Some Thoughts About Innovation From Various Authors

“If you want something new, you have to stop doing something old”

Peter F. Drucker

“Throughout history, people with new ideas—who think differently and try to change things—have always been called troublemakers.”

Richelle Mead

“All the good music has already been written by people with wigs and stuff.”

Frank Zappa

“Remember the two benefits of failure. First, if you do fail, you learn what doesn’t work; and second, the failure gives you the opportunity to try a new approach.”

Roger Von Oech

“Steve Jobs gave a small private presentation about the iTunes Music Store to some independent record label people. My favorite line of the day was when people kept raising their hand saying, “Does it do [x]?”, “Do you plan to add [y]?”. Finally Jobs said, “Wait wait — put your hands down. Listen: I know you have a thousand ideas for all the cool features iTunes could have. So do we. But we don’t want a thousand features. That would be ugly. Innovation is not about saying yes to everything. It’s about saying NO to all but the most crucial features.”

Derek Sivers

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