it, you can do it.” - Walt Disney

“Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it.” - Goethe

“I will act as if what I do will make a difference.” - William James

“The way to get good ideas is to get lots of ideas and throw the bad ones away.” - Linus Pauling

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

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

“One of the illusions of life is that the present hour is not the critical, decisive one.” - Ralph Waldo Emerson

“The enterprise that does not innovate ages and declines. And in a period of rapid change such as the present the decline will be fast.” - Peter Drucker

“You can’t just 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

"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

"...all technology starts as a spark in someone's brain." - Nathan Myhrvold, CEO, Intellectual Ventures

“Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.” - Albert Einstein

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

“A discovery is said to be an accident meeting a prepared mind.” - A. von Szent-Gyorgyi.

“Innovation comes from the producer – not from the customer.” - W. Edwards Deming

“The uncreative mind can spot wrong answers, but it takes a very creative mind to spot wrong questions.” - Anthony Jay


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