Best Quotes About Innovation

Without tradition, art is a flock of sheep without a shepherd. Without innovation, it is a corpse. -Winston Churchill

Business has only two functions – marketing and innovation. -Milan Kundera

Sometimes when you innovate, you make mistakes. It is best to admit them quickly, and get on with improving your other innovations. -Steve Jobs

As the births of living creatures are at first ill-shapen, so are all innovations, which are the births of time. -Francis Bacon

I once knew a chap who had a system of just hanging the baby on the clothes line to dry and he was greatly admired by his fellow citizens for having discovered a wonderful innovation on changing a diaper. -Damon Runyon

When men are easy in their circumstances, they are naturally enemies to innovations. -Joseph Addison

I think all great innovations are built on rejections. -Louise Berliawsky Nevelson

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

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

Nothing is more dangerous than a dogmatic worldview – nothing more constraining, more blinding to innovation, more destructive of openness to novelty. -Stephen Jay Gould

You have all the reason in the world to achieve your grandest dreams. Imagination plus innovation equals realization. -Denis Waitley

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

Pure innovation is more gross than error. -George Chapman

Without change there is no innovation, creativity, or incentive for improvement. Those who initiate change will have a better opportunity to manage the change that is inevitable. -William Pollard

Learning and innovation go hand in hand. The arrogance of success is to think that what you did yesterday will be sufficient for tomorrow. -William Pollard

Fashion is something barbarous, for it produces innovation without reason and imitation without benefit. -George Santayana

Space offers extraordinary potential for commerce and adventure, for new innovations and new tests of will. As Americans, we can't help but reach for the stars. It's our nature. It's our destiny. -Bill Frist

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

The recipe for success is a tried and true one here in Rhode Island – innovation, reform, public service. -Donald L. Carcieri

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

The place of exciting innovation – where the action is – that's Rhode Island! -Donald L. Carcieri

We should favor innovation and freedom over regulation. -George Allen

For America's economic future to remain prosperous, we must encourage pro-growth policies so that we continue to be the leader in innovation and entrepreneurship. -John Ensign

The heart and soul of the company is creativity and innovation. -Bob Iger

Productivity and the growth of productivity must be the first economic consideration at all times, not the last. That is the source of technological innovation, jobs, and wealth. -William E. Simon

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

Microsoft is not about greed. It's about innovation and fairness. -Bill Gates

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

My innovation involved taking an idea from the telecommunications and banking industries, and applying that idea to transportation business. -Frederick W. Smith

The ideas which now pass for brilliant innovations and advances are in fact mere revivals of ancient errors, and a further proof of the dictum that those who are ignorant of the past are condemned to repeat it. -Henry Hazlitt

Human societies vary in lots of independent factors affecting their openness to innovation. -Jared Diamond

As a result, we will continue to see more innovation on the Internet and on mobile phones than on consoles. -Trip Hawkins

Empowerment of individuals is a key part of what makes open source work, since in the end, innovations tend to come from small groups, not from large, structured efforts. -Tim O'Reilly

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

You can't suppress creativity, you can't suppress innovation. -James Daly

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

In this time of budget cuts, we cannot forget that basic science is a building block for scientific innovation and economic growth in the information age. -Tim Bishop

The comparison to the old world is something to get excited about. We have the potential for more choice and innovation, and a different regulatory environment that doesn't place as much weight on economic regulations of terms and conditions. -Michael K. Powell

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

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

Local innovation and initiative can help us better understand how to protect our environment. -Gale Norton

I do not think that music keeps evolving. It evolved through Bach; since then, in my humble opinion, all the innovations added nothing. -Gordon Getty

We need innovation in education and dedication to the task before us. -Alan Autry

Any good music must be an innovation. -Les Baxter

We must not confuse distortion with innovation; distortion is useless change, art is beneficial change. -Chuck Jones

Richard Childress and myself have made some important innovations on our cars. -Dale Earnhardt

Philanthropy is involved with basic innovations that transform society, not simply maintaining the status quo or filling basic social needs that were formerly the province of the public sector. -David Rockefeller

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

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

Boston is known for its innovation. -Thomas Menino

People talk about innovations and evolutions and that kind of thing; I don't understand about that nonsense. It's like, all instruments are there to use all the time. -Gerry Mulligan

What makes a specific quality or quantity of innovation retain its intense newness over the years? -Brian Ferneyhough

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

Measures of self-government and a school council, especially for such young children, were a great innovation. -Dora Russell

The innovation is going to come, and that is good for everybody. -Hilary Rosen

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

Technological innovation is indeed important to economic growth and the enhancement of human possibilities. -Leon Kass

Nearly all of the advances in structural and aesthetic innovation is coming from abroad. -Arthur Erickson

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

Most of them are doomed to rapid extinction, but a few may make evolutionary inventions, such as physiological, ecological, or behavioral innovations that give these species improved competitive potential. -Ernst Mayr

If the technical innovations of the Impressionists led merely to a more accurate representation of nature, it was perhaps of not much value in enlarging their powers of expression. -Edward Hopper

In its most limited sense, modern, art would seem to concern itself only with the technical innovations of the period. -Edward Hopper

As a consequence of these hesitations and of the vague character of such innovations, the Commission on Human Rights itself had doubts from the beginning about its role and its functions in general. -Rene Cassin

Small businesses are vital contributors to our economy. They are the economic engine that is creating jobs, exploring innovation, and expanding opportunities for Americans in every community across the Nation. -Allyson Schwartz

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

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

For better or worse, that is true with any new innovation, certainly any new technological innovation. There's many good things that come out of it, but also some bad things. All you can do is try to maximize the good stuff and minimize the bad stuff. -Steve Case

America demands invention and innovation to succeed. -Kit Bond

Scientific innovations continually provide us with new means of analyzing the finds. -Richard Leakey

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

I think there was a revolution in poetry, associated chiefly with Eliot and Pound; but maybe it is of the nature of revolutions or of the nature of history that their innovations should later come to look trivial or indistinguishable from technical tricks. -Howard Nemerov

Environmentalism opposes reckless innovation and makes conservation the central order of business. -Christopher Lasch

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

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

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

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

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

Mindless habitual behavior is the enemy of innovation. -Rosabeth Moss Kanter

Whatever has happened in my quest for innovation has been part of my quest for immaculate reality. -George Lucas

It would be a terrific innovation if you could get your mind to stretch a little further than the next wisecrack. -Katharine Hepburn

Education in the light of present-day knowledge and need calls for some spirited and creative innovations both in the substance and the purpose of current pedagogy. -Anne Sullivan

If you look at the history of the American capital market, there's probably no innovation more important than the idea of generally accepted accountancy principles. -Lawrence Summers

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

I consider high-speed data transmission an invention that became a major innovation. It changed the way we all communicate. -Dean Kamen

To me, innovations are the wheel, fire, language, movable type. There are not 3 million innovations; there are 3 million inventions. -Dean Kamen

Art begins in imitation and ends in innovation. -Mason Cooley

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

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

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

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

We are not concerned about innovation shifting from the U.S. I still believe that the U.S. still has capabilities for innovation. -Craig Mundie

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

I cannot help fearing that men may reach a point where they look on every new theory as a danger, every innovation as a toilsome trouble, every social advance as a first step toward revolution, and that they may absolutely refuse to move at all. -Alexis de Tocqueville

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

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

Imagination is not only the uniquely human capacity to envision that which is not, and therefore the fount of all invention and innovation. In its arguably most transformative and revelatory capacity, it is the power to that enables us to empathize with humans whose experiences we have never shared. -J. K. Rowling

Our future growth relies on competitiveness and innovation, skills and productivity… and these in turn rely on the education of our people. -Julia Gillard

Success doesn't necessarily come from breakthrough innovation but from flawless execution. A great strategy alone won't win a game or a battle; the win comes from basic blocking and tackling. -Naveen Jain

Capitalism historically has been a very dynamic force, and behind that force is technical progress, innovation, new ideas, new products, new technologies, and new methods of managing teams. -Manmohan Singh

But the – look, I think that this – the United States of America is still the most powerful economy in the world. It is an incredible engine for creativity and innovation. And it has the most – smartest, most effective workforce in the world. So we have a lot going for us, in spite of the fractiousness of our politics. -Jay Carney

The desktop computer industry is dead. Innovation has virtually ceased. Microsoft dominates with very little innovation. That's over. Apple lost. The desktop market has entered the dark ages, and it's going to be in the dark ages for the next 10 years, or certainly for the rest of this decade. -Steve Jobs

But innovation comes from people meeting up in the hallways or calling each other at 10:30 at night with a new idea, or because they realized something that shoots holes in how we've been thinking about a problem. -Steve Jobs

We know that defence work results in more than great defence hardware – it can drive innovation and advances in all areas of our life. -Jay Weatherill

America's growth historically has been fueled mostly by investment, education, productivity, innovation and immigration. The one thing that doesn't seem to have anything to do with America's growth rate is a brutal work schedule. -Fareed Zakaria

Our combination of great research universities, a pro-risk business culture, deep pools of innovation-seeking equity capital and reliable business and contract law is unprecedented and unparalleled in the world. -Marc Andreessen

I'm a big fan of small business ownership. I think it's the backbone of American innovation. But to be successful, you first have to have the courage to go for it. -Bill Rancic

On the Internet you get continuous innovation, so every year the streams are a little better. -Reed Hastings

I believe we are in a world where innovation in stuff was outlawed. It was basically outlawed in the last 40 years – part of it was environmentalism, part of it was risk aversion. -Peter Thiel

People acting in their own self-interest is the fuel for all the discovery, innovation, and prosperity that powers the world. -John Stossel

During the summer of 2009, conservative activists turned up the heat on Democratic politicians to protest the innovation-destroying, liberty-usurping Obamacare mandate. In the summer of 2012, it's squishy Republican politicians who deserve the grassroots flames. -Michelle Malkin

The kind of environment that we developed Google in, the reason that we were able to develop a search engine, is the web was so open. Once you get too many rules, that will stifle innovation. -Sergey Brin

Well, clearly Apple is a role model of the American innovation whereby it produced all these products – iPod, iPhone, iPad – that are really now dominating all the technology arena in the world. -Al-Waleed bin Talal

NASA is an engine of innovation and inspiration as well as the world's premier space exploration agency, and we are well served by politicians working to keep it that way, instead of turning it into a mere jobs program, or worse, cutting its budget. -Bill Nye

So, it's a very, you know – maybe we're wrong in – you know, we go around thinking the innovator is the person who's first to kind of conceive of something. And maybe the innovation process continues down the line to the second and the third and the fourth entrant into a field. -Malcolm Gladwell

Because you want to have competition to drive down the price. You want innovation. You have the ability to get people to agree that it's worth having a public plan. You could get private insurers to cover this population, but you couldn't without giving the population leverage in the marketplace. -Maria Cantwell

The road to recovery is to stimulate small business and innovation by reducing taxation, regulation, and litigation. -Sandy Adams

One of the things I like about the computer that I use is that I can write a program on it or I can download a program on to it and run it. That's kind of important to me, and that's also kind of important to the whole future of the internet… obviously a closed platform is a serious brake on innovation. -Tim Berners-Lee

The American economy has always been the innovator in the world, and we're starting to see some tremendous increases in innovation, especially in the clean energy sector. -Tim Kaine

And innovation and entrepreneurship is the opportunity and best opportunity we have to grow the economy. -Jerry Moran

Governments will always play a huge part in solving big problems. They set public policy and are uniquely able to provide the resources to make sure solutions reach everyone who needs them. They also fund basic research, which is a crucial component of the innovation that improves life for everyone. -Bill Gates

I believe in innovation and that the way you get innovation is you fund research and you learn the basic facts. -Bill Gates

Energy innovation is not a nationalistic game. -Bill Gates

Well the protester I think is a very powerful thing. It's basically a mechanism of democracy that, along with capitalism, scientific innovation, those things have built the modern world. And it's wonderful that the new tools have empowered that protestor so that state secrets, bad developments are not hidden anymore. -Bill Gates

As Members of Congress we can now engage with our constituents via online innovations like the Huffington Post, while a small business in rural Oregon can use the Internet to find customers around the world. -Ron Wyden

Americans want and deserve a broad array of health insurance choices so they can identify those that best fit their own individual or family needs. These choices expand when we allow free enterprise to foster innovation, not smother it with taxes and one-size fits all ideology. -Fred Upton

The U.S. tries to provide immigrants who grow up here with a world-class education and imbue them with the can-do attitude that has long defined American innovation. -Gary Locke

China's history is marked by thousands of years of world-changing innovations: from the compass and gunpowder to acupuncture and the printing press. No one should be surprised that China has re-emerged as an economic superpower. -Gary Locke

One of the challenges of innovation is figuring out how to wipe your mind clean about what you should be doing at any given moment, and not having a religious attachment to what's gotten you there thus far. -Andrew Mason

I think frugality drives innovation, just like other constraints do. One of the only ways to get out of a tight box is to invent your way out. -Jeff Bezos

Despite all our gains in technology, product innovation and world markets, most people are not thriving in the organizations they work for. -Stephen Covey

Energy and environmental regulation, transportation, and broadband policy all benefit when legislators have a basic grounding in the technical concepts behind business models, products, and innovation. -John Sununu

The most powerful recent innovation in government is when states aggressively use community colleges for retraining. In Michigan, where large numbers of workers were displaced from the manufacturing industry, we created a wildly successful program: No Worker Left Behind. -Jennifer Granholm

Obama sees everything backward. Where Americans see individual achievement, he sees government's work. Where we see failing companies, he sees innovation worth subsidizing. Where we see the need for economic growth, he sees a need for higher taxes. -Reince Priebus

Out-innovating them is the way to beat China. And to do everything that we do in this country to support innovative policy, that drives innovation and new products and more jobs and creates jobs. You can't – you can't put a wall up around here. We tried that in the '30s. It didn't work. -Jack Welch

From an app point of view, if you looked at innovation on the PC, you'd be hard pressed to find companies innovating. The list is small. -Tim Cook

Part of what makes America strong is our resilience, tenacity, innovation and our willingness to be optimistic about our future. I know that President Obama is absolutely the best president to lead our country in the right direction. -Valerie Jarrett

A creative mindset is in increasingly high demand: employers are vying for workers who are able to dream big and deliver big with the next must-have product. Creative thinking fuels innovation, it leads to new goods and services, creates jobs and delivers substantial economic rewards. -Jim Hunt

Education is the foundation for all we do in life, it shapes who we are and what we aspire to be. Creativity fuels innovation, and it's what all states should strive to instill in the next generations. -Jim Hunt

I'm not against screens, or new songs, or innovation. I just don't like the gimmicks. I want to know when worship is over that that leader's sole purpose was to glorify the Lord Jesus Christ. -Charles R. Swindoll

In his first year in office, President Obama pulled us back from the brink of the greatest economic crisis since the Great Depression and worked to lay a new foundation for economic growth. The president identified three key strategies to build that lasting prosperity: innovation, investment, and education. -Tom Vilsack

All foreign companies registered in China are Chinese enterprises. Their innovation, production and business operations in China enjoy the same treatment as Chinese enterprises. -Hu Jintao

In Israel, a land lacking in natural resources, we learned to appreciate our greatest national advantage: our minds. Through creativity and innovation, we transformed barren deserts into flourishing fields and pioneered new frontiers in science and technology. -Shimon Peres

Your kids are going to do well in the workplace of the future if they can bring creativity, if they can bring some innovation, if they can bring some entrepreneurialism. -Dalton McGuinty

Dominant companies have a special responsibility to ensure that the way they do business doesn't prevent competition… and does not harm consumers and innovation. -Mario Monti

I am no longer concerned with sensation and innovation, but with the perfection of my style. -Yves Saint Laurent

I think there have to be Bachs and Beethovens. We may have – there are so many more people. Musical training is available to so many more, but it may be that we've hit a right wall in terms of accessible styles and since we demand innovation as a criterion of genius, there may not be more innovative styles to be found. -Stephen Jay Gould

Rapid population growth and technological innovation, combined with our lack of understanding about how the natural systems of which we are a part work, have created a mess. -David Suzuki

There has been so much recent talk of progress in the areas of curriculum innovation and textbook revision that few people outside the field of teaching understand how bad most of our elementary school materials still are. -Jonathan Kozol

Do you know what my favorite renewable fuel is? An ecosystem for innovation. -Thomas Friedman

Originally, I was in both software and in online computing. The first innovation really was sort of at that time that we're marrying the telephone and the computer so that people wouldn't have to drive to the computer center. We didn't have $1,000 computers. -Sam Wyly

The years after 50 can be a time of great productivity, meaningful work, pleasure, creativity, and innovation. It's a huge opportunity. -Jane Pauley

My belief in why America has been doing so well up to now is that we have been propelled by our immigrants and our encouragement of technical innovation and, indeed, creativity across the board. -Howard Gardner

Never lose this innovation spirit. -Thorsten Heins

Selling public property is the true Chicago way. Had Mr. Obama not been elected president, the nation's business journals would be falling over one another to praise his city for its daring, market-friendly innovations. -Thomas Frank

Most of Roosevelt's innovations have been the law of the land for 70 years now, and yet we are still a free society free enough, that is, to allow tens of thousands of protesters to gather on the National Mall and to broadcast their slogans and speeches to the world via C-SPAN. -Thomas Frank

The U.S. has more broadband subscribers than any country other than China. Americans rank at the top in their use of the web, and numerous studies validate that the U.S. is a global innovation powerhouse. The leading Internet and e-commerce companies are located here. -Michael K. Powell

The industry must adhere to certain consumer protection norms if the Internet is to remain an open platform for innovation. -Michael K. Powell

Companies have too many experts who block innovation. True innovation really comes from perpendicular thinking. -Peter Diamandis

In California, we have some of the strongest consumer protection laws in the country. While it is easy to conceive of innovation and regulation as mutually exclusive, California is proof that we can do both. We can innovate responsibly. -Kamala Harris

A whole bunch of big technological shocks occurred when Asian innovations – paper, gunpowder, the stirrup, the moldboard plow and so on – came to Europe via the Silk Road. -Charles C. Mann

I oppose piracy and want to see intellectual property protected because that is what fosters and rewards innovation. But SOPA won't accomplish a meaningful reduction in piracy and causes massive collateral damage to the Internet ecosystem. -Jared Polis

I recently had the opportunity to participate in Inc.'s first-ever 'Hire Power Awards' event in Washington, D.C. The event was a testament to the power of American entrepreneurship and the role that it plays in driving job creation and innovation in a wide array of industries. -Karen Mills

If you look historically, what creates growth and wealth is innovation and investment, and increase in scale – more customers. -Frederick W. Smith

Vince McMahon is one of the greatest storytellers of all time, but WWE's not striving for the kind of innovation it's capable of. -Gary Vaynerchuk

We want to allow Costa Ricans to make a qualitative leap in our development and go to an economy based on innovation and developing a broadband infrastructure in order to overcome the barrier of 15 per cent penetration. -Laura Chinchilla

We need first of all the reform of our justice system. We need reform of the education system, because of quality of education because of innovation and technology. And we need administrative reform. Too much bureaucracy. -Iveta Radicova

I saw that there are people who will connive against innovation. They're hostile to it. And that has shaped my behavior ever since. -Robert Metcalfe

The world needs a better understanding of how to encourage innovation. And innovators need to get better at it. Sign me up. -Robert Metcalfe

The United States has never been afraid of a challenge. In times of crisis, it is American innovation and ingenuity that has forged the path to progress and prosperity. -Diana DeGette

Entrepreneurs always pitch their idea as 'the X of Y', so this is going to be 'the Microsoft of food.' And yet disruptive innovations usually don't have that character. Most of the time, if something seems like a good idea, it probably isn't. -Eric Ries

America is the only major country that tries to ascertain who was the first applicant to invent the product or procedure. This may seem fair, but long proceedings to determine precisely when each party conceived an idea result mostly in keeping innovations from hitting the market. -Robert Pozen

If you wait for customers to tell you that you need to do something, you're too late. Good business leaders should be half a step ahead of what customers want, i.e. they don't actually quite know they want it. That's what innovation's about. With Plan A, we didn't wait for the consumers to tell us. -Stuart Rose

College graduates work in every sector of the American economy, and the research engines incubated within our universities generate a wealth of ideas and innovations that have an enormous impact on our lives. -Gordon Gee

I believe that entrepreneurs play an unmatched role and the accelerating pace of innovation is transforming the face of global challenges. You must think about the solution differently when you're trying to impact 1 billion people rather than affecting 1 million people. -Naveen Jain

We begin to change the world when we stimulate long-term prosperity using technology. There is not a problem that's large enough that innovation and entrepreneurship can't solve. -Naveen Jain

I know the rewards of focusing on innovation and outcomes as opposed to hours. I've been fortunate to work with brilliant entrepreneurs who didn't have years of experience, and yet they changed the world. -Maynard Webb

The Internet is ultimately about innovation and integration, but you don't get the innovation unless you integrate Web technology into the processes by which you run your business. -Louis V. Gerstner, Jr.

