123 Inspiring Quotes about Innovation

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An innovation ecosystem is a systematic innovation methodological environment or a sort of innovation philosophy.

— Pearl Zhu, Unpuzzling Innovation: Mastering Innovation Management in a Structural Way

The way to be irreplaceable is to become a social innovator. Start projects that motivate you to save the world and simultaneously make you money (and create mindshare) for your company. Social innovation makes magic happen.

— Richie Norton, Résumés Are Dead and What to Do About It

Every major technological innovation propels humanity forward to the point of no return.

— Newton Lee, Facebook Nation: Total Information Awareness

As a CIO, you need to understand what the organization’s expectation from IT through innovation lenses.

— Pearl Zhu, It Innovation: Reinvent It for the Digital Age

My innovation involved taking an idea from the telecommunications and banking industries, and applying that idea to transportation business.

— Frederick W. Smith

We begin to change the world when we stimulate long-term prosperity using technology. There is not a problem that’s large enough that innovation and entrepreneurship can’t solve.

— Naveen Jain

Digital innovation has a broader spectrum with hybrid nature.

— Pearl Zhu, Digitizing Boardroom: The Multifaceted Aspects of Digital Ready Boards

Without trust, the most essential element of innovation – conflict – becomes impossible.

— Patrick Lencioni

The board should set digital principles and guidelines for allowing the business to manage innovation in an effective way.

— Pearl Zhu, Digital Boardroom: 100 Q&as

Digital is the age of innovation because creativity is about connecting the dots in the wider scope.

— Pearl Zhu, 100 Creativity Ingredients: Everyone’s Playbook to Unlock Creativity

Look to the past to help create the future. Look to science and to poetry. Combine innovation and interpretation. We need the best of both. And it is universities that best provide them.

— Drew Gilpin Faust, This Republic of Suffering

We will fiercely challenge those forces within the education establishment who impede innovation in our schools and who protect and defend inequality and institutional failure.

— Campbell Brown

The true conflict in innovation is self-imposed by trying to make our visions reality.

— Pearl Zhu, 100 Creativity Ingredients: Everyone’s Playbook to Unlock Creativity

Whatever has happened in my quest for innovation has been part of my quest for immaculate reality.

— George Lucas

Instead of freaking out about these constraints, embrace them. Let them guide you. Constraints drive innovation and force focus. Instead of trying to remove them, use them to your advantage.

— 37 Signals, Getting Real: The Smarter, Faster, Easier Way to Build a Web Application

With every innovation comes a new abuse.

— David V. Kimball, Beyond Tweeting: Build Influence on Twitter

Learning and innovation go hand in hand. The arrogance of success is to think that what you did yesterday will be sufficient for tomorrow.

— William Pollard

The relentless act of invention and innovation and initiative is the best marketing asset.

— Seth Godin, Poke the Box

Creativity is the ability to create novel value, and innovation is how to transform ideas and achieve their business value.

— Pearl Zhu, Unpuzzling Innovation: Mastering Innovation Management in a Structural Way

Without inspiration, innovation is dead.

— Liam Levi, Thousand Sinful Kisses

Surprise drives progress because innovation depends on the sort of knowledge no one can gather in a central place.

— Virginia Postrel

The Internet is ultimately about innovation and integration, but you don’t get the innovation unless you integrate Web technology into the processes by which you run your business.

— Louis V. Gerstner, Jr.

Build a heterogeneous team to close three gaps in innovation management – idea gaps, collaboration gaps, and implementation gaps

— Pearl Zhu, Unpuzzling Innovation: Mastering Innovation Management in a Structural Way

Try this: Identify a bottom-up improvement or innovation in your organization, and interview the person who championed it. Chances are you will find a hero story of some kind. Why do we have to be heroes to implement perfectly good ideas?

— Alan G. Robinson, The Idea-Driven Organization: Unlocking the Power in Bottom-Up Ideas

What brought mass innovation to a nation was not scientific advances – its own or others’ – but ‘economic dynamism’: the desire and the space to innovate.

— Edmund Phelps

To beat the competition and succeed in today’s competitive market, you should be abreast with the change in the marketplace not forgetting about incorporating creativity and innovation as a lifestyle.

— Oscar Bimpong

Entrepreneur, take a bite out of Apple’s innovation so in turn you can bear fruits of creativity.

— Onyi Anyado

Success doesn’t necessarily come from breakthrough innovation but from flawless execution. A great strategy alone won’t win a game or a battle the win comes from basic blocking and tackling.

— Naveen Jain

The origin of innovation and entrepreneurship is a creative mindset

— Michael Harris

The main benefit of innovation for your organization is not competitive advantage. It is survival.

