Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.
The best way to predict the future is to create it.
The best way to predict the future is to study the past, or prognosticate.
The best way to predict the future is to invent it.
If at first the idea is not absurd, then there is no hope for it.
Innovation is the central issue in economic prosperity.
Ideas won't keep. Something must be done about them.
Ideas are like rabbits. You get a couple and learn how to handle them, and pretty soon you have a dozen.
Don't worry about people stealing your ideas.
Innovation is the process of turning ideas into manufacturable and marketable form.
If you're not failing every now and again, it's a sign you're not doing anything very innovative.
Sometimes when you innovate, you make mistakes. It is best to admit them quickly, and get on with improving your other innovations.
A person with a new idea is a crank until the idea succeeds.
Don't worry about people stealing your ideas. If your ideas are any good, you'll have to ram them down people's throats.
The most reliable way to predict the future is to create it.
I can't understand why people are frightened of new ideas. I'm frightened of the old ones.
Small opportunities are often the beginning of great enterprises.
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.
Innovation has nothing to do with how many R&D dollars you have. When Apple came up with the Mac, IBM was spending at least 100 times more on R&D. It's not about money. It's about the people you have, how you're led, and how much you get it.
It's easy to come up with new ideas; the hard part is letting go of what worked for you two years ago, but will soon be out-of-date.