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Author

Company

We bring together the best ideas turning the meetings of our top managers into intellectual orgies.

Jack Welch

GE

From a management standpoint, it is very important to know how to unleash people's inborn creativity. My concept is that anybody has creative ability, but very few people know how to use it.

Akio Morita

Sony

The very word possibility creates a mental climate conducive to creativity.

Robert H. Schuller

Hour of Power

Since around 2000, we let engineers spend 20% of their time working on whatever they want, and we trust that they'll build interesting things.

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Marissa Mayer

Google

Creativity loves restraint. Give people a vision, rules about how to get there and deadlines. People think of creativity as this sort of unbridled thing, but engineers thrive on constraints. They love to think their way out of that little box: 'We know you said it was impossible, but we're going to do this, this, and that to get us there.'

Marissa Mayer

Google

If you give people tools, and they use their natural ability and their curiosity, they will develop things in ways that will surprise you very much beyond what you might have expected.

Bill Gates

Microsoft

Today more than ever, we must cultivate the creative and innovative potential of every employee in the organization. Everyone in the organization must be capable of thinking creatively and be willing to try new approaches which transcend their own roles, departments and processes.

Andrew Papageorge

GoInnovative

There’s a phrase in Buddhism, ‘Beginner’s mind.’ It’s wonderful to have a beginner’s mind.... More

Steve Jobs

Apple

At P&G, we think of creativity not as a mysterious gift of the talented few but as the everyday task of making nonobvious connections – bringing together things that don't normally go together. One way to do that is to look at contradictions in the marketplace.

Craig Wynett

Procter & Gamble

People have a lot of great ideas, if you give them space to do their thing and create an environment that is collaborative, not competitive – if you never say "that's silly" when they're thinking out of the box.

Mark Dean

IBM

The mandatory partner for passion is diversity. People with different scientific backgrounds will bring different frames of reference to a problem and can spark an exciting and dynamic exchange of ideas.

John Talley

University of Cambridge

The best way to kill creativity in a team is letting the boss speak first

Victoria Holtz

 

If you’re not prepared to be wrong, you’ll never come up with anything original.

Ken Robinson

University of Warwick

It's unbelievable what you can get done in a day with a focused, motivated and creative team. When you give people the time to do the thing that always seems "just out of reach" people's creativity cracks wide open.

Joe Kraus

JotSpot

I don's try to encourage creativity for creativity sake, instead, I try to encourage creative solutions to real problems.

Esther Dyson

EDventure Holdings

The best activity ideas are creative ones, Then there’s a high likelihood that a creative mindset will transfer over to the way employees perform their jobs.... More

Donna Deming

 

 

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