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

Welcome to the Weird World of Mixed-Reality Gaming

Welcome to the Weird World of Mixed-Reality Gaming

Where the gap between the digital and the real starts to blur.
Federal Court Shuts Down Aereo's Final Argument to Save Itself

Federal Court Shuts Down Aereo's Final Argument to Save Itself

The live TV-streaming service will have to continue its fight at the district level.
3 Problems That Became Opportunities to Change the World

3 Problems That Became Opportunities to Change the World

Roadblocks can be a vision to a better world if you change your perception.
Barbie Has More LinkedIn Followers Than You

Barbie Has More LinkedIn Followers Than You

The iconic doll has joined the career networking site, breaking barriers for fictional characters everywhere.
Got a Career or Business Question? Ask Barbie.

Got a Career or Business Question? Ask Barbie.

The world’s most business-savvy doll shares advice with the help of real-world female CEOs in a Twitter chat today.
Google Glass Gets a High-Fashion Makeover, Still Looks Geeky

Google Glass Gets a High-Fashion Makeover, Still Looks Geeky

The tech company unveiled a range of headsets created in collaboration with fashion designer Diane von Furstenberg, which will go on sale June 23.
This Luxe Smartphone Could Be Yours for $10,000

This Luxe Smartphone Could Be Yours for $10,000

High-end mobile phone company Vertu's new smartphone comes with a 24-hour global concierge service.
Blockchain.info CEO: In the Future, You'll Use Bitcoin Without Even Knowing It

Blockchain.info CEO: In the Future, You'll Use Bitcoin Without Even Knowing It

Nicolas Cary discusses how you could benefit from the burgeoning Bitcoin economy, even if you don't own a single BTC.
7 Tips for a Smooth Start to Manufacturing

7 Tips for a Smooth Start to Manufacturing

To avoid the pitfalls between prototype and real product, take it slow and know who you are trusting to manufacture your product.
Hacker Duo Brings 'Bricked' Apple Devices Back to Life

Hacker Duo Brings 'Bricked' Apple Devices Back to Life

As the 'kill switch' debate rages on in legal circles and among trade groups, a duo of hackers may have already made the conversation obsolete.
This Slick iBeacon Device Helps Retailers Push Deals to In-Store Shoppers

This Slick iBeacon Device Helps Retailers Push Deals to In-Store Shoppers

Thanks to the Internet of Things, shopping at brick-and-mortar stores just got a lot more personal. Here's how.
Roku Founder: Say Goodbye to Cable Boxes and Hello to TV Apps

Roku Founder: Say Goodbye to Cable Boxes and Hello to TV Apps

The father of cord-cutting predicts the future of TV. Hint: Your next boob toob will know what you want to watch and what your friends are watching.
How Being an Outlier Set Me on My Entrepreneurial Path

How Being an Outlier Set Me on My Entrepreneurial Path

An entrepreneur born in a small Indian village explains that thinking outside the box comes naturally when you're born to see things from the outside looking in.
NSA's Cryptic Tweet Was Actually a Recruiting Tool

NSA's Cryptic Tweet Was Actually a Recruiting Tool

The surveillance agency tweeted out a scrambled message on Monday meant to draw in would-be code breakers.
Amazon's New Twitter Hashtag Puts Items in Your Shopping Cart

Amazon's New Twitter Hashtag Puts Items in Your Shopping Cart

With #AmazonCart, you can now add items to your Amazon shopping basket without leaving Twitter.
Innovators, Watch Out for These Invention Killers

Innovators, Watch Out for These Invention Killers

Don't be caught off-kilter by unexpected roadblocks and setbacks. Acquaint yourself with these keys for ushering new products into the marketplace.
These Two Innovative Diagnostic Devices Just Scored Big Funding

These Two Innovative Diagnostic Devices Just Scored Big Funding

One is for early detection of ovarian cancer, the other is a microendoscope that gynecologists can use in their exam rooms. Both aim to make a difference in patients' lives.
Aereo Faces Off Against Broadcast Giants in Supreme Court Today

Aereo Faces Off Against Broadcast Giants in Supreme Court Today

The controversial streaming TV startup has battled broadcast goliaths before -- and won both times. Will it prevail again? Either way, Aereo's fate could forever change the way we watch TV.
Crowdsourcing Gone Too Far? Canadian Couple Lets the Internet Name Their Baby Girl.

Crowdsourcing Gone Too Far? Canadian Couple Lets the Internet Name Their Baby Girl.

Shucks. 'Streetlamp of-the-sea' didn’t make the final cut. What did? We know you're dying to know the lucky newby's winning web name, so come find out.
Nike Reportedly Exiting the Wearable Hardware Game

Nike Reportedly Exiting the Wearable Hardware Game

The sportswear company is shifting its focus from hardware to software.
4 Movies Plots That Modern Technology Would Have Destroyed

4 Movies Plots That Modern Technology Would Have Destroyed

From 'You've Got Mail' to 'Office Space,' modern technology would have altered -- if not outright killed -- the plot of these films.
Game On: Apple and Google Turn Up the Heat in the Mobile Gaming 'Arms Race'

Game On: Apple and Google Turn Up the Heat in the Mobile Gaming 'Arms Race'

Silicon Valley's biggest tech rivals are seriously upping their game in the mobile gaming battle. Here's how.
Just Add Water: Powdered Alcohol Approved by the U.S. Government

Just Add Water: Powdered Alcohol Approved by the U.S. Government

You may be able to order pouches of powdered vodka, Cosmopolitans and 'Powderitas' as soon as this fall.
Rumors Swirl That Square Is for Sale

Rumors Swirl That Square Is for Sale

The mobile-payments company founded by Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey has reportedly been talking to suitors about selling itself.

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