What counts alone is the innovator, the dissenter, the harbinger of things unheard of, the man who rejects the traditional standards and aims at substituting new values and ideas for old ones.
Sometimes when you innovate, you make mistakes. It is best to admit them quickly, and get on with improving your other innovations.
If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses.
The characteristic of great innovators and great companies is they see a space that others do not. They don't just listen to what people tell them; they actually invent something new, something that you didn't know you needed, but the moment you see it, you say, 'I must have it.'
The world is changing very fast. Big will not beat small anymore. It will be the fast beating the slow.
I want to put a ding in the universe.
Creativity is thinking up new things. Innovation is doing new things.
The best ideas lose their owners and take on lives of their own.
Innovators are inevitably controversial.
I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work.
You can't just ask customers what they want and then try to give that to them. By the time you get it built, they'll want something new.
Never before in history has innovation offered promise of so much to so many in so short a time.
When you innovate, you've got to be prepared for everyone telling you you're nuts.
The vast majority of human beings dislike and even actually dread all notions with which they are not familiar... Hence it comes about that at their first appearance innovators have generally been persecuted, and always derided as fools and madmen.
Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.
For most of the 20th century, we didn't just enjoy economic success in Michigan, we defined it. Our innovators and entrepreneurs created the world's most productive companies, and our unions made sure that productivity led to broad middle class prosperity.
I think we want our kids to grow up to be people who can think outside of the box, be creative and innovators, sort of the forward-thinkers of our future. I think a way to inspire that is through art and music.
One is rarely an impulsive innovator after the age of sixty, but one can still be a very fine orderly and inventive thinker. One rarely procreates children at that age, but one is all the more skilled at educating those who have already been procreated, and education is procreation of another kind.
The world needs a better understanding of how to encourage innovation. And innovators need to get better at it. Sign me up.
We don't know a millionth of one percent about anything.
It's really hard to design products by focus groups. A lot of times, people don't know what they want until you show it to them.
Innovation comes from the producer - not from the customer.
The way to succeed is to double your error rate.
The trouble with being a ghostwriter or artist is that you must remain rather anonymously without credit. If one wants the credit, one has to cease being a ghost and become a leader or innovator.
He was an innovator, an experimenter, a missionary in bringing the gospel of good cooking to the home table.
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