Here’s a fascinating link from Natasja Giezen, ex-colleague of mine. Interesting that Networking is one of the 5 key qualities of innovators mentioned. Though it’s not surprising is it when you look at the other 4?
Networking is one of the physical manifestations of a curious mind. A sign of curiosity, the stepping out of the familiar into the new and strange. It embodies all of the other 4 qualities outlined here.