10 Quotes About Innovation (Part 2)

  • “They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.” A. Warhol.
  • “The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.” George Bernard Shaw.
  • “Know your audience, then ignore their advice”, Ferran Adriá.
  • “The world hates change, yet it is the only thing that has brought progress”, Charles F. Keterring
  • “You cannot discover new oceans unless you have the courage to lose sight of the shore.” Anonymous.
  • “A discovery is said to be an accident meeting a prepared mind.” A. von Szent-Gyorgyi.
  • “Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.”, Will Rogers
  • “I would rather look forward and dream, than look backward and regret”, James van Praagh
  • “I can’t understand why people are frightened of new ideas. I’m frightened of the old ones”, John Cage
  • “The best way to predict the future is to invent it”, Alan Kay

10 Quotes About Innovation

Sometimes, we need inspiration for beeing more creative. This week, we want to share with you 10 quotes which hasve inspired us. We hope you enjoy them.

  • “The more original a discovery, the more obvious it seems afterwards”, Arthur Koestler
  • “If you want to kill any idea in the world, get a committee working on it.”, Charles Kettering
  • “A pile of rocks ceases to be a rock when somebody contemplates it with the idea of a cathedral in mind.”, Antoine St. Exupery
  • “No grand idea was ever born in a conference, but a lot of foolish ideas have died there.”, F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • “There is one thing stronger than all the armies in the world, and that is an idea whose time has come.”, Victor Hugo
  • “Ideas are like rabbits. You get a couple and learn how to handle them, and pretty soon you have a dozen.”, John Steinbeck
  • “The impossible is often the untried.”, J. Goodwin.
  • “Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” R. Emerson.
  • “If I had an hour to save the world, I would spend 55 minutes defining the problem and 5 minutes finding solutions”, A. Einstein
  • “People who don’t take risks generally make about 2 big mistakes a year, people who do take risks generally make about 2 big mistakes a year”, Peter Drucker.

Idea generation is only one step in the process of creative thinking

Let’s begin by making clear the distinction between innovation and creative thinking: if innovation consists of implementing new ideas, creative thinking is the essential preceding step that allows us to come up with those new ideas. Of course, the goal is to innovate because generating ideas without putting some of them into practice doesn’t generate value, but to carry out this stage of transformation, quality raw material is needed: ideas. Continue reading

Ten keys to leading Creative Thinking and innovation in a company

All companies have become aware that their future depends on their capacity to innovate, not only in terms of the product or technology, but also in processes, organisation and communication. Many companies understand that in order to innovate it is necessary to develop the creative thinking of their staff with the goal of coming up with new ideas that will translate into innovations that contribute value. Furthermore, some are aware that a change toward a more creative culture won’t be possible without also changing the leadership style of their executives. Continue reading