We are always saying to our self.. we have to innovate. We’ve got to come up with that breakthrough. (Bill Gates, Microsoft)
Microsoft – takes the view that it is always two years away from extinction!
Only the paranoid survive! ( Andy Groves, Intel)
Innovation is the successful exploitation of new ideas. ( Innovation Unit, UK Department of Trade and Industry, 2004)
“Innovation is the specific tool of entrepreneurs, the means by which they exploit change as an opportunity for a different business or service. It is capable of being presented as a discipline, capable of being practised.”(Peter Drucker, 1985, Innovation and Entrepreneurship)
“An innovative business is one which lives and breathes ‘outside the box’. It is not just good ideas, it is a combination of good ideas, motivated staff and an instinctive understand of what your customer wants.” ( Richard Branson – DTI Innovation lecture – 1998)
“If you can dream it, you can do it.” –
You can’t solve a problem on the same level that it was created. You have to rise above it to the next level.” –
“The world is changing very fast. Big will not beat small anymore. It will be the fast beating the slow” (Rupert Murdoch).
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