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    There's a huge misconception that innovation is mostly about inventing or coming up with cool new things. More often than not, innovation is about figuring out what people really need or want but can't have or afford.
    — Ziad K. Abdelnour
    tags: people  innovation 
     
    We [with Neal Dodson and Corey Moosa] wanted to draw people in with a dialogue - whether it's a creative process or a social issue or innovation of some kind; whether it was how we told the stories or what stories we told. We produced some online videos.
    — Zachary Quinto
    Data show that for a variety of reasons including M&A activity, legacy and growth into emerging markets, the size of most firms' innovation footprints or networks is increasing. Obviously, the bigger the network, the greater the management, co-ordination and running costs.
    — Yves Doz
    But an innovation, to grow organically from within, has to be based on an intact tradition, so our idea is to bring together musicians who represent all these traditions, in workshops, festivals, and concerts, to see how we can connect with each other in music.
    — Yo-Yo Ma
    tags: music  innovation  ideas 
     
    We need more math classes, we need more science. It's the art of math and the art of science that creates all the innovation, and we have a tradition of great arts, great music.
    — Wynton Marsalis
    tags: music  innovation 
     
    We created the spirituals. We created so much great music, jazz chief amongst our innovations, teaching us how to prize ourselves and how to speak to one another, that our kids don't know that achievement, there's no way in the world that could be good for us.
    — Wynton Marsalis
    All adventuring is rash, and all innovations dangerous. But not nearly so dangerous as stagnation and dry rot. From grooves, cliques, clichés and resignation - Good Lord deliver us!
    — Winifred Holtby
    One shouldn't believe in all those so-called innovations. There is only one nature and only one way to see it. Nowadays, they want to succeed too fast, this is how they go about inventing new aesthetics, pointillism, pipisme! All this is just to make noise.
    — William-Adolphe Bouguereau
    The real secret to freedom seems to lie in the ability to deal with ambiguity, the capacity to tolerate noise and yet hear within its wild randomizing abandon the possibilities of innovation and transformations.
    — William Thompson
    Ambition without knowledge is like a boat on dry land -movie - Karate kid"What is the calculus of innovation?" "The calculus of innovation is really quite simple: knowledge drives innovation, innovation drives productivity, productivity drives our economic growth."
    — William R. Brody
    Without change, there is no innovation, creativity or incentive for improvement
    — William Pollard
    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
    Without change there is no innovation, creativity, or incentive for improvement. Those who initiate change will have a better opportunity to manage the change that is inevitable.
    — William Pollard
    Quality, productivity, and innovation can be significantly increased if companies provide all employees with practical tools for exploiting potential information
    — William Hunter
    Productivity and the growth of productivity must be the first economic consideration at all times, not the last. That is the source of technological innovation, jobs, and wealth.
    — William E. Simon
    Inappropriate macro economic policies in some economies, characterised by [a] low savings rate and high consumption [and] failure of financial supervision and regulation to keep up with innovation which allowed financial derivatives to spread.
    — Wen Jiabao
    The combination of moral intentionality and human innovation is a powerful force. And that's the force behind the humane economy. By embracing its tenets, we help animals, but we also advance commerce in a more sustainable, and profitable, way. I think we have every reason to believe it is the way of the future.
    — Wayne Pacelle
    Human creativity and innovation is going to make the exploitation of animals look not only inhumane but obsolete and cumbersome.
    — Wayne Pacelle
    Innovation is the process of turning ideas into manufacturable and marketable form.
    — Watts Humphrey
    Innovation- any new idea-by definition will not be accepted at first. It takes repeated attempts, endless demonstrations, monotonous rehearsals before innovation can be accepted and internalized by an organization. This requires courageous patience.
    — Warren G. Bennis
    The distinction between the religious and secular orders is a fundamental aspect of Christianity. This distinction is an innovation compared to Islam and Judaism, and it is an advantage that has helped shape Europe.
    — Walter Kasper
    I discovered that the best innovation is sometimes the company, the way you organize a company. The whole notion of how you build a company is fascinating." Steve Jobs
    — Walter Isaacson
    tags: job  innovation  company 
     
    Most innovation comes from people working together, collaborating in teams.
    — Walter Isaacson
    tags: people  innovation 
     
    I think the biggest innovations of the twenty-first century will be the intersection of biology and technology. A new era is beginning, just like the digital one was when I was his age.
    — Walter Isaacson
    Innovation requires articulation.
    — Walter Isaacson
    tags: innovation 
     
    Innovation comes from people who take joy in their work.
    — W. Edwards Deming
    tags: people  work  joy  innovation 
     
    You can not plan to make a discovery. You do not plan innovation.
    — W. Edwards Deming
    Innovation comes from the producer - not from the customer.
    — W. Edwards Deming
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    It only takes a little innovation.
    — W. Edwards Deming
    tags: innovation 
     
    The source of innovation is freedom. All we have - new knowledge, invention - comes from freedom. Discoveries and new knowledge come from freedom. When somebody is responsible only to himself, [has] only himself to satisfy, then you'll have invention, new thought, now product, new design, new ideas.
    — W. Edwards Deming
    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 learn months of introduction.
    — W. Edwards Deming
    The innovation point is the pivotal moment when talented and motivated people seek the opportunity to act on their ideas and dreams.
    — W. Arthur Porter
    Innovation is all about people. Innovation thrives when the population is diverse, accepting and willing to cooperate.
    — Vivek Wadhwa
    tags: people  innovation 
     
    A key ingredient in innovation is the ability to challenge authority and break rules.
    — Vivek Wadhwa
    By placing intelligence at the edges rather than control in the middle of the network, the Internet has created a platform for innovation.
    — Vinton Cerf
    The last decade of Internet evolution has been marked by innovation. That innovation has been a consequence of the open and neutral access that the Internet has afforded up until now.
    — Vinton Cerf
    Setting an aggressive enough carbon-reduction goal will result in an appropriate price for carbon and will help many a renewable technology. Consumer education will help. Most importantly, though, will be the continually declining cost trajectory of the real breakthrough in clean-technology costs driven by research and innovation. In the end, private capital is the real barometer of change.
    — Vinod Khosla
    The more you hardwire a company on total quality management, the more it is going to hurt breakthrough innovation.
    — Vijay Govindarajan
    Companies over-emphasize idea generation and under-emphasize idea execution when it comes to innovation.
    — Vijay Govindarajan
    The mindset that is needed, the capabilities that are needed, the metrics that are needed, the whole culture that is needed for discontinuous innovation, are fundamentally different.
    — Vijay Govindarajan
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