Inspiration: Our Favorite Quotes on Creativity and Business Success

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To help you get inspired, the team at Everything PR loves a great quote. Here are some great quotes on creativity and business success from a wide range of different professions and people from Eric Vanier To Richard Branson, Gennady Barsky To Rockefeller.

  • “A business has to be evolving, it has to be fun, and it has to exercise your creative interests.” Richard Branson
  • “Business only has two functions—marketing and innovation.” Peter Drucker
  • “Creativity gives you a competitive advantage by adding value to your service or product, and differentiating your business from the competition.” Linda Naiman
  • “The thing we fear most in organizations—fluctuations, disturbances, imbalances— are the primary sources of creativity.” Margaret J. Wheatley
  • “In the modern world of business, it is useless to be a creative, original thinker unless you can also sell what you create.” David Ogilvy
  • “The organizations of the future will increasingly depend on the creativity of their members to survive. Great Groups offer a new model in which the leader is an equal among Titans. In a truly creative collaboration, work is pleasure, and the only rules and procedures are those that advance the common cause.” Warren Bennis
  • “Business isn’t some disembodied bloodless enterprise. Profit is fine — a sign that the customer honors the value of what we do. But “enterprise” ( a lovely word ) is about heart. About beauty. It’s about art. About people throwing themselves on the line. It’s about passion and the selfless pursuit of an ideal.” Tom Peters
  • “Creativity is one of the last remaining legal ways of gaining an unfair advantage over the competition.” Ed McCabe
  • “The entrepreneur is not really interested in doing the work; he is interested in creating the way the company operates. In that regard, the entrepreneur is an inventor. He or she loves to invent, but does not love to manufacture or sell or distribute what he or she invents.” Michael Gerber
  • “There is no innovation without creativity. The key metric in both creativity and innovation is value creation.” Linda Naiman
  • “Keep pushing the limits of success.” Gennady Barsky
  • “Successful charitable fund-raising has much in common with managing a business: It requires leadership, persistence, and creativity.” David Rockefeller
  • “Innovation and artistic vision with regard to finance is imperative. Creativity and complexity are things that we bring to the table for the quality and success of our clients. You can’t underestimate the power of a stimulating environment, and the artwork itself, in fostering that approach.” Michael Rose
  • “Today’s business environment demands innovation and creativity today more than ever. Executives, as well as other business leaders, need to draw this innovation inspiration from a number of everyday creative sources such as music, theater and art.” Mark Tebbe
  • “Creativity is the most practical thing a businessman can employ.” Bill Bernbach
  • “Capital isn’t so important in business. Experience isn’t so important. You can get both these things. What is important is ideas. If you have ideas, you have the main asset you need, and there isn’t any limit to what you can do with your business and your life.” Harvey Firestone
  • “Without the drive to be creative – it will be difficult to make your business stand out.” Elie Hirschfeld
  • “Companies have to nurture [creativity and motivation]—and have to do it by building a compassionate yet performance-driven corporate culture. In the knowledge economy the traditional soft people side of our business has become the new hard side.” Gay Mitchell
  • “Creativity can solve almost any problem. The creative act, the defeat of habit by originality, overcomes everything.” George Lois
  • “Ideas and creativity still matter a lot, but they need to be connected to technology, consumer insights, and analytics.” Christopher Vollmer
  • “Companies that recognize the need to be creative about their businesses are going to pursue this creative thinking with us or without us. It’s our collective responsibility, our collective future to make sure they choose to do it with us.” Bob Schmetterer
  • “Organizations with decision-making speed and imagination will thrive as nobody can claim to have a monopoly over creativity.” Narayana Murthy

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