Edward Deming innovation quotes

Research shows that the climate of an organization influences an individual's contribution far more than the individual himself.

Edward Deming

Larry Page innovation entrepreneurship quotes Google

It's important that the company be a family, that people feel that they're part of the company, and that the company is like a family to them. When you treat people that way, you get better productivity.

Larry Page


Tom Kelley quotes on innovation

Break rules and "fail forward" so that change is part of the culture,

and little setback is experienced.

Good companies embrace a culture of mini-failures.

Tom Kelley







I have one of the best jobs in the world. I get to hang out with some of the most talented, committed people around, and together we get to play in this sandbox and build these cool products. Apple is an incredibly collaborative company. You know how many committees we have at Apple? Zero. We're structured like a start-up. We're the biggest start-up on the planet. And we all meet once a week to discuss our business... >>>

Steve Jobs


Organizations that successfully promote ideas have found that the performance of their idea systems is directly related to important aspects of their cultures ‒ such as trust, respect, morale, involvement and teamwork. They discovered that when employees see that their thinking is valued, attitudes change, and the corporate culture improves. This has a profound effect on performance and the quality of the lives of everyone in the organization.

How To Prevent Innovation: 10 Humorous Tips

Alan Robinson and Dean Schroeder

Ideas Are Free

There is this amazing element to the culture of wanting to work on big problems that matter, wanting to do great things for the world, believing that we can build a successful business without compromising our standards and values.

Google's 9 Notions of Innovation

Marissa Mayer


Organizations that exist for a long time almost always have strong cultures. But any sociologist will tell you it's rare for people to talk about the elements of their culture. Google lives out loud. We argue about strategy and whether our products are good or bad. We argue about everything. But you want conflict to thrive in a supportive way. At heart, I'm an introvert, but I've learned to enjoy the give and take of ideas here. We work hard to protect people who argue.

Systemic Innovation: 7 Areas

Douglas Merrill


We will try to create conditions where persons could come together in a spirit of teamwork, and exercise to their heart's desire their technological capacity.

Akio Morita


The question for leaders today isn’t if culture is important for success but how culture can drive successful innovation – and what, specifically, leaders can do to influence the kind of culture that leads to behavior that’s truly innovative.  >>>

Soren Kaplan


A technology company doing the same thing year after year is not going to cut it. It is essential to look for new innovations and create a dynamic, creative culture where there is an incubation of ideas. One should listen to the market, and give employees an opportunity to go with it and grow with it.

Systemic Innovation: 7 Areas

Dan Glisky

Compsat Technologies

Create a culture of questioning. Questions are critical to innovation. Questions make you think about new ways of doing things. Exploration of possibilities, discoveries, inventing, innovation, and progress start with challenging assumptions, asking searching “Why?” and “What if?” questions, and playing “What if” scenarios.  >>>

Vadim Kotelnikov


Tools are great. But giving people tools, without first changing their mindset is useless... Do not train your employees on creativity techniques or bring in innovation software until you have addressed your underlying cultural issues (the mindset).

Stephen Shapiro


Invest in mutual long-term goals by hiring ahead of the game and communicating this commitment to your people.

Michael Dell

Dell Inc.



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