Radical innovation is difficult to fund. It seems scary. And the really radical things seem even more scary. -Nolan Bushnell

Everybody believes in innovation until they see it. Then they think, 'Oh, no; that'll never work. It's too different.' -Nolan Bushnell

NASA's myriad failures are in many ways the natural consequence of a catastrophic combination of bureaucracy, monopoly, and a calcifying aversion to the kind of risk necessary for innovation. -Burt Rutan

The rate of change and innovation occurring across the entire spectrum of society demands that a company like XL utilize the highest level of analytics and information to solve problems for our clients. -Mike McGavick

Technological innovation has dramatically lowered the cost of computing, making it possible for large numbers of consumers to own powerful new technologies at reasonably low prices. -James Surowiecki

Making loans and fighting poverty are normally two of the least glamorous pursuits around, but put the two together and you have an economic innovation that has become not just popular but downright chic. The innovation – microfinance – involves making small loans to poor entrepreneurs, usually in developing countries. -James Surowiecki

Intellectual-property rules are clearly necessary to spur innovation: if every invention could be stolen, or every new drug immediately copied, few people would invest in innovation. But too much protection can strangle competition and can limit what economists call 'incremental innovation' – innovations that build, in some way, on others. -James Surowiecki

The Internet has become a remarkable fount of economic and social innovation largely because it's been an archetypal level playing field, on which even sites with little or no money behind them – blogs, say, or Wikipedia – can become influential. -James Surowiecki

We seem to forget that innovation doesn't just come from equations or new kinds of chemicals, it comes from a human place. Innovation in the sciences is always linked in some way, either directly or indirectly, to a human experience. -John Maeda

If you are realistic about how our present society works, the economic clout – and a lot of the political clout, frankly – is in the business sector. And it's the locus of innovation. -Peter Senge

Calculus, the electrical battery, the telephone, the steam engine, the radio – all these groundbreaking innovations were hit upon by multiple inventors working in parallel with no knowledge of one another. -Steven Johnson

If you look at history, innovation doesn't come just from giving people incentives; it comes from creating environments where their ideas can connect. -Steven Johnson

As much as we sometimes roll our eyes at the ivory-tower isolation of universities, they continue to serve as remarkable engines of innovation. -Steven Johnson

What you end up seeing when you look at history is that people who have been good at pushing the boundaries of possibility, and exploring those frontiers of good ideas and innovations, have rarely done it in moments of great inspiration. They don't just have a brilliant breakthrough idea out of nowhere and leap ahead of everyone else. -Steven Johnson

If you look at where innovation – defined as ideas, not as commercial product – tends to live, the university system is remarkably innovative. -Steven Johnson

Most companies don't have the luxury of focusing exclusively on innovation. They have to innovate while stamping out zillions of widgets or processing billions of transactions. -Gary Hamel

A noble purpose inspires sacrifice, stimulates innovation and encourages perseverance. -Gary Hamel

Management innovation is going to be the most enduring source of competitive advantage. There will be lots of rewards for firms in the vanguard. -Gary Hamel

Most of us understand that innovation is enormously important. It's the only insurance against irrelevance. It's the only guarantee of long-term customer loyalty. It's the only strategy for out-performing a dismal economy. -Gary Hamel

You have to train people how to be business innovators. If you don't train them, the quality of the ideas that you get in an innovation marketplace is not likely to be high. -Gary Hamel

We owe our existence to innovation. Our species exists thanks to four billion years of genetic innovation. -Gary Hamel

Most of us do more than subsist. From the vantage point of our ancestors, we live lives of almost unimaginable ease. Here again, we have innovation to thank. -Gary Hamel

Once you get to the Enlightenment, the way that powers get to be hyperpowers isn't just by conquest. It's through commerce and innovation. Societies like the Dutch Republic and the United States used tolerance to become a magnet for enterprising immigrants. -Amy Chua

When you start with next to nothing, all you've got is a lot of thought, a lot of innovation, figuring new ways to do things without using a lot of money. -John Paul DeJoria

On an iPhone, you touch on the digital keyboard and you know how the letter pops up and shows up bigger so you're making sure you're touching the correct letter? That's Nokia innovation. -Stephen Elop

There is a big push that we all are engaged in, in wanting to have the newest in innovation – and I think that's all really great. But I also feel that human beings need to be aware of, and grounded in, history. -Bill Viola

Once you have an innovation culture, even those who are not scientists or engineers – poets, actors, journalists – they, as communities, embrace the meaning of what it is to be scientifically literate. They embrace the concept of an innovation culture. They vote in ways that promote it. They don't fight science and they don't fight technology. -Neil deGrasse Tyson

For most of human civilization, the pace of innovation has been so slow that a generation might pass before a discovery would influence your life, culture or the conduct of nations. -Neil deGrasse Tyson

When the Internet first came into public use, it was hailed as a liberation from conformity, a floating world ruled by passion, creativity, innovation and freedom of information. When it was hijacked first by advertising and then by commerce, it seemed like it had been fully co-opted and brought into line with human greed and ambition. -Neil Strauss

The more angels we have in Silicon Valley, the better. We are funding innovation. We are funding the next Facebook, Google, and Twitter. -Ron Conway

By working to ensure we live in a society that prioritizes public safety, education, and innovation, entrepreneurship can thrive and create a better world for all of us to live in. -Ron Conway

When counting on learning from innovation, there are great successes but also failures. The Wright Brothers invented the aircraft and started an amazing process of innovation, where we now have planes that carry 500 passengers. Along the way there were some silly looking vehicles that crashed early on. -Sheldon Whitehouse

The next innovation, Sensavision, will be like a Walkman attached to your forehead. You won't actually have your head wired because infrared wires will send signals to you. In 2007 Mick Jagger will be on stage, and when Mick feels heat, you'll feel heat. -Tony Verna

India is at the vanguard of figuring out how to exploit technology and innovation on behalf of democratic accountability. -Samantha Power

Innovation is what America does best. Whether it is the Apollo Project to the moon, developing the most advanced defense technologies available, the rise of the Internet or the latest advancements in biomedical gene therapies, our nation leads the world in transformative innovations. -Martin Heinrich

I am sure innovation will blossom around the world, given that the Internet and mobile platforms enable innovators anywhere in the world to reach a global market with ease. -Roelof Botha

With cult foods, there is an underlying assumption that the best cooking ideas came generations ago. Yet culinary innovation is nothing to be ashamed of. When a chef tells me he is cooking with his grandmother's recipe, I always wonder why. Did talent skip the past two generations? -Nathan Myhrvold

Many of the things the slow food people honor were innovations within historical times. Somebody had to be the first European to eat a tomato. -Nathan Myhrvold

Entrepreneurship, entrepreneurship, entrepreneurship. It drives everything: Job creation, poverty alleviation, innovation. -Elliott Bisnow

Americans understand that one of our great national strengths is innovation. Great innovators – Benjamin Franklin, Henry Ford, Thomas Edison, Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, and others – are household names. -Robert Hormats

The United States is still an enormous generator of innovation, from which other nations have long benefitted. But we now also have the opportunity to benefit from innovation taking place around the world. -Robert Hormats

Learning from the American experience, governments around the world have developed national innovation policies and programs to accelerate their economic prosperity and to help their citizens and companies compete globally. -Robert Hormats

One of the main characteristics that differentiates Dubai from other commercial centres is its openness to innovation and the freedoms it grants people and institutions to operate. -Abdul Aziz Al Ghurair

No nation has embraced Total Quality Management, e-commerce and e-government with greater enthusiasm than Dubai. Such innovations have given Dubai a competitive edge and an accelerated growth rate that few could match. -Abdul Aziz Al Ghurair

The entire world is now a rival to Silicon Valley. No country, state, region, nor city has a lock on innovation in technology anymore. -Fred Wilson

Regulation needs to catch up with innovation. -Henry Paulson

If we internationalize everything, we end up with rules that stifle freedom and innovation. -Myron Scholes

All evidence shows that we are actually getting smarter. Roughly we are getting 10 IQ points smarter every decade. The speed of innovation is also faster. -Bjarke Ingels

I've always been excited by rotoscoping, the technique used in films like 'Waking Life,' which fuses animation with real-life emotion. It seemed like it was a process ripe for innovation. -Aaron Koblin

Exploration is the engine that drives innovation. Innovation drives economic growth. So let's all go exploring. -Edith Widder

What is innovation if not our ticket to every business interest in the world? It's the ticket to solving the world's problems – the energy problems, the pollution problems, the global warming problems. If it isn't for science and engineering, how will we compete in the new world? -David Pogue

Since Mashable's inception, some of our most popular articles have focused on the science behind the world's coolest innovations. -Adam Ostrow

The Pentagon isn't a place that champions individuality and innovation. -Aimee Mullins

There is no innovation and creativity without failure. Period. -Brene Brown

The pace of digital innovation is astonishing. It's impossible to imagine life without the web, smartphones, social networks. And yet the consumer products and everyday objects all around us are still essentially dumb. -Andy Hobsbawm

To have a stable economy, to have a stable democracy, and to have a modern government is not enough. We have to build new pillars of development. Education, science and technology, innovation and entrepreneurship, and more equality. -Sebastian Pinera

I don't mean to offend anybody, but I think that we get a lot of scientists now who are bent into a system, and we lose some of their boldness by that. Obviously, you have to learn the ropes, but I think it's important to do that without hammering out the radicalness that makes innovation happen. -Taylor Wilson

The major challenge facing most foundations is that they are risk averse. This inhibits their ability to experiment and commit to the experimentation and innovation process. -Steven Levitt

There is a book yearning to come out of me: about how we can build the new collaboration economy, and the role of 'openness' in our quest for efficient use of resources and as a driver of innovation. -Robin Chase

The U.S. government has been preoccupied with health care 'reform,' but this refers to improving access and insurance coverage and has little or nothing to do with innovation. -Eric Topol

Electricity is an example of a general purpose technology, like the steam engine before it. General purpose technologies drive most economic growth, because they unleash cascades of complementary innovations, like lightbulbs and, yes, factory redesign. -Erik Brynjolfsson

In the U.S. and Europe, there has been a lot of creative hobby innovation, and that's great. -Erik Hersman

The emergence of a hardware product from an African company marks a phase-change point for tech invention. The BRCK shows that great ideas can come from anywhere, that innovation comes from solving real problems with constrained resources. -Erik Hersman

Twitter has already birthed an entire ecosystem of other sites that extend its power or interact with it. But Twitter isn't just a platform for technological innovation: It's showing signs as an engine of creativity for the language, too. -Erin McKean

There is this group of people who love innovation. Those people want to innovate, and they think the Internet is a wonderful tool for innovation, which is true. But you also have to remember that much of that innovation is constrained within the realities of the foreign policy. -Evgeny Morozov

Creative experimentation propels our culture forward. That our stories of innovation tend to glorify the breakthroughs and edit out all the experimental mistakes doesn't mean that mistakes play a trivial role. As any artist or scientist knows, without some protected, even sacred space for mistakes, innovation would cease. -Evgeny Morozov

While leaders spend considerable time and effort trying to envision markets and pushing out innovation, empathy can often generate simple, yet breakthrough ideas. -John Gerzema

British innovation in design, in the creative arts, in engineering and manufacturing is world class. -Margaret Heffernan

For good ideas and true innovation, you need human interaction, conflict, argument, debate. -Margaret Heffernan

We need a wireless mobile device ecosystem that mirrors the PC/Internet ecosystem, one where the consumers' purchase of network capacity is separate from their purchase of the hardware and software they use on that network. It will take government action, or some disruptive technology or business innovation, to get us there. -Walt Mossberg

Avant-garde architects have never been able to depend on the support of the establishment, since the customary patrons of this most conservative and slowly moving art form have historically been resistant to innovation and experiment. -Martin Filler

As a source of innovation, an engine of our economy, and a forum for our political discourse, the Internet can only work if it's a truly level playing field. Small businesses should have the same ability to reach customers as powerful corporations. A blogger should have the same ability to find an audience as a media conglomerate. -Al Franken

The nature of the Internet and the importance of net neutrality is that innovation can come from everyone. -Al Franken

A tablet replacing an exercise book is not innovation, it's just a different way to make notes. -Geoff Mulgan

The end of life is likely to be an important focus for innovation. Most people die in hospitals, tied up with tubes and with their bodies pumped full of drugs. Yet most would rather die at home and with more control over the timing and manner of their death. -Geoff Mulgan

Governments that invest billions in new hardware still find it hard to accept that they might benefit just as much from systematic innovation in such things as child development or cutting crime. -Geoff Mulgan

Social innovation thrives on collaboration; on doing things with others, rather than just to them or for them: hence the great interest in new ways of using the web to 'crowdsource' ideas, or the many experiments involving users in designing services. -Geoff Mulgan

All over the world, social innovation is tackling some of the most pressing problems facing society today – from fair trade, distance learning, hospices, urban farming and waste reduction to restorative justice and zero-carbon housing. But most of these are growing despite, not because of, help from governments. -Geoff Mulgan

The most dynamic cities have always been immersed in the critical innovations of their time. -Geoff Mulgan

Societies advance through innovation every bit as much as economies do. -Geoff Mulgan

We form cities in order to enhance interaction, to facilitate growth, wealth creation, ideas, innovation, but in so doing, we create, from a physicist's viewpoint, entropy. -Geoffrey West

For consumers to benefit from technology, there has to be fair and open competition. Fair and open competition is the only course we know that can lead to meaningful innovation. -Hector Ruiz

A lot of technologies in the world were unusual in the beginning, and became standard. That's the beauty of bottom-up entrepreneurship and innovations. -Iqbal Quadir

Even when early innovations start to succeed, it is not uncommon to see growing businesses sabotaged for threatening the status quo. -Jacqueline Novogratz

Nobody's going to fix the world for us, but working together, making use of technological innovations and human communities alike, we might just be able to fix it ourselves. -Jamais Cascio

Most organizations do not value imagination, do not encourage it, do not reward it. In many cases, they don't even think about it. But if you're not thinking about imagination, I guarantee you're not going to have meaningful innovation. -Jay S. Walker

I think innovation as a discipline needs to go back and get rethought and revived. There are so many models to talk about innovation, there are so many typologies of innovation, and you have to find a good innovation metric that truly captures the innovation performance of a company. -Indra Nooyi

I'm interested in helping secure the PC – we need innovation here. It's not just hug your PC, hate the iPhone. In fact I don't even hate the iPhone; I think it's really cool. I just don't want it to be the center of the ecosystem along with the Web 2.0 apps. -Jonathan Zittrain

People always ask why I stay in the online space versus going to TV or film, like most people would do, and the answer is that there's opportunity for innovation online – not only innovation in storytelling, but also innovation in how you interact with your audience and that is very fulfilling to me personally. -Felicia Day

Government can encourage innovation, but mainly by doing less, not doing more. -Matt Ridley

Nowadays, ideas can meet and mate very much faster than before, and the Internet is only accelerating this process. So innovation is bound to accelerate. -Matt Ridley

The biggest challenge is that when people look at low price point products, they essentially invest less money in development, innovation, and new technology. And in order to innovate at a lower price point, and make sustainability attainable to the masses, you have to invest more. But that's counterintuitive for a lot of businesses. -Yves Behar

I use doodling for a variety of reasons: I use it to get clarity around a concept, I use it to relax, I use it to communicate ideas with others and get their refinement of them, I use it to map complex systems for companies, I use it to run innovation games for business, I use it to get insight on something puzzling me. -Sunni Brown

When I sit behind that electronic drum, it dominates me; there is no innovation in composing music like that. -Sivamani

When a nanotech company matures and becomes a real business, it becomes something else. It becomes a biotech company or a cleantech company or a memory chip company. Nanotechnology has fueled the core innovations in electronics and energy. -Steve Jurvetson

Collaboration is important not just because it's a better way to learn. The spirit of collaboration is penetrating every institution and all of our lives. So learning to collaborate is part of equipping yourself for effectiveness, problem solving, innovation and life-long learning in an ever-changing networked economy. -Don Tapscott

All space projects push the frontiers of technology and are drivers of innovation. -Martin Rees

Sustainable development is a proven catalyst for Xerox innovation. -Anne M. Mulcahy

I think most of the important stuff on the Internet has been built. There will be continued innovation, for sure, but the great problems of the Internet have essentially been solved. -Elon Musk

The United States is definitely ahead in culture of innovation. If someone wants to accomplish great things, there is no better place than the U.S. -Elon Musk

There's nothing efficient about innovation. -Simon Sinek

Leapfrog innovation – consistent, constant, ridiculous leapfrog innovation – only happens within a dictatorship. Any time you try to do something really innovative, most people aren't going to understand it until after they experience it. So when you're developing in innovation, you have to be a dictator. -Ashton Kutcher

I think about the automobile, I think about like, when I was a kid, you know, the invention of the answering machine, which I was like, 'Wow.' Or call waiting, which was, like, very big. It was a very big thing. Call waiting was a very big thing. And these incremental innovations happen constantly. -Ashton Kutcher

