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Definition: Make changes in something established, especially by introducing new methods, ideas, or products.
Number of Quotes: 21

A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools.
Douglas Adams

Creativity is allowing oneself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.*
*Attribution questionable.
Scott Adams

Doing the things we do now and doing them better, cheaper and faster will take us so far. But it will not take us far enough. We're going to have to do new things in new ways.
Peter Bonfield

Innovation! One cannot be forever innovating. I want to create classics.
Coco Chanel

If you want creative workers, give them enough time to play.
John Cleese

Minds are like parachutes: they only function when they are open.
James Dewar

Science is an edged tool, with which men play like children and cut their own fingers.
Arthur Eddington

Genius is one percent inspiration, ninety-nine percent perspiration.
Thomas Edison

To invent, you need a good imagination and a pile of junk.
Thomas Edison

The only real valuable thing is intuition. The intellect has little to do on the road to discovery.
Albert Einstein

When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn't really do it, they just saw something ... That's because they were able to connect experiences they've had and synthesize new things.
Steve Jobs

The creation of something new is not accomplished by the intellect but by the play instinct acting from inner necessity. The creative mind plays with the objects it loves.
Carl Jung

Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth.
John F. Kennedy

A powerful new idea can kick around unused in a company for years, not because its merits are not recognized, but because nobody has assumed the responsibility for converting it from words to action.
Theodore Levitt

Creativity is thinking new things. Innovation is doing new things.
Theodore Levitt

Organizations with decision-making speed and imagination will thrive as nobody can claim to have a monopoly over creativity.
Narayana Murthy

The best way to guarantee a steady stream of new ideas is to make sure that each person in your organization is as different as possible from the others. Under these conditions, and only these conditions, will people maintain varied perspectives and demonstrate their knowledge in different ways.
Nicholas Negroponte

If it doesn't sell, it isn't creative.
David Ogilvy

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

Discovery consists of seeing what everybody has seen and thinking what nobody has thought.
Albert Szent-Györgyi

Every really new idea looks crazy at first.
Alfred North Whitehead

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