The Swarm Innovation Profiler clearly differentiates innovators from the general population. And our questions not only correlated better with innovators, but with real world business results.
We are often asked whether people can learn to be innovative. To break that down, you have to ask first whether innovators actually think differently.
Q: Do innovators really think differently?
A: Yes, they really do!
My hope it that people really love discovering the innovation talent they didn’t know they had, and that companies thrive by tapping the innovation talent hiding in their workforce.
— Suzan Briganti; Swarm Vision Founder
Q: What was/is your purpose in starting Swarm Vision?
A: My purpose is to harness the “long tail of innovation talent in the world"
Before Swarm, I had been running global crowdsourcing challenges for a half decade. I never told my clients where the participants came from when they chose the winning ideas, because I didn’t want it to color their judgment.
In 8 out of 10 cases, the best ideas came from places my clients would NEVER expect – like a political refugee in eastern Europe, a stay-home mom in Mississippi, or a mailroom clerk at a gigantic insurance company.
The New Parenting Mantras
My father had a couple of sayings: “It’s better to beg forgiveness than to ask permission,” And, “There’s one thing they can never take away from you: Your capacity to have the next idea.” These quotes speak to the heart and soul of an Ideator. Can you imagine parents today raising their kids with these mantras?