Innovation VS vision
What is the difference between being visionary and innovator?
I did some googling for quotations on these subjects, a practice that I consider excellent to collect “food for thoughts”. Here are some results:
“Vision is the art of seeing what is invisible to others.” – J. Swift
“The future belongs to those who see possibilities before they become obvious.” – J. Scully
“The impossible is often the untried” – J. Goodwin
“The best way to predict the future is to create it.” – A. Kay
“Innovation is the ability to convert ideas into invoices.” – L. Duncan
“Vision without action is a daydream. Action without vision is a nightmare.” – Japanise proverb
Here are my thoughts:
- vision is a dream of the future: innovation is the process to turn future into present;
- vision is not a point, but a direction. Innovations are steps leading in that direction;
- being visionary means dreaming a future that will become real only if we will make it real through innovation;
- being innovator means to have the skills to combine already existing tools into something original and therefore still not existing.
Vision is a picture of the future still reasonably impossible, or unreasonably possible, based on the point of observation – A. Geneletti