Quotes in innovation
If you invent frequently and are willing to fail, then you never get to that point where you really need to bet the whole company.
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.
Don't worry about people stealing an idea. If it's original, you will have to ram it down their throats.
Great discoveries and improvements invariably involve the cooperation of many minds.
Two resources, largely untapped in American organizations, are potential information and employee creativity
Seeds of great discoveries are constantly floating around us, but they only take root in minds well prepared to receive them.
All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.
To truth only a brief celebration of victory is allowed between the two long periods during which it is condemned as paradoxical, or disparaged as trivial.
New product and new types of service are generated, not by asking the consumer, but by knowledge, imagination, innovation, risk, trial and error on the part of the producer, backed by enough capital to develop the product or service and to stay in business during the lean months of introduction.
Top management should publish a resolution that no one will lose his job for contribution to quality and productivity.