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Innovators

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.

The Innovators
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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

Real Estate Has Benefited Most From SEC's General Solicitation Rule Change

Real Estate Has Benefited Most From SEC's General Solicitation Rule Change

BY Catherine Clifford
Investors have shown the most interest in dumping their dollars into real-estate deals since the SEC's historic lifting of the general solicitation ban.
Google Wants to Patent Contact Lenses That Can Snap Photos

Google Wants to Patent Contact Lenses That Can Snap Photos

BY Laura Entis
The tech company has a new patent application to apply Google Glass's camera feature to contact lenses.
What I Learned About PR From Working With Steve Jobs

What I Learned About PR From Working With Steve Jobs

BY Fred Cook
I had the 'pressure' of working with him in the Toy Story days of Pixar. Never before or since have I encountered a CEO who was willing to make the effort to develop close personal relationships with the journalists who covered his company.
Aereo Founder: If We Lose, 'We Have No Plan B'

Aereo Founder: If We Lose, 'We Have No Plan B'

BY Kim Lachance Shandrow
Chet Kanojia, network TV's Enemy No. 1, is looking to expand his controversial business even as he heads to the Supreme Court to defend it.
Better Features Doesn't Make a Successful App. Here's Why.

Better Features Doesn't Make a Successful App. Here's Why.

BY Rahul Varshneya
If you really want to disrupt the field, your product has to be leaps and bounds over the competition. If not, prepare to be ignored.
This One Habit Can Help Make You Smarter

This One Habit Can Help Make You Smarter

BY Jason Fell
Behavior science expert and Entrepreneur.com contributor James Clear on the most important philosophy for improving your life and business.
New Breed of Products Aims to Improve Users' Lives

New Breed of Products Aims to Improve Users' Lives

BY Richard Schatzberger
The definition of product design has expanded thanks to the likes of Nest and Jawbone.
3-D Printing Pens 2.0: Smaller, Lighter and More Nimble

3-D Printing Pens 2.0: Smaller, Lighter and More Nimble

BY Catherine Clifford
A trio of inventors in Europe have announced a Kickstarter campaign for a new device that allows you to doodle in the air.
This Startup Says It Can Fully Charge Your Smartphone in 30 Seconds

This Startup Says It Can Fully Charge Your Smartphone in 30 Seconds

BY Catherine Clifford
Israel-based tech company StoreDot claims to have a new product that can move your smartphone's charge-o-meter from that red sliver of death to full-on green in well under a minute.
Samsung Can't Have All the Fun: 5 Other Mega Brands Rocking the Selfie

Samsung Can't Have All the Fun: 5 Other Mega Brands Rocking the Selfie

BY Kim Lachance Shandrow
Ellen, Big Papi and LeBron -- Samsung's all-stars -- aren’t the only big names snapping promotional selfies. Tons of other brands are cashing in on selfie marketing mania, too.
Amazon Releases Dash, a Home Barcode Scanner for Groceries

Amazon Releases Dash, a Home Barcode Scanner for Groceries

BY Laura Entis
The new device lets Amazon Fresh subscribers add items to their online shopping lists by scanning a product's barcode or simply by saying its name.
Google Offers Sneak Peek at Project Ara, Its Build-Your-Own Smartphone

Google Offers Sneak Peek at Project Ara, Its Build-Your-Own Smartphone

BY Geoff Weiss
The tech titan has released a video introducing the team behind Project Ara and offering a glimpse into the project’s breaking developments.
This Billionaire Just Gave 10 Startups $100,000 Each on a Whim

This Billionaire Just Gave 10 Startups $100,000 Each on a Whim

BY Catherine Clifford
At the first-ever Google for Entrepreneurs Demo Day, AOL co-founder Steve Case surprised each of the presenting entrepreneurs with a spur-of-the-moment $100,000 commitment.
GrubHub Stock Surges in Public Debut After Raising $192 Million

GrubHub Stock Surges in Public Debut After Raising $192 Million

BY Kate Taylor
GrubHub's IPO has proved to be a treat for investors, as the stock jumped 54 percent in its public debut.
Alibaba Goes In On Uber Competitor Lyft's $250 Million Round

Alibaba Goes In On Uber Competitor Lyft's $250 Million Round

BY Catherine Clifford
Chinese ecommerce giant Alibaba invested in the San Francisco-based ride-sharing company, which plans to expand internationally.
10 Tips for Unleashing Your Creativity at Work

10 Tips for Unleashing Your Creativity at Work

BY Boland Jones
The magic process of idea generation is open to far more people than commonly thought.
Meet the 25-Year-Old Wedding Photographer Who Became CEO of Lonely Planet

Meet the 25-Year-Old Wedding Photographer Who Became CEO of Lonely Planet

BY Geoff Weiss
Daniel Houghton, a former wedding photographer with no prior executive experience, has been trying to turn around global travel guide company Lonely Planet.
3 Biometrics Startups Heating Up the Password Security Race

3 Biometrics Startups Heating Up the Password Security Race

BY Kim Lachance Shandrow
A look at the young companies making it possible to unlock your tech with your face, heart, finger and voice.
Samsung's Bluetooth-Only 'Smart Bulb' Is a Bit Dim

Samsung's Bluetooth-Only 'Smart Bulb' Is a Bit Dim

BY Kim Lachance Shandrow
Better late than never. Kind of. The Korean electronics maker's dull-ish inaugural connected lightbulb doesn't exactly turn us on.
Coming Soon: Google Glass Ray-Bans

Coming Soon: Google Glass Ray-Bans

BY Geoff Weiss
Google has inked a deal with the largest eyewear company in the world to develop Glass devices for Luxottica's Oakley and Ray-Ban brands.
Apple and Comcast in Talks to Create Priority TV Streaming Service

Apple and Comcast in Talks to Create Priority TV Streaming Service

BY Benjamin Kabin
Apple would like its streaming content separated from the rest of the web in order to ensure an uninterrupted experience.
The Ultimate Test: Turning Your Cool Idea Into a Great Product

The Ultimate Test: Turning Your Cool Idea Into a Great Product

BY Chris Herbert and Christian Smith
Developing careful manufacturing design guidelines and specifications along with continuous reviews will help ensure you deliver on what your customers desire.
Tech Firms Seeking Talent Spring for Spacious, Luxe Quarters

Tech Firms Seeking Talent Spring for Spacious, Luxe Quarters

BY Tucker Hughes
While government cuts its real estate footprint, firms competing for knowledge workers are not crimping on office environments.
Mega Brands Collide: Soon, You Can Order 'Oprah Chai Tea' at Starbucks

Mega Brands Collide: Soon, You Can Order 'Oprah Chai Tea' at Starbucks

BY Kate Taylor
In Oprah's first ever alignment with another brand, Oprah Chai will play a key role in Starbucks' budding tea business.