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    Don't Believe in Limits

    "The only limits are, as always, those of vision."  – James Broughton

    Don't Believe in Limits

    “The only limits are, as always, those of vision.”  – James Broughton

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    Clever Leaders Do Things Differently

    "Towering genius disdains a beaten path."  – Abraham Lincoln (1809 –1865), 16th President of The United States

    Clever Leaders Do Things Differently

    “Towering genius disdains a beaten path.”  – Abraham Lincoln (1809 –1865), 16th President of The United States

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    Woody Allen on Innovation

    “If you’re not failing every now and again, it’s a sign you’re not doing anything very innovative.“ – Woody Allen (born 1935), Director, writer, actor, and comedian

    Woody Allen on Innovation

    “If you’re not failing every now and again, it’s a sign you’re not doing anything very innovative.“ – Woody Allen (born 1935), Director, writer, actor, and comedian

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    Create the Future

    “The best way to predict the future is to create it.“ – Alan Kay, Computer scientist

    Create the Future

    “The best way to predict the future is to create it.“ – Alan Kay, Computer scientist

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    Ask the Question

    "It is not that I’m so smart. But I stay with the questions much longer." – Albert Einstein, Theoretical Physicist, Mathematician, Created the Theory of Relativity (1879-1955)

    Ask the Question

    “It is not that I’m so smart. But I stay with the questions much longer.” – Albert Einstein, Theoretical Physicist, Mathematician, Created the Theory of Relativity (1879-1955)

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    Albert Einstein on Using Your Brain

    "A man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking." – Albert Einstein

    Albert Einstein on Using Your Brain

    “A man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking.” – Albert Einstein

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    Don't Follow the Crowd

    "The woman who follows the crowd will usually go no further than the crowd. The woman who walks alone is likely to find herself in places no one has ever been before."  – Albert Einstein

    Don't Follow the Crowd

    “The woman who follows the crowd will usually go no further than the crowd. The woman who walks alone is likely to find herself in places no one has ever been before.”  – Albert Einstein

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    Rise Above the Problem

    “You can’t solve a problem on the same level that it was created. You have to rise above it to the next level.” – Albert Einstein

    Rise Above the Problem

    “You can’t solve a problem on the same level that it was created. You have to rise above it to the next level.” – Albert Einstein

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    Question Everything

    “Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning.” – Albert Einstein

    Question Everything

    “Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning.” – Albert Einstein

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    Believe in Yourself, Your Ideas

    “If at first, the idea is not absurd, then there is no hope for it.“ – Albert Einstein

    Believe in Yourself, Your Ideas

    “If at first, the idea is not absurd, then there is no hope for it.“ – Albert Einstein

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    It Only Takes One

    “If I have a thousand ideas and only one turns out to be good, I am satisfied.“ – Alfred Nobel (1833 – 1896) Chemist, engineer, and inventor

    It Only Takes One

    “If I have a thousand ideas and only one turns out to be good, I am satisfied.“ – Alfred Nobel (1833 – 1896) Chemist, engineer, and inventor

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    Unlearn and Relearn

    "The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn." – Alvin Toffler

    Unlearn and Relearn

    “The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn.” – Alvin Toffler

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    Have the Courage

    “Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.” – Andre Gide – French Author and Nobel Literature Winner

    Have the Courage

    “Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.” – Andre Gide – French Author and Nobel Literature Winner

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    Lead the Change

    “They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.“ – Andy Warhol (1928 – 1987), Artist

    Lead the Change

    “They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.“ – Andy Warhol (1928 – 1987), Artist

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    Make a Way

    "We will either find a way or make one." – Anibal Barca

    Make a Way

    “We will either find a way or make one.” – Anibal Barca

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    See the Possibilities

    “A pile of rocks ceases to be a rock pile when somebody contemplates it with the idea of a cathedral in mind.” – Antoine Saint-Exupery, Author, aviator (1900 - 1944)

    See the Possibilities

    “A pile of rocks ceases to be a rock pile when somebody contemplates it with the idea of a cathedral in mind.” – Antoine Saint-Exupery, Author, aviator (1900 – 1944)

