Who is your inner-innovator?

Many innovators have interests and values that you may not be aware they have. See which famous innovator shares some of the same ones you do.

Joe Kleinwaechter
On Mar 29, 2017

You've got the weekend to yourself. No work. Family is out of town. Which activity sounds most appealing to you?

Which quote best describes how you make decisions?

Which one of the following fictional characters would most likely see the world the same way you do?

Which book would you most likely consult to help you with your leadership style?

Assuming you have never attended any of the following events, which one would you be most likely to attend?

Which phrase would you be most likely to say?

Which one of the following books would someone be most likely find on your home bookshelf?

Walt Disney

Walt Disney

You are drawn to the beauty of the world and look to appease all of your senses. Your heart plays an important part in your innovation style. Your comfort lies in your instincts, and you use them often to set your vision. You don’t mind failing up until the time the job is done. Despite your reliance on your instincts, you know the job isn’t done until every piece is in its place.

Bill Gates

Bill Gates

You are a social pragmatist. You know you can influence and change the world with your ideas, but you must have a sensible plan. You actively seek out others to help you innovate. You are fascinated by what others cannot see, especially social problems that others have given up on. You know innovation is often a struggle of wills and that ultimately the proof of what your heart demands is demonstrated through the successful implementation of your ideas.

Ben Franklin

Ben Franklin

Your instincts guide you. You know that in order to act on your instincts, you will likely need the help of others, and you value the importance of being able to influence them. Your sense of humor draws others in to your cause. Your boundaries are loose and nothing is truly unreachable. You think with a balance of left brain and right brain influences, and value the experience above the thought.

Richard Branson

Richard Branson

Adventure fuels your innovation. Your adventures are meant to be shared with others. You have no problem failing, but your tenacity will eventually overcome those failures. You use data to analyze your failures, but most of your ideas come from your heart. You are fascinated by the impossible, especially when it comes to human endeavors.

Henry Ford

Henry Ford

You are a philanthropic pragmatist. You know there is a best answer and that improvement can always be made in any idea. You believe innovation is a struggle of personal discipline and will. If you stay focused, you can achieve great rewards through hard work. You would rather solve a problem by yourself. While you start with intuition, ultimately facts will guide the hard journey of discovery. You believe that logic is at the heart of innovation.

Isaac Newton

Isaac Newton

You see a world where everything is connected and you know your instincts will help unravel the more mysterious connections. You are intrigued by the seemingly impossible. You are easily bored with rote tasks and must keep your mind constantly engaged. You prefer to innovate alone, but you appreciate the importance of being able to sell your ideas to your peers.

Nikola Tesla

Nikola Tesla

You style is more mad genius than team contributor. You are a passionate inventor who sometimes loses track of important things, like money. You have a beautiful end in mind that drives you to hyper-focus. While your heart leads the conversation, you know that innovation is built upon sound principles of logic. Your passion comes from doing what no one else has ever done.

Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs

You know what the end looks like in beautiful detail. You have a Zen-like fascination with aesthetics. Innovation has a right time and place, and cannot come before its time. You are as demanding of others as you are of yourself. While you would prefer to do everything yourself, you know that it is going to take others to attain the perfection you seek in your solution. You are Machiavellian in that the end often justifies the means. You know your heart leads, but ultimately innovation demands sound logic in getting to the end.