Systemic Innovation: 7 Areas



Innovation is actually a very simple phenomenon. Innovation is about Love: do what you love to do, and love your customers.

Vadim Kotelnikov

Managers succeed by following the rules. Innovators succeed by breaking the rules.

Vadim Kotelnikov

Innovation recipe: 1% of Invention + 99% of Entrepreneurial Action.

Vadim Kotelnikov

Once we rid ourselves of traditional thinking we can get on with creating the future.

James Bertrand

Never forget that only dead fish swim with the stream.

Malcolm Muggeridge

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

Theodore Levitt

Every act of creation is first of all an act of destruction.

Pablo Picasso

If I had asked the public what they wanted, they would have said a faster horse.

Henry Ford

We know where most of the creativity, the innovation, the stuff that drives productivity lies in the minds of those closest to the work.

Jack Welch

I have not failed 700 times. I have not failed once. I have succeeded in proving those 700 ways will not work. When I have eliminated the ways that will not work, I will find the way that will work.

Thomas Edison

You can't just ask customers what they want and then try to give that to them. By the time you get it built, they'll want something new.

Steve Jobs

Innovation distinguishes a leader from a follower.

Steve Jobs

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

Albert Einstein

Innovation is the lifeblood of an organization. Knowing how to lead and work with creative people requires knowledge and action that often goes against the typical organizational structure. Protect unusual people from bureaucracy and legalism typical of organizations.

Max DePree

What we want to be is something completely new. There is no physical analog for what is becoming.

Jeff Bezos

The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.

George Bernard Shaw