Welcome to BREWKOPI!
This is a private and peer group for practicing innovation leaders in Singapore innovating within their companies and communities.
We learn how to practice innovation better from each other and from invited experts
Absolutely no service providers, agencies or consultants allowed to be in our community
We started in 2014 when a handful of pioneer corporate innovators + intrapreneurs, including Dave and Ming wanted to help each other
We connect innovators across diverse industries
We share common inspirations and challenges
We learn from each other
We help each other
Membership is *only* open to practicing corporate innovation leaders, typically VP level with company-wide. country or regional innovation roles, corporate venturing, R&D commercialisation, spin-offs
Peer-created, absolutely no fees
We share experience and expertise
We self-organise gatherings, drinks, visits
We introduce pioneers experimenting with new tools and approaches
We visit incubators, accelerators, new platforms, or invite everyone if you launch or run one
We invite guest speakers to share their experiences and expertise
If the above fits who you are, request to join here: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/6745651
Email us: WeInnovate @BrewKopi.org
PS: Here's some quotes we love about innovation, enjoy!
An idea that is developed and
put into action is more important
than an idea that exists only as an idea.
Hindu Prince Gautama Siddharta,
founder of Buddhism, c500 B.C.
The value of an idea
lies in the using of it.
If you can dream it,
you can do it.
Live out your imagination,
not your history
George S. Patton
Think left and think right
and think low and think high.
Oh, the things you can think up if only you try.
We must become the change
we wish to see in the world.
A journey of a thousand miles
must begin with a single step.
You must act as if it is impossible to fail.
The person who says it cannot be done
should not interrupt the person doing it.
I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells.
New ideas pass through three periods:
1. It can’t be done.
2. It probably can be done, but it’s not worth doing.
3. I knew it was a good idea all along!
Arthur C. Clarke
First they ignore you,
then they laugh at you,
then they fight you,
then you win.
I can’t understand
why people are frightened of new ideas.
I’m frightened of the old ones.
Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it.
Boldness has genius, power and magic in it.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Vision without action is a daydream.
Action without vision is a nightmare.
Imagination is the beginning of creation:
You imagine what you desire,
you will what you imagine
and at last, you create what you will.
George Bernard Shaw
Don’t confuse the art of the possible
with the art of the profitable.
If you don’t risk anything,
you risk even more.
You may be disappointed if you fail,
but doomed if you do not try.
The most successful people are those
who are good at Plan B.
Great ideas often receive
violent opposition from mediocre minds.
Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes.
Art is knowing which ones to keep.
If at first, the idea is not absurd,
there is no hope for it.
The best way to have a good idea
is to have lots of ideas.
Frank Lloyd Wright
Every child is an artist.
The problem is how to remain an artist
once he grows up.
All difficult things
have their origin in that which is easy,
and great things in that which is small.
Great souls have will,
feeble ones have wishes.
You see things, you say ‘Why?’
But I dream things that never are, and say ‘Why not?
George Bernard Shaw
Discovery consists of looking at the same thing
as everyone else and thinking something different.
Albert Szent Gyorgi
If you’re not failing every now and again,
it’s a sign you’re not doing anything very innovative.
If it doesn’t work, do something else.
No idea is too crazy.
Ideas are like rabbits.
You get a couple and learn how to handle them,
and pretty soon you have a dozen.
Lack of money is no obstacle.
Lack of an idea is an obstacle.
A person with a new idea is a crank
until the idea succeeds.
There is a better way, find it.
Dig a well
before you are thirsty.
It is the mark of an educated mind
to be able to entertain a thought
without accepting it.
An inventor is simply a fellow
who doesn’t take his education too seriously.
Nothing is more dangerous than an idea,
when it is the only idea we have.
There is nothing more powerful
than an idea whose time has come.
Change your thoughts
and you change your world.
I dreamt of a thousand new paths.
I woke and walked my old one.
Do not wait for leaders.
Do it alone, person to person.