An important scientific innovation rarely makes its way by gradually winning over and converting its opponents. What does happen is that its opponents gradually die out, and that the growing generation is familiarized with the ideas from the beginning.
Anyone who has invented a better mousetrap, or the contemporary equivalent, can expect to be harassed by strangers demanding that you read their unpublished manuscripts or undergo the humiliation of public speaking, usually on remote Midwestern campuses.
As the births of living creatures, at first, are ill-shapen: so are all Innovations, which are the births of time.
CREATIVITY is thinking up new things. INNOVATION is doing new things.
Great innovations should not be forced on slender majorities.
Innovation is the creation of the new or the re-arranging of the old in a new way.
INNOVATION is the process of turning ideas into manufacturable and marketable form.
INNOVATION is the specific tool of entrepreneurs, the means by which they exploit change as an opportunity for a different business or a different service. It is capable of being presented as a discipline, capable of being learned, capable of being practiced. Entrepreneurs need to search purposefully for the sources of innovation, the changes and their symptoms that indicate opportunities for successful innovation. And they need to know and to apply the principles of successful innovation.
Innovation! One cannot be forever innovating. I want to create classics.
Innovators are inevitably controversial.
Most new things are not good, and die an early death; but those which push themselves forward and by slow degrees force themselves on the attention of mankind are the unconscious productions of human wisdom, and must have honest consideration, and must not be made the subject of unreasoning prejudice.
No one asks you to throw Mozart out of the window. Keep Mozart. Cherish him. Keep Moses too, and Buddha and Lao Tzu and Christ. Keep them in your heart. But make room for the others, the coming ones, the ones who are already scratching on the window-panes.
One of the greatest pains to human nature is the pain of a new idea.
Pure innovation is more gross than error.
Sometimes when you innovate, you make mistakes. It is best to admit them quickly, and get on with improving your other innovations.
The INNOVATION point is the pivotal moment when talented and motivated people seek the opportunity to act on their ideas and dreams.
To innovate is not to reform.
You let me throw the bricks through the front window. You go in at the back and take the swag.