These are some of our favourite quotes and passages that we’ve collected over the years that we find inspiring or remind us of the types of challenges we need to keep for ourselves to continue to strive for greatness.
Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.
Could you have a soccer team if all were goalkeepers? How would it be an orchestra if all were French horns?
Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.
Most use technology to define the function. We use function to drive the technology.
The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew and act anew.
I had no idea that being your authentic self could make me as rich as I’ve become. If I had, I’d have done it a lot earlier.
A fish doesn’t know it’s wet.
The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
If you work just for money, you’ll never make it, but if you love what you’re doing, success will be yours.
The first instinct in responding to this sudden economic crisis is to hunker down and wait for the storm to pass. That is the instinct, but acting on it would be a grave mistake. Our challenge today is radical transformation. Change at the margins will not do. The choice, it seems to me, is this: Reinvention or extinction. If we think it cannot happen to us, we ought to recall the fate of the Swiss watchmakers. Fabulous craftsmen, certainly, but the world has moved on, technologies have advanced, habits have shifted.
No worries + no fear + no defeats = no life
Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it.
To clarify, add detail. Imagine that, to clarify, add detail. Clutter and overload are not attributes of information, they are failures of design. If the information is in chaos, don’t start throwing out information, instead fix the design.
An optimist is someone who figures that taking a step backward after taking a step forward is not a disaster, it’s a cha-cha.
Learning and innovation go hand in hand. The arrogance of success is to think that what you did yesterday will be sufficient for tomorrow.
Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.
Design thinking can be described as a discipline that uses the designer’s sensibility and methods to match people’s needs with what is technologically feasible and what a viable business strategy can convert into customer value and market opportunity.
Some disappointment is always the price of brave dreaming.
Success is going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.
Change is inevitable; growth is optional!
Making the simple, awesomely simple, that’s creativity.
Who in the rainbow can draw the line where the violet tint ends and the orange tint begins? Distinctly we see the difference of the colors, but where exactly does the one first blendingly enter into the other? So with sanity and insanity.
The biggest obstacle to learning something is the belief that you already know it.
You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.
Managers say yes to innovation only if doing nothing is a bigger risk.