Famous Innovation Quotes
fm Woopidoo.com 10/14 enhanced by Peter/CXO Wiz4biz 11/14
Father of the Internet, Vinton Cerf: “By placing intelligence at the edges rather than control in the middle of the network, the Internet has created a platform for innovation.”
Google, Sergey Brin: “As we go forward, I hope we’re going to continue to use technology to make really big differences in how people live and work. Obviously everyone wants to be successful, but I want to be looked back on as being very innovative, very trusted & ethical.
Apple, Steve Jobs: “Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower. To turn really interesting ideas and fledgling technologies into a company that can continue to innovate for years, it requires a lot of disciplines”.
Google, Larry Page. “Our goal is long-term growth in revenue & profit, so we invest aggressively in future innovation while tightly managing our short-term costs”.
MicroSoft, Bill Gates: “We are always saying to ourself., ‘we have to innovate. We got to come up with that breakthrough. In fact, the way SW works: “so long as you are using your existing SW, You don’t pay us anything at all. So we’re only paid for break-throughs. Never before in history has innovation offered promise of so much to so many in so short a time”.
Google, Eric Schmidt, CEO. “We don’t have a traditional strategy process, planning process like you’d find in traditional technical companies. It allows Google to innovate very, very quickly, which I think is a real strength of the company.”
Oracle, Larry Ellison: “When you innovate, you’ve got to be prepared for everyone telling you you’re nuts. Innovators are inevitably controversial.”
MicroSoft, Paul Allen. “the best opportunities now lie where your competitors have yet to establish themselves, not where they’re already entrenched. Microsoft is struggling to adapt to that new reality”.
IBM, Thomas Watson. The way to succeed is to double your failure rate.”
Walmart, Sam Walton. “I have always been driven to buck the system, to innovate, to take things beyond where they’ve been”.
Hong Kong’s richest man, $26B, Li Ka Shing. “Vision is perhaps our greatest strength.. it has kept us alive to the power and continuity of thought through the centuries, it makes us peer into the future and lends shape to the unknown”.
News Corp, Rupert Murdock. “The world is changing very fast. Big will not beat small anymore. It will be the fast beating the slow”.
Star Trek, Gene Roddenbury. “It isn’t all over; everything has not been invented; the human adventure is just beginning.”
Disney, Michael Eisner. “When you’re trying to create things that are new, you have to be prepared to be on the edge of risk. I believe in being an innovator.”
Forbes Magazine, Steve Forbes. “The real source of wealth & capital in this new era is not material things, it is the human mind, the human spirit, the human imagination, & our faith in the future”.
Management Guru, Peter Drucker. “Innovation is the specific instrument of entrepreneurship. The act that endows resources with a new capacity to create wealth.”
Good to Great author, Jim Collins. “It isn’t all over; everything has not been invented; the human adventure is just beginning.”
GM self-starter, Charles Kettering.”A problem well stated is a problem half solved.”
Einstein. “You can’t solve a problem on the same level that it was created. You have to rise above it to the next level.”
1) “Entrepreneurs don’t ask for “permission”. They act per a Mission.
2) “Create lightning bolt ideas during brain-storms by causing disturbances in your atmosphere.”
3) Creativity is the new currency, so, are you credited with new thoughts”.
4) Disruptive innovation is entrepreneurs changing their industry with unique creativity.”
5) If you are not innovating, you are deteriorating.”
6) “Improvement is not enough, you also needs innovation.”
7) Collaboration is key, it takes innovation & creativity to the next level.”
8) “An entrepreneur is a leader of excellence, trailblazer & pioneer who constantly brings change to their generation”.
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