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Innovation is something that you often hear companies, governments, and various other organizations talking about and it’s something that Advanced Kiosks works on every day. Innovation drives our business in everything we do from engineering to manufacturing to sales and marketing, and even down to the way we brainstorm together. Innovation is ingrained in our company culture and it is a vital part of our daily work lives.

What I know about the AK Team: We take risks. We work well alone and together. We have disagreements, but we work through them. We check our egos. We look toward the future. We take initiative. We see the potential for self service technology in all industries.

Because of this, we strive to be innovators in our own industry. That’s where the inspiration for this collection of innovation quotes comes from.

Without further ado, here are 19 innovation quotes to motivate you today!

The heart and soul of the company is creativity and innovation.
-Bob Iger, CEO of the Walt Disney Company-

Exploration is the engine that drives innovation. Innovation drives economic growth. So let’s all go exploring.
-Edith Widder, CEO and Senior Scientist at the Ocean Research & Conservation Association-

The only way you survive is you continuously transform into something else. It’s this idea of continuous transformation that makes you an innovation company.
-Ginni Rometty, CEO of IBM-

If you wait for customers to tell you that you need to do something, you’re too late. Good business leaders should be half a step ahead of what customers want, i.e. they don’t actually quite know they want it. That’s what innovation’s about. With Plan A, we didn’t wait for the consumers to tell us.
-Stuart Rose, English Businessman-

Mindless habitual behavior is the enemy of innovation.
-Rosabeth Moss Kanter, Harvard Business School Professor-

Innovation is taking two things that already exist and putting them together in a new way.
-Thomas Friedman, American Author and Columnist-

The nature of the Internet and the importance of net neutrality is that innovation can come from everyone.
-Al Franken, United States Senator-

Technology is driving the innovation. Technology is driving the creativity. Technology and the use of that is going to determine our workers’ ability to compete in the 21st century global marketplace.
-Ron Kind, United States Representative-

I’m a big fan of small business ownership. I think it’s the backbone of American innovation. But to be successful, you first have to have the courage to go for it.
-Bill Rancic, American Entrepreneur-

Innovation is hard. It really is. Because most people don’t get it. Remember, the automobile, the airplane, the telephone, these were all considered toys at their introduction because they had no constituency. They were too new.
-Nolan Bushnell, Founder of Atari-

A creative mindset is in increasingly high demand: employers are vying for workers who are able to dream big and deliver big with the next must-have product. Creative thinking fuels innovation, it leads to new goods and services, creates jobs and delivers substantial economic rewards.
-Jim Hunt, Former Governor of North Carolina-

Innovation comes out of great human ingenuity and very personal passions.
-Megan Smith, United States Chief Technology Officer-

Few ideas work on the first try. Iteration is key to innovation.
Sebastian Thrun, Founder of Udacity-

The major challenge facing most foundations is that they are risk averse. This inhibits their ability to experiment and commit to the experimentation and innovation process.
-Steven Levitt, American Economist-

Innovation is all about people. Innovation thrives when the population is diverse, accepting and willing to cooperate.
-Vivek Wadhwa, American Entrepreneur-

So, it’s a very, you know – maybe we’re wrong in – you know, we go around thinking the innovator is the person who’s first to kind of conceive of something. And maybe the innovation process continues down the line to the second and the third and the fourth entrant into a field.
-Malcolm Gladwell, Canadian Journalist and Author-

An innovation is one of those things that society looks at and says, if we make this part of the way we live and work, it will change the way we live and work.
-Dean Kamen, American Entrepreneur and Inventor-

Organizations can get in the way of innovation, because if people are all bound up, and if they don’t know if they get to make the decision or somebody else, and if they do, what happens to them, and so on and so forth.
-Carol Bartz, CEO of Autodesk-

Innovation comes to you from creators who do have a vision and a passion, and that is how we succeeded.
-Warren Littlefield, Retired Television Executive-

Quote Source: Brainy Quotes