The post is entitled, ‘What’s the Ultimate Creativity Killer?’ and the image used is the same one pictured here.
“I think there is a world market for maybe five computers.” ~Thomas Watson, chairman of IBM, 1943
“There is no reason anyone would want a computer in their home.” ~Ken Olson, president and founder of Digital Equipment Corp., 1977
“Who the hell wants to hear actors talk?” ~H. M. Warner, Warner Brothers, 1927
“We don’t like their sound, and guitar music is on the way out.” ~Decca Recording Co. rejecting the Beatles, 1962
“I’m just glad it’ll be Clark Gable who’s falling on his face and not Gary Cooper.” ~Gary Cooper turning down “Gone With the Wind.”
“This ‘telephone’ has too many shortcomings to be seriously considered as a means of communication. ~Western Union internal memo, 1876.
“The concept is interesting… but to earn better than a ‘C,’ the idea must be feasible.” ~Yale professor on conceptual paper that became FedEx.
Check out the rest of these statements and use them at the beginning of a brainstorming session when you want to dream up something that is adventurously creative.
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Dr. Geoff Pound
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