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1000 great quotes for business, management and training: Innovation


Management development providers GNP publish a monthly set of handy 'quotable quotes' for anyone to use in presentations, speeches or training sessions. Arranged into 100 'themes' including vision, change, leadership, teamwork, communication, motivation and innovation. TrainingZONE has arranged to bring you the quotes on a regular basis. This month the theme is "Innovation".

"Always remember that someone, somewhere is making a product that will make your product obsolete."
Georges Doriot , US executive (1899-1987)

"Once an organisation loses its spirit of pioneering, and rests on its early work, its progress stops."
Thomas J Watson, US executive, founder of IBM (1874-1956)

"Don't try to innovate for the future. Innovate for the present."
Peter Drucker, US management author (b.1909)

"We should do something when people say it is crazy. If people say something is 'good' it means someone else is already doing it."
Hajime Mitarai, Japanese electronics executive (1938-1995)

"Originality is something we constantly clamour for, and constantly quarrel with."
Thomas Carlyle, Scottish essayist, historian (1795-1881)

"A new scientific truth does not triumph by convincing its opponents and making them see the light, but rather because its opponents eventually die, and a new generation grows up that is familiar with it."
Max Planck, German physicist (1858-1947)

"Invention is the mother of necessity."
Thorstein Veblen, US economist, social scientist (1857-1929)

"My father worked for the same firm for twelve years. They fired him. They replaced him with a tiny gadget this big. It does everything my father does, only it does it much better. The depressing thing is my mother ran out and bought one."
Woody Allen, US comic actor, director (b.1935)

<March quotes: individuality

February quotes: imagination

January quotes: images

December quotes: ideas

November quotes: habit

October quotes: genius

September quotes: future

August quotes: fun

July quotes: focus

June quotes: failure

May quotes: facts

All quotations drawn from '1000 GREAT QUOTATIONS for Business, Management & Training' published by GNP Ltd


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