Quotes A Century of Innovation 3M

January 13, 2012, Tags: reading

time-tested truths

  • Conceive, believe, achieve. Persistence—combined with creativity and faith—is still the best formula for long-term success.
  • Don’t let one approach or solution blind you to better options.
  • Struggle is a necessary component of success.
  • “Patient money” and patient people help the big ideas germinate.
  • Ask your customers what quality is—then never let the standard slip.
  • Give good people opportunities, supp ort them and watch them thrive.
  • Respect the “power of patents.”