— Paul Sloane, The Leader’s Guide to Lateral Thinking Skills: Unlocking the Creativity and Innovation in You and Your Team

Technology innovation for the sake of innovation is an empty shell if we focus on what people don’t need but would buy anyways.

— Iveta Cherneva

In order to master the ability to lead, develop and deliver innovation at speed systematically, you must challenge your assumptions and expectations that influence your actions.

— K. Melissa Kennedy

When you don’t have to ask for permission innovation thrives.

— Steven Johnson, Where Good Ideas Come From: The Natural History of Innovation

My guess is the great majority of teachers would welcome a system where innovation is embraced, where their hard work and their students’ achievement are applauded and rewarded.

— Lionel Sosa

British innovation in design, in the creative arts, in engineering and manufacturing is world class.

— Margaret Heffernan

Disruptive innovation is entrepreneurs changing their industry with unique creativity.

— Onyi Anyado

Leaderships about transforming lives and making a difference through innovation and purpose, grounded in values and integrity

— Michael Harris

The mind is an innovation engine of any human progress, but also the root cause of almost all human problems.

— Pearl Zhu, Thinkingaire: 100 Game Changing Digital Mindsets to Compete for the Future

IT is the key component in catalyzing digital innovation and building up differentiated business capabilities nowadays.

— Pearl Zhu, It Innovation: Reinvent It for the Digital Age

It’s through diverse opinions and perspectives that a dynamic organisation can drive innovation and create its competitive advantage.

— Craig Dent

Observation is a critical activity in the innovation process to understand the context of an issue from a human perspective.

— Pearl Zhu, 100 Creativity Ingredients: Everyone’s Playbook to Unlock Creativity

Basically, to lead without a title is to derive your power within the organisation not from your position but from your competence, effectiveness, relationships, excellence, innovation and ethics.

— Robin S. Sharma

Despite all our gains in technology, product innovation and world markets, most people are not thriving in the organizations they work for.

— Stephen Covey

If we’re building high quality companies, if the customers like the products, if the technology innovation is real, then the substance is going to win out in the end.

— Marc Andreesen

Bridging innovation gaps is a strategic imperative for business execution.

— Pearl Zhu, Digital Gaps: Bridging Multiple Gaps to Run Cohesive Digital Business

Collaboration is key, it takes innovation and creativity to the next room.

— Shawn Lukas

Digital organizations can become hyper-connected and “super-creative” via dealing with innovation dilemmas collectively.

— Pearl Zhu, It Innovation: Reinvent It for the Digital Age

It is vital that we are equipped with the humility to understand that changing the world and keeping innovation alive require that we change ourselves.

— Whitney Johnson, Disrupt Yourself: Putting the Power of Disruptive Innovation to Work

The trick with computers I think, is to approach old and new things with the same reverence as you would like your favourite chair and not be seduced by the constant innovation otherwise you never do anything.

— Colin Greenwood

What drives innovation is abundance and ease, not the pressure of scarcity.

— Adam Gopnik

The very nature of open innovation is to take advantage of all sources of creativity in a more open way and make a leap of innovation management to the next level.

— Pearl Zhu, Unpuzzling Innovation: Mastering Innovation Management in a Structural Way

Local innovation and initiative can help us better understand how to protect our environment.

— Gale Norton

When shame becomes a management style, engagement dies. When failure is not an option we can forget about learning, creativity, and innovation .

— Brené Brown, Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead

Learning to learn is to know how to navigate in a forest of facts ideas and theories a proliferation of constantly changing items of knowledge. Learning to learn is to know what to ignore but at the same time not rejecting innovation and research.

— Raymond Queneau

New ideas for innovation grow out of the minds of each new generation. Having an institution of higher learning that can help young people put those ideas into action is critical.

— Jay Samit

Innovation is the change, Change Management needs to be an integral part of innovation management.

— Pearl Zhu, Change Insight: Change as an Ongoing Capability to Fuel Digital Transformation

Violence is the quest for identity. When identity disappears with technological innovation violence is the natural recourse.

— Marshall McLuhan

The mandate for the CTO’s office is to unleash the power of technology, data, and innovation on behalf of the nation. The CTO’s office is really trying to bring best practices, possibilities, pilots, and policy advising.

— Megan Smith

I have to tell you that the innovation and the technology and the entrepreneurship of the world still lies in the United States of America.

— Phil Gramm

Innovation in an existing company is not just the sum of great technology, key acquisitions, or smart people. Corporate innovation needs a culture that matches and supports it.

— Steve Blank

Most of your innovation is hiding in plain sight, you are institutionally blinded by your legacy systems and culture.

— K. Melissa Kennedy, The Innovation Revolution: Discover the Genius Hiding in Plain Sight

A disruptive innovation is a technologically simple innovation in the form of a product, service, or business model that takes root in a tier of the market that is unattractive to the established leaders in an industry.

