Forbes India 15th Anniversary Special

Thoughts on innovation

Published: Apr 13, 2019 07:34:43 AM IST
Updated: Apr 13, 2019 02:04:05 PM IST

Thoughts on innovationImage: Beck Diefenbach / Reuters

Innovation comes from people meeting up in the hallways or calling each other at 10.30 at night with a new idea, or because they realised something that shoots holes in how we’ve been thinking about a problem.
—Steve Jobs

Adaptability and constant innovation are key to the survival of any company operating in a competitive market.
—Shiv Nadar

Innovation comes out of great human ingenuity and very personal passions.
—Megan Smith

Innovation is taking two things that already exist and putting them together in a new way.
—Tom Freston

Learning and innovation go hand in hand. The arrogance of success is to think that what you did yesterday will be sufficient for tomorrow.
—William Pollard

For good ideas and true innovation, you need human interaction, conflict, argument, debate.
—Margaret Heffernan

Exploration is the engine that drives innovation. Innovation drives economic growth. So let’s all go exploring.
—Edith Widder

The only way you survive is you continuously transform into something else. It’s this idea of continuous transformation that makes you an innovation company.
—Ginni Rometty

Innovation and commerce are as powerful tools for creating social progress as they are for driving technological advancement.
—Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw

Every once in a while, a new technology, an old problem, and a big idea turn into an innovation.
—Dean Kamen

(This story appears in the 26 April, 2019 issue of Forbes India. To visit our Archives, click here.)

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