Curiosity may have killed the cat, but a lack of curiosity in a world of accelerating change can kill a business or career. Curiosity, in many ways is the opposite of knowing because it leaves open the possibility of a better way. Curiosity is always behind the question that leads to innovation’s doorway. You can feed your curiosity with high-quality content from books, articles, podcasts, and videos that introduce you to new approaches, techniques, perspectives, and information sources.
It’s extremely difficult to see your own blind spots, so put your ego aside and develop partners who push you intellectually and challenge you to validate or invalidate your assumptions and mental models. Mark Twain said it best “What gets us into trouble is not what we don’t know. It’s what we know for sure that just ain’t so.”
Small insights lead to the next small innovation, leads to a bigger innovation. Curiosity plus action and reflection over time pay off big! Curiosity and innovation are like muscles, the more they are challenged and stretched the stronger and more durable they become. What part of your business are you most curious about?