Quotations on Innovation

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I think that somebody with the resources and innovation and the idea is going to come out of nowhere and come up with a successful space travel program.
- Kevin J. Anderson
(Keywords: Travel, Idea, Successful, Innovation, Space)

I think we always move from imitation to assimilation to innovation, but I can't name you 20 people outside those we've already recognized who ever got to point three: innovation.
- David Baker
(Keywords: People, Imitation, Innovation, Name)

Look at the product pipeline, look at the fantastic financial results we've had for the last five years. You only get that kind of performance on the innovation side, on the financial side, if you're really listening and reacting to the best ideas of the people we have.
- Steve Ballmer
(Keywords: People, Ideas, Financial, Performance, Innovation, Listening, Results, Years)

So, I think the output of our innovation is great. We have a culture of self-improvement. I know we can continue to improve. There is no issue. But at the same time, our absolute level of output is fantastic.
- Steve Ballmer
(Keywords: Time, Culture, Innovation, Self)

We can believe that we know where the world should go. But unless we're in touch with our customers, our model of the world can diverge from reality. There's no substitute for innovation, of course, but innovation is no substitute for being in touch, either.
- Steve Ballmer
(Keywords: Being, Innovation, Reality, World)

And then you take a look at Spaces, there is this great innovation that came out of nowhere. We have the number one blogging site in the world because of the innovation that's there.
- Steve Ballmer
(Keywords: Innovation, World)

Because, you know, resilience - if you think of it in terms of the Gold Rush, then you'd be pretty depressed right now because the last nugget of gold would be gone. But the good thing is, with innovation, there isn't a last nugget. Every new thing creates two new questions and two new opportunities.
- Jeff Bezos
(Keywords: Gold, Innovation, Now, Pretty, Questions, Right)

America demands invention and innovation to succeed.
- Kit Bond
(Keywords: America, Innovation, Invention, Succeed)

As the world's sole remaining super power and economic powerhouses, our nation's ability to be at the forefront of innovation and production has enabled unparalleled economic success of our nation's workforce.
- Leonard Boswell
(Keywords: Power, Success, Ability, Innovation, Nation, Production, World)

Basic philosophy, spirit and drive of an organization have far more to do with its relative achievements than do technological or economic resources, organizational structure, innovation and timing.
- Marvin Bower
(Keywords: Innovation, Philosophy, Spirit)

A spirit of innovation is generally the result of a selfish temper and confined views. People will not look forward to posterity, who never look backward to their ancestors.
- Edmund Burke
(Keywords: People, Innovation, Posterity, Result, Spirit, Temper, Will)

The recipe for success is a tried and true one here in Rhode Island - innovation, reform, public service.
- Donald L. Carcieri
(Keywords: Success, Innovation, Public, Reform, Service)

Without tradition, art is a flock of sheep without a shepherd. Without innovation, it is a corpse.
- Winston Churchill
(Keywords: Art, Innovation, Sheep, Tradition)

Innovation is creativity with a job to do.
- John Emmerling
(Keywords: Creativity, Innovation, Job)

We are the number one economy in the world, and we ought to continue to pursue those kinds of policies that ensure that we maintain that position, like innovation and like technology and like education and like just research and development and discovery.
- Donald Evans
(Keywords: Education, Technology, Development, Discovery, Economy, Innovation, Research, World)

There are 20 million unemployed and what does the Constitution offer us in the Europe of 25, 27 and soon to be 30: policies of unrestricted competition to the detriment of production, wages, research and innovation.
- Laurent Fabius
(Keywords: Competition, Constitution, Europe, Innovation, Production, Research, Wages)

What makes a specific quality or quantity of innovation retain its intense newness over the years?
- Brian Ferneyhough
(Keywords: Quality, Innovation, Quantity, Years)

This crisis exposed very significant problems in the financial systems of the United States and some other major economies. Innovation got too far out in front of the knowledge of risk.
- Timothy Geithner
(Keywords: Knowledge, Financial, Crisis, Innovation, Problems, Risk, states, United)

Nothing is more dangerous than a dogmatic worldview - nothing more constraining, more blinding to innovation, more destructive of openness to novelty.
- Stephen Jay Gould
(Keywords: Innovation, Nothing, Novelty)

I'm a great believer in the competitive system, and think that competition will bring us greater innovation and put American industry in information ahead of everyone also.
- Harold H. Greene
(Keywords: American, Competition, Information, Innovation, Will)

If you open up the mind, the opportunity to address both profits and social conditions are limitless. It's a process of innovation.
- Jerry Greenfield
(Keywords: Opportunity, Innovation, Mind, Open)

The trick with computers I think, is to approach old and new things with the same reverence as you would like your favourite chair and not be seduced by the constant innovation otherwise you never do anything.
- Colin Greenwood
(Keywords: Computers, Innovation, Old)

As a result, we will continue to see more innovation on the Internet and on mobile phones than on consoles.
- Trip Hawkins
(Keywords: Innovation, Internet, Result, Will)

Oklahomans value our children and our seniors. Oklahomans value traditions of faith. Oklahomans value our heroes, our veterans. Oklahomans value innovation and the creative arts.
- Brad Henry
(Keywords: Faith, Children, Heroes, Innovation, Traditions, Value, Veterans)

It would be a terrific innovation if you could get your mind to stretch a little further than the next wisecrack.
- Katharine Hepburn
(Keywords: Innovation, Mind)