We always say Jordan is not rich in natural resources – we don't have oil or gas like some of our neighbors do – but I think in terms of human resources, we are quite lucky and we are really trying to foster an environment of innovation and technology. I think Jordan will emerge as a center of innovation in the Middle East. -Queen Rania of Jordan

London, a city where creativity and innovation have always flourished, provides a significant home for Starbucks and a significant gateway into Europe. -Howard Schultz

I think there is probably no better person to aspire to emulate than Steve Jobs and what he has done at Apple in terms of his leadership, his innovation, not settling for mediocrity. -Howard Schultz

The money to fund great things and innovations and programs is gone in our lifetime; it's all gone to debt. So we won't be able to solve global warming or have the transportation that we needed for the 21st century. We should be supporting people with great ideas, but it's gone, and now it's gotta be paid back with interest to banks in China. -Michael Moore

Health innovation, enabled by digital technologies to build big consumer service brands, is an incredibly interesting, complex problem to work on. -John Sculley

This was the invention of modern American philanthropy as we know it. The idea of systematizing giving to achieve human progress was the true innovation of John D. Rockefeller, and ultimately the Rockefeller Foundation's legacy. -Judith Rodin

There's a lot of work being done through the innovation arm of the World Bank, at the World Bank Institute. There's a lot of work that we at the Rockefeller Foundation are doing and funding towards that end, and increasingly, the U.S. government is getting engaged. -Judith Rodin

I think all philanthropy invests in product innovation, whether in a vaccine or a new kind of product of one sort or another, and I think we'll all continue to do that. -Judith Rodin

The Internet is overrated. It's much smaller an innovation than people think it is. I don't think it's changed the way anybody makes music. -Elvis Costello

I think television has always been one to replicate when something's successful. I don't think there's quite as much innovation. -Tom Selleck

The government plans to bring in a new science, technology and innovation policy in 2013. -Vayalar Ravi

There's innovation in Linux. There are some really good technical features that I'm proud of. There are capabilities in Linux that aren't in other operating systems. -Linus Torvalds

My passion for innovation and my interest in the 'business of science' has seen Biocon commercialize many innovative platforms and products. -Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw

As a traditionally risk-averse nation, India has rarely been at the forefront of innovation. Indian companies have mostly imitated others and became very good at it. -Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw

I want to be remembered as someone who put India on the scientific map of the world in terms of large innovation. I want to be remembered for making a difference to global healthcare. And I want to be remembered as someone who did make a difference to social economic development in India. -Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw

Perhaps concentrated wealth will inspire a nation of innovative problem-solvers. But if the view of many economists is right – that it sometimes discourages innovation – then we should worry. -Adam Davidson

Americans thinking that America will continue to lead the world in innovation and quality of life without some quick and serious educational improvements are dangerously delusional. -Dean Kamen

In the beginning of rock n' roll, there was always innovation. Artists were always trying to do something new and something different. -Phil Everly

I do think one success of Northern Europe, which the United States came from, was its willingness to accept innovation in business practices like Adam Smith and the whole Enlightenment. It essentially made the merchant class free instead of controlled by the king and aristocracy. That was essential. -James D. Watson

It's in my stars to invent; I was born on Madame Curie's birthday. I have this need for originals, for innovation. That's why I like Charlie Parker. -Joni Mitchell

College has been oversold. It has been oversold to students who end up dropping out or graduating with degrees that don't help them very much in the job market. It also has been oversold to the taxpayers, who foot the bill for subsidies that do nothing to encourage innovation and economic growth. -Alex Tabarrok

It used to be that almost all innovation came from the U.S. and a small number of other developed countries. That's no longer the case, and as China and India grow, it's changing even more. Expect a lot more Chinese and Indian Nobel prizes in the future. -Alex Tabarrok

It's not that I don't believe in creativity and innovation and new ideas, and the creativity that comes with fashion, which I really respect. But one of my biggest concerns is just how cheap we expect everything to be. -Lily Cole

I'd like to see the comics' style expanded. I'd like to see artists synthesize traditional comics arts style with fine-arts styles or whatever. I like to see innovation. I don't like it when an art form becomes stagnant. -Harvey Pekar

Creative new health strategies like micro-insurance for poor people or Kangaroo care for pre-term babies are transforming health outcomes in even the most low-resource settings. Dedication and innovation are transforming health care worldwide. -Liya Kebede

If we can come up with innovations and train young people to take on new jobs, and if we can switch to clean energy, I think we have the capacity to build this world not dependent on fossil-fuel. I think it will happen, and it won't destroy economy. -Kofi Annan

We are living in one of those rare moments in history when things may come apart and be put back together again in ways that will determine the future for decades or more, despite the endless innovations of technology. -Robert Darnton

Tech companies have a finite lifespan: For the successful ones, an IPO or exit is never more than a few years off. But by recruiting locally and developing homegrown talent, companies can build something that remains after they're gone. People, skills and a culture of innovation persist. -Ryan Holmes

The musical theater is a glorious and distinctly American innovation in the history of theater. -Diane Paulus

You have to have a big vision and take very small steps to get there. You have to be humble as you execute but visionary and gigantic in terms of your aspiration. In the Internet industry, it's not about grand innovation, it's about a lot of little innovations: every day, every week, every month, making something a little bit better. -Jason Calacanis

Software tends not to kill people, and so we accept incredibly fast innovation loops because the consequences are tolerable and the results are astonishing. -Dan Kaminsky

At Babbo, each dish grew out of a conversation, trying to put something forth that was new and different. It was a combination of culinary adventurism and the dining-room experience with respect for the classic but with an eye toward innovation. And it was about eating locally, whether produce or fish or meat. -Joe Bastianich

Philanthropy is often seen as society's risk capital. That means the onus is on philanthropists, nonprofit leaders and social entrepreneurs to innovate. But philanthropic innovation is not just about creating something new. It also means applying new thinking to old problems, processes and systems. -Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen

One of the major problems with China is that its innovation is largely borrowed technology. -Alan Greenspan

The regulatory systems in place disincentive innovation. It's intense to fight the red tape. -Travis Kalanick

A key ingredient in innovation is the ability to challenge authority and break rules. -Vivek Wadhwa

Whether or not people go into space or serve the space industry, they will have the sensitivity to those fields necessary to stimulate unending innovation in the technological fields, and it's that innovation in the 21st century that will drive tomorrow's economies. -Neil deGrasse Tyson

One of the symptoms of an absence of innovation is the fact that you lose your jobs. Everyone else catches up with you. They can do what you do better than you or cheaper than you. And in a multinational corporate-free market enterprise, it is the company's obligation to take the factory to a place where they can make it more cheaply. -Neil deGrasse Tyson

I see all this talk about jobs going overseas as a symptom of the absence of innovation. And the absence of innovation is a symptom of there being no major national priority to advance a frontier. -Neil deGrasse Tyson

With any advent in technology, any technological innovation, there is the good and the bad. -Henry Rollins

Predicting innovation is something of a self-canceling exercise: the most probable innovations are probably the least innovative. -P. J. O'Rourke

The poor are an especially important resource for innovation when they have the bravery and pluck to get out of the poor places in which they're living. -P. J. O'Rourke

There are some designers who flash and burn – Courreges is an example of that. But he still marked fashion history. And I don't think that longevity is always a badge of honor. Modern brand management means that we are always celebrating birthdays, when what is exciting about fashion is innovation, not repetition. -Suzy Menkes

For most western executives, innovation is about breakthrough technology or innovation. If it's not breakthrough, it's not interesting, and it's all about technology and products. -John Hagel III

Like its Senate counterpart, H.R. 1908 is the product of years of bipartisan collaboration. And now, by passing S. 1145, the U.S. Senate has a similar opportunity to restore our patent regime to its rightful position of protecting inventors' property rights and spurring innovation. These are values that all Americans should rally behind. -Viet D. Dinh

One problem with relying on existing concepts is that it could stifle innovation, weakening the film sector over time. -Anita Elberse

Technology sometimes gets a bad rap because of certain consequences that it's had on the environment and unforeseen problems, but we shouldn't use it as an excuse to reject our tools; rather, we should decide that we need to make better tools to solve the problems caused by the initial tools in a progressive wave of innovation. -Jason Silva

From the very start, I thought there were four key principles that the agency should focus on: driving private investment, driving innovation, promoting competition, and protecting consumers. -Julius Genachowski

I am impressed with the innovation in the wireless marketplace. The Blackberry, the iPhone, the Pre, and other smart devices are breakthrough technologies that have helped revolutionize the wireless space. -Julius Genachowski

I want to preserve the free and open Internet – the experience that most users and entrepreneurs have come to expect and enjoy today and that has unleashed impressive innovation, job creation, and investment. -Julius Genachowski

Invention is not enough. Tesla invented the electric power we use, but he struggled to get it out to people. You have to combine both things: invention and innovation focus, plus the company that can commercialize things and get them to people. -Larry Page

More than ever, a college diploma unlocks economic opportunity, provides students with a wealth of new skills and knowledge, and encourages innovation and growth. But more than ever, it also comes with a mountain of student loan debt. -Mark Pocan

A company's best advantage should be a quality product offered at the right price. That fair competition is what drives innovation. -Chellie Pingree

In San Diego, our local innovation economy is a thriving industry employing thousands of highly skilled workers. -Scott Peters

Big companies have trouble with innovation. Innovation is about bad ideas, or ideas that look like bad ideas. That's the fundamental thing. -Ben Horowitz

Innovation is a good thing. The human condition – put aside bioterrorism and a few footnotes – is improving because of innovation. -Bill Gates

Capitalism has shortfalls. It doesn't necessarily take care of the poor, and it underfunds innovation, so we have to offset that. -Bill Gates

I'm an investor in a number of biotech companies, partly because of my incredible enthusiasm for the great innovations they will bring. -Bill Gates

The tool that's most associated with the recent progress against malaria is the long-lasting bed net. Bed nets are a fantastic innovation. But we can do even better. We can invent new ways to control the mosquitoes that carry the malaria parasite. -Bill Gates

Software innovation, like almost every other kind of innovation, requires the ability to collaborate and share ideas with other people, and to sit down and talk with customers and get their feedback and understand their needs. -Bill Gates

Harnessing steam power required many innovations, as William Rosen chronicles in the book 'The Most Powerful Idea in the World.' -Bill Gates

Basically, to lead without a title is to derive your power within the organisation not from your position but from your competence, effectiveness, relationships, excellence, innovation and ethics. -Robin S. Sharma

We know that the nation that goes all-in on innovation today will own the global economy tomorrow. This is an edge America cannot surrender. -Barack Obama

No innovation in the past 200 years has done more to save lives and improve health than the sanitation revolution triggered by invention of the toilet. But it did not go far enough. It only reached one-third of the world. -Sylvia Mathews Burwell

The iPhone is made on a global scale, and it blends computers, the Internet, communications, and artificial intelligence in one blockbuster, game-changing innovation. It reflects so many of the things that our contemporary world is good at – indeed, great at. -Tyler Cowen

When you look at the actual data on technological innovation, one thing you see is that what I call the 'low-hanging fruit' has been exhausted. So radio, flush toilets, electricity, and automobiles – a lot of very basic inventions – have spread to almost all households. -Tyler Cowen

Data is the kind of ubiquitous resource that we can shape to provide new innovations and new insights, and it's all around us, and it can be mined very easily. -David McCandless

We have stood up and said continuing growth in the Western world is unjust, inappropriate and potentially destabilising. Having said that, we understand why governments do it, so there is an onus on us to show there are other stories and to identify the institutional innovations you might need in order to arrive at this other place. -Tim Jackson

My parents were entrepreneurs. I grew up believing in the power of innovation. -Noreena Hertz

Surely in a world of email, video conferencing and virtual assistants, isn't being expected to show up at the office extremely anachronistic? Yet to date it seems that where one works does matter. That creativity and innovation do feed off physical interactions between people. -Noreena Hertz

The war for the Internet has begun. Hollywood is in control of politics. The government is killing innovation. -Kim Dotcom

Smart companies fail because they do everything right. They cater to high-profit-margin customers and ignore the low end of the market, where disruptive innovations emerge from. -Clayton M. Christensen

There are three types of innovations that affect jobs and capital: empowering innovations, sustaining innovations and efficiency innovations. -Clayton M. Christensen

In a healthy economy, empowering, sustaining and efficiency innovations operate in balance. A healthy economy creates and sustains more jobs before squeezing out inefficiencies. -Clayton M. Christensen

The financial doctrines so zealously followed by American companies might help optimize capital when it is scarce. But capital is abundant. If we are to see our economy really grow, we need to encourage migratory capital to become productive capital – capital invested for the long-term in empowering innovations. -Clayton M. Christensen

A disruptive innovation is a technologically simple innovation in the form of a product, service, or business model that takes root in a tier of the market that is unattractive to the established leaders in an industry. -Clayton M. Christensen

An innovation will get traction only if it helps people get something that they're already doing in their lives done better. -Clayton M. Christensen

One of the banes of successful innovation is that companies may be so committed to innovation that they will give the innovators a lot of money to spend. -Clayton M. Christensen

The breakthrough innovations come when the tension is greatest and the resources are most limited. That's when people are actually a lot more open to rethinking the fundamental way they do business. -Clayton M. Christensen

Where I work, in the Arab region, people are busy taking up Western innovations and changing them into things which are neither conventionally Western, nor are they traditionally Islamic. -Shereen El Feki

Google the name Prometheus, and see how often it has been given to innovations in many different fields, notably science, medicine and space exploration. The fire he stole can be seen, too, as the spark generating all artistic creativity. -Neil MacGregor

Process innovation is different from product innovation. It's about how do you create a new product or develop a new product or manufacture a new product, but not a new product itself? -Nirmalya Kumar

In a time when it is common for chefs to simply reproduce the innovations of others, the few who speak for themselves through their food become the skilled artists of their time. -Charlie Trotter

We have the capacity to create a remarkably different economy: one that can restore ecosystems and protect the environment while bringing forth innovation, prosperity, meaningful work, and true security. -Paul Hawken

Most companies target women as end users, but few are effectively utilizing female employees when it comes to innovating for female consumers. When women are empowered in the design and innovation process, the likelihood of success in the marketplace improves by 144%! -Indra Nooyi

In the same way that you're driven in your business to keep innovating – Facebook is a wonderful example of constant innovation – think about doing that in philanthropy. -Pierre Omidyar

I'm for innovation and a commitment to a rising tide that lifts all boats for all Americans. -Clark Durant

The successful companies try to keep the new entrants down. Now that's great for a company like ours. We make more money that way because we have less competition and less innovation. But for the country as a whole, it's horrible. -Charles Koch

Organizations can get in the way of innovation, because if people are all bound up, and if they don't know if they get to make the decision or somebody else, and if they do, what happens to them, and so on and so forth. -Carol Bartz

We can finish a house, but never a home. Once you fall in love with a house, you find continual pleasures in fixing it up and making innovations that satisfy your creature's comforts. -Alexandra Stoddard

You can still make music that people love, but there won't be more innovation. I started listening to electronic music a long time ago. But mostly I listen to rap. I think rap is the most interesting. -Harmony Korine

The world needs more social innovations. -Anne Wojcicki

Chains do more than bargain down prices from suppliers or divide fixed costs across a lot of units. They rapidly spread economic discovery – the scarce and costly knowledge of what retail concepts and operational innovations actually work. -Virginia Postrel

Surprise drives progress because innovation depends on the sort of knowledge no one can gather in a central place. -Virginia Postrel

There's a popular saying that the Internet interprets censorship as damage and routes around it. Desire and innovation will trump policy, the argument goes, as clever programmers circumvent controls. -Virginia Postrel

The Y2K bug is a genuine technical concern, consuming the energies of many specialists. But the prophecies of doom represent a broader worldview using the bug as a news hook. In this vision, the good society is a stable society, undisrupted by innovation, ambition or outside influences. -Virginia Postrel

When it comes to providing aid, developing innovations, and making bold steps that change the course of history, the United States is usually on the front lines. -Seth Berkley

From wearable sensors to video game treatments, everyone seems to be looking to technology as the next wave of innovation for mental health care. -Thomas R. Insel

I think cars encapsulate the history of innovation and style – it's the other side of the coin of the car being public enemy No.1. -Norman Foster

The challenge of global warming should stimulate a whole raft of manifestly benign innovations – for conserving energy and generating it by 'clean' means (biofuels, innovative renewables, carbon sequestration, and nuclear fusion). -Martin Rees

The Blair government perhaps ranks as the best the U.K. has had for 50 years. It cannot match the scale of Attlee's reforms, but has a fine record of constitutional reform and economic competence. In my own areas – science and innovation – there have been well-judged and effective changes. -Martin Rees

Morality is often seen as an innovation, like agriculture and writing. From this perspective, babies are pint-sized psychopaths, self-interested beings who need to be taught moral notions such as the wrongness of harming another person. -Paul Bloom

Good intentions can often lead to unintended consequences. It is hard to imagine a law intended for the workforce known to Henry Ford can serve the needs of a workplace shaped by the innovations of Bill Gates. -Tim Walberg

The Chinese government clearly sees Internet and mobile innovation as a major driver of its global economic competitiveness going forward. -Rebecca MacKinnon

While American intellectual property deserves protection, that protection must be won and defended in a manner that does not stifle innovation, erode due process under the law, and weaken the protection of political and civil rights on the Internet. -Rebecca MacKinnon

'The Victorian Internet' is a must read for anyone interested in the history of technology and in the cycles of hype, boom, and bust that seem to only quicken with each new wave of innovation. Highly recommended. -John Battelle

The beauty of the innovation that flows from the open web is that no one has to ask for permission, get a credential, or win a Disrupt or Launch award to go prove their idea is worthy. They just… put up a page on the web, iterate, iterate, iterate… and eventually, a Facebook emerges. -John Battelle

Many sports, not just football, have kind of the macho meathead mentality where innovation is almost frowned upon. -Lawrence Jackson

Disruptive innovation is competitive strategy for an age seized by terror. -Jill Lepore

Conservatism cherishes tradition; innovation fetishizes novelty. They tug in different directions, the one toward the past, the other toward the future. -Jill Lepore

Weirdly, there have been a lot of critics of conservatism, but very few critics of innovation. As a culture, we are deeply paranoid about politics, but we gaze upon innovation with rapturous adulation. -Jill Lepore

I'm supporting the School for Creative Startups because the project's ambition – to boost innovation and the culture of entrepreneurship – is something I feel strongly about. -Natalie Massenet

I believe in tradition and innovation, authenticity and passion. -Jose Andres

For over two centuries, Americans have grown up in a society that rewards hard work, protects innovation, and allows its citizens to constantly break new barriers. The key element to this success rests on freedom and the ability of individuals to strive toward achieving their dreams and making their children's futures better than their own. -Renee Ellmers

I don't think any particular painters have inspired me, except in a general sense. It was more a matter of corroboration. The visual arts, from Manet onwards, seemed far more open to change and experiment than the novel, though that's only partly the fault of the writers. There's something about the novel that resists innovation. -J. G. Ballard

Being really good at 'learning how to learn,' as President Bill Brody of Johns Hopkins put it, will be an enormous asset in an era of rapid change and innovation, when new jobs will be phased in and old ones phased out faster than ever. -Thomas Friedman

