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
Innovation is the central issue in economic prosperity.
The best way to have a good idea is to have a lot of ideas.
Dr. Linus Pauling
Discovery consists of seeing what everybody has seen and thinking what nobody has thought.
Albert von Szent-Gyorgy
There is no doubt that creativity is the most important human resource of all. Without creativity, there would be no progress, and we would be forever repeating the same patterns.
Edward de Bono
Creativity is not the finding of a thing, but the making something out of it after it is found.
James Russell Lowell (1819-1891)
M. A. Rosanoff: “Mr. Edison, please tell me what laboratory rules you want me to observe.”
Edison: “There ain’t no rules around here. We’re trying to accomplish somep’n!”
The world leaders in innovation and creativity will also be world leaders in everything else.
Harold R. McAlindon
Innovation is not the product of logical thought, although the result is tied to logical structure.
Innovation is the specific instrument of entrepreneurship. The act that endows resources with a new capacity to create wealth.
Peter F. Drucker
To raise new questions, new possibilities, to regard old problems from a new angle, requires creative imagination and marks real advance in science. Innovation is the process of turning ideas into manufacture-able and marketable form.
Entrepreneurs innovate. Innovation is the specific instrument of entrepreneurship. It is the act that endows resources with a new capacity to create wealth.
Peter F. Drucker
Observe what is with undivided awareness.
History can’t give attention to what’s been lost, hidden, or deliberately buried; it is mostly a telling of success, not the partial failures that enabled success.
Imagination is more important than knowledge.
The innovation point is the pivotal moment when talented and motivated people seek the opportunity to act on their ideas and dreams.
W. Arthur Porter
Everything that can be invented has been invented.
Charles H. Duell, Director of US Patent Office 1899