— Clayton M. Christensen

Consumer technology and medical tools have been created to benefit our daily lives. Without self-regulation, though, the industry could be at risk of potentially halting years of innovation and stunting growth in this field.

— Ariel Garten

It is the people who innovate that inspire, and innovation is not born of the status quo.

— Michele Jennae

The nature of an innovation is that it will arise at a fringe where it can afford to become prevalent enough to establish its usefulness without being overwhelmed by the inertia of the orthodox system.

— Kevin Kelly

The innovation classification is not just based on the required investments, or on the potential market, but on its evolution abilities.

— Pearl Zhu, Unpuzzling Innovation: Mastering Innovation Management in a Structural Way

Organizational maturity is not just about technical excellence or process efficiency, but also about business effectiveness, agility, innovation intelligence, and people-centricity.

— Pearl Zhu, Change Insight: Change as an Ongoing Capability to Fuel Digital Transformation

Many have built their careers buttressing the status quo, reinforcing what they’ve already accomplished, and resisting the radical thinking that can topple their legacy – not exactly the attitude you want when trying to drive innovation forward.

— Peter Diamandis

The purpose of Innovation Management is not to promote innovation, but to manage innovation as a process.

— Pearl Zhu, Digitizing Boardroom: The Multifaceted Aspects of Digital Ready Boards

Your competitor sees innovation as an opportunity not an inconvenience

— Colin Myles, How to Avoid Business Failure: 7 Steps

At a time India was known as golden bird because of its huge amount of gold assets. Let’s make India once again the same golden bird full of innovation and technology.

— Prakhar Srivastav

The idea of innovation is the idea of progress stripped of the aspirations of the Enlightenment, scrubbed clean of the horrors of the twentieth century, and relieved of its critics.

— Jill Lepore

If you look at history, innovation doesn’t come just from giving people incentives; it comes from creating environments where their ideas can connect.

— Steven Johnson

There is no innovation and creativity without failure. Period.

— Brene Brown

Change plus innovation equals progress!

— Israelmore Ayivor, Become a Better You

Digital innovation is a dynamic storybook that has intricate chapters, with a serendipitous cover, which can be flipped over to the next level, but it is a book that never ends.

— Pearl Zhu, Unpuzzling Innovation: Mastering Innovation Management in a Structural Way

Only functioning as a whole brain, IT can strike the right balance between stability and agility; creativity and standardization; innovation and risk intelligence.

— Pearl Zhu, It Innovation: Reinvent It for the Digital Age

When you apply computer science and machine learning to areas that haven’t had any innovation in 50 years, you can make rapid advances that seem really incredible.

— Bill Maris

From wearable sensors to video game treatments, everyone seems to be looking to technology as the next wave of innovation for mental health care.

— Thomas R. Insel

NASA is an engine of innovation and inspiration as well as the world’s premier space exploration agency, and we are well served by politicians working to keep it that way, instead of turning it into a mere jobs program, or worse, cutting its budget.

— Bill Nye

Cutting the deficit by gutting our investments in innovation and education is like lightening an overloaded airplane by removing its engine. It may make you feel like you’re flying high at first, but it won’t take long before you feel the impact.

— Barack Obama

Implementing best practice is copying yesterday, innovation is inventing tomorrow.

— Paul Sloane

In business, complexity both drives innovation and hinders it.

— Pearl Zhu, 100 Creativity Ingredients: Everyone’s Playbook to Unlock Creativity

Questioning is important for breakthrough innovation that in future companies will have a CXO level Position that leads all the interesting innovation – CQO Chief Questioning Officer.

— Saurabh Gupta Earth5R

The paradox of innovation is that it is accepted as an innovation when it has become imitation.

— Piero Scaruffi

Competition-driven innovation and price pressure that commercial practices foster can only make human spaceflight ever more common and U.S. leadership in this domain ever clearer.

— Alan Stern

Not every innovation in transportation is going to come from government or even a large enterprise. There are smart people out there with tools and skills to come up with great ideas.

— Anthony Foxx

St. Louis has always been a great center for medicine. It has been a leader in the nation since the early part of the 20th century. Along with that, we’ve been a leader in medical science and biomedical science and innovation in medicine.

— William Henry Danforth

The road to recovery is to stimulate small business and innovation by reducing taxation, regulation, and litigation.

— Sandy Adams

I suppose every innovation started out as a fantasy.

— G. Willow Wilson, Alif the Unseen

Invention is not enough. Tesla invented the electric power we use, but he struggled to get it out to people. You have to combine both things: invention and innovation focus, plus the company that can commercialize things and get them to people.

— Larry Page

To have a stable economy, to have a stable democracy, and to have a modern government is not enough. We have to build new pillars of development. Education, science and technology, innovation and entrepreneurship, and more equality.