Consumer technology and medical tools have been created to benefit our daily lives. Without self-regulation, though, the industry could be at risk of potentially halting years of innovation and stunting growth in this field. -Ariel Garten

Net Neutrality is what makes the Internet so great – and so vital for innovation and creativity. -Justine Bateman

The United States should pursue a more robust agenda for U.S. competitiveness and innovation focused on a lower-carbon economy, including investments in education, basic research and development, infrastructure, retraining, retirement security, and universal health care. -Mona Sutphen

You know that American dream and American spirit of innovation we always talk about? Turns out, the bulk of it was built by people who came to America from somewhere else, not people born American. We have no birthright or natural lock on these things. -Sarah Lacy

Like patents – which also seek to protect the little guy – unions were started for all the right reasons. But like patents, they can be twisted into something that hurts innovation, competition, and ultimately consumers and the country as a whole. -Sarah Lacy

We need a tax code that promotes savings, investment, achievement, innovation, and hard work. -Erik Paulsen

The feed was probably the biggest innovation in social media of late. But the interesting thing about a feed is that the more content you consume, the farther in time you go. -Evan Spiegel

I keep hearing about battery innovation, but it never makes it to my phone. -Evan Spiegel

Part of me thinks that innovation, real innovation in health care delivery, needs to happen from the bottom to the top. -Malcolm Gladwell

Open is something, I think, that will continue to drive a lot of innovation. -David Filo

Not every innovation in transportation is going to come from government or even a large enterprise. There are smart people out there with tools and skills to come up with great ideas. -Anthony Foxx

Patents are being used to wage war in the digital world, and as a result, patents have become a toll gate on the road of innovation. -Charles Duhigg

I have to tell you that the innovation and the technology and the entrepreneurship of the world still lies in the United States of America. -Phil Gramm

In order for innovation to happen, a bunch of things that aren't happening on closed platforms need to occur. Valve wouldn't exist today without the PC, or Epic, or Zynga, or Google. They all wouldn't have existed without the openness of the platform. -Gabe Newell

Pools have their own uniqueness, design and engineering to depict culture, history or innovation. -Troy Dumais

Let's face it: innovation in the U.S. is now the province of our thriving city-states. We all know that nothing happens in Washington anymore. -Tina Brown

'Out of the box' corporate thinking helped carry real American innovation out in a box. A pine box. -Tina Brown

So many technologies start out with a burst of idealism, democratization, and opportunity, and over time, they close down and become less friendly to entrepreneurship, to innovation, to new ideas. Over time, the companies that become dominant take more out of the ecosystem than they put back in. -Tim O'Reilly

If companies don't think systemically enough – if they try to capture too much of the value – eventually, innovation moves somewhere else. -Tim O'Reilly

Empowering innovations require long-term investments, which tie up capital for years and years. So companies are using capital to create more capital, and consequently, the world is awash in capital, but the innovations we need to advance aren't there. -Clayton M. Christensen

The basic idea that marketing is wrong at its core is one of the main reasons why innovation seems blocked and unpredictable. -Clayton M. Christensen

In an environment where you've got to push innovations out the door fast and keep the cost of innovation low, the probability that you'll be successful is actually much higher. -Clayton M. Christensen

Empowering innovations transform something that is complicated and expensive into something that is so much more simple and affordable that a much larger population can enjoy it. -Clayton M. Christensen

A sustaining innovation makes better products that you can sell for better profits to your best customers. -Clayton M. Christensen

Efficiency innovations arise in industries that already exist. They provide existing goods and services at much lower costs. They are not empowering. Efficiency innovators become the low cost providers within an existing framework. -Clayton M. Christensen

Efficiency innovations are a natural part of the economic cycle, but these are the innovations that streamline process and actually reduce the number of available jobs. -Clayton M. Christensen

Efficiency innovations provide return on investment in 12-18 months. Empowering innovations take 5-10 years to yield a return. We have ample capital – oceans of capital – that is being reinvested into efficiency innovation. -Clayton M. Christensen

To focus capital and entrepreneurship into empowering innovation, we should change is the capital gains tax rate. We would be better served by a regressive tax rate, that would become progressively smaller the longer the investment is held. -Clayton M. Christensen

The Republicans are wrong in thinking that the rich create jobs. In reality, many of the richest Americans have been investing in efficiency innovations rather than to create jobs. And the Democrats are wrong, because growth won't happen if they distribute the wealth of the wealthy to everyone else. -Clayton M. Christensen

The principles of disruptive innovation are indeed intended to be guidelines to assist managers both in introducing disruptive innovations as well as identifying disruptive developments in their market. -Clayton M. Christensen

The reason why it is so difficult for existing firms to capitalize on disruptive innovations is that their processes and their business model that make them good at the existing business actually make them bad at competing for the disruption. -Clayton M. Christensen

Companies, in fact, are specifically organized to under-invest in disruptive innovations! This is one reason why we often suggest that companies set up separate teams or groups to commercialize disruptive innovations. When disruptive innovations have to fight with other innovations for resources, they tend to lose out. -Clayton M. Christensen

We have found that companies need to speak a common language because some of the suggested ways to harness disruptive innovation are seemingly counterintuitive. If companies don't have that common language, it is hard for them to come to consensus on a counterintuitive course of action. -Clayton M. Christensen

The speed at which technology evolves affects everyone; we repeatedly hear that constant innovation is overwhelming for consumers, who struggle to keep pace. -Ross Levinsohn

There seems to be no limit to the exciting possibilities that come from combining technical innovations, the Internet, and social media. -Mohamed El-Erian

As a government leader, I'm not going to sit on the sidelines and watch all these other sectors innovate. I'm going to do everything I can as a leader to be in that innovation, to be a provocateur for that innovation. -Cory Booker

The key is to embrace disruption and change early. Don't react to it decades later. You can't fight innovation. -Ryan Kavanaugh

Corruption is a cancer: a cancer that eats away at a citizen's faith in democracy, diminishes the instinct for innovation and creativity; already-tight national budgets, crowding out important national investments. It wastes the talent of entire generations. It scares away investments and jobs. -Joe Biden

America's experience, like many others, teaches us that fostering entrepreneurship is not just about crafting the right economic policy or developing the best educated curricula. It's about creating an entire climate in which innovation and ideas flourish. -Joe Biden

The lessons I learned from the dark days at Alibaba are that you've got to make your team have value, innovation, and vision. Also, if you don't give up, you still have a chance. And, when you are small, you have to be very focused and rely on your brain, not your strength. -Jack Ma

I'd rather see the tax for innovation reduced rather than expanded. -Mitt Romney

In the private sector, there is always innovation. There's always change. There's always improving productivity, and if you're not leading that, you'll be passed and ultimately go out of business. So there's an urgency to constantly update and renew and to rethink your enterprise. -Mitt Romney

By venturing into space, we improve life for everyone here on Earth – scientific advances and innovations that come from this kind of research create products we use in our daily lives. -Buzz Aldrin

We need the next generation to be motivated and to push technological boundaries, to seek out new innovations. -Buzz Aldrin

Capitalism and market forces are very powerful in producing wealth and innovation. But we need to ensure that these forces act in the common interest. -Thomas Piketty

Private property and the market system are good not only to promote innovation and to promote growth; private property and the market system are good for our personal freedom. -Thomas Piketty

Science fiction offers an intensely bracing angle of view for writers to adopt, especially in a time of constant innovation and crisis, and it is a scandal that in 1999 so many writers have written it and continue to write it in obscurity. -John Clute

There's a digital revolution taking place both in and out of government in favor of open-sourced data, innovation, and collaboration. -Kathleen Sebelius

While closing our innovation gaps won't solve all our problems, we have some very real opportunities to improve the quality of care that's delivered to millions of Americans. -Kathleen Sebelius

To me, part of the magic of this era is that the very same innovations, discoveries, and technologies that are allowing us to live longer, healthier lives are also creating a healthier economy. -Kathleen Sebelius

What we've been finding is that when you remove the barriers to innovation, you can actually hold costs down while lifting entrepreneurs up and getting better health results. -Kathleen Sebelius

In this 21st century world, some of our country's most significant exports and imports extend beyond goods and services: They also include innovation, knowledge, discovery, and healing. -Kathleen Sebelius

Customer-driven innovation was at the core of Intuit's first product, 'Quicken,' and it continues to guide us as we look to solve new problems in areas like mobile payments. Products like Intuit 'GoPayment' and the IntuitPayment Network are helping small businesses get paid faster, keeping cash flow strong and their business healthy. -Brad D. Smith

Intuit's mission, values, and culture of innovation set us apart as a great place to work. Our 8,000 employees are innovators and entrepreneurs that are inspired by the important work they do that is delighting customers and improving the financial lives of millions of people. -Brad D. Smith

Over fifteen years of studying the American Right professionally – especially in their communications with each other, in their own memos and media since the 1950s – I have yet to find a truly novel development, a real innovation, in far-right 'thought.' -Rick Perlstein

The only way you survive is you continuously transform into something else. It's this idea of continuous transformation that makes you an innovation company. -Ginni Rometty

I think, particularly in our tech industry, this is an industry that has violent innovation and then commoditization, and it's a cycle of innovation/commoditization. -Ginni Rometty

Velano Vascular has developed a simple, game-changing innovation that will improve the way medicine has been practiced for decades. -Mitch Kapor

Diversifying our tech talent pool is an imperative for the tech sector. More diverse engineers and entrepreneurs will bring about a new type of innovation that Silicon Valley has yet to see. -Mitch Kapor

Three hundred years ago, during the Age of Enlightenment, the coffee house became the center of innovation. -Peter Diamandis

Two-thirds of all growth takes place in cities because, by simple fact of population density, our urban spaces are perfect innovation labs. The modern metropolis is jam-packed. People are living atop one another; their ideas are as well. -Peter Diamandis

All over the world, we're seeing access to food, clean water, education and healthcare improve; as a result, global innovation is rising as well. -Peter Diamandis

Many have built their careers buttressing the status quo, reinforcing what they've already accomplished, and resisting the radical thinking that can topple their legacy – not exactly the attitude you want when trying to drive innovation forward. -Peter Diamandis

The rate of innovation is a function of the total number of people connected and exchanging ideas. It has gone up as population has gone up. It's gone up as people have concentrated in cities. -Peter Diamandis

I made it real clear to the business community – if your plan for innovation is to trick people, is to fool them, is not to tell them the truth about the price, then you're right: I'm going to be right in the way. -Elizabeth Warren

Changes call for innovation, and innovation leads to progress. -Li Keqiang

What I like on Kickstarter is when I see real innovation and I see people building something new. It makes me sad when I see things that are just the same technology; you aren't passing the technology forward. -Bre Pettis

An actual understanding of our economy is that our economy most depends on our rate of innovation… It's not actually understood by most of the people running for office, but it's not in fact disputed. -Chris Gabrieli

We try to preach innovation. We provide resources; we invite speakers in from universities to talk about new ideas. -Irwin M. Jacobs

I spent most of my career in education and technology. I worked at Kaplan, and I was one of the first people trying to bring innovation into for-profit education. -Jose Ferreira

Private equity helps produce strong companies, promotes innovation and spurs job growth. -N. Robert Hammer

Obviously there are positives to working in the epicenter of innovation. But there are also disadvantages. There is a groupthink mentality that goes on. Being based outside of Silicon Valley, you're not as subject to it. -Peter Barris

Few ideas work on the first try. Iteration is key to innovation. -Sebastian Thrun

In most parts of the world, starting a company that goes bust is dubbed a 'failure.' In Silicon Valley, we call this 'gaining experience.' We are willing to take the risks that are inherent for innovation. -Sebastian Thrun

Everyone knows that the broadband era will breed a new generation of online services, but this is only half of the story. Like any innovation, broadband will inflict major changes on its environment. It will destroy, once and for all, the egalitarian vision of the Internet. -Charles Platt

When I listen to music from different eras, I sense different things. The 1940s music, there's so much optimism and romance, maybe because they just solved the biggest problem on Earth at that time – World War II. In the 1960s, there was so much creativity and innovation in sound. -Eric Betzig

CERN is a centre of scientific excellence and a source of pride and inspiration for physicists from all over the world, a cradle for technology and innovation, and a shining concrete example of scientific cooperation and peace. -Fabiola Gianotti

If we're building high quality companies, if the customers like the products, if the technology innovation is real, then the substance is going to win out in the end. -Marc Andreessen

If you want to bring down the prices of healthcare and education, the answer will be more innovation, more technology, which will then have the effect of freaking everybody out and saying, 'Oh, my God, you're going to kill all the jobs.' -Marc Andreessen

I actually think the one who is underestimated in terms of impact he's had on society is Bill Gates. The reason is that with the innovation of software, he really allowed the computer revolution to take hold. -Fabrice Grinda

The Janus-like nature of innovation – its responsible use and so on – was evident at the very birth of human ingenuity, when humankind first discovered how to make fire on demand. -Craig Venter

If contemporary artists sincerely seek to be original, unique, and new, they should begin by disregarding the notions of originality, individuality, and innovation: they are the cliches of our time. -Octavio Paz

In the 1970s, what I, as a young foreign student studying in the United States, found most dynamic, exciting and impressive about this country is what much of the world continues to value most about the U.S. today: its open intellectual culture, its great universities, its capacity for discovery and innovation. -Ahmed Zewail

A dream will not become an innovation if there is no realization. -Ciputra

We ought to open up energy innovation across the board and – and remove the barriers to every form of energy. -Ted Cruz

Long term, I have a lot of confidence in the United States. We have an excellent record in terms of innovation. We have great universities that are involved in technological change and progress. We have an entrepreneurial culture, much more than almost any other country. -Ben Bernanke

One would be forgiven for concluding that the assumed benefits of financial innovation are not all they were cracked up to be. -Ben Bernanke

Community development has a long history of innovation and learning from experience. -Ben Bernanke

I'm a computer scientist by training. I'm also the author of three books, all of which endorse the use of biotechnology to improve the human condition. In the most recent of these, 'The Infinite Resource,' I talk about the power of innovation to save the world. -Ramez Naam

As the 19th century progressed, Europe's innovations, norms and categories came to achieve a truly universal hegemony. -Pankaj Mishra

I think back to my time in children's television, back in the 1970s, and the amount of innovation that was going on then. Because the mass market wasn't focused on it, so you had a freedom to do amazing things, like 'Vision On,' and 'Tiswas.' -Sylvester McCoy

Outrageous behavior, also known as the lunatic fringe, is the seed bed of innovation and creativity. -Joel Salatin

The important thing to remember, if you are trying something that is an innovation, is not to think too much about it. Because if you take too long, by the time you get there, the world will have changed. You take a risk, and if it doesn't work, you make a change. We are not betting our lives on it. -Sandro Veronesi

There's this fabulous innovation ship called Unreasonable at Sea, where I'm a mentor. One of the companies there was called Protei, and they're an open hardware ocean exploration and monitoring idea. -Megan Smith

The mandate for the CTO's office is to unleash the power of technology, data, and innovation on behalf of the nation. The CTO's office is really trying to bring best practices, possibilities, pilots, and policy advising. -Megan Smith

If managed well, urbanization can create enormous opportunities: allowing innovation and new ideas to emerge, saving energy, land and natural resources, managing climate and the risk of disasters. -Sri Mulyani Indrawati

If the whole U.S. was like Silicon Valley, we'd be in good shape. But now, the entire U.S. is not driven by technology, is not driven by innovation. -Peter Thiel

I will continue to focus on global strategy and to do everything I can to help Yahoo! realize its full potential and enhance its leading culture of technology and product excellence and innovation. -Jerry Yang

Delphine Lucielle's paintings are profound, unique, and moving. It is rare to find contemporary art that combines both beauty, innovation, and creates a new style of painting by fusing technology and nature. Delphine Lucielle is pushing the boundaries of what art is capable of. -Jerry Yang

The pace of innovation may slow down or speed up depending on the appetite in the public markets, but the constant progress of technology doesn't really ever stop. There's always opportunities for new ideas and creative people to go build great things. I'm always interested in learning about those kinds of opportunities. -Adam Dell

If you look at America, one of the great strengths of America is its university towns and the way a lot of their businesses and a lot of their innovation and enormous economic growth have come from reducing that gap, getting those universities directly involved in start-up businesses, green field businesses, new development businesses. -Denis Napthine

St. Louis has always been a great center for medicine. It has been a leader in the nation since the early part of the 20th century. Along with that, we've been a leader in medical science and biomedical science and innovation in medicine. -William Henry Danforth

Especially in the world today, where science rightfully is so important in terms of technology, innovation, telecom, Internet, fighting diseases, I think it's equally important that poetry and painting have their share of support. -Leon Black

Continuing on my theme of backing inclusive innovations, I am optimistic of the success of Uniphore. Man-machine communication is one of the more complex problems to solve. Uniphore's vision lends possibility of finding a solution to this very difficult problem, and the company has already made substantial progress. -Kris Gopalakrishnan

Competition and competitive rhetoric can be healthy. It's what drove the United States to pursue the Soviet Union into space, creating countless innovations along the way. -Wendy Kopp

I think there's always room for more innovation and new things. -Warren Spector

As creators, we feel constant demand for innovation from the world. This puts immense pressure on the creative process and oftentimes can have a dampening effect. -Dave Morin

By the very nature of his art, which depends on invention and innovation, a story teller must depart from the beaten track and, having done so, occasionally startle and disagree with some of his associates. Healthy disagreement we must have. -Preston Sturges

Investing capital in the free market creates innovation, businesses, jobs and economic growth. Investing capital in the government creates more bureaucracy, more paperwork and inefficiency. -Michael Ramirez

The emphasis on innovation and technology in our companies has resulted in a few of them establishing global benchmarks in product design and development, manufacturing practices and human resource capabilities. However, there is no room for complacency. -Baba Kalyani

Indians have very good engineering capabilities, and that is why, if an industry focuses on innovation, you will have a far greater chance of success, rather than the model which is based on just being a production machine. -Baba Kalyani

Mass application of technological innovations, which constitutes much of the distinctive substance of modern economic growth, is closely connected with the further progress of science, in its turn the basis for additional advance in technology. -Simon Kuznets

It is users that are driving the networks with innovations on top of the networks and with innovations in the devices space. This is very healthy. -Hans Vestberg

We need to understand what innovation will be built on top of our networks. -Hans Vestberg

I do believe that making a factory for innovation, a moon-shot factory, is possible. -Astro Teller

It is the essence of innovation to fail most of the time. -Astro Teller

If liberalism is to mean anything at all, it is duty bound to support without hesitation the dissenting individual over the group, the heretic over the orthodox, innovation over stagnation, and free speech over offense. -Maajid Nawaz

I fear that light touch regulations that have allowed the Internet to prosper will now be replaced by a heavy hand that stifles innovation and does not adapt well to change. The Internet is not broken. -Marsha Blackburn

Technology is characterized by constant change, rapid innovation, creative destruction, and revolutionary products. -Marsha Blackburn

