Best 78 Quotes & Tweets on Innovation

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1

If you want to live in the future, live in the freest place around. Because eventually, all of the innovators and creators will show up there.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

2

Any gig-worker app that cannot make the business model work while paying $15/hour (after expenses!), basic benefits, vacation time, and family leave should not exist. Running a modern-day serf economy behind a slick UI is disgraceful.

DHH

DHH

@dhh

3

Nothing will unlock as much value for humanity as moving technology innovation from Silicon Valley into the cloud.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

4

Innovation requires optimism.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

5

Organization is the enemy of innovation.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

6

Innovators are T-shaped. They are experts in a narrow field. But they also have a big intellectual toolbox, which offers new entry points and lines of attack for solving problems. Read widely. As the saying goes, "Know something about everything and everything about something."

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

7

Startups don’t need capital - they need signal.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

8

One form of innovation is originality. Another form is synthesis. People often focus so much on being original that they overlook the value of synthesizing ideas from different sources. There's a lot of value in connecting previously unconnected ideas.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

9

Startup idea: A dating app that matches you based on your taste in music, movies, and books.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

10

Technology depreciates over time. Content appreciates over time. Create both.

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

11

The future restaurant experience is clear: You will sit down, scan a QR code (or maybe have an app), order from phone, food runners bring you your order, pay from your phone, leave whenever you want. Never have to split a bill, wait for a server, or wait for your bill again.

Matthew Kobach

Matthew Kobach

@mkobach

12

Correctly or incorrectly, the ICO frenzy is rerouting all available innovation in the tech ecosystem into blockchain protocols.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

13

We’ve made an incredible innovation in hiring: Pay someone to do the work they would be doing if they get the job. If they are able to do it, they get the job.

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

14

Hard to stop people from buying cryptocurrencies. Ban purchases and computers will mine them out of thin air. Money = code = speech.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

15

Tech companies are always either busy disrupting or busy being disrupted. Any rest-stop is a mirage.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

16

Internet Phase 1 replaced offline gatekeepers w/ thin online ones. Phase 2 will replace gatekeepers altogether w/ cryptoeconomic protocols.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

17

Gift cards are the worst. The. Worst. You exchange money that can be used for anything, anywhere for the same amount of money that can be used in one place within a certain time.

DHH

DHH

@dhh

18

The result of creativity and innovation is new ideas, but the cause of creativity and innovation is more ideas. The person with a bigger intellectual toolbox has more entry points and additional lines of attack to solve problems. Read widely. Explore broadly. Then apply.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

19

Everybody takes screenshots. But nobody has a good way to organize them. Screenshots might be a billion dollar product opportunity. 💰

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

20

Breakthroughs follow breakdowns.

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

21

This bubble may still have legs. The real flood of ICOs, Innovation, and Institutions is coming.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

22

A Harvard paper found a relationship between alcohol and innovation. ∙ States that prohibited alcohol during the Prohibition produced ~8-18% fewer patents per year. ∙ Bar innovation happens not just because of collaboration, but also because people are exposed to new ideas.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

23

We want innovation, but we’re quick to criticize those who try and fail. Most crypto projects built today will go to 0. Most VR apps will be “too soon” for consumers. Most AI use cases will be commoditized over time. Innovation is hard. Don’t be a jerk when good people fail.

Jeff Morris Jr.

Jeff Morris Jr.

@jmj

24

We keep inventing things that save us time, but it feels like we have less time than ever before

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

25

Perhaps there is a permanent increase in the number of startups because we have innovated on the infrastructure of innovation itself.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

26

Wikipedia is one of the best inventions of all-time. The vast majority of people would benefit from turning off the TV, closing their Internet tabs, throwing away the newspaper, and reading Wikipedia instead. Wikipedia is a top-tier education. In your pocket. For free.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

27

If I ran an investment fund, I’d have a simple thesis: • People are increasingly willing to pay for productivity software. • Online learning is about to explode because we’re losing faith in the traditional college system. • It’s becoming easier to monetize social capital.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

28

Free startup ideas: ∙ Replace LinkedIn with a global, portfolio-first job board. The platform should actually help you find jobs. ∙ A school where people graduate with a profitable business. ∙ Matching service for personal assistants who handle all chores and mundane tasks.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

29

How I loathe the word “innovation”. If there was ever a word embraced with the pompous performance to sound knowing, sound participating, yet revealing the exact opposite. It’s a word for spectators who fancy themselves a slice of glory without contributing any merit. Ugh.

DHH

DHH

@dhh

30

A/B testing is over-rated. If you want to build something innovative, follow your intuition. Skip the market research and bet on a bold vision of the future.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

31

Great products are discovered not invented.

Brian Norgard

Brian Norgard

@BrianNorgard

32

Knowing when to copy is more important than knowing when to innovate.

Brian Norgard

Brian Norgard

@BrianNorgard

33

When civilization rebuilds after the nuclear winter, let's hope "ad tech" is one of those things it just doesn't bother to rediscover.

DHH

DHH

@dhh

34

Here's two truths that are possible to hold in your head at the same time: Musk did the world good by creating Tesla / Musk is a sleep-deprived, exhausted mess of a human that desperately needs to justify his personal sacrifices with a narrative of necessity.

DHH

DHH

@dhh

35

If you wish to start a startup from scratch, you must first invent the universe.

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

36

In the future, there will be two ways to work: Computers tell you what to do, or you tell computers what to do

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

37

Quickest way to spot an enterprisey software company? They can't just sell products, they must sell "solutions".

DHH

DHH

@dhh

38

If you want to make a living on the Internet, invent a name for what you do. Build expertise. Find your unique perspective. Coin your own term. Then, tell the world about it.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

39

Customer service should be the most innovative team in a business

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

40

Aim to solve problems and you’ll be innovative, but if you aim to be innovative, you won’t necessarily solve problems

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

41

Innovation is less about making new things and more about combining things in new ways.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

42

Lessons from running my business: 1) Email marketing is like plumbing. It’s not sexy, but you need it to work. 2) You don’t always need to innovate. Learn from the best, and do what they do. 3) There’s a direct correlation between how hard you work and how successful you are.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

43

Greatest recent innovations for Human Freedom: TCP/IP, HTTP, SMTP, Mozilla, Linux, BitTorrent, TOR, Bitcoin, GPG, EFF.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

44

Forgotten ideas are an unfair advantage. Don’t try to invent everything yourself. Studying the past will help you solve your hardest problems. Places to look: • Theory of Constraints • Xerox PARC • The Apollo Space Program • Mid-20th century media theory

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

45

When you compete to be the best, you imitate. When you compete to be unique, you innovate. Aim to be unique.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

46

Free business idea. A market place for high-quality copy editors. Here’s why it’s worth considering: 1) Most people enjoy writing, but need help with editing. 2) Even in the age of the Internet, it’s surprisingly hard to find good editors. 3) Editors can work 100% remotely.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

47

By creating a global, inviolable precedence stamp, the blockchain has removed the role of the state from certifying inventors and explorers.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

48

THE PARADOX OF SPECIFICITY On the internet, the narrower your brand, the more opportunities come to you. The internet is best matching tool ever invented. Pick an niche. Learn all about it. Share what you learn by writing online. And watch your life improve.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

49

How to come up with product ideas: 1. Dig into data & identify broken parts of your funnel. 2. Use your own products & be honest about the experience. 3. Get outside your office & meet new people. 4. Work with with amazing designers & engineers. 5. Talk to customers everyday.

Jeff Morris Jr.

Jeff Morris Jr.

@jmj

50

Building a note-taking system makes you feel like Bradley Cooper in Limitless whenever you start writing

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell