Dean Kamen Quotes


32 Dean Kamen quotes:



"I don't want to think about how many people have thought or still think that I'm crazy."
"A patent, or invention, is any assemblage of technologies or ideas that you can put together that nobody put together that way before. That's how the patent office defines it. That's an invention."
"As we move towards 8 or 10 billion people on the planet, there's a little less gold per capita. Each one of us will continue to be fighting over an ever smaller percentage of total resources. This is not a happy thought."
"My biggest worry is I'm running out of time and energy. Thirty years ago I thought 10 years was a really long time."
"I don't work on a project unless I believe that it will dramatically improve life for a bunch of people."
"I started realizing that I wasn't so dumb; rather, most people simply didn't know the answers to the questions that I was interested in-or they didn't care."
"If you're going to fail, you might as well fail at the big ones."
"Most of the time you will fail, but you will also occasionally succeed. Those occasional successes make all the hard work and sacrifice worthwhile."
"People take the longest possible paths, digress to numerous dead ends, and make all kinds of mistakes. Then historians come along and write summaries of this messy, nonlinear process and make it appear like a simple, straight line."
"You have teenagers thinking they're going to make millions as NBA stars when that's not realistic for even 1 percent of them. Becoming a scientist or engineer is."
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"I don't know what innovation is, but I can give a guide to rude realities and somewhat serious suggestions about innovation and how to approach it."
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"Some broad themes brought me where I am today. At a very young age, my hobby became thinking and finding connections."
"I'm a human entropy producer."
"If history is any indication, all truths will eventually turn out to be false."
"My biggest failure is I have too many to talk about."
"Sometimes we crash and burn. It's better to do it in private."
"To me, innovations are the wheel, fire, language, movable type. There are not 3 million innovations; there are 3 million inventions."
"One of my biggest fears before we went public was, people would think of this as a toy, ... We think it's much more than that."
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"Innovation needs to be nurtured throughout an organization. Management is doing things right, whereas leadership is doing the right things."
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"I'd rather lose my own money than someone else's."



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