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Creativity / Innovation Quotes

"The only source of profit, the only reason to invest in companies in the future is their ability to innovate and their ability to differentiate."

- Jeffrey Immelt, CEO of GE


“The best way to predict the future is to create it.”
“The great hypotheses of science are gifts from the right brain with its ability to fantasize, to let loose, to be crazy, privately”.

- Abraham Maslow


"All it takes is one idea to solve an impossible problem."

- Robert H. Schuller


"Possibility thinking focuses not on the management of time, money, energy or persons, but on the management of ideas."

- Robert H. Schuller


"There is one thing stronger than all the armies in the world, and that is an idea whose time has come."

- Voltaire


"Sometimes the situation is only a problem because it is looked at in a certain way. Looked at in another way, the right course of action may be so obvious that the problem no longer exists."

- Edward de Bono


“If the only tool you have is a hammer, you tend to see every problem as nail.”

- Abraham Maslow


“A company can't outgrow its competitors unless it can out-innovate them."

- Gary Hamel and Gary Getz, in ‘Funding Growth in an Age of Austerity


"What bright ideas have passed through our brain that we've let go as if we were standing at the railing of an ocean liner and somebody poured diamonds into our hands and we watch them fall through our fingers into the sea, never to be caught again?"

- Robert H. Schuller


"Innovation is the fuel for growth. When a company runs out of innovation, it runs out of growth."

- Gary Hamel and Gary Getz, in ‘Funding Growth in an Age of Austerity


“Creative thinking is not a talent, it is a skill that can be learnt. It empowers people by adding strength to their natural abilities which improves teamwork, productivity and where appropriate profits.”

- Edward de Bono


"Organizations today must not only out-gun and out-hustle competitors, they must also out-think them. Companies win with ideas."

- Thomas Davenport, Babson College


"There is no doubt that creativity is the most important human resource of all. Without creativity, there would be no progress, and we would be forever repeating the same patterns."

- Edward de Bono


"Creativity involves breaking out of established patterns in order to look at things in a different way."

- Edward de Bono