The word innovation derives from the Latin word innovates, which is the noun form of innovare "to renew or change," stemming from in—"into" + novus—"new".
Heartland programs are often considered an innovation or imagination super-boost.
How are you allowing time for your imagination and innate innovation to emerge?
is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited, whereas imagination
embraces the entire world, stimulating progress, giving birth to evolution.
forward, we are convinced, the world increasingly will be divided between high
imagination-enabling countries, which encourage and enable the imagination and
extras of their people, and low imagination-enabling countries, which suppress
or simply fail to develop their people’s creative capacities and abilities to
spark new ideas, start up new industries and nurture the own “extra.” America has been the world’s leading
high imagination-enabling country and now it needs to become hyper-high-imagination-enabling
That Used to Be Us by Thomas Friedman and Michael Mandelbaum, 2011
US employers rate creativity/innovation among the top five skill that will increase in importance over
Ready to Innovate New York: Conference Board, 2008
in the twenty-first century, what you know is far less important than what you
can do with what you know. The
interest in and ability to create new knowledge to solve new problems is the
single most important skill that all students must master today. All successful innovators have mastered
the ability to learn on their own “in the moment” and then apply that knowledge
in new ways.
Creating Innovators by Tony Wagner, 2012
This is our
generations Sputnik moment…We’ll invest in biomedical research, information
technology, and especially in clean energy technology –an investment that will
strengthen our security, protect our planet, and create countless new jobs for
our people…In America, innovation doesn’t just change our lives, it’s how we
make a living. We need to
outinnovate, outeducate and outbuild the rest of the world.
2011 State of the Union Address, President Obama