What is innovation? definition and meaning



Innovation is an Easter Egg Hunt


“Think about innovation as an easter egg hunt. Opportunities are more likely to lie outside the boundaries of where others typically explore, because these areas have been less exhaustively searched already.”


– Tom Murcko


Startups in 13 Sentences (#4)


“Understand your users. You can envision the wealth created by a startup as a rectangle, where one side is the number of users and the other is how much you improve their lives. The second dimension is the one you have most control over. And indeed, the growth in the first will be driven by how well you do in the second. As in science, the hard part is not answering questions but asking them: the hard part is seeing something new that users lack. The better you understand them the better the odds of doing that. That’s why so many successful startups make something the founders needed.”


– Paul Graham


How to Be More Innovative


“In aiming for innovation, surround yourself with those that think differently than you. Doing so will allow you more perspectives than what you would be capable of. The old adage of “Great minds may think alike” but great inventions come from multiple great minds.”


– Siam Luu


One Perspective on Innovation


“Most everything I’ve done I’ve copied from someone else.”


– Sam Walton


One Perspective on Innovating


“It is difficult to see the picture when you are inside the frame. (stated by John Doerr and Kleiner Perkins)”


– Kleiner Perkins

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