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12 great quotes on entrepreneurship and innovation

Good victory by Western Province-congratulations!

I recently attended an enthralling session on innovation and creativity in Pretoria. I hope to bring the presenter to False Bay in November/December to share with our beneficiaries as the approach was refreshing and exciting.

With that in mind, I thought you may be interested in the following quotes on innovation and entrepreneurship.

Seeing as Western Province beat the Sharks by 12 points, let’s focus on 12 quotes!

  1. Innovation is the creation of the new or the re-arranging of the old in a new way – Michael Vance.
  1. Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower – Steve Jobs.
  1. Innovation is the central issue in economic prosperity – Michael Porter.
  1. 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.
  1. Mindless habitual behaviour is the enemy of innovation – Rosabeth Moss Kanter.
  1. Innovation 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 Bennis.
  1. Innovation is the process of turning ideas into manufacturable and marketable form – Watts Humprey.
  1. 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.
  1. Innovation has nothing to do with how many R&D dollars you have. When Apple came up with the Mac, IBM was spending at least 100 times more on R&D. It’s not about money. It’s about the people you have, how you’re led, and how much you get it – Steve Jobs.
  1. The real source of wealth and capital in this new era is not material things.. it is the human mind, the human spirit, the human imagination, and our faith in the future – Steve Forbes.
  1. Every act of creation is first of all an act of destruction – Picasso.
  1. Innovation is fostered by information gathered from new connections; from insights gained by journeys into other disciplines or places; from active, collegial networks and fluid, open boundaries. Innovation arises from ongoing circles of exchange, where information is not just accumulated or stored, but created. Knowledge is generated anew from connections that weren’t there before – Margaret J. Wheatley

I am also taking the liberty to attach a flyer advertising the Cape Town leg of Pitch and Polish. It is happening on the 11th November and False Bay College is one of the local partners. Hope to see you at an event that models innovative entrepreneurship and thought

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