The most reliable way to predict the future is to create it.— Abraham Lincoln
Astonishing Business Innovation quotations
Kindness is not a business. True kindness expects nothing in return and should never act with conditions.
If you want something new, you have to stop doing something old
The five essential entrepreneurial skills for success are concentration, discrimination, organization, innovation and communication.
People do not buy goods and services. They buy relations, stories and magic.
The strategic stimulus to economic development in Schumpeter's analysis is innovation, defined as the commercial or industrial application of something new---a new product, process or method of production, a new market or source of supply, a new form of commercial, business or financial organization.
Failure is an option here. If things are not failing, you are not innovating enough.
All progress depends on the unreasonable man.
Leadership is about making others better as a result of your presence and making sure that impact lasts in your absence.
Innovation is everything. When you're on the forefront, you can see what the next innovation needs to be. When you're behind, you have to spend your energy catching up.
You have to trust in something - your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever.
This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life.
The greater the contrast, the greater the potential.
Great energy only comes from a correspondingly great tension of opposites.
Instead of complaining about your circumstances, get busy and create some new ones.
If you haven't found it yet, keep looking.
You can't blow an uncertain trumpet.
Creativity can solve almost any problem.
Those who are able to see beyond the shadows and lies of their culture will never be understood, let alone believed, by the masses.
The only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work
Most innovations fail. And companies that don’t innovate die.
Nearly 100% of innovation-from business to politics-is inspired not by "market analysis" but by people who are supremely pissed off by the way things are.
Love your parents. We are so busy growing up, we often forget they are also growing old.
Marketing's job is never done. It's about perpetual motion. We must continue to innovate every day.
In an era of transparency, you can have innovation without branding, but you cannot have branding without innovation.
A discovery is said to be an accident meeting a prepared mind.
Train people well enough so they can leave. Treat the well enough so they don't want to.
I'm a big fan of small business ownership.
I think it's the backbone of American innovation. But to be successful, you first have to have the courage to go for it.
I don't look at business as a zero-sum game.
I don't. I've never seen it play out that way in our industry, and I think you innovate and you add value, deliver value back to customers, and you get value back from the world.
When all think alike, then no one is thinking
Vulnerability is the birthplace of innovation, creativity and change.
Innovation is the process of turning ideas into manufacturable and marketable form.
Open innovation is a paradigm that assumes that firms can and should use external ideas as well as internal ideas, and internal and external paths to market, as the firms look to advance their technology.
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.
My philosophy is: It's none of my business what people say of me and think of me. I am what I am and I do what I do. I expect nothing and accept everything. And it makes life so much easier.
Organizations, by their very nature are designed to promote order and routine.
They are inhospitable environments for innovation.
The greatest invention in the world is the mind of a child.
For CEOs today, it's all about acheieving growth and efficiency through innovation. It's not about product innovation so much anymore as about innovating business models. process, culture and management.
Either get busy living or get busy dying.
The key to success is for you to make a habit throughout your life of doing the things you fear.
Innovation is key. Only those who have the agility to change with the market and innovate quickly will survive.
Samsung's future hinges on new businesses, new products and new technologies.
We should make our corporate culture more open, flexible and innovative.
The only people who get paid enough, get paid what they're worth are people who don't follow the instruction book, who create art, who are innovative, who work without a map. That option is now available to everyone to take it.
Recognizing our responsibilities as industrialists, we will devote ourselves to the progress and development of society and the well-being of people through our business activities, thereby enhancing the quality of life throughout the world.
Mindless habitual behavior is the enemy of innovation.
If you always do what you did, you'll always get what you got.
Don't settle, as with all matters of the heart you'll know when you find it
Success is really about being ready for the good opportunities that come before you. It's not to have a detailed plan of everything that you're going to do. You can't plan innovation or inspiration, but you can be ready for it, and when you see it, you can jump on it.