Innovation Quotes

Larry Ellison innovation quotes

Larry Ellison

American internet entrepreneur, businessman and philanthropist. Founder and CEO of Oracle Corp.

 

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Entrepreneurial Creativity and Innovation

I believe people have to follow their dreams ‒ I did.  >>>

Lifeís a journey. Itís a journey about discovering limits.

When I do something, it is all about self-discovery. I want to learn and discover my own limits.

The only way to get ahead is to find errors in conventional wisdom.  >>>

If you do everything that everyone else does in business, youíre going to lose. The only way to really be ahead, is to Ď be differentí.  >>>

The most important aspect of my personality as far as determining my success goes; has been my questioning conventional wisdom, doubting experts and questioning authority. While that can be painful in your relationships with your parents and teachers, itís enormously useful in life.  >>>

When you live your life in different ways, it makes people around you become uncomfortable. So deal with it. They donít know what you are going to do.

When you are the first person whose beliefs are different from what everyone else believes, you are basically saying, ĎIím right and everyone else is wrong.í Thatís a very unpleasant position to be in. Itís at once exhilaration and the same time an invitation to be attacked.

When you innovate, you've got to be prepared for everyone telling you you're nuts.  >>>

You have to believe in what you do in order to get what you want.

You have to act and act now >>>

Great achievers are driven, not so much by the pursuit of success, but by the fear of failure.

Iím addicted to winning. The more you win, the more you want to win.  >>>

Thereís a wonderful saying thatís dead wrong. ĎWhy did you climb the mountain?í ĎI climbed the mountain because it was there.í Thatís utter nonsenseÖ You climbed the mountain because you were there, and you were curious if you could do it. You wondered what it would be like.

Disruptive Entrepreneur, Innovation Leader

When I started Oracle, what I wanted to do was to create an environment where I would enjoy working. That was my primary goal. Sure, I wanted to make a living. I certainly never expected to become rich, certainly not this rich. I mean, rich does not even describe this. This is surreal. And it has nothing to do with money. I mean, you buy clothes with money, and cars. But I really wanted to work with people I enjoyed working with, who I admired and liked.

All you can do is every day, try to solve a problem and make your company better. You canít worry about it, you canít panic when you look at the stock marketís decline. You get frozen like a deer in the headlights. All you can do is all you can do.