Quotable Quotes: Innovation

By Leaderonomics Editorial|21-04-2014 | 1 Min Read
Be Inspired and Drive Innovation

Innovation and being innovative is never easy, it takes effort and inspiration. We have compiled some great quotes on innovation from great minds of innovators who have done innovation successfully and understand what it’s truly about. Be inspired and be innovative. Enjoy these quotes below:

Innovation is taking two things that exist and putting them together in a new way.“

Tom Freston (born 1945), Co-founder of MTV


“Creativity is thinking up new things. Innovation is doing new things.“

Theodore Levitt (1925 – 2006), Renown economist


Watch this great video on innovation by Charles Leadbetter

“Innovation is having this deep desire to break status quo for the betterment of humanity. It is about dreaming to go where no other has ventured in the hope of making a difference and bringing hope to mankind.“ - Roshan Thiran, Founder of Leaderonomics


“The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but building on the new.“ - Socrates, Philosopher


“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 (born 1944), Scientist


“Innovation takes birth in sync with the evolution of customer’s expectations and demands or vice versa. Either way, organizations around the world have to continually innovate themselves and keep up with the people’s wants. The failure to do so or being indifferent to your customer’s need will make your competitors win. And then suddenly, customers become indifferent to you- a high-risk gamble to play at.“- Ketan Kapoor, Co-founder of Mercer-Mettl


“I believe you have to be willing to be misunderstood if you’re going to innovate.“ - Jeff Bezos, Founder of Amazon


“If I had asked the public what they wanted, they would have said a faster horse.“ - Henry Ford, Founder of Ford Motor Company


“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, Playwright
Check out these great tips on innovation from the world's most innovative CIO:
“The best way to predict the future is to create it.“ - Alan Kay, Computer scientist


“The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, but expecting different results.“- Albert Einstein, Mathematician


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


“The riskiest thing we can do is just maintain the status quo.“ - Bob Iger


“Innovation comes from saying NO to 1000 things.“ - Steve Jobs, Co-founder of Apple


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