Less regulation plus less taxation plus less litigation always equals more innovation and job creation. -Marsha Blackburn

I remember when AOL was small and they were growing like mad. Consumers were coming on in droves because they made it easy to connect to the Internet. That was the single biggest innovation of AOL; when grandmas were signing up, AOL had arrived. -Ram Shriram

In the U.S.A., technical innovations come out of universities and the research produced by Ph.D. students. We don't have that happening in India. -Ram Shriram

As far as innovation goes, I can tell you that Korean students are reluctant to step out of line. If I ask questions, nobody raises their hands – not because they don't know the answers, but because they don't want to step out of line. -Dan Shechtman

You can't be on the cusp of innovation and at the forefront of technology if you're wearing blinders. If you don't have an exploration program where you're exploring your world here on Earth, underwater, and in space, then you're wearing blinders and handicapping yourself. -Gwynne Shotwell

You should always look for opportunities to test innovations on a subset of users if you can. -Jeff Jordan

The social inefficiency of capitalism is going to clash at some point with the technological innovations capitalism engenders, and it is out of that contradiction that a more efficient way of organising production and distribution and culture will emerge. -Yanis Varoufakis

Things like WhatsApp are a great example of success that others have had on Android, which we see as welcome innovation on the platform. -Sundar Pichai

Android was intended to be very customizable. And we welcome innovations. -Sundar Pichai

I am deeply honored by the opportunity to lead Intel. We have amazing assets, tremendous talent, and an unmatched legacy of innovation and execution. I look forward to working with our leadership team and employees worldwide to continue our proud legacy while moving even faster into ultra-mobility to lead Intel into the next era. -Brian Krzanich

In an industry with highly sequential innovation, it may be better for society to scrap patents altogether than try to tighten them. -Eric Maskin

As a grandson of farmers in downstate Illinois, I have long admired the dedication of farmers to their work and have written about the role of agriculture in American innovation. -Edmund Phelps

If every effect of any new products or methods were required to be known before they could be produced and marketed, they would not be true innovations – and thus not represent new knowledge of what people would like, if offered. -Edmund Phelps

I started to think about what drives innovation and what its social significance might be. The next step was to think innovators are taking a leap into the unknown. That led me to the thought that it is also a source of fun and employee engagement. -Edmund Phelps

Developing new products is labour- intensive. So is producing the capital goods needed to make them. These jobs disappear when innovation stalls. -Edmund Phelps

Some economists believe that the Greeks' work ethic and thrift can pull them through. But the classical virtues can do nothing to offset the dearth of innovation that plagues the economy. -Edmund Phelps

America's peak years of indigenous innovation ran from the 1820s to the 1960s. There were a few financial panics and two depressions, to be sure. But in this period, a frenzy of creative activity, economic competition and rapid growth in national income provided widening economic inclusion, rising wages for all, and engaging careers for most. -Edmund Phelps

My view is that innovation has declined in the everyday processes that businesses tinker with incrementally as they try to become more productive over time. -Edmund Phelps

Well into the 20th century, scholars viewed economic advances as resulting from commercial innovations enabled by the discoveries of scientists – discoveries that come from outside the economy and out of the blue. -Edmund Phelps

Mass prosperity came with the mass innovation that sprung up in 1815 in Britain, soon after in America, and later in Germany and France: It brought sustained growth to these nations – also to nations with entrepreneurs willing and able to copy the innovations. -Edmund Phelps

What brought mass innovation to a nation was not scientific advances – its own or others' – but 'economic dynamism': the desire and the space to innovate. -Edmund Phelps

The diverse threats we face are increasingly cyber-based. Much of America's most sensitive data is stored on computers. We are losing data, money, and ideas through cyber intrusions. This threatens innovation and, as citizens, we are also increasingly vulnerable to losing our personal information. -James Comey

Ultimately, innovation depends on the people with advanced skills who have the ideas, and on the business risk-takers willing to back them. -Anthony Pratt

The reality is regulation often lags behind innovation. -Bill Maris

When you apply computer science and machine learning to areas that haven't had any innovation in 50 years, you can make rapid advances that seem really incredible. -Bill Maris

Geeks are a critical driver of America's innovation ecosystem, from the entrepreneurs launching startups in Silicon Valley to the scientists experimenting in university research labs to the whiz kids building gadgets in their parents' garages. -Todd Park

The Obama Administration cares deeply about innovation and about helping to make sure that geeks across the country, those coming up with new discoveries and exciting inventions – and creating jobs along the way – have the freedom and security to keep innovating. -Todd Park

Government is truly beginning to embrace the power of innovation for the people and by the people, the idea that if government collaborates openly with and unleashes the ingenuity of the public, it will get much more done, much faster and at much lower cost than if government acted alone. -Todd Park

TED Women will focus on the ideas and innovations championed by women and girls. These cover everything from community development to economic growth to biodynamic farming to robotics to medical treatments to the use of technology for personal safety and peace making. -Pat Mitchell

GIS is being influenced by and integrating with all kinds of new innovations such as faster computing, big data, the cloud, smart devices, and distributed processing. -Jack Dangermond

You need to be honest and always see new opportunities coming. So I call it intuition, innovation, execution – these are my working principles. -Roustam Tariko

We need to get smarter about hardware and software innovation in order to get the most value from the emerging Internet of Things. -Henry Samueli

The fruits of science and innovation have nourished our society and economy for years, but nations unable to navigate our regulatory system are often excluded, as are vulnerable individuals. -John Sulston

It is very clear that the present system of innovation for medicines is very inefficient and really somewhat corrupt. It benefits shareholders over patients; it produces for the rich markets and not for the poor and does not produce for minority diseases. -John Sulston

Rising inequality is toxic to growth. High levels of inequality exclude people – both as innovators and customers – diminishing both innovation and demand. -Nick Hanauer

Prosperity in human society is misunderstood. The difference between a rich and poor society is the number of problems that society solves for its citizens. That means technological innovation is the source of all prosperity, but with every tech innovation, you also get disruption – ultimately, social and civic disruption. -Nick Hanauer

Tech innovation is something societies have to pursue as vigorously as they can. We have to innovate civically and socially at the same rate; otherwise, you create unfortunate disruptions, and that's where you have people opposing technological innovations. -Nick Hanauer

The hypothesis that economic organization is the resultant of a series of historic accidents is intructive in that many organizational innovations appear to be the result of trial and error. -Oliver E. Williamson

The U.S. has a proud history of cleaning up our air through technological innovation. We did it with leaded gas, acid rain and countless other pollutants, and we can do it with carbon pollution, too. -Frances Beinecke

When a handful of tech giants are gatekeepers to the world's data, it's no surprise that the debate about balancing progress against privacy is framed as 'pro-data and, therefore, innovation' versus 'stuck in the Dark Ages'. -Maelle Gavet

There's the famous quote that if you want to understand how animals live, you don't go to the zoo, you go to the jungle. The Future Lab has really pioneered that within Lego, and it hasn't been a theoretical exercise. It's been a real design-thinking approach to innovation, which we've learned an awful lot from. -Jorgen Vig Knudstorp

There are different ways to do innovation. You can plant a lot of seeds, not be committed to any particular one of them, but just see what grows. And this really isn't how we've approached this. We go mission-first, then focus on the pieces we need and go deep on them and be committed to them. -Mark Zuckerberg

What we figured out was that in order to get everyone in the world to have basic access to the Internet, that's a problem that's probably billions of dollars. Or maybe low tens of billions. With the right innovation, that's actually within the range of affordability. -Mark Zuckerberg

We have to build the capacity of our institutions, employees and workers. Our regulatory environment has not been encouraging to research, innovation and enterprise. -Narendra Modi

We will explore the mysteries of science and harness the power of technology and innovation. We will realise the opportunities of the digital world. Our youth will learn more from – and with – each other. -Narendra Modi

Display companies, many of them that we've spoken to, are really excited about virtual reality because they're actually running out of innovation opportunities in other markets. -Brendan Iribe

I am passionate about finding undiscovered and talented artists. I want to help those artists get to the next level and provide existing artists with a new way to reach fans. I wanted to partner with the Cutting Edge Group because they share my vision and have a proven track record in innovation in the music business. -Michelle Phan

My guess is the great majority of teachers would welcome a system where innovation is embraced, where their hard work and their students' achievement are applauded and rewarded. -Lionel Sosa

As technology increasingly takes over knowledge-based work, the cognitive skills that are central to today's education systems will remain important; but behavioral and non-cognitive skills necessary for collaboration, innovation, and problem solving will become essential as well. -Klaus Schwab

Technological change is never an isolated phenomenon. This revolution takes place inside a complex ecosystem which comprises business, governmental and societal dimensions. To make a country fit for the new type of innovation-driven competition, the whole ecosystem has to be considered. -Klaus Schwab

From the first moment of independence, the United States has been dedicated to innovation as a way of government and a way of life. -Robert Kennedy

New startups embody the creativity, the innovation of young people, and for me, it was and is a very worthwhile experience to interact with them. -Ratan Tata

If a founder has passion and innovation, he needs to be supported. I am more intuitive than a numbers person, and I recognise that not all investments are going to be positive. Some may fail, and some may have problems for other reasons. That is life. -Ratan Tata

In an era of endless innovation and constant disruption, what is any company really worth? How does a startup determine its valuation? -Jay Samit

Your innovation can create new winners and losers; or at the very least, make existing companies look fresh and innovative by partnering with you. Everyone wants to align with market makers. -Jay Samit

New ideas for innovation grow out of the minds of each new generation. Having an institution of higher learning that can help young people put those ideas into action is critical. -Jay Samit

The greatest challenge to most innovation centers around the world is many nations' punitive attitudes towards failure. In most of the world, if your first business fails, no one will work with you again. But, trial and error is the genesis of innovation. -Jay Samit

The iPhone will forever be associated with the inventive genius of Steve Jobs and Silicon Valley. But the roots of innovation can be traced back – from one genius to another, at least – back to the genius who put the phone in iPhone: Alexander Graham Bell. -Marvin Ammori

Google's competitors fail to demonstrate that Google's actions stifle competition rather than reflect pro-consumer innovations. -Marvin Ammori

By definition, the Singularity means that machines would be smarter than us, and, in their wisdom, they can innovate new technologies. The innovations would come so quickly, and increasingly quickly, that the innovation would make Moore's Law seem as antiquated as Hammurabi's Code. -Marvin Ammori

The FCC banned throttling for good reason, namely that Internet service providers should not bias their networks toward some applications or classes of applications. Biasing the network interferes with user choice, innovation, decisions of application makers, and the competitive marketplace. -Marvin Ammori

Even though the Internet touches every part of our lives, one person is to blame for potentially destroying its potential for innovation and freedom of expression: former FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski. -Marvin Ammori

Without network neutrality, cable and phone companies could stifle innovation. -Marvin Ammori

The neutral and level playing field provided by permissionless innovation has empowered all of us with the freedom to express ourselves and innovate online without having to seek the permission of a remote telecom executive. -Marvin Ammori

Being a 'monopoly' is not illegal, nor is trying to best one's competitors through lower prices, better customer service, greater efficiency, or more rapid innovation. -Marvin Ammori

There's an overemphasis on conservation and other idyllic energy sources that can be harmful in that it hampers new technology and innovation. -Klaus Lackner

To start with, pharma was an industry based on innovation, drug discovery. -Kallam Anji Reddy

South Florida's international connections mean there's a different kind of innovation here. We're able to intersect with a lot of brilliant people who are not associated with Silicon Valley. -Rony Abovitz

The Producers Guild represents the creativity, innovation and dynamism that sets our industry apart from all others. -Jon Feltheimer

We support an open Internet and having rules – the right kind of rules that are legally enforceable and allow for investment and innovation. -Brian L. Roberts

If I had to pick my greatest strength as a football coach, I say it would be innovation. -Tom Landry

What's unique about the Mormon Church is that it encourages inquiry. I really do think my research and religion are all on the same page. I never could have come up with the notion of disruptive innovations, which went against a lot of conventional wisdom, if I hadn't been raised to always be asking questions. -Clayton M. Christensen

Relative to the taxi industry, Uber is a sustaining innovation; that is, it makes customers' lives better. Uber targeted mainstream markets with a better service for existing customers, and it succeeded in serving them better than the incumbents. -Clayton M. Christensen

Disruption is a process, not an event, and innovations can only be disruptive relative to something else. -Clayton M. Christensen

Kodak has always represented innovation that is approachable while delivering the craft of filmmaking. -Yves Behar

I imagine a future with no waste; material innovations have already become exponentially more vast, and I do think the future needs to be cradle to cradle. If designed properly, one product could be used for many years before needing to be recycled, or its components reused. -Yves Behar

Any small business that's predicated on technological innovation and is differentiated and superior can expand globally very effectively using the Internet as a vehicle for promotion. -John Quelch

Without trust, no organization can sustain innovation because without trust, no one is willing to take the risks that innovation requires. -Helen Johnson-Leipold

One of the keys to Jewish culinary history is that the Jewish role was not so much innovation but transition and transformation. -Gil Marks

The mobile-first, cloud-first is a very rich canvas for innovation – it is not the device that is mobile, it is the person that is mobile. -Satya Nadella

Most people have a very strong sense of organizational ownership, but I think what people have to own is an innovation agenda, and everything is shared in terms of the implementation. -Satya Nadella

We should have lifelong monitoring of our vital signs that predict things like skin or pancreatic cancer so we can eradicate it. We should have personalized medicine; there's a huge amount of innovation possible. -Sebastian Thrun

Particularly over the last few decades, technological innovation has offered opportunities to bring people and nations together – but it has also created significant new challenges to law enforcement. -Loretta Lynch

Highly skilled immigrants are critical to innovation and are important contributors to economic growth in the United States. -Paul E. Jacobs

We may not have the cheapest labor costs, but where we can compete is innovation. Historically, that's been Connecticut's strength, and it can be again. -Elizabeth Esty

Today, I heard directly from Connecticut workers about the importance of strong, predictable federal research funding and how the federal government can be a better partner in spurring innovation and helping life-saving medication reach families who need it most. -Elizabeth Esty

The point is technology and innovation have advanced far past what DCGS is capable of doing. It's not an agile enough tool to be able to incorporate and integrate the most advanced technology that is on the shelf today that can be bought by our forces that frankly our war-fighting units want. -Michael T. Flynn

We need to pass measures that protect consumers' private information while also encouraging new technological innovations. -Suzan DelBene

Policy doesn't move as quickly as innovation happens. -Suzan DelBene

SXSW has been a melting pot of ideas and policy on immigration, cybersecurity, privacy, Internet of Things, international trade, and innovation. -Suzan DelBene

The Internet free marketplace is defined by fierce competition. And that competition has transformed the world with innovation, investment, and what we need most of all right now: jobs. -Tom Graves

New Mexico should be a tech jobs leader and a haven for innovation, a place where the best and the brightest come to bring their products to market. -Susana Martinez

There's not enough competition and innovation in healthcare. -Anne Wojcicki

Taking bold action on climate change simply makes good business sense. It's also the right thing to do for people and the planet. Setting a net-zero GHG emissions target by 2050 will drive innovation, grow jobs, build prosperity, and secure a better world for what will soon be 9 billion people. -Richard Branson

The innovation and creativity that's so manifest in the rest of society needs to be turned on our school systems. -Laurene Powell Jobs

Environmental protection and economic development are not in conflict. Environmental protection is not a burden but a source for innovation. It can increase competition, create jobs, and lifts the economy. -Chai Jing

Indeed, many ancient Greek writers do treat Amazons as a tribe of men and women. They credit the tribe with innovations such as ironworking and domestication of horses. Some early vase paintings show men fighting alongside Amazons. -Adrienne Mayor

From a client perspective, I really think the work Microsoft's doing with Surface, with HoloLens, with Xbox, that stuff's absolutely essential to the company's future. Because innovation in the future will either be from the cloud out to all devices, or from devices as supported by software in the cloud. -Steve Ballmer

Exploration is the engine that drives innovation. Innovation drives economic growth. -Edith Widder

New voices in an old art – and women poets have been that for much more than a century – do not diminish the art through the category. They enrich it. They renew it with common quandaries of craft and innovation. The category simply allows the quandaries to be seen more clearly. -Eavan Boland

Textiles embody all the dimensions of art: color, innovation, talent. -Stanley Marcus

Biotech research is incredibly important for health-care innovation. -Doug Ducey

Since entering office, I have focused on working with the people and businesses of New Hampshire to build a stronger economic future through innovation, and in no sector is innovation needed more than our energy industry. -Maggie Hassan

As governor, I will always be willing to work with people who have ideas to offer and are ready to roll up their sleeves. That kind of teamwork will build a New Hampshire that will lead the nation and compete with the world. Together, we will help our businesses grow and build a stronger economy on a vision of innovation and growth. -Maggie Hassan

When innovations become habits, prescriptions, they must be imagined all over again, made new. -Margo Jefferson

During the last two centuries, there have been many deflations throughout the world. Almost all of them have been good ones precipitated by technological innovation, rising productivity, global capital flows, and sustained economic growth. If farm mechanization cuts the price of wheat, you get a rising living standard. This is good. -Steve Hanke

Every once in a while, a new technology, an old problem, and a big idea turn into an innovation. -Dean Kamen

I'm not speaking in favor of killing innovation. I'm speaking in favor of centrist use of the market, which involves necessarily a considerable degree of regulation. Markets by themselves will get themselves inevitably into inequality and into their own destruction. It will happen again and again. -Paul Samuelson

Fracking has been a real technological change that has caused great innovation in our business, and we've had the benefit of very low gas prices for our customers as a result of that. -Lynn Good

When you lower the cost of access to space, a boom of innovation follows, just as low-cost fiber optics paved the way for the Internet and the cloud services that followed. -Steve Jurvetson

Science, innovation, safety and affordability. Who could oppose United States food policy based on these core principles? Unfortunately, this idea has become unnecessarily controversial in agriculture. -Mike Pompeo

Some opponents of GMO labeling claim that disclosing genetically modified ingredients will increase food prices. But every shopper knows food companies routinely change their labels to make new claims and highlight innovations. -Mike Pompeo

In Wichita, the district I represent, the 'Air Capital of the World,' general aviation is critical to the proper functioning of our airspace and is a key driver of economic growth, innovation, and job creation. -Mike Pompeo

All of our intelligence agencies, our Department of Defense, are all working to meet this threat. But it's a fast moving world; it's a place where offense is easier than defense, and keeping up with the next innovation in cyber-warfare is an enormous challenge. -Mike Pompeo

Kauffman Fellows is not necessarily for people just entering the venture industry but for experienced VCs looking to accelerate their growth. The program is centered around established innovation leaders – if you are looking to grow and become a better investor, you should think about doing this program. -Brad Feld

As I continue to believe that innovation and entrepreneurship are the key drivers to our economic future, it's frustrating to hear such little cogent discussion around it. -Brad Feld

Executives need ample flexibility to respond to the market. That means both reducing costs and increasing innovation. -Mark V. Hurd

America's future as the global leader in innovation remains in the balance until our immigration system is fixed. A large portion of a reform package should focus on updating our system to better reflect the business landscape and market realities of the 21st century. -Brad Feld

