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.
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.'
If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses.
I want to put a ding in the universe.
The world is changing very fast. Big will not beat small anymore. It will be the fast beating the slow.
Innovators are inevitably controversial.
Creativity is thinking up new things. Innovation is doing new things.
The best ideas lose their owners and take on lives of their own.
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.
Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.
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.
When you innovate, you've got to be prepared for everyone telling you you're nuts.
He was an innovator, an experimenter, a missionary in bringing the gospel of good cooking to the home table.
San Francisco has long been a leader in the arts, nurturing generations of painters, sculptors, poets, novelists, playwrights, film-makers, and performing artists and innovators of every kind.
I believe in being an innovator.
The way to succeed is to double your error rate.
Innovation comes from the producer - not from the customer.
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.
Great innovators and original thinkers and artists attract the wrath of mediocrities as lightning rods draw the flashes.
The world needs a better understanding of how to encourage innovation. And innovators need to get better at it. Sign me up.
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.
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