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Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower. ...
by Steve Jobs

Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.
- Steve Jobs

Related topics: Leadership

Your time is limited,
so don't waste it living someone else's life.
- Steve Jobs

Don't be trapped by dogma -
which is living with the results of other people's thinking.
Don't let the noise of other's opinions
drown out your own inner voice.
- Steve Jobs

Be a yardstick of quality.
Some people aren't used to an environment
where excellence is expected.
- Steve Jobs

 

Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition -
they somehow already know what you truly want to become.
- Steve Jobs

Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life.
Don't be trapped by dogma -
which is living with the results of other people's thinking.
Don't let the noise of others' opinions
drown out your own inner voice.
And most important, have the courage
to follow your heart and intuition.
They somehow already know what you truly want to become.
Everything else is secondary.
- Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs' Three Rules of Life ...
1. Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life.
2. Don't be trapped by dogma -
which is living with the results of other people's thinking.
Don't let the noise of other's opinions drown out your own inner voice.
3. Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition -
they somehow already know what you truly want to become.
- Steve Jobs

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Design is not just what it looks like and feels like.
Design is how it works.
- Steve Jobs

Sometimes when you innovate, you make mistakes.
It is best to admit them quickly, and get on with improving your other innovations.
- Steve Jobs

I want to put a ding in the universe.
- Steve Jobs

I think we're having fun.
I think our customers really like our products.
And we're always trying to do better.
- Steve Jobs

Apple's market share is bigger than BMW's or Mercedes's
or Porsche's in the automotive market.
What's wrong with being BMW or Mercedes?
- Steve Jobs

The people who are doing the work are the moving force behind the Macintosh.
My job is to create a space for them,
to clear out the rest of the organization and keep it at bay.
- Steve Jobs

Pretty much, Apple and Dell are the only ones in this industry making money.
They make it by being Wal-Mart.
We make it by innovation.
- Steve Jobs

It is piracy, not overt online music stores,
which is our main competitor.
- Steve Jobs

You can't just ask customers what they want and then
try to give that to them.
By the time you get it built, they'll want something new.
- Steve Jobs

To turn really interesting ideas and fledgling technologies
into a company that can continue to innovate for years,
it requires a lot of disciplines.
- Steve Jobs

It took us three years to build the NeXT computer.
If we'd given customers what they said they wanted,
we'd have built a computer they'd have been happy with
a year after we spoke to them -
not something they'd want now.
- Steve Jobs

A lot of companies have chosen to downsize,
and maybe that was the right thing for them.
We chose a different path.
Our belief was that if we kept putting great products in front of customers,
they would continue to open their wallets.
- Steve Jobs

One unlikelihood entertained leads a parade of innovation.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Balance activity with serenity,
wealth with simplicity,
persistence with innovation,
community with solitude,
familiarity with adventure,
constancy with change,
leading with following.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Any good music must be an innovation.
- Les Baxter

Local innovation and initiative can help us better
understand how to protect our environment.
- Gale Norton

Nothing is more dangerous than a dogmatic worldview -
nothing more constraining,
more blinding to innovation, more destructive of openness to novelty.
- Stephen Jay Gould

For America's economic future to remain prosperous,
we must encourage pro-growth policies so that we continue
to be the leader in innovation and entrepreneurship.
- John Ensign

What makes a specific quality or quantity of innovation
retain its intense newness over the years?
- Brian Ferneyhough

America demands invention and innovation to succeed.
- Kit Bond

You have all the reason in the world to achieve your grandest dreams.
Imagination plus innovation equals realization.
- Denis Waitley

Fashion is something barbarous, for it produces innovation
without reason and imitation without benefit.
- George Santayana

So many cartoonists draw the same year after year.
When they find a style, they stick with it.
They don't mess with innovation, and they become boring.
- Pat Oliphant

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

The innovation is going to come, and that is good for everybody.
- Hilary Rosen

Technological innovation is indeed important to economic
growth and the enhancement of human possibilities.
- Leon Kass