Both SOPA and PIPA are toxic. My view is that anyone who supports these bills either doesn't understand what they are supporting or is simply no friend of innovation. And, if you are no friend of innovation, I can't support you in any way, as innovation is the lifeblood of our economy, our country, and what I've dedicated my life to. -Brad Feld

We should explore ways to make us a more amazing species. A more fascinating society. We should embrace our innovations and evolve with them. -Brad Feld

There are signs jobs will be plentiful in the future, if we train and prepare for it. That means investing in technology, innovation, and, as much as Republicans will hate to hear this, renewable energy. -Fabrizio Moreira

Biohackers want to tinker; do fun science; and, in the process, accelerate the pace of biotech innovation. -Ryan Bethencourt

We will fiercely challenge those forces within the education establishment who impede innovation in our schools and who protect and defend inequality and institutional failure. -Campbell Brown

Each major wave of technology innovation has given rise to one or more super-unicorns – companies that could change your life to work at or invest in if you're not lucky/genius enough to be a co-founder. -Aileen Lee

I am committed to ensuring San Francisco remains a center for tech and the innovation capital of the world. -Aileen Lee

I think of jazz as being homage through innovation. Don't quote that as a definition, but it comes pretty close. -Kurt Elling

With clear definitions and a taxonomy that illustrates their relationships, the Inventure Cycle defines the pathway from inspiration to implementation. This framework captures the skills, attitudes, and actions that are necessary to foster innovation and to bring breakthrough ideas to the world. -Steve Blank

Skunk works were emblematic of corporate structures that focused on execution and devalued innovation. -Steve Blank

Innovation in an existing company is not just the sum of great technology, key acquisitions, or smart people. Corporate innovation needs a culture that matches and supports it. -Steve Blank

All too often, a corporate innovation initiative starts and ends with a board meeting mandate to the CEO followed by a series of memos to the staff, with lots of posters and one-day workshops. This typically creates 'innovation theater' but very little innovation. -Steve Blank

The stock market clearly values companies that can deliver disruptive innovation. -Steve Blank

If you bet on Microsoft, you are not going to ask anymore, 'Hey, where is the innovation?' The challenge going forward is how do we keep up with it. -B. Kevin Turner

The Global Financial Crisis and Great Recession posed daunting new challenges for central banks around the world and spurred innovations in the design, implementation, and communication of monetary policy. -Janet Yellen

The financial sector is vital to the economy. A well-functioning financial sector promotes job creation, innovation, and inclusive economic growth. -Janet Yellen

Many financial innovations such as the increased availability of low-cost mutual funds have improved opportunities for households to participate in asset markets and diversify their holdings. -Janet Yellen

Policies to strengthen education and training, to encourage entrepreneurship and innovation, and to promote capital investment, both public and private, could all potentially be of great benefit in improving future living standards in our nation. -Janet Yellen

Our philosophy is that we want to be an ecosystem. Our philosophy is to empower others to sell, empower others to service, making sure the other people are more powerful than us. With our technology, our innovation, our partners – 10 million small business sellers – they can compete with Microsoft and IBM. -Jack Ma

Trust the young people; trust this generation's innovation. They're making things, changing innovation every day. And all the consumers are the same: they want new things, they want cheap things, they want good things, they want unique things. If we can create these kind of things for consumers, they will come. -Jack Ma

I was honoured recently to accept the position of president of Mizrachi U.K. I did so because I believe our eternal challenge as Jews is both straightforward and also awash with complexity: How to sanctify the innovations of the modern world in accordance with our eternal Jewish values? -Ephraim Mirvis

Achievers have an enabling attitude, realism, and a conviction that they themselves were the laboratory of innovation. Their ability to change themselves is central to their success. They have learned to conserve their energy by minimizing the time spent in regret or complaint. Every event is a lesson to them, every person a teacher. -Marilyn Ferguson

We don't have a free market in health care. We need to connect customers up with the cost of care. And to drive innovation that way. -Ken Cuccinelli

We are putting the customer at the center of everything we do and are directing our resources towards those innovations and investments that will strengthen our ability to deliver a better McDonald's experience over time. -Steve Easterbrook

Moving our headquarters to Chicago is another significant step in our journey to build a better McDonald's. This world-class environment will continue to drive business momentum by getting us even closer to customers, encouraging innovation and ensuring great talent is excited about where they work. -Steve Easterbrook

In an era of unprecedented medical innovation, we have to do more to ensure that patients facing terminal illnesses have access to potentially life-saving treatments. -Ron Johnson

Above and beyond, not only are we an innovation company, we are in service of our clients. -Ginni Rometty

Politicians know that structural reforms – to increase competition, foster innovation, and drive institutional change – are the way to tackle structural impediments to growth. But they know that while the pain from reform is immediate, gains are typically delayed and their beneficiaries uncertain. -Raghuram Rajan

We should make innovations in coal-mining and metallurgical industries in particular so as to revitalize the overall economy of the country. -Kim Jong-un

We should raise fierce flames of innovations in the vanguard sectors, basic industrial sectors, and all other sectors of the national economy. -Kim Jong-un

Government is the ultimate monopoly. And monopolies, as any economist will tell you, often breed complacency and a lack of innovation. -Gavin Newsom

By exciting citizens about the new digital opportunity, breaking down silos of competing groups to form a truly open innovation ecosystem and shifting day-to-day resources to focus on big long-term investments for the future, countries can ensure that they break through and bridge the digital gap. -John T. Chambers

The younger you are, the more courage and audacity you will have to set long-term goals and be there to personally work towards your vision. You will have the confidence to take risks because you have time by your side. You can bring innovation into everything you do and constantly reinvent yourself. -Shiv Nadar

Adaptability and constant innovation is key to the survival of any company operating in a competitive market. -Shiv Nadar

Technology business increasingly becomes difficult to predict because technology itself is accelerating in change, and human nature and markets are more stagnant and static. But the dynamic engine of technological innovation continues unabated. -Steve Jurvetson

Too much power in any institution tends to stifle innovation. -Dean Ornish

Really, creation and innovation are part of the French DNA. -Emmanuel Macron

As companies become bigger, the global environment more competitive, and the rate of disruptive technological innovation ever faster, the value to shareholders of attracting the best possible CEO increases correspondingly. -Chrystia Freeland

Executive pay has skyrocketed for many reasons – including the prevalence of overly cozy boards and changing cultural norms about pay – but increasing scale, competition, and innovation have all played major roles. -Chrystia Freeland

One thing America gets right is being open to innovation. Canada and Scandinavia have to do better on that. -Chrystia Freeland

All TV is now digital. It's a platform ripe for innovation; we just haven't seen any beyond picture quality changes. That's a secular problem. -Mark Cuban

You can't allow tradition to get in the way of innovation. There's a need to respect the past, but it's a mistake to revere your past. -Bob Iger

It's every teacher's job to be rigorous about constantly being open to new ideas and innovation. -Brandon Webb

Americans must place greater emphasis on the more subtle dimensions of national power, such as innovation, education, the balance of force and diplomacy, and the quality of political leadership. -Zbigniew Brzezinski

The problem with a lot of marketing advice is that the examples they use are not exactly typical. It's hard for businesses, particularly smaller businesses, to relate to the bold innovations of companies like Apple or Tesla. -Ryan Holiday

There are… certainly more innovations on 'Revolver'… but the truth of the matter is 'Sgt. Pepper' has something that was just completely different and unique at that moment. -Steven Van Zandt

Ultimately, progress and innovation win. -Travis Kalanick

People are sources not just of consumption but of innovation. -Ramez Naam

Without trust, the most essential element of innovation – conflict – becomes impossible. -Patrick Lencioni

If an organization values innovation, you can assume it's safe to speak up with new ideas, leaders will listen, and your voice matters. -Adam Grant

We started Vector with the goal of creating a development platform that would foster and bolster the micro space innovations currently underway and bring the promise of space-based technologies to a much larger pool of entrepreneurs who don't need to be space experts. -Jim Cantrell

Competition-driven innovation and price pressure that commercial practices foster can only make human spaceflight ever more common and U.S. leadership in this domain ever clearer. -Alan Stern

One thing I would say about the Indian consumer is that as much change and as much technology, innovation that you offer to the Indian consumer, the Indian consumer is very receptive and actually keep expecting more, and we have had that great experience. -Chanda Kochhar

In India, we have the opportunity to give innovation the kind of scale that no other country in the world can. Innovation is a necessity. -Chanda Kochhar

Government tends to stifle innovation, and it abhors improvisation. Any good military strategist will tell you that a battle plan rarely survives past the first engagement. After that, you have to improvise to survive and to win. -Betsy DeVos

If innovations were predictable, they wouldn't be discoveries. -Lawrence M. Krauss

We owe a lot when it comes to women in terms of innovation, in terms of education, in terms of progression in life. -Aldis Hodge

Market in India is big enough for several brands. For us, it's about innovation, making best product, and making the ecosystem better and better. If we do that well, then more people will switch from Android to iOS. -Tim Cook

The right focus for the U.S. is on advanced manufacturing – something that requires innovation. -Tim Cook

I don't care whether the technology is invented by our employees. I want to bring everybody's innovations into our ecosystem together. -Masayoshi Son

Yahoo was Jerry Yang's baby. He did a great job creating the baby. Unfortunately, some of the key executives after the foundation of the company couldn't keep up with the technology innovation of the industry. They thought that Yahoo should become a media company. -Masayoshi Son

I said from the very beginning, 'Yahoo should position itself as a technology innovation company, not as a media company.' -Masayoshi Son

The heart and soul of pop is newness, excitement, innovation. -Jack Antonoff

The thing about innovation in financial markets is they're always building on what has come before. It's a natural process. -Blythe Masters

Desperation sometimes drives innovation. -Dara Khosrowshahi

New products, new markets, new investors, and new ways of doing things are the lifeblood of growth. And while each innovation carries potential risk, businesses that don't innovate will eventually diminish. -Adena Friedman

Unless you stay focused on innovation, you can be disintermediated. -Ruth Porat

In India, we have the opportunity to give innovation the kind of scale that no other country in the world can. -Chanda Kochhar

The key thing is to invest in the future, and what that means is – when you're deploying technology or you're a technology business – is to make sure that you're keeping on the innovation cycle, where you're both creating and adopting the new business practices and the new techniques in order to drive your business the right way. -Reid Hoffman

The Internet had a core innovation that made it valuable: The ability to disseminate data over a distributed network in a way that was significantly cheaper than the prior methods. -Fred Ehrsam

Qualcomm is this big innovation house that tries to figure out how we can get as many people as possible using the cellular road map. The smartphone is just the first step along that journey. -Steve Mollenkopf

Blockchain startups are suffering from a crippling, archaic, and antiquated state regulatory system – and it's driving innovation abroad. Many blockchain start-ups trigger or may trigger money transmitter laws and regulations. -Perianne Boring

Bitcore was introduced to give a trusted platform to spur further bitcoin innovation, allowing BitPay to focus on what they do best: acquire merchants. -Perianne Boring

A new product, technology, or innovation – such as Bitcoin – has the potential to give rise both to frauds and high-risk investment opportunities. Potential investors can be easily enticed with the promise of high returns in a new investment space and also may be less skeptical when assessing something novel, new, and cutting-edge. -Perianne Boring

It's been invigorating being back on the West Coast, being at Alphabet, because there is so much innovation. And the big challenge is, how do you think about resource allocation and priorities when you have so many great options? But wearing jeans instead of suits and popping into driverless cars has also been a lot of fun. -Ruth Porat

I believe the passage of a national paid family and medical leave law is not a question of if, but when. But as is so often the case on important public policy issues, we need states and localities to be the incubators of innovation. -Tom Perez

We love serious technology innovations, and there is a strong bias towards large technology innovations that are sort of disruptive to the current market. -Vinod Khosla

New industries are created by entrepreneurs who don't necessarily have subject matter expertise when they get started, yet they are still responsible for most of the innovation we see in society. -Vinod Khosla

There's so much innovation going on, and there are lots of people funding that innovation, but there's very little innovation on that infrastructure for innovation itself, so we like to do that ourselves to help companies create more tech companies. -Naval Ravikant

That's a term that I really like – 'permissionless innovation' – because anybody who has an idea and has a solution can tap into or can leverage the Bitcoin blockchain. -Barry Silbert

There is some risk that if the wrong regulatory regime gets adopted in the U.S., then the center of innovation could move to other countries. If blockchains are the next Internet, that would be a very unfortunate development for the U.S. -David O. Sacks

We know that flat and non-hierarchical systems use information best. I've tried to do that with my own company because it works better that way. And society at large will work better as well if we can get rid of these old institutions and hierarchies. New innovations like the block chain can make this possible. -Patrick M. Byrne

At Coinbase, our mission is to create an open financial system for the world. We believe that open protocols for money will create more innovation, economic freedom, and equality of opportunity in the world, just like the Internet did for publishing information. -Brian Armstrong

Bitcoin has a core technological innovation: The ability to publicly verify ownership, instantly transfer that ownership, and do so without the need for a trusted third party. -Fred Ehrsam

While it's not obvious to people now, in the long-run, the permissionless innovation that Bitcoin enables will ultimately improve the lives of billions of people. -Nick Tomaino

I just spent the last 8 months working on the second edition of 'Mastering Bitcoin,' and I couldn't even scratch the surface of all the innovation that is happening in BTC. -Andreas Antonopoulos

What happens when an industry transitions from using one or more 'smart' and centralized networks to using a common, decentralized, open, and dumb network? A tsunami of innovation that was pent up for decades is suddenly released. -Andreas Antonopoulos

There's all these proofs that go on of identity, of records, and they're quite non-digital. The blockchain innovation really allows us to take everything where there's record keeping, everything where there's trust around record keeping, and it allows us to make that digital, immutable, permanent, and global. -Jeremy Allaire

Everyone, it's okay to say the word 'bitcoin' and acknowledge that it is the actual platform that is driving this innovation that we're all building on. It's also okay to say 'the bitcoin blockchain,' or 'the blockchain,' if you're afraid that people will think you're weird. -Jeremy Allaire

We shook up the industry with our landscape-changing deal to acquire Time Warner, the logical next step in our strategy to bring together world-class content with best-in-class distribution which will drive innovation and more choice for consumers. -Randall L. Stephenson

We're supposed to be bringing out-of-the-box thinking and innovation, and you cannot do that unless you've got diversity… It's everything from gender to ethnicity to geographic diversity. -Julie Sweet

Diversity is critical to innovation. -Julie Sweet

We want the brand of Accenture to be innovation. -Julie Sweet

We need innovation and creativity. -Jared Polis

There is a great deal of innovation occurring in Colorado, with some of the most brilliant minds and creative startup companies in the world formulating climate-change solutions right in our backyard. -Jared Polis

Without net neutrality protections, the Internet would no longer be a free and open ecosystem for innovation. -Jared Polis

The people of California really like innovation. -Geisha Williams

In addition to encouraging failure, I would also encourage companies to broadly create a culture of innovation. That should mean more than just technology and invention; it should mean something millennials know well: Ingenuity. -Cathy Engelbert

Being able to see and recombine existing assets and know-how in new ways allows us to take an 'ingenious approach to innovation' – one that creates even more value from what we already have and know. -Cathy Engelbert

The innovation of our workplace is key to the development of innovative solutions that address the evolving complex challenges of our clients. -Cathy Engelbert

Accelerating technology innovations such as ubiquitous sensors, cheap computing power, and 5G networks will open entirely new opportunities and challenges. -Cathy Engelbert

There is a premium on innovation and commercializing new ideas. -Cathy Engelbert

Deloitte Catalyst is enabling Deloitte and our clients to more easily tap the power of innovation. -Cathy Engelbert

I'm deeply honored to lead Deloitte. I look forward to collaborating with all our people to continue to lead our profession in quality and innovation. Together, we make an impact that matters every day for our clients, the capital markets, communities, and society. -Cathy Engelbert

I have always admired the innovation and impact Apple products and services have on people's lives and hope in some small way I can help contribute to the company's continued success and leadership in changing the world. -Angela Ahrendts

If you're going to turn on an innovation engine, a lot depends on whether managers listen for the brilliance in their employees' ideas that they can then help test, or whether they listen for what's wrong and why it won't work. -Shari L. Ballard

The best leaders begin with an environment that embraces and rewards change and innovation. -Lynne Doughtie

Innovation tends to be quite siloed in most organizations. There is usually a group over in one corner charged with innovation rather than making it everyone's responsibility. -Lynne Doughtie

Cultivating innovative thinking starts at the top. Leaders can foster a culture of innovation by encouraging creativity and experimenting with new ideas. -Lynne Doughtie

'Failing fast' is an important component of cultivating the agility needed for a development project along with continually rebalancing your innovation portfolio. -Lynne Doughtie

Since there is always a risk that an innovation will fail, you must be able to pivot quickly when an idea doesn't perform as planned. -Lynne Doughtie

The most forward-leaning leaders are single-minded about creating company cultures that foster a true spirit of innovation. -Lynne Doughtie

The most resilient companies foster a pervasive culture of innovation at all levels of the organization – one that values risk-taking, embraces experimentation and considers failure an inevitable part of thinking boldly. -Lynne Doughtie

Providing career growth and development opportunities for our people is of paramount importance, and that's why we surround and support our diverse employee team with investments in innovation, technology, training, and a wide variety of programs so they can build great careers. 'Fortune' saw that in KPMG, and we're delighted. -Lynne Doughtie

I have tremendous admiration for companies with the kind of pioneering spirit and innovation eBay has demonstrated from day one. -Bonnie Hammer

The top principle for disruptive and sustaining innovation is that it has to have a laser focus on customers. Innovation begins with their needs and expectations. -Denise Morrison

We are exploring creative models to pursue innovation outside the confines of our normal process, taking calculated risks and learning from them. -Denise Morrison

The business world needs the best talent from both genders to compete in an ever-changing environment and drive innovation. -Denise Morrison

When I was growing up, my father helped kindle my passion for innovation and technology. He was a high-ranking executive at AT&T and used our family dinner table as a focus group. -Denise Morrison

Asteroids are often seen as a threat, but they are also an opportunity. The use of space resources holds a large potential for future technological innovation. -Etienne Schneider

Chinese companies, in their well-capitalized, rapidly growing, and surprisingly lightly regulated markets, have become global innovation leaders. -Adam Lashinsky

Silicon Valley has been this global engine of innovation and economic growth over the last few decades, but a tidal wave of innovation that has been focused very much in the digital realm. -Bjarke Ingels

We've got to get the public back into watching Test matches – speeding up the game with innovation is one way forward. -Geoffrey Boycott

I want the best people, not just on the banking side but on innovation and technology. -Ana Patricia Botin

Creativity is our North Star. This way of working and this speed, this new opening and innovation, putting everything in discussion must remain at the base of what we do. -Marco Bizzarri

I want China to stop appropriating our technology. China is, through forced technology transfer and through stealing our technology, but really forced technology transfer, is cutting out the beating heart of American innovation. -Steve Bannon