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    Bob Iger on Innovation

    “You can’t allow tradition to get in the way of innovation. There’s a need to respect the past, but it’s a mistake to revere your past.“ – Bob Iger, Media executive & businessman (former CEO Disney)

    Bob Iger on Innovation

    “You can’t allow tradition to get in the way of innovation. There’s a need to respect the past, but it’s a mistake to revere your past.“ – Bob Iger, Media executive & businessman (former CEO Disney)

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    Dare to Change

    “The riskiest thing we can do is just maintain the status quo.“ – Bob Iger

    Dare to Change

    “The riskiest thing we can do is just maintain the status quo.“ – Bob Iger

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    Don't Fear Failure

    “There is no innovation and creativity without failure. Period.“ – Brené Brown (born 1965), Professor in social research

    Don't Fear Failure

    “There is no innovation and creativity without failure. Period.“ – Brené Brown (born 1965), Professor in social research

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    Be Bold

    “Don’t be afraid to take big steps when one is indicated. You can’t cross a chasm in two small jumps.” – David Lloyd George (1863-1945), Politician

    Be Bold

    “Don’t be afraid to take big steps when one is indicated. You can’t cross a chasm in two small jumps.” – David Lloyd George (1863-1945), Politician

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    Henry Ford on Innovating

    “If I had asked the public what they wanted, they would have said a faster horse.“ – Henry Ford (1863 – 1947), Founder of Ford Motor Company

    Henry Ford on Innovating

    “If I had asked the public what they wanted, they would have said a faster horse.“ – Henry Ford (1863 – 1947), Founder of Ford Motor Company

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    No More Fear

    “Everything you’ve ever wanted is on the other side of fear.“ – George Addair (1823 – 1899), Real-estate developer

    No More Fear

    “Everything you’ve ever wanted is on the other side of fear.“ – George Addair (1823 – 1899), Real-estate developer

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    Embrace Uncertainty

    “There’s always an element of chance and you must be willing to live with that element. If you insist on certainty, you will paralyze yourself.“ – J.P. Getty (1892 – 1976), Petrol-industrialist

    Embrace Uncertainty

    “There’s always an element of chance and you must be willing to live with that element. If you insist on certainty, you will paralyze yourself.“ – J.P. Getty (1892 – 1976), Petrol-industrialist

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    Jeff Bezos on Innovation

    "Because, you know, resilience - if you think of it in terms of the Gold Rush, then you'd be pretty depressed right now because the last nugget of gold would be gone. But the good thing is, with innovation, there isn't a last nugget. Every new thing creates two new questions and two new opportunities." – Jeff Bezos, Founder of Amazon

    Jeff Bezos on Innovation

    “Because, you know, resilience – if you think of it in terms of the Gold Rush, then you’d be pretty depressed right now because the last nugget of gold would be gone. But the good thing is, with innovation, there isn’t a last nugget. Every new thing creates two new questions and two new opportunities.” – Jeff Bezos, Founder of Amazon

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    Being Misunderstood is Ok

    “I believe you have to be willing to be misunderstood if you’re going to innovate.“ – Jeff Bezos, Founder of Amazon

    Being Misunderstood is Ok

    “I believe you have to be willing to be misunderstood if you’re going to innovate.“ – Jeff Bezos, Founder of Amazon

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    Believe in Yourself

    “Innovation survives only when people believe in their own ideas.“ – Levo League

    Believe in Yourself

    “Innovation survives only when people believe in their own ideas.“ – Levo League

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    Focus Your Energy in the Right Place

    “The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but building on the new.“ – Socrates (470-399 BC), Philosopher

    Focus Your Energy in the Right Place

    “The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but building on the new.“ – Socrates (470-399 BC), Philosopher

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    Learn Your Craft to Be Inspired

    “Innovation is more likely to come from a person who sits down and does the same thing every single day until they become an expert than from a person who sits down once because they feel inspired.“ – Stacy Caprio

