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1 Innovation Management Quotes Gathered for you by CREATIV GROUP;

2 BRIEF HISTORY “Heavier than air flying machines are impossible” Lord Kelvin, President Royal Society, 1895 “Who the hell wants to hear actors talk?” H. M. Warner, WarnerBrothers, 1927 “Computers in the future may weigh no more than 1.5 tons” Popular Mechanics, 1949 “The internet? We are not interested in it.” Bill Gates, Microsoft Corporation, 1993 History finally shows they were totally wrong

3 VALUE BEING CREATED “Nearly 100% of innovation – from business to politics – is inspired not by “market analyses” but by people who are supremely pissed of by the way things are.” Tom PETERS “The perfect computer has been developed. You just feed in your problems and they never come again” AL GOODMAN

4 TARGETED MARKET “An idea that is not dangerous is unworthy of being called an idea at all.” Oscar WILDE “I like nonsense – it wakes up the brain cells.” Dr SEUSS “A conference is a gathering of important people who simply can do nothing, but together can decide that nothing can be done.” Fred ALLEN

5 MILESTONES COMPLETED AND FUTURE PLANS “A real decision is measured by the fact that you’ve taken a new action. If there is no action, you haven’t truly decided.” Tony ROBBINS “You have everything you need to build something far bigger than yourself.” Seth GODIN “Cherish your visions and dreams as they are the children of your soul, the blueprints of your ultimate achievements.” Napoleon HILL

6 INNOVATION MANAGEMENT TEAM “Few great men would have got past personnel.” Paul GOODMAN “Since we live in an age of innovation, a practical education must prepare a man for work that does not yet exist and cannot yet be clearly defined.” Peter DRUCKER

7 INNOVATION MANAGEMENT TEAM “The best way to kill creativity in a team is letting the boss speak first.” Victoria HOLTZ “The leaders say: “ Let’s be more innovative ”. The staff says: “ Bravo. When do we start? ” The mid-level managers say: “ Wait a minute, let’s think about that. What about … and …? Have you really thought about it through? Does this mean I have to change?”.” Claude LEGRAND

8 GROWTH STRATEGY “I can’t understand why people are frightened of new ideas. I’m frightened of old ones.” John CAGE “If you understand it, it is not innovation.” Vadim KOTELNIKOV “If facts conflict with a theory, either the theory must be changed or the facts.” Benedict SPINOSA

9 OPERATIONAL PLAN “Good artist copy, great artist steal.” Pablo PICASSO “The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources.” Albert EINSTEIN “The secret to inventiveness is doing diverse things at a time – continually and chaotically.” Vadim KOTELNIKOV “The Ultimate inspiration is the deadline.” Nolan BUSHNELL

10 GROWTH / DEVELOPMENT RISK “The human mind treats a new idea the same way the body treats a strange protein; it rejects it.” P. B. MEDAWAR “The more you reason, the less you create.” “The more you measure and motivate bases on innovation, the less likely you will have a truly innovative culture.” Stephen SHAPIRO

11 OTHER RISKS “No one, except lucky owners of coffee grounds can predict the future.” Vadim KOTELNIKOV “Inside every small problem is a large problem struggling to get out.”

12 RISK MANAGEMENT STRATEGY “We all agree our theory is crazy, but is it crazy enough?” Niels BOHR “The way to succeed is to double your failure rate.” Thomas J. WATSON “To err is human, but to really foul things up you need a computer.” Paul EHRLICH If you are not failing every now and again, it’s a sign you’re not doing anything very innovative.” Woody ALLEN

13 ANALYSIS “Consistency is the last refuge of the unimaginative.” Oscar WILDE “People buy more weight loss books / diets (TOOLS) than all other books, yet people are fatter than ever. Why? Most diets do not address the psychological reasons (MINDSET) for eating. The same holds true for innovation.” Stephen SHAPIRO

14 MARKETING STRATEGY “Everything popular is wrong.” Oscar WILDE “You can have any color you want as long as it is black.” Henry FORD

15 COMPETITION “Don’t worry about people stealing your ideas. If your ideas are any good, you’ll have to ram them down people’s throat.” Howard ALKEN “The use of solar energy has not been opened up because the oil industry does not own the sun.” Ralph NADER

16 FUNDS REQUIRED “Under budgetary pressure it is truly remarquable how many options one discovers one can do without.” James R. SCHLESINGER “The greater the funding, the longer it takes to make the mistake.” Murphy’s LAW

17 FINANCIAL PROJECTIONS “I think there is a world market for maybe five computers.” Thomas WATSON, Chairman of IBM, 1943 “To make a million, start with $900 000.” Morton SHULMAN

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