- We can
believe that we know where the world should go. But unless
we're in touch with our customers, our model of the world
can diverge from reality. There's no substitute for innovation,
of course, but innovation is no substitute for being in touch,
Ballmer # Belief,
- The lifeblood
of our business is that R&D spend. There's nothing that
flows through a pipe or down a wire or anything else. We have
to continuously create new innovation that lets people do
something they didn't think they could do the day before.
Ballmer # Business,
the next 6 years alone, we will invest another $40 billion
in innovation, continuing to make us a top R&D spender
in any industry.
Ballmer # Commitment,
means many things. Microsoft can be fairly credited with innovating
around the personal computer such that in a very short period
of time it has become a ubiquitous tool in business, schools
and many homes around the world.
Ballmer # Innovative,
everyone wants to be successful, but I want to be looked back
on as being very innovative, very trusted and ethical and
ultimately making a big difference in the world.
Brin # Success,
try new things all the time. By now, the people who succeed
have to be very sophisticated.
Brin # Innovative,
- To me,
money is a means to do good. I reached a point in my life
where I had enjoyed tremendous business success that afforded
my family everything we could possibly want. My wife and I
then decided that we could use our wealth to make a difference.
So we created the Broad Foundations to do four things: to
improve urban public education, to support innovative scientific
and medical research, to foster art appreciation for audiences
worldwide and to support civic initiatives in Los Angeles.
Broad # Meaning,
- If you
look at innovation, it doesn't just occur in the lab.
Dell # Innovative
- All economic
activity is by definition "high risk". And defending
yesterday--that is, not innovating-- is far more risky than
Drucker # Risk,
you innovate, you've got to be prepared for everyone telling
you you're nuts.
Ellison # Innovative,
fascinating as we continue to innovate and lead the way in
both the application space and the database space. In the
very beginning, people said you couldn't make relational databases
fast enough to be commercially viable. I thought we could,
and we were the first to do it. But we took tremendous abuse
until IBM said, "Oh yeah, this stuff is good."
Ellison # Innovative,
distinguishes between a leader and a follower.
Jobs # Innovative,
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
Jobs # Research,
when you innovate, you make mistakes. It is best to admit
them quickly, and get on with improving your other innovations.
Jobs # Mistakes,
- I didnt
invent the hamburger. I just took it more seriously than anyone
Kroc # Passion,
- The fact
that I have entered into IT-related business is proof that
businesses have to evolve and keep with time. One has to re-invent
Packer # Technology,
as much as possible around teams, to achieve enhanced focus,
task orientation, innovativeness, and individual commitment.
Peters # Achievement,
- We have
already begun taking concrete steps to change the structure
of our economy and, as we have discussed a great deal, to
give it a more innovative quality.
Putin # Changes,
great talents with capabilities and strategy are extremely
rare and the extra margin on inventiveness, courage and prudence
is even rarer and must be rewarded.
Ka Shing # Talent,
and technology should be used to make services and products
available to consumers at the bottom of the pyramid.
Tata # Innovation,
- I have
always been driven to buck the system, to innovate, to take
things beyond where they've been.
Walton # Innovative,
- We are
driving innovation to be leaders in areas such as advertising,
music, broadband, and search. Consumers vote with their mouse
every day and we never take their choices for granted.
Yang # Innovative,
- We view
it as our role in the system to constantly be innovating and
be updating what our system is to reflect what the current
social norms are.
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