We celebrate and encourage innovation and those who innovate.

Innovators push the boundaries of the known world. They're change agents who are relentless in making things happen and bringing ideas to execution.

In many ways, innovation is key to your success no matter what your business is. The minute you stop innovating is the minute you become mediocre.

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Innovator Wisdom

Chase the vision not the money.
Tony Hsieh
Tony Hsieh,
CEO of Zappos.com
Don't overthink it. "Sometimes you just have to get it done."
Rick Alden
Jeff Curran,
founder and CEO of Curran Catalog, a home furnishings company
We don't spend much time regretting the past, and we don't let mistakes or failures get to us.
Sir Richard Branson
Sir Richard Branson,
founder of Virgin Group
Find people you can't do without. "Getting the right crew is the secret to our success."
Rick Alden
Rick Alden,
Skullcandy founder
Realize what your values are and then follow through.
Craig Newmark
Craig Newmark,
Craigslist founder
Be a maker. "Learn how to do something with your hands. Innovation comes with learning how things work."
Scott Hamlin
Scott Hamlin,
co-founder of upcycled clothing and accessories maker Looptworks

Innovator Feed

Leverage Emotion to Design a Product They Can't Live Without

Leverage Emotion to Design a Product They Can't Live Without

Every addicting product or service shares certain essential qualities. Here's author Nir Eyal's primer on why maximizing habit-forming triggers is so important.
Want to be Successful? Become Someone's Daily Habit.

Want to be Successful? Become Someone's Daily Habit.

Author Nir Eyal outlines key strategies to make your product addicting for users.
Top Tips These 3 Leaders Used to Launch Their Business

Top Tips These 3 Leaders Used to Launch Their Business

Entrepreneurs blaze their own trail, often not knowing what the path holds. Three determined founders share the tips that helped them get their startup off the ground.
3 Sizzling Stats to Consider About Silicon Beach

3 Sizzling Stats to Consider About Silicon Beach

The numbers don't lie: Los Angeles is emerging as a great place for tech and startups.
What It Takes to Build a Startup City: Meet 7 Mayors Promoting Entrepreneurship

What It Takes to Build a Startup City: Meet 7 Mayors Promoting Entrepreneurship

Ribbon-cutting ceremonies aren't enough to develop the next tech hub.
This New USDA-Approved Potato Could Yield Less Carcinogenic Fries

This New USDA-Approved Potato Could Yield Less Carcinogenic Fries

The supplier of McDonald's French Fries just got the green light from the Department of Agriculture to commercially plant genetically-modified potatoes that resists bruising and produces less of a chemical that may cause cancer when fried.
Here's Elon Musk's Plan to Deliver Internet Access to Billions

Here's Elon Musk's Plan to Deliver Internet Access to Billions

It involves sending a network of 700 lightweight satellites into space.
Richard Branson's Top 10 Tips for Succeeding at Business

Richard Branson's Top 10 Tips for Succeeding at Business

While there are no shortcuts to success, certain attitudes and actions help.
9 Critical Turning Points That Shaped Mark Cuban's Extraordinary Career

9 Critical Turning Points That Shaped Mark Cuban's Extraordinary Career

The decisions that made the outspoken 'Shark Tank' investor a millionaire at 31 and a billionaire at 40.
Wall Street Teams Up to Try to Fight Hackers

Wall Street Teams Up to Try to Fight Hackers

Two financial regulatory groups have announced that their jointly produced software program, Soltra Edge, will become available on Dec. 2.
Martha Stewart: America Needs More Entrepreneurs

Martha Stewart: America Needs More Entrepreneurs

We speak with the TV personality and lifestyle icon about inspiration, motivation and the drive to start and grow a business of your own.
Why U.S. Innovation Needs China to Achieve the Next Technology Mega-Trend

Why U.S. Innovation Needs China to Achieve the Next Technology Mega-Trend

Building the Internet of Things will require a much deeper collaboration of the US tech industry and Chinese manufacturers than simply outsourcing.
The World Needs More of Richard Branson's 'Hubris'

The World Needs More of Richard Branson's 'Hubris'

The criticism of Sir Richard Branson's role in the SpaceShipTwo crash is a knock on entrepreneurship itself.
This Could Be Why the Virgin Galactic Spaceship Crashed

This Could Be Why the Virgin Galactic Spaceship Crashed

Investigators say a key function of the craft deployed early.
Eataly Elevates Food Retail, Tastes Success. What's Next?

Eataly Elevates Food Retail, Tastes Success. What's Next?

The New York City store is now a full-fledged tourist attraction, and the rest of the world is in the company's sights.
Why Corporate Businesses Should Adopt a Startup Mentality

Why Corporate Businesses Should Adopt a Startup Mentality

More people are developing an appetite for entrepreneurship. They like the idea of being their own boss and are taking things into their own hands. Big companies can learn from this.
Be Like Google, Facebook and Apple, and Craft a Company Mantra to Live By

Be Like Google, Facebook and Apple, and Craft a Company Mantra to Live By

Why and how you should form a short sentence that can serve you as you build and grow your business.
Why Tech Innovators Are High on the Prospects for Legalized Marijuana

Why Tech Innovators Are High on the Prospects for Legalized Marijuana

Legalization of recreational marijuana in Washington and Colorado, and potentially several more states soon, has created a multi-billion industry requiring sophisticated technology.
When Innovation Means Playing God

When Innovation Means Playing God

Innovation is creation, and that has consequences. We need to understand that.
Failure Is Not an Option. It's Required.

Failure Is Not an Option. It's Required.

A CEO explains the best way to react when a team member makes a mistake.

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