Larry Ellison innovation quotes

When I started Oracle, what I wanted to do was to create an environment where I would enjoy working. That was my primary goal. I really wanted to work with people I enjoyed working with, who I admired and liked.

Larry Ellison


Tom Kelley quotes on innovation

Create hot teams, not dull teams. A hot team is infused with purpose, personality, and a great passion about doing great things or projects together.

Tom Kelley


Tom Kelley quotes on innovation

If you want a team of smart, creative people to do extraordinary things,

don’t put them in a drab, ordinary space.

Tom Kelley


Tom Kelley quotes on innovation

Newcomers that flourish in our environment are often offered a key role in a new project, or even an opportunity to manage a project. Age and experience aren't factors.

Tom Kelley


Jack Ma on innovation

Intelligent people need a fool to lead them. When the team's all a bunch of scientists, it is best to have a peasant to lead the way. He thinks differently. It's easier to win if you have people seeing things from different perspectives.

Jack Ma


Bill Gates on innovation

You've got to give great tools to small teams.

Pick good people, use small teams, give them excellent tools...

so that they are very productive in terms of what they are doing.

Bill Gates


Seth Godin on innovation

The indispensable employee brings humanity and connection and art to her organization. She is the key player, the one who’s difficult to live without, the person you can build something around.

Seth Godin


Edward de Bono creativity quotes

Creative thinking is not a talent, it is a skill that can be learnt. It empowers people by adding strength to their natural abilities which improves teamwork, productivity and where appropriate profits.

Edward de Bono

Thought Leader

Vadim Kotelnikov on innovation

When you create a disruptive innovation team,

don't forget to take vision, passion and luck on board. >>>



Charles Schwab on innovation

I took anybody. They were a full collection of people. They took risks in their careers. Some were misfits at other places. I took a lot of misfits in.

Charles Schwab

Charles Schwab





Part of what made the Macintosh great was that the people working on it were musicians, and poets, and artists, and zoologists, and historians who also happened to be the best computer scientists in the world... More

Steve Jobs


We hire people and screen them for what we call BVAC characteristics: bright, verbal, assertive, creative.

Uncreative Person: 10 Lack-Ofs

Hal Tovin

Citizens Financial Group

In creating an innovation it’s crucial to have a diversity of thinking and abilities. More than a cross functional team, you need a multi-dimensional team to create an innovation which can fundamentally alter levels of performance or “change the world.”  >>>

Systemic Innovation: 7 Areas


RBC Innovation Centre

Our hiring process is legendary. We have hiring committees that are checked by other committees. An engineering candidate talks to an average of eight engineers. I talked to 20 people before I was hired. I'll ask candidates who aren't engineers how to build a Web crawler. The right answer doesn't matter. I want to hear you think the problem through, because the odds are good that since we're an innovative company, you're not going to know how to do what you're going to be asked to do. You're going to have to figure it out.

Douglas Merrill


One way to think about teams is that teams are a network organization – a set of nodes and links – wherein the nodes are of course the team members and the links are the communications channels or primarily face-to-face interaction. In virtual teams, the nodes are the same – team members – whereas the links are primarily virtual (electronic) and software is used to mediate the interactions. In simple terms, then
virtual teams = teams + electronic links + groupware

David Gould

University of Phoenix

A startup’s management team is its lifeblood… no amount of awesome ideas will ever overcome a fundamentally flawed management team. In the early stages of any startup, it is all about the people... More

Carlos Eduardo







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