Innovation is the specific instrument of entrepreneurship.
The act that endows resources with a new capacity to create wealth.
- Peter Drucker

Whatever has happened in my quest for innovation has
been part of my quest for immaculate reality.
- George Lucas

Measures of self-government and a school council,
especially for such young children, were a great innovation.
- Dora Russell

My innovation involved taking an idea from the telecommunications and banking industries,
and applying that idea to transportation business.
- Frederick W. Smith

Innovation is the central issue in economic prosperity.
- Michael Porter

In this time of budget cuts, we cannot forget that
basic science is a building block for scientific innovation
and economic growth in the information age.
- Tim Bishop

I think that somebody with the resources and innovation
and the idea is going to come out of nowhere and come
up with a successful space travel program.
- Kevin J. Anderson

We should favor innovation and freedom over regulation.
- George Allen

Mindless habitual behavior is the enemy of innovation.
- Rosabeth Moss Kanter

And then you take a look at Spaces, there is this great
innovation that came out of nowhere.
We have the number one blogging site in the world because
of the innovation that's there.
- Steve Ballmer

We must not confuse distortion with innovation;
distortion is useless change,
art is beneficial change.
- Chuck Jones

It would be a terrific innovation if you could get
your mind to stretch a little further than the next wisecrack.
- Katharine Hepburn

Boston is known for its innovation.
- Thomas Menino

Pure innovation is more gross than error.
- George Chapman

Environmentalism opposes reckless innovation and makes
conservation the central order of business.
- Christopher Lasch

Business has only two functions - marketing and innovation.
- Milan Kundera

Without tradition, art is a
flock of sheep without a shepherd.
Without innovation, it is a corpse.
- Winston Churchill

We need innovation in education and dedication to the task before us.
- Alan Autry

In some cases, inventions prohibit innovation because
we're so caught up in playing with the technology,
we forget about the fact that it was supposed to be important.
- Dean Kamen

Nearly all of the advances in structural and aesthetic
innovation is coming from abroad.
- Arthur Erickson

If you look at the history of the American capital market,
there's probably no innovation more important than
the idea of generally accepted accountancy principles.
- Lawrence Summers

There are no dreams too large, no innovation unimaginable
and no frontiers beyond our reach.
- John S. Herrington

You can't suppress creativity, you can't suppress innovation.
- James Daly

As a result, we will continue to see more innovation
on the Internet and on mobile phones than on consoles.
- Trip Hawkins

I consider high-speed data transmission an invention
that became a major innovation.
It changed the way we all communicate.
- Dean Kamen

The recipe for success is a tried and true one here in Rhode Island -
innovation,
reform, public service.
- Donald L. Carcieri

I am not that concerned that innovation in some large
scale sense will suddenly and abruptly shift from one
part of the world to another.
- Craig Mundie

An important scientific innovation rarely makes its
way by gradually winning over and converting its opponents:
What does happen is that the opponents gradually die out.
- Max Planck

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

I think we always move from imitation to assimilation to innovation,
but I can't name you 20 people outside those we've
already recognized who ever got to point three:
innovation.
- David Baker

Human societies vary in lots of independent factors
affecting their openness to innovation.
- Jared Diamond

The heart and soul of the company is creativity and innovation.
- Robert Iger

Media companies, under the guise of piracy,
are asking congress to give them more control over fair use.
Hollywood wants to control innovation.
- Joe Krauss

We are not concerned about innovation shifting from the U.S.
I still believe that the U.S.
still has capabilities for innovation.
- Craig Mundie

Art begins in imitation and ends in innovation.
- Mason Cooley

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

We need a positive economic agenda that invests in
the innovation and growth that will create jobs for
middle class families and ensure that America remains the world leader.
- Rick Larsen

The five essential entrepreneurial skills for success are concentration,
discrimination, organization, innovation and communication.
- Michael Faraday


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