Global Innovation Science Handbook ― Chapter 5
Creating Creativity: Personal Creativity for Personal Productivity

Arin N. Reeves
2014

Although creativity and innovation are often used as interchangeable terms or meshed together as one concept, the difference between the two is an important one that actually helps us to understand each more fully. One way to differentiate between the two is to understand creativity as the mental precursor to innovation; creativity is about imagination and ideas where innovation is about action and process

Think Smarter. Lead Better.

  • The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in the mind at the same time, and still retain the ability to function.

    F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • When we lose the right to be different, we lose the privilege to be free.

    Charles Evan Hughes
  • Diversity and independence are important because the best collective decisions are the product of disagreement and contest, not consensus or compromise.

    James Surowiecki
  • Controversial' as we all know, is often a euphemism for 'interesting and intelligent.

    Kevin Smith
  • Our ability to reach unity in diversity will be the beauty and the test of our civilisation.

    Mahatma Gandhi
  • Where all think alike, no one thinks very much.

    Walter Lippmann
  • Strength lies in differences, not in similarities.

    Stephen R. Covey
  • Human salvation lies in the hands of the creatively maladjusted.

    Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • The biggest mistake is believing there is one right way to listen, to talk, to have a conversation -- or a relationship.

    Deborah Tannen
  • Strength lies in differences, not in similarities.

    Stephen R. Covey
  • Wit lies in recognizing the resemblance among things which differ and the difference between things which are alike.

    Madame De Stael
  • There never were in the world two opinions alike, no more than two hairs or two grains; the most universal quality is diversity.

    Michel de Montaigne
  • Honest difference of views and honest debate are not disunity.They are the vital process of policy among free men.

    Herbert Hoover
  • One must even beware of too much certainty that the answer to life's problems can only be found in one way and that all must agree to search for light in the same way and cannot find it in any other way.

    Eleanor Roosevelt
  • Diversity creates dimension in the world.

    Elizabeth Ann Lawless
  • Peace is not unity in similarity but unity in diversity, in the comparison and conciliation of differences.

    Mikhail Gorbachev
  • Wide differences of opinion in matters of religious, political, and social belief must exist if conscience and intellect alike are not to be stunted, if there is to be room for healthy growth.

    Theodore Roosevelt
  • Freethinkers are those who are willing to use their minds without prejudice and without fearing to understand things that clash with their own customs, privileges, or beliefs.

    Leo Tolstoy
  • America has believed that in differentiation, not in uniformity, lies the path of progress. It acted on this belief; it has advanced human happiness, and it has prospered.

    Louis D. Brandeis
  • Difference of opinion is helpful in religion.

    Thomas Jefferson
  • Differences challenge assumptions.

    Anne Wilson Schaef
  • To effectively communicate, we must realize that we are all different in the way we perceive the world and use this understanding as a guide to our communication with others.

    Tony Robbins
  • In our work and in our living, we must recognize that difference is a reason for celebration and growth, rather than a reason for destruction.

    Audre Lorde
  • Honest difference of views and honest debate are not disunity. They are the vital process of policy among free men.

    Herbert Hoover
  • It is not that I'm so smart. But I stay with the questions much longer.

    Albert Einstein
  • Diversity: the art of thinking independently together.

    Malcolm Forbes
  • The measure of intelligence is the ability to change.

    Albert Einstein
  • Your assumptions are your windows on the world. Scrub them off every once in a while, or the light won't come in.

    Isaac Asimov
  • I not only use all the brains that I have, but all I can borrow.

    Woodrow Wilson