Infographic: How Top Innovators Figured Out What To Create

Written by David Street

Jan Koum created Whatsapp because he was too broke to call his dad back home in the Ukraine. Here’s how other innovators realized their passions. [Infographic]

aNewDomain — Samuel Morse invented the telegraph because a letter arrived too late to save pictures of himself. Nick Woodman came up with GoPro because he had no way to take pictures of himself while surfing. Jan Koum founded WhatsApp because he couldn’t afford to call his dad back home in the Ukraine.

Most innovators have such an aha! moment. Check out the best of them in the infographic, below.


Infographic: FundersAndFounders.

For aNewDomain, I’m David Street.