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14 Favorite Quotes on Innovation and Creativity

From the BMGI innovation team, here are a few favorite quotes on innovation, creativity, experimentation and the process of coming up with new ideas. We hope you enjoy!

1. “Discovery consists of seeing what everybody has seen and thinking what nobody has thought.” – Albert Szent-György | Physiologist

2.  “Point of view is worth 80 IQ points.” – Alan Kay | Computer Scientist

3. “True intuitive expertise is learned from prolonged experience with good feedback on mistakes.” – Daniel Kahneman | Psychologist

Embrace Ethics as a Key Driver for Innovation

We asked vice-president level participants across several industries which key driving forces they saw as having a major influence on their organizations’ strategies. Across a range of others (social, technological, economic, environmental and political), we converged fast on discussing the implications of ethical constraints when going after innovation opportunities.

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Five Things the CEO Can Do to Encourage Creativity

IBM led a 2010 survey of 1,500 chief executive officers about businessy things and found that 60 percent of those surveyed cited creativity as the most crucial factor for future success. A similar survey in 2012 stated that "CEOs consistently highlight four personal characteristics most critical for employees’ future success: being collaborative, communicative, creative and flexible."