Do You Have a Great New Product or Idea?
The Freeman Institute has listed several, memorable quotes from former, corporate executives regarding new products or ideas during their time.
Here are a few amusing quotes:
"This telephone has too many shortcomings to be seriously considered as a means of communication. The device is inherently of no value to us."
-- An internal Western Union memo, 1876.
"Who the hell wants to hear actors talk?"
-- H.M. Warner, Warner Brothers, 1927
"I think there is a world market for maybe five computers."
-- IBM chairman Thomas Watson, 1943
If you have a new business product or idea, the following organization may be able to help.
Canadian Innovation Centre
The Canadian Innovation Centre is a national, not-for-profit organization dedicated to helping innovators, inventors, and entrepreneurs. The Center has been at the forefront of innovation for over 35 years, providing its expertise to over 20,000 clients in companies of all sizes. They may be able to help you transform your innovative idea into a market success.
To obtain a list of other, recommended web sites by TPL staff, visit the Toronto Public Library's Recommended Websites page entitled Business Ideas and Innovations.
The Toronto Public Library system has many titles that may be of interest. The following titles are recent additions to TPL collections.
For additional titles, search the Toronto Public Library catalogue with the subject headings New products and/or Product management.