Curiosity: it’s where the future starts

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    Pelletier, Christophe [Author]

    Publisher Milling & Grain
    Year of publication 2016 August

    Medium Digital

    Arts, culture and heritage > Researching & recording


    Scope & contentThe challenges ahead are bigger than ever before, and rest assured that they will be even bigger in the future. The good news is that progress and new developments in science and technology are also now bigger and faster than ever, too. From a technical point of view, I would dare to say that the solutions to the challenges already exist or are very close.

    Often, the problem is that these solutions are not immediately economically viable. In such a fast-changing world, curiosity is undoubtedly one of the most desirable qualities to adapt in a timely manner and find new ways of running the business.

    Curiosity cannot be a random activity Curiosity is quite time consuming, that is a fact and its main drawback. This may be the reason why it does not happen enough. The quest does not always deliver, although for those who have a proper strategy, the yield is quite good. Curiosity, for a business, cannot be a random activity. It has to be structured and carried out with discipline.

    Linking experience to knowledge Another important aspect of curiosity is to link experience to knowledge. Usually, knowledge is the result of certain protocols. The knowledge itself takes its full dimension and value only through the use we make of it. Some people make good use and others do not. When gathering new knowledge, it is essential to also learn about the lessons from the experience of others. Why do certain things work in certain conditions and others do not? Which factors influenced the outcome and how would different conditions or a different environment affect the outcome?

    Getting the big picture is a very important part of curiosity. Expanding the scope and seeing how the pieces of the puzzle come together are the fundamentals of future successful strategy and adaptation. Curiosity: it’s where the future starts

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