Crowdsourcing: Inventing the question to fit your answer


  • “Invention, my dear friends, is 93% perspiration, 6% electricity, 4% evaporation, and 2% butterscotch ripple.”
  • Jake Zien is a 24-year-old designer from Milwaukee…His product, the Pivot Power, is a strip plug that bends.
  • Mr Zien has made over $350,000 so far.

  • He is just one of a community of people who are part of Quirky – a platform where people collaborate to produce new products that the company manufactures and sells.
  • The company ( has been operating for four years, and now has a community of around 400,000 people.