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New Product Introduction Inspiration

Innovation and new product introduction isn't glamorous. Here are three quotes I often reference to inspire innovation when times get tough.

#1
"To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete."
~Buckminster Fuller, American Architect (1895 - 1983)

#2
"A new idea is first condemned as ridiculous and then dismissed as trivial, until finally, it becomes what everybody knows."
~William James, American Philosopher (1842 - 1910)

#3
"It ought to be remembered that there is nothing more difficult to take in hand, more perilous to conduct, or more uncertain in its success, than to take the lead in the introduction of a new order of things. Because the innovator has for enemies all those who have done well under the old conditions, and lukewarm defenders in those who may do well under the new. This coolness arises partly from fear of the opponents, who have the laws on their side, and partly from the incredulity of men, who do not readily bel…