Innovation Quotes

Innovation Quotes
These 19 innovation quotes should help inspire you to create, explore, improve, and innovate.

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

Innovation is the ability to see change as an opportunity – not a threat. -Unknown

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

By the way, if this page isn’t what you’re looking for, I have a HUGE list of inspirational quotes by topic here.

Innovation! One cannot be forever innovating. I want to create classics. -Coco Chanel (1883-1971)

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

Innovation is not the product of logical thought, although the result is tied to logical structure. -Albert Einstein

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

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

An important scientific innovation rarely makes its way by gradually winning over and converting its opponents. What does happen is that its opponents gradually die out, and that the growing generation is familiarized with the ideas from the beginning. -Max Planck (1858-1947)

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

Doing the same thing over and over, yet expecting different results, is the definition of crazy. -Unknown

The INNOVATION point is the pivotal moment when talented and motivated people seek the opportunity to act on their ideas and dreams. -Arthur W. Porter

An innovation is one of those things that society looks at and says, if we make this part of the way we live and work, it will change the way we live and work. -Dean Kamen

Art begins in imitation and ends in innovation. -Mason Cooley

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

INNOVATION is the process of turning ideas into manufacturable and marketable form. -Watts Humprey

You have all the reason in the world to achieve your grandest dreams. Imagination plus innovation equals realization. -Denis Waitley

Innovation is the creation of the new or the re-arranging of the old in a new way. -Michael Vance

When you innovate, you’ve got to be prepared for everyone telling you you’re nuts. -Larry Ellison

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    • Lee
    • April 13, 2011
    Reply

    These are all wonderful quotes Shawn, they explain in varies ways how we can be innovative: If ever we needed to know these explain so wonderfully well. I have some information but in essence it only reaffirms what you have posted here.

    Innovation involves more than just great ideas. We need faith, hard work and a laser sharp focus for the end result to keep persisting for our vision in the face of roadblocks. We tend to see the end result of a creative idea in awe, but what we don’t see are the actions, hard work and persistence behind the scene to make the vision a reality.

    The term ‘innovation’ means a new way of doing something. In context of corporate ‘innovation’ means the process by which an idea or invention is translated into a good service for which people will pay. It is a positive change to make someone or something better. Innovation leads to increase in productivity and is the source of increasing wealth in an economy.

    Innovation is not a single event or activity, it is a process. In terms of business, innovation is the generation of fresh ideas, the ongoing development of products, services and processes and their commercial application.

    Creativity is the most important part of being innovative as it initiates the process. Creativity is about generating new ideas and the process of innovation involves making those ideas a reality. Creativity is wasted if there is no process in place to take ideas and turn them into something that has market potential.

    There are keys to a successful innovation: work, strengths, and impact. Innovation is work. It’s sustained effort in a focused area. Even if you’re a dream machine and think up a bunch of ideas on a regular basis, you need to test those ideas against reality. Your ideas need to change the game. Part of what makes it possible to think of game changers is playing to your strengths and testing your ideas.

    Wishing you a wonderful day!

    1. Reply

      Thanks Lee!

    • syed javaid mustafa
    • May 9, 2011
    Reply

    They are good and realistic.I admire your collection well done.

    Javaid

    • best kind of life
    • May 21, 2012
    Reply

    in today’s era in most of the management b schools are using such a motivating quotes and invite guests who is pioneering in their area of expertise .

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