In California, we have some of the strongest consumer protection laws in the country. While it is easy to conceive of innovation and regulation as mutually exclusive, California is proof that we can do both. We can innovate responsibly.
Most companies don't have the luxury of focusing exclusively on innovation. They have to innovate while stamping out zillions of widgets or processing billions of transactions.
This notion that it is up to each person to innovate in some way flies in the face of the industrial age, but you know what, the industrial age is over.
All three of the great waves of nineteenth- and early-twentieth-century European immigrants to America innovated.
Thermostats are made by very large companies with no incentive to innovate. Their customers are contractors or HVAC wholesalers, not consumers. So why spend to make them better? It's a good business.
When you innovate, you've got to be prepared for everyone telling you you're nuts.
I do not innovate. I transmit.
I have always been driven to buck the system, to innovate, to take things beyond where they've been.
What makes the United States great, the reason people wanted to live in the United States, move here still, is because of our ability to innovate.
At its core, the FCC's plan to regulate the Internet will force businesses and people to check first with the government and get permission to innovate.
Sometimes when you innovate, you make mistakes. It is best to admit them quickly, and get on with improving your other innovations.
I believe you have to be willing to be misunderstood if you're going to innovate.
My view is there's no bad time to innovate.
The fact is that you are never too old to innovate.
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