Ideas And Innovation Quotes by Ralph Waldo Emerson, Mark Batterson, Steve Jobs, Alfred Nobel, Arthur Koestler, Alfred North Whitehead and many others.
The mind, once stretched by a new idea, never returns to its original dimensions.
Nolan Bushnell, the creator of the Atari video game system, once stated, вЂEveryone whoвЂ™s ever taken a shower has had an idea, ItвЂ™s the person who gets out of the shower, dries off, and does something about it who makes a difference.
My model for business is The Beatles. They were four guys who kept each other kind of negative tendencies in check. They balanced each other and the total was greater than the sum of the parts. That’s how I see business: great things in business are never done by one person, they’re done by a team of people.
If I have a thousand ideas and only one turns out to be good, I am satisfied.
The more original a discovery, the more obvious it seems afterwards.
Ideas won’t keep. Something must be done about them.
Exploration is the engine that drives innovation. Innovation drives economic growth. So let’s all go exploring.
When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn’t really do it, they just saw something.
Innovation- any new idea-by definition will not be accepted at first. It takes repeated attempts, endless demonstrations, monotonous rehearsals before innovation can be accepted and internalized by an organization. This requires courageous patience.
It’s not about money. It’s about the people you have, how you’re led, and how much you get it.
The difficulty lies, not in the new ideas, but in escaping from the old ones.
Old ideas give way slowly; for they are more than abstract logical forms and categories. They are habits, predispositions, deeply ingrained attitudes of aversion and preference.
Make everything as simple as possible, but not simpler.
After years of telling corporate citizens to ‘trust the system,’ many companies must relearn instead to trust their people – and encourage their people to use neglected creative capacities in order to tap the most potent economic stimulus of all: idea power.
If at first the idea is not absurd, then there is no hope for it.
Almost all new ideas have a certain aspect of foolishness when they are first produced.
There’s no good idea that cannot be improved on.