If you go into a bar in most places in America and even say the word poetry, you'll probably get beaten up. But poetry is a really strong, beautiful form to me, and a lot of innovation in language comes from poetry.
- Jim Jarmusch
(Keywords: Poetry, America, Innovation, Language, Word)

Pretty much, Apple and Dell are the only ones in this industry making money. They make it by being Wal-Mart. We make it by innovation.
- Steve Jobs
(Keywords: Money, Being, Innovation, Pretty)

Innovation is this amazing intersection between someone's imagination and the reality in which they live. The problem is, many companies don't have great imagination, but their view of reality tells them that it's impossible to do what they imagine.
- Ron Johnson
(Keywords: Imagination, Innovation, Reality)

We are a party of innovation. We do not reject our traditions, but we are willing to adapt to changing circumstances, when change we must. We are willing to suffer the discomfort of change in order to achieve a better future.
- Barbara Jordan
(Keywords: Change, Circumstances, Future, Innovation, Order, Party, Traditions)

I consider high-speed data transmission an invention that became a major innovation. It changed the way we all communicate.
- Dean Kamen
(Keywords: Innovation, Invention)

In some cases, inventions prohibit innovation because we're so caught up in playing with the technology, we forget about the fact that it was supposed to be important.
- Dean Kamen
(Keywords: Technology, Fact, Forget, Innovation, Inventions)

An innovation is one of those things that society looks at and says, if we make this part of the way we live and work, it will change the way we live and work.
- Dean Kamen
(Keywords: Change, Society, Work, Innovation, Will)

Technological innovation is indeed important to economic growth and the enhancement of human possibilities.
- Leon Kass
(Keywords: Growth, Innovation, Possibilities)

The nature of an innovation is that it will arise at a fringe where it can afford to become prevalent enough to establish its usefulness without being overwhelmed by the inertia of the orthodox system.
- Kevin Kelly
(Keywords: Nature, Being, Innovation, Usefulness, Will)

Technology is driving the innovation. Technology is driving the creativity. Technology and the use of that is going to determine our workers' ability to compete in the 21st century global marketplace.
- Ron Kind
(Keywords: Technology, Creativity, Ability, Driving, Innovation, Workers)

Media companies, under the guise of piracy, are asking congress to give them more control over fair use. Hollywood wants to control innovation.
- Joe Krauss
(Keywords: Control, Congress, Hollywood, Innovation, Media)

Business has only two functions - marketing and innovation.
- Milan Kundera
(Keywords: Business, Innovation, Marketing)

We need a positive economic agenda that invests in the innovation and growth that will create jobs for middle class families and ensure that America remains the world leader.
- Rick Larsen
(Keywords: Leader, Growth, Positive, America, Class, Innovation, Jobs, Middle class, Will, World)

Environmentalism opposes reckless innovation and makes conservation the central order of business.
- Christopher Lasch
(Keywords: Business, Conservation, Innovation, Order)

Today, the forces of competition, technology, and globalization have converged to spur innovation and to transform the way business is done in the securities industry.
- Arthur Levitt
(Keywords: Business, Technology, Competition, Globalization, Innovation, Today)

The way we're really going to grow the economy is to invest in people, to invest in innovation, to have the federal government put money in the kind of research that will create the new high-technology, biotechnology industries that will create the millions of new jobs.
- Joe Lieberman
(Keywords: Government, Money, People, Economy, Innovation, Jobs, Research, Will)

Whatever has happened in my quest for innovation has been part of my quest for immaculate reality.
- George Lucas
(Keywords: Innovation, Quest, Reality)

But an innovation, to grow organically from within, has to be based on an intact tradition, so our idea is to bring together musicians who represent all these traditions, in workshops, festivals, and concerts, to see how we can connect with each other in music.
- Yo-Yo Ma
(Keywords: Music, Idea, Innovation, Musicians, Tradition, Traditions)

In order for America to remain a global leader in innovation and opportunity, we must give our children a solid foundation in math and science.
- Kenny Marchant
(Keywords: Science, Leader, Opportunity, America, Children, Innovation, Order)

Innovation is the whim of an elite before it becomes a need of the public.
- Ludwig von Mises
(Keywords: Innovation, Public, Whim)

I am not that concerned that innovation in some large scale sense will suddenly and abruptly shift from one part of the world to another.
- Craig Mundie
(Keywords: Innovation, Sense, Will, World)

Cutting the deficit by gutting our investments in innovation and education is like lightening an overloaded airplane by removing its engine. It may make you feel like you're flying high at first, but it won't take long before you feel the impact.
- Barack Obama
(Keywords: Education, First, Flying, Innovation, May)

So many cartoonists draw the same year after year. When they find a style, they stick with it. They don't mess with innovation, and they become boring.
- Pat Oliphant
(Keywords: Innovation, Style)

Furthermore, we believe that health care reform, again I said at the beginning of my remarks, that we sent the three pillars that the President's economic stabilization and job creation initiatives were education and innovation - innovation begins in the classroom - clean energy and climate, addressing the climate issues in an innovative way to keep us number one and competitive in the world with the new technology, and the third, first among equals I may say, is health care, health insurance reform.
- Nancy Pelosi
(Keywords: Education, Health, Technology, Beginning, Care, Classroom, Climate, Creation, Energy, First, Innovation, Job, May, President, Reform, World)

An important scientific innovation rarely makes its way by gradually winning over and converting its opponents: What does happen is that the opponents gradually die out.
- Max Planck
(Keywords: Winning, Innovation, Opponents)



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