— Sebastian Pinera

I think cars encapsulate the history of innovation and style – it’s the other side of the coin of the car being public enemy No.1.

— Norman Foster

Oklahomans value our children and our seniors. Oklahomans value traditions of faith. Oklahomans value our heroes, our veterans. Oklahomans value innovation and the creative arts.

— Brad Henry

No innovation in the past 200 years has done more to save lives and improve health than the sanitation revolution triggered by invention of the toilet. But it did not go far enough. It only reached one-third of the world.

— Sylvia Mathews Burwell

In this world of ever-growing technology, creativity and innovation when new things happen every second, perhaps, you wouldn’t be able to do anything new but you could always do something that shows other ‘The New’ they haven’t come across.

— Bhavik Sarkhedi

From the first moment of independence, the United States has been dedicated to innovation as a way of government and a way of life.

— Robert Kennedy

Businesses need the well-defined set of guidelines and rules for managing innovation risks in a structural way.

— Pearl Zhu, Unpuzzling Innovation: Mastering Innovation Management in a Structural Way

There’s a huge misconception that innovation is mostly about inventing or coming up with cool new things. More often than not, innovation is about figuring out what people really need or want but can’t have or afford.

— Ziad K. Abdelnour, Economic Warfare: Secrets of Wealth Creation in the Age of Welfare Politics

Creativity is the potential which can be unlocked and innovation is the serendipity which can be unpuzzled.

— Pearl Zhu, 100 Creativity Ingredients: Everyone’s Playbook to Unlock Creativity

For IT, information management is fundamental, and innovation management is value-added.

— Pearl Zhu, It Innovation: Reinvent It for the Digital Age

What I like on Kickstarter is when I see real innovation and I see people building something new. It makes me sad when I see things that are just the same technology you aren’t passing the technology forward.

— Bre Pettis

To be successful, innovation is not just about value creation, but value capture.

— Jay Samit, Disrupt You!: Master Personal Transformation, Seize Opportunity, and Thrive in the Era of Endless Innovation

The innovation indicators vary depending on who is doing the measuring, and how they are measuring. It’s contextual.

— Pearl Zhu, Performance Master: Take a Holistic Approach to Unlock Digital Performance

More than ever, a college diploma unlocks economic opportunity, provides students with a wealth of new skills and knowledge, and encourages innovation and growth. But more than ever, it also comes with a mountain of student loan debt.

— Mark Pocan

The best… measure of innovation is change in human behavior.

— Stuart Butterfield

You cannot “disrupt” without incremental innovation being part of the process.

— Pearl Zhu, Unpuzzling Innovation: Mastering Innovation Management in a Structural Way

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

— Denis Waitley

Community development has a long history of innovation and learning from experience.

— Ben Bernanke

We need innovation in education and dedication to the task before us.

— Alan Autry

In essence, innovation is the use of something that is new and unique, and you are able to create its business value.

— Pearl Zhu, It Innovation: Reinvent It for the Digital Age

The Board needs to extend its insight and innovation lens via cognitive difference.

— Pearl Zhu, Digitizing Boardroom: The Multifaceted Aspects of Digital Ready Boards

Breakthrough innovation occurs when we bring down boundaries and encourage disciplines to learn from each other

— Gyan Nagpal, Talent Economics: The Fine Line Between Winning and Losing the Global War for Talent

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

In the innovation age customer experience is key. Your impression defines their expression

— Fela Durotoye

Outlier” CIOs have better capabilities to connect innovation dots.

— Pearl Zhu, Digital It: 100 Q&as

I cannot help fearing that men may reach a point where they look on every new theory as a danger, every innovation as a toilsome trouble, every social advance as a first step toward revolution, and that they may absolutely refuse to move at all.

— Alexis de Tocqueville

We should favor innovation and freedom over regulation.

— George Allen

I like to think of innovation as upgrading your current self. This upgrade helps you to more effectively deal with changes happening around you and to be able to think in a more complex manner than before.

— Daniel Willey

Part of me thinks that innovation, real innovation in health care delivery, needs to happen from the bottom to the top.

— Malcolm Gladwell

Creativity & innovation is to events, what the heart & soul is to the living

— Rehan Waris

Before innovation – or practical creativity – there is insight. You must see the world differently.

— Max McKeown, The Innovation Book: How to Manage Ideas and Execution for Outstanding Results

I realized that what matters with any innovation is that it actually creates more value for people.

— Stuart Crainer, Thinkers 50: Future Thinkers: New Thinking on Leadership, Strategy and Innovation for the 21st Century

Musical innovation is full of danger to the State, for when modes of music change, the fundamental laws of the State always change with them.

— Plato, The Republic