    Learn Your Craft to Be Inspired

    “Innovation is more likely to come from a person who sits down and does the same thing every single day until they become an expert than from a person who sits down once because they feel inspired.“ – Stacy Caprio

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    It Takes Many Failures to Succeed

    “I’m as proud of many of the things we haven’t done as the things we have done. Innovation comes from saying no to a thousand things." – Steve Jobs (1955-2011), Co-founder of Apple

    It Takes Many Failures to Succeed

    “I’m as proud of many of the things we haven’t done as the things we have done. Innovation comes from saying no to a thousand things.” – Steve Jobs (1955-2011), Co-founder of Apple

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    The Innovation Formula

    "What is the calculus of innovation? The calculus of innovation is really quite simple: Knowledge drives innovation, innovation drives productivity, productivity drives economic growth.“ – William Brody, Scientist

    The Innovation Formula

    “What is the calculus of innovation? The calculus of innovation is really quite simple: Knowledge drives innovation, innovation drives productivity, productivity drives economic growth.“ – William Brody, Scientist

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    Innovation is Being Daring

    “Innovation is the unrelenting drive to break the status quo and develop anew where few have dared to go.“ – Steven Jeffes, Marketing & business expert

    Innovation is Being Daring

    “Innovation is the unrelenting drive to break the status quo and develop anew where few have dared to go.“ – Steven Jeffes, Marketing & business expert

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    Create an Environment of Innovation

    “If you look at history, innovation doesn’t come just from giving people incentives; it comes from creating environments where their ideas can connect.“ – Steven Johnson,  Science author & media theorist

    Create an Environment of Innovation

    “If you look at history, innovation doesn’t come just from giving people incentives; it comes from creating environments where their ideas can connect.“ – Steven Johnson,  Science author & media theorist

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    Innovation is Doing

    “Creativity is thinking up new things. Innovation is doing new things.“ – Theodore Levitt (1925 – 2006), Renowned Economist

    Innovation is Doing

    “Creativity is thinking up new things. Innovation is doing new things.“ – Theodore Levitt (1925 – 2006), Renowned Economist

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    Keep Going

    “There’s a way to do it better. Find it.“ – Thomas Edison (1847-1931), Inventor, businessman 

    Keep Going

    “There’s a way to do it better. Find it.“ – Thomas Edison (1847-1931), Inventor, businessman 

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    Take Action

    “The value of an idea lies in the using of it.“ – Thomas Edison 

    Take Action

    “The value of an idea lies in the using of it.“ – Thomas Edison 

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    Reinvention is Innovation

    “Innovation is taking two things that exist and putting them together in a new way.“ – Tom Freston, Co-founder of MTV

    Reinvention is Innovation

    “Innovation is taking two things that exist and putting them together in a new way.“ – Tom Freston, Co-founder of MTV

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    Use Obstacles as Your Fuel

    “When the winds of change blow, some people build walls and others build windmills.“ – Unknown Credit, An ancient Chinese proverb

    Use Obstacles as Your Fuel

    “When the winds of change blow, some people build walls and others build windmills.“ – Unknown Credit, An ancient Chinese proverb

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    Look to the Future

    “I skate to where the puck is going, not where it has been.“ – Wayne Gretzky, National Hockey League legend

    Look to the Future

    “I skate to where the puck is going, not where it has been.“ – Wayne Gretzky, National Hockey League legend

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    Stop Playing It Safe

    “A ship is safe in harbor, but that’s not what ships are for.“ – William Shedd (1820 – 1894), Presbyterian theologian

    Stop Playing It Safe

    “A ship is safe in harbor, but that’s not what ships are for.“ – William Shedd (1820 – 1894), Presbyterian theologian

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    Failure Is Part of Innovation

    “If you’re not failing every now and again, it’s a sign you’re not doing anything very innovative.“ – Woody Allen (born 1935), Director, writer, actor, and comedian

    Failure Is Part of Innovation

    “If you’re not failing every now and again, it’s a sign you’re not doing anything very innovative.“ – Woody Allen (born 1935), Director, writer, actor, and comedian

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