Innovation & Marketing

Wisdom on Innovation

An innovative leader observes, contemplates, creates, takes risks, learns from mistakes, progresses, and never stops having fun in the process.

An innovative leader observes, contemplates, creates, takes risks, learns from mistakes, progresses, and never stops having fun in the process.


Innovation opportunities do not come with the tempest but with the rustling of the breeze. – Peter Drucker

The paradox of innovation is that it is accepted as an innovation when it has become imitation. ? Piero Scaruffi

Creativity is thinking up new things. Innovation is doing new things. — Theodore Levitt

The more original a discovery, the more obvious it seems afterwards. – Arthur Koestler

If you always do what you always did, you will always get what you always got. – Albert Einstein

In a world of change, the learners shall inherit the earth, while the learned shall find themselves perfectly suited for a world that no longer exists. ? Eric Hoffer

Invention strictly speaking, is little more than a new combination of those images which have been previously gathered and deposited in the memory; nothing can come from nothing. — Sir Joshua Reynolds

The refrigerator, the laser, and the dishwasher were disasters for decades before enough of the cultural and technological barriers were eliminated through various insights, transforming the products into true business innovations. Big thoughts are fun to romanticize, but it’s many small insights coming together that bring big ideas into the world. – Scott Berkun


Special acknowledgement to Symphony of Love: Inspiring Love, Peace, and Happiness for the beautiful and insightful photo.

Jeanne Yizhen YIN


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Pierre Nanterme (Accenture): "Yes, Leadership = Learnership"
The H(app)y Mr. Schmitt
25 Innovative Leaders (Part I)
Accelerate: Building Strategic Agility for a Faster-Moving World
Video: Laws that Choke Creativity by Lawrence Lessig (Source: TED)



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