Want to change the world? Upset the status quo? This takes more than run-of-the-mill relationships. You need to make people dream the same dream that you do.
Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.
The most common misunderstanding of disruptive innovations is to overestimate their impact in the short term and underestimate it in the long term. Another common misunderstanding is to associate disruptive with good.
To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often.
Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.
Sustaining innovations are the key to consistent performance, whereas disruptive innovations are the key to dramatic changes in power.
There are no makers of peace because the making of peace is at least as costly as the making of war - at least as exigent.
When something is important enough, you do it even if the odds are not in your favor.
If you cannot work on the marriage or the women is a moron, staying married and cheating makes the most sense because divorce is disruptive to the family life and your bank account.
If somebody offers you an amazing opportunity but you are not sure you can do it, say yes-then learn how to do it later!
There is no greater thing you can do with your life and your work than follow your passions – in a way that serves the world and you.
The fact that mankind persists shows that the cohesive force is greater than the disruptive force, centripetal force greater than centrifugal.
For a comedienne, you have to have a little tragedy or a dark side, just not too much. Otherwise it's too disruptive.
What are you going to do when you love music? You can't stop.
More progress results from the violent execution of an imperfect plan than the perfection of a plan to violently execute.
You have to be burning with "an idea, or a problem, or a wrong that you want to right." If you're not passionate enough from the start, you'll never stick it out.
What are you going to do when you are not saving the world.
Great companies start because the founders want to change the world... not make a fast buck.
Since our complex societies are highly susceptible to interferences and accidents, they certainly offer ideal opportunities for a prompt disruption of normal activities.
The First Amendment was designed to allow for disruption of business as usual. It is not a quiet and subdued amendment or right.
We have [unfriendly policies] here in Europe, too. We have them here in Germany, too. And to take up where the president left off, digitization is in a way a disruptive force, a disruptive technological force that brings about deep-seated change, transformation of a society.
In a large successful company where your power base as CEO isn't all that secure, it's hard for a CEO to pursue a truly disruptive strategy.
There's nothing more fundamentally disruptive to the status quo than a new reality.
It's really important to be disruptive and do things that actually are kind of a little scary and bold.
Democracy is disruptive... there is no right in a democratic civil society to be free of disruption.
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