Larry Page innovation entrepreneurship quotes Google

If you're changing the world, you're working on important things.

You're excited to get up in the morning.

Larry Page


Larry Page innovation entrepreneurship quotes Google

 If we were motivated by money,

we would have sold the company a long time ago and ended up on a beach.

Larry Page


Alan Alda quotes

 Awards can give you a tremendous amount of encouragement to keep getting better, no matter how young or old you are.

Alan Alda

Edward de Bono creativity quotes

Creativity is a great motivator because it makes people interested in what they are doing. Creativity gives the possibility of some sort of achievement to everyone. Creativity makes life more fun and more interesting.

Edward de Bono

Thought Leader

Edward de Bono creativity quotes

One very important aspect of motivation is the willingness to stop and to look at things that no one else has bothered to look at. This simple process of focusing on things that are normally taken for granted is a powerful source of creativity >>>

Edward de Bono

Thought Leader








Motivation is everything. You can do the work of two people, but you can't be two people. Instead, you have to inspire the next guy down the line and get him to inspire his people.

Lee Iacocca


What we in industry learned in dealing with people is that people do not work just for money and that if you are trying to motivate, money is not the most effective tool.

Akio Morita


I like to think in terms of giving people an understanding of why they should have the same passion as I do why their life has purpose working here and why they should believe as much as I believe. I want them to seek a higher level of satisfaction above just making a salary.  >>>

Charles Schwab

Charles Schwab

Finding ways to build personal self-esteem is the key to motivating people. Once employees feel valued, they will feel more confident and, in turn, will be successful innovators. Most companies will buy into all aspects of formalizing new product development except for the one major and common missing link motivation and rewards. This is a mistake. Compensation and financial incentives are integral ingredients of the motivation and reward game plane. Although dollars and cents are not the only means of motivating a team of new product developers, money does talk, and companies that want an entrepreneurial environment need to have compensation programs that simulate those of a start-up business.

Thomas D. Kuczmarski

Kuczmarski & Associates

The best way to inspire people to superior performance is to convince them by everything you do and by your everyday attitude that you are wholeheartedly supporting them.

Harold Geneen


In the end it is always about ethics and all about personal values. That is why it is very important for every society to create checks and balances. That is why it is very important for every society not to create incentives for people to become greedier. That is why it is very important for all of us in the corporate world to create incentives for long-term performance rather than short-term performance. When you create systems that focus on short-term performance, when you create a system that reveres money rather than decency, honesty and respect, when you make it a fashion for youngsters to revel in the power of their wealth, it is inevitable.

Narayna Murthy


When people can see which direction the leaders are going in it becomes easier to motivate them.

Lakshmi Mittal


One way we try to foster innovations both the technological innovation that leads to new drugs and the organizational innovation that improves the way we do business is to align our business objectives with our ideals. Doing so reaches people's intrinsic motivation. Certainly, extrinsic motivation is important; we offer stock options to our scientists and sponsor company research awards that enhance the researcher's visibility both within and outside Novartis. But I believe that people also do a better job when they believe in what they do and in how the company behaves, when they see that their work does more than enrich shareholders.

Daniel Vasella


You have to give people a reason to be enthusiastic about trying new things, whether you are selling new tools or trying to get them used internally.

Esther Dyson

EDventure Holdings

I feel that the greatest reward for doing is the opportunity to do more.

Jonas Salk


To become a motivational leader, you start with motivating yourself. You motivate yourself with a big vision, and as you move progressively toward its realization, you motivate and enthuse others to work with you to fulfill that  vision.

Brian Tracy

Brian Tracy Intl.