Creativity is thinking up new things. Innovation is doing new things.

When its too easy to get money, then you get a lot of noise mixed in with the real innovation and entrepreneurship. Tough times bring out the best parts of Silicon Valley.

Innovation is the creation of the new or the re-arranging of the old in a new way.

The world leaders in innovation and creativity will also be world leaders in everything else.

I do not regret my youth and its beliefs. Up to now, I have wasted my time to live. Youth is the true force, but it is too rarely lucid. Sometimes it has a triumphant liking for what is now, and the pugnacious broadside of paradox may please it. But there is a degree in innovation which they who have not lived very much cannot attain. And yet who knows if the stern greatness of present events will not have educated and aged the generation which to-day forms humanity’s effective frontier? Whatever our hope may be, if we did not place it in youth, where should we place it?

Great innovations should not be forced on slender majorities.

Innovation is the central issue in economic prosperity

Since we live in an age of innovation, a practical education must prepare a man for work that does not yet exist and cannot yet be clearly defined.

Every innovation occasions more harm and and derangement of order by its novelty, than benefit by its abstract utility

If we look at the fact, we shall find that the great inventions of the age are not, with us at least, always produced in universities.

He that will not apply new remedies must expect new evils; for time is the greatest innovator.

Great innovators and original thinkers and artists attract the wrath of mediocrities as lightning rods draw the flashes.

Just as energy is the basis of life itself, and ideas the source of innovation, so is innovation the vital spark of all human change, improvement and progress.

As the births of living creatures, at first, are ill-shapen: so are all Innovations, which are the births of time.

Innovation is fostered by information gathered from new connections; from insights gained by journeys into other disciplines or places; from active, collegial networks and fluid, open boundaries. Innovation arises from ongoing circles of exchange, where information is not just accumulated or stored, but created. Knowledge is generated anew from connections that weren’t there before.

When you innovate, you’ve got to be prepared for everyone telling you you’re nuts.

Innovation has nothing to do with how many R&D dollars you have. When Apple came up with the Mac, IBM was spending at least 100 times more on R&D. It’s not about money. It’s about the people you have, how you’re led, and how much you get it.

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

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

If you’re not failing every now and again, it’s a sign you’re not doing anything very innovative.

Entrepreneurs innovate. Innovation is the specific instrument of entrepreneurship. It is the act that endows resources with a new capacity to create wealth.

Pure innovation is more gross than error.

Innovation by definition will not be accepted at first. It takes repeated attempts, endless demonstrations, monotonous rehearsals before innovation can be accepted and internalized by an organization. This requires ‘courageous patience’.

Never before in history has innovation offered promise of so much to so many in so short a time.

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

Innovation is the process of turning ideas into manufacturable and marketable form.

An important scientific innovation rarely makes its way by gradually winning over and converting its opponents; it rarely happens that Saul becomes Paul. What does happen is that it opponents gradually die out and that the growing generation is familiarized with the idea from the beginning.

Innovation is not the product of logical thought, although the result is tied to logical structure.

I believe in being an innovator.

The welfare state disempowered working class people people by taking away their ability to self-organise, by taking away their ability to work with each other. It atomised working class communities and also prevented innovation and aspiration for those at the bottom.

The innovation point is the pivotal moment when talented and motivated people seek the opportunity to act on their ideas and dreams.