When we started, there was lots of formalwear made with quality fabrics, but Loro Piana's innovation was to use these in casualwear, too. -Pier Luigi Loro Piana

I'm absolutely confident – in fact, I'm optimistic that by focusing on quality and innovation in Medicare – that we can save that program for the long term in a very positive way. -Kevin Brady

We think Medicare Advantage is a key part of healthcare and is bringing some of the innovation – I think a lot of the innovation – back to that marketplace for seniors. -Kevin Brady

It's during wartime that innovations happen. -Bill Pullman

Sell your intellectual property based on a track record of success and innovation. -Tahl Raz

Sure, Google's and Apple's ecosystems look a little different, but they are meant to do pretty much the same thing. For the two companies, innovation on mobile essentially means catching up to the other's growing list of features. -Om Malik

My definition of media? 'Anything which owns attention.' This could be a game or, perhaps, a platform. Ironically, the media tends to associate media with publishing – digital or otherwise – which, in turn, is too narrow a way to consider not only the media but also the reality of the competitive landscape and media-focused innovation. -Om Malik

By leveraging technology, innovation, and the power of community, Weight Watchers will be able to realize the full growth potential of the business. -Mindy Grossman

I am honored to join the Under Armour Board, and look forward to seeing how a founder and CEO operates a dynamic and fast-growing company known for innovation and its competitive edge. -Karen Katz

In innovation, you're trying to create something from nothing. -David Cohen

If you look at the history of innovation, the innovations coming through the defence department have been some of the most important innovations ever. Little things like drones, sensors, and the Internet of Things are defence-type initiatives, but the big one is the Internet itself. -David Cohen

In order for America to remain the leader in medical innovation, we must reduce costs, ease regulatory burdens, and increase the efficacy of producing new treatments and cures here in the U.S. -Cathy McMorris Rodgers

To ensure that America remains the leader in medical innovation, we must reduce the costs of developing life-saving drugs and ensure that there are appropriate economic incentives in place to produce them. -Cathy McMorris Rodgers

With the right policies and regulations, the opportunities for American medical advancement and scientific innovation are boundless. -Cathy McMorris Rodgers

The IP standards advanced countries favour typically are designed not to maximise innovation and scientific progress, but to maximise the profits of big pharmaceutical companies and others able to sway trade negotiations. -Joseph Stiglitz

Those who have contributed great positive innovations to our society, from the pioneers of genetic understanding to the pioneers of the Information Age, have received a pittance compared with those responsible for the financial innovations that brought our global economy to the brink of ruin. -Joseph Stiglitz

Just based on the primary adage of the necessity breeding innovation, it was just like 'Well, what makes me the guitar player that I am?' and I feel like I listen to so much different music, and I'm a student of so many genres of music, and I feel like it's fun to apply those things and anything super applicable to any type of music. -Synyster Gates

Google is a company whose very existence depends on innovation – on inventing things that are new and didn't exist before – and on refining existing ideas and technologies to allow consumers to do things they couldn't do before. -Daniel Levitin

Glass and wearable technology is an example of another step in consumer-facing innovation that will change how we share the music experience with our fans in the future. -David Bryan

The danger of writing a so-called thriller is that in your last 100 pages, all of these really interesting characters you've created are just running away from something or toward something, but they're no longer capable of innovation or discovery. -Noah Hawley

The most important thing we do to encourage innovation is give people the freedom to fail. And I think you can articulate that and establish that as a value in a lot of different ways. I don't want to say celebrate the failures, but in a lot of respects, it's sort of that. -Bobby Kotick

Throughout Johnson Space Center's history, contributions to STEM innovation and discoveries has been both through new technologies developed to advance human spaceflight and through educating, inspiring, and hiring students in STEM fields. -Ellen Ochoa

My choice of this business, and that I relatively enjoy innovation and research, is greatly related to my father. -Zhou Qunfei

In pursuing economic growth, India and the United States share similar values and similar challenges. We understand that the global economy is here to stay. To keep growing and leading the world in innovation and opportunity, the United States and India must trade freely, openly, and according to the principles of the global marketplace. -Henry Paulson

As a steward of the U.S.economy and financial systems, the Treasury has helped lay the groundwork for the American economy to become a model of strength, flexibility, dynamism, resiliency. This is a system that generates growth, creates jobs and wealth, rewards initiative, and fosters innovation. -Henry Paulson

There needs to be a bigger focus on creative innovation versus business models and cash flow. -Nancy Dubuc

Hearst makes smart investments and partnerships across important industries, and HearstLive is the perfect opportunity to highlight the amazing innovations coming out of all of those brands. -Nancy Dubuc

We have brought down emissions in this country through our legal system and through technological innovation. We can do this on our own. We don't have to have the permission of countries all over the world to do that. -Mike Lee

In our view, the main role of the government in the green transition is to ensure a predictable framework and a level playing field for innovation, industry, and enterprise. And, most importantly, to provide clear direction. -Erna Solberg

Norway has had a carbon tax in place for a long time. This has not slowed down industrial development. Rather, it has encouraged innovation and the development of solutions that reduce emissions and bring down operating costs. -Erna Solberg

We undertook a huge internal transformation to sharpen our customer focus, step up innovation, improve productivity to ensure competitiveness, change our culture, and simplify our ways of working so that our size and scale became a competitive advantage rather than a bureaucratic hangover after years of diversification. -Frans van Houten

We knew we could put the company on the right side of history by decisive transformative action and by redefining our purpose to improving people's lives through innovation. -Frans van Houten

Perhaps sooner than we think, African innovations will help the rest of the world create lasting social and economic value. -Frans van Houten

Government should create the environment and incentives to stimulate investment in sustainable innovation, take away barriers, and accelerate adoption, even in turbulent economic times. -Frans van Houten

Government should seek more strategic approaches to developing dynamic, resilient infrastructure. Business must be more creative in offering financing solutions as partners with government, and people must support sustainable innovation as a public policy priority. -Frans van Houten

Time may not be on our side, but innovation is. -Frans van Houten

City farming is not only possible, it is the very definition of the kind of meaningful, sustainable innovation we will need to meet the grand challenges of the 21st century: climate change; population growth; ageing population; urbanization; rising demand for energy, food and water; poverty; and access to healthcare. -Frans van Houten

Meaningful innovation can be an important catalyst in encouraging resilience in seniors, keeping them independent and engaged. -Frans van Houten

Sustainable solutions based on innovation can create a more resilient world only if that innovation is focused on the health and well-being of its inhabitants. And it is at that point – where technology and human needs intersect – that we will find meaningful innovation. -Frans van Houten

At the core, Philips is an innovation company. And for innovation to work, you need to look for the unmet needs. -Frans van Houten

We have transformed Philips into a focused leader in health technology, delivering innovation to help people manage their health. -Frans van Houten

We are addressing duplication and complexity. At the same time, we are investing more in research and development, speeding up the time to market of new innovations, and expanding our sales force in markets where growth is to be found, like Turkey, Russia, the Mideast, China, and southeast Asia. -Frans van Houten

I thought the chances of becoming a Nobel Prize laureate were minuscule because there are so many other innovations and discoveries that happen almost every day. -Joachim Frank

There is a fear of innovation because people are afraid of job loss. -Richard Edelman

First thing we're going to do with the benefits of tax reform is we're going to invest in innovation. We're going to invest in capital, new product lines. It's going to create more manufacturing jobs and our shareholders are going to benefit, too. We're going to improve dividends, share repurchase. -Dennis Muilenburg

As we continue to drive the benefits of integrating our enterprise skills, capabilities, and experience – what we call operating as 'One Boeing' – we will find new and better ways to engage and inspire employees, deliver innovation that drives customer success, and produce results to fuel future growth and prosperity for all our stakeholders. -Dennis Muilenburg

The future of innovation has to include not only the technology, but economic viability. -Dennis Muilenburg

Boeing has won in the marketplace for 100 years because of innovation, and we need to continue to invest in innovation for the future. And our cash generation strength is what allows us to do that. -Dennis Muilenburg

The opportunity ahead of us in terms of transforming how we design and build, how we manufacture, is even greater than some of the product innovation that we're going to bring to the table. -Dennis Muilenburg

In the long run, competition makes us better… it drives innovation. -Dennis Muilenburg

Science, logic, and truth should not be partisan issues; they are the cornerstones of fields that have made the United States a leader in innovation and a better place for everyone to live. -Bill Foster

If we choose to ignore science and refuse to fund important scientific research, we voluntarily cede our place as a world leader in innovation. -Bill Foster

Innovation really is the life blood of our American economy… looking back at the stories of Thomas Edison, Alexander Graham Bell, and the Wright Brothers, you look at emergence to technology innovation and what it has done for our economy. We need to continue that. -Dan Lipinski

The Federal Government plays a critical role in innovation in our country and has throughout our history. -Dan Lipinski

Not all research is going to be turned into some new innovation, but there are some things that can be and that haven't been, and I think the federal government has a proper role to play in doing that. -Dan Lipinski

Legal immigrants have been an engine of economic growth, innovation, and entrepreneurship on this continent for longer than we have been a nation. -Luis Gutierrez

Competition is one of the most important drivers of innovation because you have to stay in the race. You have to think of something new, and if you don't, well, of course you should leave the market. -Margrethe Vestager

Diverse groups do best at complex problems and innovation when the facts aren't clear: each individual's perspective allows him or her to tackle challenges differently and, when stuck, rely on others' differing points of views to progress. -Alain Dehaze

Countries which favour openness and the mobility of skilled talent secure the development of more diverse and culturally rich work environments, a higher level of innovation, as well as entrepreneurship and wider international networks. -Alain Dehaze

Digital innovations have the potential to transform the recruitment industry, and the Adecco Group is taking the lead. -Alain Dehaze

By strengthening the core of our business and leading in digital innovation, we will accelerate growth, enhance our margin, and deliver increased total shareholder returns. -Alain Dehaze

I am a passionate advocate for developing the future workforce, addressing complex social problems, and shaping a regulatory framework. These three subjects all revolve around greater innovation and growth. -Pierre Nanterme

We've truly transformed Accenture capabilities to help our clients embrace the new, applying innovation and intelligence at the heart of their organizations. -Pierre Nanterme

The need to go digital remains a top priority for clients, and we are investing aggressively to drive innovation and deliver digital transformation. -Pierre Nanterme

In Dublin, we open The Dock, our new multidisciplinary innovation R&D and incubation hub where all elements of our innovation architecture come to life. The Dock is a launch pad for our more than 200 researchers to innovate with clients and acquisition partners with a particular focus on artificial intelligence. -Pierre Nanterme

We are always looking ahead to anticipate what next, and our unique innovation architecture enables us to take an innovation-led approach to help our clients invent the future. -Pierre Nanterme

When I think about strong innovations in term of automation, robotics, cognitive computing, and artificial intelligence, they are coming a lot from the Philippines and from India as well. -Pierre Nanterme

As a company powered by technology and digital innovation, believes strongly in ensuring equal access and opportunity for all within the technology sector. -Gillian Tans

From the early days, has been disruptive. Our aim is to create the best product for our customers, and we do that through constant innovation and testing. -Gillian Tans

Trade and investment are good for innovation – open economies allow new ideas and technologies to diffuse more quickly from wherever they are created. -Arancha Gonzalez

The representatives of young professionals and woman entrepreneurs deserve seats at the big table to evolve viable, efficient, and sustainable solutions for problems the world is faced with. Without their participation, there will always be a deficit of compassion and innovation. -Arancha Gonzalez

The U.S. has always been a global innovation vanguard – driving advancements in computing, communication, and media to rail, automobiles, and aeronautics. -Shervin Pishevar

We are building a brain trust of leading app talent. These are very highly regarded developers, and SGN is blessed to have them join to help build a great company that brings innovation, creativity, and joy to our users. -Shervin Pishevar

A culture that only recognizes and rewards the same set of attributes results in less collaboration, creativity, and innovation. If we only reward the loudest voices or the sharpest elbows, then we're missing out on the full range of talent. -Peggy Johnson

Looking at the world through a sustainability lens not only helps us 'future proof' our supply chain, it also fuels innovation and drives brand growth. -Paul Polman

Taking proactive action on climate change is essential to ensuring that Unilever remains a viable business in the future. We will also reap the benefits in innovation, new product development, and cost efficiencies. -Paul Polman

In the wake of digitalization megatrends such as mobile Internet, the Internet of things, and big data, digital innovations are creating development opportunities faster than ever. -Alexander De Croo

I'm a 30-year businessperson. I believe in American business. I believe in American ingenuity, and I believe in American innovation. -Tom Steyer

As a Californian, I feel lucky to live in what is truly the Golden State – a place of sunshine, agricultural bounty, natural beauty, technological innovation, and boundless optimism. -Tom Steyer

We need constant change, technological innovation capability, and high productivity to survive in the fierce competitive environment. -Joe Kaeser

Like Siemens, the UAE is big on innovation. It has become famous as a think tank for thought leadership in areas of interest to the world – and to Siemens. -Joe Kaeser

When people consume, they want more. Then they choose the best, and you suddenly get innovation coming in. Now combine that with desperation and people wanting to get a better life: you have a potent combination for innovation. -Anand Mahindra

Sometimes the only kind of innovation comes when you have some solitude; when you step away. -Anand Mahindra

My aspiration is that M&M become one of the most customer-centric organizations in the world. If we focus on understanding our customers, we will be able to develop customer-centric innovations. -Anand Mahindra

As we contemplate a world which is still choosing to deploy technological innovation in a way that deepens inequality and divisions within and between nations, we need to set global foundations back on track. -Sharan Burrow

Technological innovation is bringing digital solutions to sectors that have previously lacked access to technology, including the non-profit community. -Tae Yoo

Social incubators not only create economic impact but also have impact across sectors, such as healthcare, education, and the environment. As the interest in social innovation increases, there is a greater need to help existing programs improve and build new programs. -Tae Yoo

Together, we have the power to inspire, connect, and deliver on new opportunities and rich experiences that can open doors to innovation and progress while growing global economies and increasing well-being. -Tae Yoo

Finding innovative ways to deliver vaccines to children in developing countries is at the heart of our work. The very fact that we don't have people on the ground but rather work in an alliance with other organizations is itself an innovation that was the basis of GAVI's establishment in 2000. -Seth Berkley

The challenge of pollution and global warming is no longer the science, or the rate of innovation, but the rate of implementation: We have the clean solutions; now let's bundle them and install them. -Jens Martin Skibsted

A structured design approach can heighten the hit rate in the fuzzy front end of innovation processes in public and private sectors. -Jens Martin Skibsted

Design is a powerful factor in communication between disciplines and stakeholders and can transform knowledge into creative, human-oriented solutions that can promote companies' and countries' competitive ability and foster innovation and growth. -Jens Martin Skibsted

Strong policies and innovation can make the difference for energy security, climate change, air quality, and universal access to modern energy services in parallel – in short, building a secure, affordable, sustainable energy system that is available to all. -Fatih Birol

By decarbonizing the global economy and limiting climate change, world leaders can unleash a wave of innovation, support the emergence of new industries and jobs, and generate vast economic opportunities. -Johan Rockstrom

It is essential to ensure that the Fourth Industrial Revolution is a sustainable one for people and planet. It could even drive greater innovation, not only for short-term benefits and solutions for human wealth but also long-term solutions that benefit all and enable planetary stability. -Johan Rockstrom

Philanthropic funding can play a vital role in testing and stimulating innovation that, when proven, can be implemented at scale by business or government. -Sergio Ermotti

Technology in renewable energy has already led to many innovations in business models, products, and solutions. -Tulsi Tanti

It is through technological innovation and the pursuit of sustainable social, economic, and ecological development that we can chart the country's path to progress and power a greener tomorrow. -Tulsi Tanti

The field of wind energy has immeasurable scope for innovation, translating to real world applications and tremendous economic opportunity. -Tulsi Tanti

I'm in favor of inequality if it comes about from people making great innovations that make us all better off. And I think those people deserve to be rich. But the people who get rich by lobbying the Congress to give them special protections that come out of the hides of the workers seems to be a bad idea. -Angus Deaton

If someone thinks of something, some new innovation that benefits us all, and the market works properly, they get richly rewarded for that, and that's just terrific, and that creates inequality. -Angus Deaton

The key is to somehow find a way of tackling rent-seeking, crony capitalism, and corruption – legal and illegal – and build fairer, more equal society without compromising innovation or entrepreneurship. -Angus Deaton

Our work at the OECD shows that migration, if well managed, can spur growth and innovation. Unfortunately, in the past, migration has not always been well managed: migrants have been concentrated in ghetto-like conditions, with few public services or employment prospects. -Jose Angel Gurria

Creating a global platform for collaboration in education research and innovation has been the PISA initiative's aspiration from its conception in the late 1990s. -Jose Angel Gurria

Reforms to product and labour markets, education, innovation, green growth, competition, taxes, health – they are the things that should be the object of our primary focus in the context of a long-term strategy to restore sustained growth. -Jose Angel Gurria

It is difficult to predict technology more than 10 years out with any certitude, but what I observe is that change and innovation happens earlier and faster than we expect. We are constantly surprised at what technology can do. -Jared Cohen

When you work in a culture that thrives on innovation and is constantly moving into unchartered territory, you're going to hit dead ends. But to be successful over the long term, remember what you've learned and move on from it quickly. -Mark Parker

One of the challenges of innovation is challenging a set model. A traditional way to manufacture footwear existed for hundreds of years. Now we have a whole new way. -Mark Parker

Collaboration among individuals, brands, and industries will only continue to accelerate as technology facilitates and enables greater connection in real time from anywhere in the world. It's why we're experiencing such an unprecedented pace of innovation in every aspect of our lives. -Mark Parker

I don't think you need a certificate to truly legitimize you or authenticate you as a designer. I think real innovation and creativity can come from everywhere. -Mark Parker

Prior to Katrina, the South Bronx and New Orleans' Ninth Ward had a lot in common. Both were largely populated by poor people of color, both hotbeds of cultural innovation: think hip-hop and jazz. Both are waterfront communities that host both industries and residents in close proximity of one another. -Majora Carter

The E-government cabinet, E-health services, online voting, online pre-filled tax returns, e-mobile parking, are all examples of Estonian innovation, but far more importantly, they are examples of the transformative power of intensive and extensive use of Information Technology in the public sector. -Toomas Hendrik Ilves

Venture for America operates in communities that could generally use more innovation: Detroit, New Orleans, Baltimore, and other U.S. cities. So I'm obviously a big believer in innovation and progress as key drivers of economic growth and prosperity. -Andrew Yang

If technology is designed mostly by white males, who make up roughly half our population, we're missing out on the innovation, solutions, and creativity that a broader pool of talent can bring to the table. -Kimberly Bryant

Our goal is to really have young women of color embrace the tech marketplace and the tech innovation space as both leaders and creators. -Kimberly Bryant

I had originally wanted to be a lawyer. Even when I went to college and majored in engineering, I still thought I'd get a law degree. Then I started taking electrical engineering classes where I saw some of the innovation happening around computers and solid-state technology in the mid '80s. -Kimberly Bryant

