The inspiration behind the movement

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Rick Fiery - InventiveLabs Co-founder

The Necessary Brilliance site was inspired by a TedX talk by Rick Fiery in 2015. It is part of a larger moment to encourage students that think and learn differently to consider entrepreneurship and other options as a career path. The college route, and corporate life, are not for everyone. The “get good grades, get into a good college, and get a good corporate job” message just doesn’t always resonate with folks that think and learn differently. It is time we talk about creating your own path that maximizes your strengths.

Necessary Brilliance is sponsored by InventiveLabs, a success incubator that helps people who think and learn differently find their path in life. It may be by starting their own business, taking a gap-year, or finding the career that best fits their talents. Find out more at



We are always looking for more people to share their stories with us! If you would like to get involved with the Necessary Brilliance movement to inspire people with learning difference to achieve, please contact us. This is an opportunity to start changing the conversation surrounding Learning Differences, and to provide advice and guidance to younger generations that need to hear it from real, relatable people.

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