Adaptability, change and ambiguity are the the new normal in today’s marketplace. The ability to change and innovate are at the core of most successful businesses.
From famous scientists to business leaders, the message is the same: change is hard but it’s necessary.
Here are a few of my favorite quotes about innovation.
“We cannot solve a problem by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.”
“If you always do what you always did, you will always get what you always got.”
“You miss 100 percent of the shots you never take.”
– Wayne Gretzky
“I am looking for a lot of people who have an infinite capacity to not know what can’t be done.”
– Henry Ford
“Learning and innovation go hand in hand. The arrogance of success is to think that what you did yesterday will be sufficient for tomorrow.”
“Change your thoughts and you change your world.”
-Norman Vincent Peale
“It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.”
– Charles Darwin
“A small group of thoughtful people could change the world. Indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.”
“If the rate of change inside your firm is slower than the rate of change occurring outside your firm, your end is in sight.”
“The world hates change, yet it is the only thing that has brought progress.”
– Charles Kettering
“When you’re finished changing, you’re finished.”
– Benjamin Franklin
“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.”