When you are only one vendor, there is a very low rate of innovation. You think the old architecture is just fine, and it can just happily exist for many years. -Peter Levine

Many of humanity's most intractable challenges will only be solved through market-driven innovation. -Joe Lonsdale

America has the greatest military in the world, and it's up to our leaders to set the bar for what a 21st century military culture of innovation with transparent, collaborative leadership looks like. -Joe Lonsdale

Scheduled shipping is one of many inventions that has made New York a global capital of innovation and creativity – from Willis Carrier's invention of air conditioning in Buffalo and George Eastman's breakthrough film technology in Rochester to the rise of hip-hop in the South Bronx and the world's first cell phone call in Midtown Manhattan. -Joe Gebbia

'British Vogue' is a great magazine with a legacy of creativity and innovation. -Edward Enninful

Co-innovation between a startup and an enterprise works best when each party fills a gap in the other's capabilities and when they share equitably in both the work and the rewards. -Maciej Kranz

The thing about innovation is, where do you stop? There are movements across the world where people are asking restaurateurs to bring back the regular plate. So, yes, we are fed up of drinking out of shoes and eating out of hats. -Ranveer Brar

Trade is not the cause for unemployment. In fact, the biggest drivers for unemployment are innovation and increased productivity. It has nothing to do with trade. -Roberto Azevedo

Is the investment community critical to our economic success? Yes. Free markets, innovation, access to credit, venture capital, and strong labor rights – these have been the underpinnings of our economic vitality, from laying railways to broadband lines. -Reshma Saujani

I'm very much looking forward to relentlessly focusing on ensuring an excellent guest experience, removing unnecessary complexity from our operations, championing innovation, and pursuing our mission of making better food accessible to more people. -Steve Ells

People said, 'MySpace is going to rule and dominate all Internet; all young people will live on MySpace.' Well, along comes Facebook. And, obviously, all the innovation that Apple is doing. -David Drummond

The most important thing to remember here is that the Internet is not broken, and all of the innovation that we've seen since inception has been based on it being free and open. -Brian Schatz

People see the speed; people see the innovation, the relentless innovation, and that's what Google is about. -Patrick Pichette

The history of innovation is the story of ideas that seemed dumb at the time. -Andy Dunn

The federal government should encourage rather than micromanage market reform in all 50 states. Since health care is local, private-sector innovation in conjunction with state-level reform of the individual and small-group markets is a better approach. -Ron Williams

Having no choice doesn't result in innovation and performance improvement. -Ron Williams

We are a wealthy country. We also are the global engine of innovation in health care, whether it's the pharmaceutical industry or the creation of medical devices. -Ron Williams

Most innovation is not done by research institutes and national laboratories. It comes from manufacturing – from companies that want to extend their product reach, improve their costs, increase their returns. What's very important is in-house research. -Vaclav Smil

Collaboration and augmentation are the foundational principles of innovation. -Vaclav Smil

When you have different kinds of scientific and mathematical minds approaching problems, you will get more solutions. This leads to more innovation and more creative design. -Eileen Pollack

If you have to improve your fuel efficiency every year, it leads to innovation. -Alan Mulally

It takes courage for a leader to identify and confront self-imposed barriers, to put in place the personal strategies required to unleash the energy, innovation, and commitment to self-development. -Frances Hesselbein

We started paying everyone 100% bonuses. We removed any sort of performance management system where you put down your goals for the quarter, or the year, then try measuring against those goals because when you are dealing with innovation, that has no meaning. -Naveen Tewari

I'm not an advocate of true rhymes, I don't think. I think that everyone who writes musical theater needs to know how to do true rhymes, because that's the tradition of it, but I do think that in order for the art form to grow, it's important to not let tradition get in the way of innovation. -Robert Lopez

Serious people need to work hard to reduce the debt, reduce taxes, and slash regulation on the small businesses and families that are the lifeblood of new jobs and innovation in our state. -Wendy Long

Whether an economic boom is fueled by the fashion industry or technology innovations, it needs a brick-and-mortar foundation. This is not only true in New York and San Francisco; wherever you live, you can find a local hotspot positioned to attract interest from businesses, consumers and investors. -David Lichtenstein

Part of innovation is, fake it until you make it. Keep trying things, but it's not just the random trying. -Bozoma Saint John

Why is it that, when we want to think outside the proverbial box, we often put ourselves in one? We gather our team in a conference room, plaster the walls with sticky paper, and wait for the ideas to flow in a stream of marker scribbles. How often has your quest for innovation peaked at renovation – new dressing on old ideas? -Charles Best

One thing that gets missed a lot is that DonorsChoose is merely a place where teachers post wish lists. That doesn't do justice to the level of innovation that we see taking place on our site. -Charles Best

Reverse innovation is an innovation that is first adopted in developing markets and flows uphill to mature markets. This concept directs forward-looking companies to look beyond industrialized nations to draw new ideas, products, and processes from emerging economies. -Dinesh Paliwal

Leaders who can push themselves beyond their comfort zones and understand how to harness the power of reverse innovation have the chance to become the next great visionaries. -Dinesh Paliwal

The real competitive advantage will come to countries and companies who differentiate their offerings through education, innovation, and productivity. -Dinesh Paliwal

Whether you lead an early-stage startup or a well-established company, it is critical to challenge yourself and your team to prepare for the next disruptive force – be it a shift in the market, a new consumer trend, or a competing innovation. -Dinesh Paliwal

We should be biased toward action. We are trying to be a nimble and cohesive culture where people can be heard and there is openness and innovation. -Dinesh Paliwal

With every new social network, smartphone feature, and digital diversion, innovation-driven consumer companies must constantly redefine their categories and, in some cases, redefine themselves to ensure they remain both relevant and differentiated in the minds of consumers. -Dinesh Paliwal

All leading brands started with and still possess the DNA of innovation and creativity, but it is often limited to one or two areas such as design or engineering. For a company to prosper, it must inject this innovative spirit into every aspect of the business. -Dinesh Paliwal

The big deal for me has always been innovation. -Dinesh Paliwal

Creating a future requires a profound and yes, unrealistic, vision of what is possible. But it is fantasy and wonder that drive technology and innovation. -Kameron Hurley

As much as innovation is important, I think we also need to just make stuff. If we look at Kenya, where I'm from, as an example, we are importing everything down to toothpicks. -Ory Okolloh

Press and Internet freedom correlate against economic and social success, GDP, innovation, number of patents filed, and educational attainment. The more freedom there is, the more information, the more choice, and ultimately, more power for each individual. -Ory Okolloh

Democrats have consistently been the party that supports small businesses to drive the new economy forward. That's where innovation comes from. -Seth Moulton

I am honoured to be appointed as the first chief executive of UKRI. My ambition is to make UKRI the world's leading research and innovation public funding agency. -Mark Walport

I look forward to working closely with the Research Councils, Innovate UK, and Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE), as we work together to create UKRI. I also look forward to working closely with all of our research and innovation communities to provide a strong and coherent voice for U.K. science and innovation. -Mark Walport

David Sainsbury has been good for science and good for innovation in the U.K. He has been an outstanding science minister and shown extraordinary passion and commitment to his portfolio. -Mark Walport

Forensic science offers great potential, as it draws on almost every discipline and, in doing so, creates widespread opportunity for innovation. -Mark Walport

There's a historical view that adding process into a scrappy start-up kills innovation, but I'm a firm believer that you need process at some point to remain agile. -Belinda Johnson

We are very excited about launching Ola in Australia and see immense potential for the ride-sharing ecosystem in a country which embraces new technology and innovation. -Bhavish Aggarwal

I fully agree with innovation and letting the best product win. -Bhavish Aggarwal

Being editor-in-chief of the 'Guardian' and 'Observer' is an enormous privilege and responsibility, leading a first-class team of journalists revered around the world for outstanding reporting, independent thinking, incisive analysis, and digital innovation. -Katharine Viner

The story of our species is one of overcoming existential risk through new forms of cooperation and innovation. -David Grinspoon

I believe there are a lot of inefficiencies in the way technical innovation happens. -Hilary Mason

Cool innovation might happen in startups, but they often lack the resources or the deep expertise in the problems they want to address. -Hilary Mason

India is a fertile ground for entrepreneurs, given its large pool of world-class talent and resources. India's ability to generate wealth and create social good will come if we let entrepreneurs flourish by encouraging and enabling innovation. -Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw

We need to ask ourselves: What use is our scientific endeavor and innovation when they are inaccessible to the people who need them the most? It is only when the benefits of research reach the person on the lowest rung of the economic ladder that it can be considered to have delivered true value. -Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw

I have successfully challenged the Western world's existing model of pharmaceutical innovation, which leads to the creation of monopolistic markets for novel, life-saving drugs that deliver high margins at low volumes. -Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw

I think that size is not the key to innovation. Scale doesn't confirm an innovation advantage. -Kenneth Frazier

We are at our best when we are at our proudest. Canadians need to harness that confidence in every arena, not just the ice rink. The Maple Leaf stands for quality, thoughtfulness, and innovation, so let's brand it proudly on the things that we've invented, created, and figured out. -Tobias Lutke

The culture is what creates the foundation for all future innovation. If you break the culture, you break the machine that creates your products. -Brian Chesky

I think tech is driving most of the innovation and will continue to for a very, very long time. -Michael Seibel

Rules designed for the Ma Bell monopoly during the era of rotary phones were a poor fit for the greatest innovation of our time, the Internet. -Ajit Pai

The bottom line is this: I want America to be at the forefront of innovation in the broadcast sector, the wireless sector, and every other sector of the communications industry. -Ajit Pai

The FCC should facilitate, rather than frustrate, innovation. -Ajit Pai

I would argue that the U.S. health care system is broken for reasons other than innovation. -John Carreyrou

U.N.-orchestrated gatherings are typically the death of all spontaneity and innovation. -Uzodinma Iweala

From Lady Carlisle's trip to Moscow in 1663 to Veronica Atkinson's tour of duty during the 1989 Romanian revolution, it is clear that very little has changed. Four hundred years of innovation, liberation, and improvement clearly bypassed the Foreign Office while making its rounds through Westminster. -Amanda Foreman

NewSpace is everything we want in this nation: energy, entrepreneurship, and excitement that spurs education, innovation, and an enlightened approach to the future. -Rick Tumlinson

I think if more people actually pursued what they loved, we'd have a lot more innovation and creativity. -Jennifer Hyman

Industries that are chaotic are ripe for innovation. They are open to anyone who has an idea. -Jennifer Hyman

A wonderful innovation of the Occupy Wall Street movement was the use of the human microphone – the name given to the body of the audience repeating, amplifying, each statement made by the speaker. -Amitava Kumar

The private sector is the innovation engine of our economy, and more private-sector businesses and organizations than ever are recognizing that training, promoting, and retaining women is essential to their continued competitiveness – and their bottom line. -Martha McSally

Historically, people have flocked to Silicon Valley because of the belief that that's where the latest innovation is happening. It's a snowball effect. -Taavet Hinrikus

People need the financial sector to be safe; people also need the financial sector to go through a massive phase of innovation. That means delivering on the positive rhetoric, like around settlement accounts, not allowing Open Banking to be diluted, and leading the way on AML. -Taavet Hinrikus

Without immigration, nations would stagnate. It is key for innovation and for economic growth. -Taavet Hinrikus

There's always been a lot of interest in the tech community about how to foster innovation and creativity – both within a company but also in the ecosystem of a tech cluster. In both cases, creating opportunities for people who don't encounter each other normally to meet and talk is key. -Taavet Hinrikus

We built TransferWise focused on customer innovation. That means we build our product based first and foremost on our customers. -Taavet Hinrikus

Bitcoin and the whole discussion around it shows how big a need there is for innovation about what money is and how it is stored. -Taavet Hinrikus

Young people are the entrepreneurs of the future, and we should be looking to them as one of our sources of innovation for the high streets of tomorrow. -Theo Paphitis

Creativity is, after all, lauded as the engine of business innovation. -Matthew Walker

Government after government has prioritized the preservation of corporatist loyalties over the promotion of economic growth and emphasized clientelist distribution over entrepreneurial innovation and creation of level economic playing field. -Denise Dresser

For too long, government officials have tinkered with Mexico's economic structure through piecemeal reforms that seek to ensure political stability but that do not address the key obstacles to greater innovation and competitiveness. -Denise Dresser

Without the ambition to raise oneself to life's challenges, growth and innovation would never happen. -Mark Goulston

There's a teacher at the Renzo Gracie Academy in New York named John Danaher. He's leading this whole group of fighters named the Danaher Death Squad, and they're revolutionizing how that world works. I actually went and signed up for classes mostly because, man, if there's innovation like that happening in New York, I want to be around it. -Chris Gethard

If you give the boss all the decision-making power, they see the world through their eyes. The big innovations are generally such a shift that they won't see it. For a long time, it looked like it was just inevitable that you would get slow and bureaucratic. -Scott Cook

There's a lot of buzz words in the business world these days – Design thinking, innovation, fast-failure, disruption, cross-functional leadership – and at the heart of every one of these concepts is the ability for people to make small moves forward, learn, iterate. -Mel Robbins

Scholars are deeply gratified when their ideas catch on. And they are even more gratified when their ideas make a difference – improving motivation, innovation, or productivity, for example. But popularity has a price: people sometimes distort ideas and, therefore, fail to reap their benefits. -Carol S. Dweck

When entire companies embrace a growth mindset, their employees report feeling far more empowered and committed; they also receive far greater organizational support for collaboration and innovation. -Carol S. Dweck

In tech communities, we consider disruption the way to lead to innovation. -Ayanna Pressley

Properly targeted public investment can do much to boost economic performance, generating aggregate demand quickly, fueling productivity growth by improving human capital, encouraging technological innovation, and spurring private-sector investment by increasing returns. -Michael Spence

Vulcan Inc. is a unique organization that unites commercial, philanthropic, research, policy, and technology innovation. Our goals are ambitious – from saving Africa's elephants to unlocking the secrets of the human brain to building sustainable communities and opening up access to space. -Paul Allen

Secrecy is the underlying mistake that makes every innovation go wrong in Michael Crichton novels and films! If AI happens in the open, then errors and flaws may be discovered in time… perhaps by other, wary AIs! -David Brin

Bringing in innovation and youth is not a bad thing: it is a courageous choice. -Paolo Maldini

As technology plays a major role inside and outside the classroom, we want to make sure education innovation is accessible. -Sal Khan

I'm in favour of innovation, just as long as the game does not suffer for it. -Carlo Ancelotti

'Piper's Pit' was totally unscripted – everything just happened – thus, innovation was a challenging must to accomplish. -Roddy Piper

One thing I've been doing at Baidu is running a workshop on the strategy of innovation. The idea is that innovation is not these random unpredictable acts of genius but that, instead, one can be very systematic in creating things that have never been created before. -Andrew Ng

DRDO should introspect to make themselves more nimble towards innovation. -Nirmala Sitharaman

The world needs more standardization, less innovation. -Steve Eisman

Financial innovation is an oxymoron. It's very rare that there is something that's actually financial innovation. It's a euphemism for hiding leverage. -Steve Eisman

The term 'innovative' or 'innovation' is often vague or ambiguous. But in our definition, innovation means to make something which people think impossible possible. -Satoru Iwata

The United States ran the table on Internet innovations, creating companies like Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Intel, Apple, Cisco, Twitter, Amazon, eBay, YouTube, and others. Europe and Japan scarcely contributed. -Edward Conard

What is the upside of inequality? I would say that it's a deep pool of properly trained, highly motivated talent that is endeavoring to create innovation that grows our knowledge-based economy. -Edward Conard

There are two ways to think about the one percent – the Bernie Sanders way, where we're all competing for a zero-sum pie where it's just a question of negotiations. The second way, which is the one I put forward, is no, it's really innovation in a knowledge-based economy. -Edward Conard

America has a unique combination of talent, a vibrant business environment, and access to global markets, which has enabled U.S. companies like Intel to foster economic growth and innovation. -Brian Krzanich

Students from other E.U. countries are worth billions to our economy and help drive it through their hard work and innovation. -Anna Soubry

Participatory democracies. Open economies. Web-based communication. All American innovations to the great conundrums of the globe. -Chris Murphy

When lots of stores compete, the result is a combination of better prices for you, better deals for developers, and more investment in new content and innovation. -Tim Sweeney

Open platforms encourage innovation. Whenever you have a closed platform, a monopoly on commerce, and all these platform rules, it stifles innovation. -Tim Sweeney

India can make rapid economic progress to become a developed country only through a globally competitive economy, which requires assured access to the markets and technological innovations of the United States and some of its allies such as Israel and Japan. -Subramanian Swamy

Governments cannot do innovation. There are too many audits, and no one stays in a role for long enough. -Ajay Piramal

With innovation, there is always risk. -Reggie Fils-Aime

You need to run the company on an even keel, and you need to be thinking about the company long-term and how to drive your next innovation. -Reggie Fils-Aime

For Nintendo, we do believe the GamePad is a critical innovation, and we believe that integrated experience with a second screen is something that brings new propositions to the consumer. -Reggie Fils-Aime

When the DS was first announced, our focus really was on communicating to consumers and to developers the innovation that's in that unit: two screens, a touch screen, voice activation. -Reggie Fils-Aime

Look at how many times we've improved on the Game Boy Advance in terms of the look, the feel, screen changes, and everything else. We believe that type of constant innovation is critical to driving this industry, and certainly if you look at the world wide sales of Game Boy Advance, I don't think anyone would disagree. -Reggie Fils-Aime

Nintendo is about innovation and bringing new and unique game play to the consumer – both the core gamer as well as new gamers. -Reggie Fils-Aime

A Midwestern municipal government isn't the first thing that leaps to mind when you think of innovation, but it ought to be. -Pete Buttigieg

Memorable people do memorable things. Followers are seldom remembered. The herd mentality is the killer of innovation. When appropriate, be bold in your undertakings. -Gad Saad

The Green Real Deal rejects regulation as the driving force of reform and instead unlocks the unlimited potential of American innovation and ingenuity. -Matt Gaetz

One of the great things about technological innovation is that we haven't found out a way to make it partisan yet, and so we can actually bring Republicans and Democrats together to use innovative technologies to generate a cleaner environment, and we don't need excessive regulations to do it. -Matt Gaetz

I think it is time for a radical federalism in this country, where people trust innovation coming from the local level and ramp that up. -Eric Garcetti

Scarcity of quarterback talent ought to inspire innovation in a sport that desperately needs it. -Ben Domenech

The enemy online is fast. They are ruthless. They prey on the vulnerable and disenfranchised. They use the very best of innovation for the most evil of ends. -Amber Rudd

I have always been interested in following the technology that I feel are presenting themselves as true industry and innovation. -Edward Burtynsky

Britain beat us to the abolition of slavery; the Isle of Man, New Zealand, and Finland all decided to give women the vote well before the United States. Eventually, we got smart and borrowed these egalitarian innovations. -Bari Weiss

The Jewish state has so much to teach diaspora Jews about resilience, innovation, energy, and optimism. -Bari Weiss

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