“The Greatest Driver of Value in the Digital Age”

 

THE CURIOUS ADVANTAGE
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THE CURIOUS ADVANTAGE

The Curious Advantage is an exploration of the idea of Curiosity and its increasing importance for thriving in the digital age. Taking the widest possible exploration of things Curious – historical, contemporary, neuro-scientific, anthropological, behavioural, semantic and business-focused.

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    BUILDING A CULTURE OF CURIOSITY

    SAILING THE 7C’s

    At the heart of the book is our model of Curiosity, called ’Sailing the 7 C’s of Curiosity’.
    This model provides individuals with a practical framework for how to be successfully Curious and use Curiosity as a power skill to unlock their own potential.

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    14 Oct

    NEW! CURIOUS ADVANTAGE PODCAST: MASTERING CURIOSITY RE-ENGINEERING, WITH STEFAAN VAN HOOYDONK, EX-CLO COGNIZANT AND FOUNDER OF THE GLOBAL CURIOSITY INSTITUTE

    Stefaan Van Hooydonk, ex-CLO Cognizant and Founder of the Global Curiosity Institute, joins Simon Brown and Paul Ashcroft in this fascinating Curious Advantage Podcast Episode to explore how to master curiosity re-engineering. What does it mean to re-engineer one’s habits towards becoming more curious and towards having a growth mindset? What’s the role of curiosity in learning & development and why is it becoming so important for individuals and organisations? Are you open to the world, to others and to yourself?

    Are you curious? Subscribe today!

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    29 Sep

    CURIOUS ADVANTAGE PODCAST: CURATION, WOMEN IN ART & CURIOSITY, WITH JENNIFER HIGGIE, EDITOR AT LARGE FOR FRIEZE MAGAZINE AND AUTHOR

    Jennifer Higgie, editor at large for Frieze Magazine and author, joins Garrick Jones and Paul Ashcroft in a fascinating Curious Advantage Podcast on Curation, Women in Art and Curiosity. Curation is a power skill in the digital world where we have access to infinite data and knowledge. How do you synthesize information? What are the key principles of curation? How is Curation connected to Curiosity? What is the role of woman in art and how did women exemplify the power of curiosity? Are you curious? Subscribe today!

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    #curation #womaninart #curiosity #curiousadvantage

    8 Sep

    CURIOUS ADVANTAGE PODCAST: CURIOSITY & SERENDIPITY, WITH DR. CHRISTIAN BUSCH, ACADEMIC AT NEW YORK UNIVERSITY (NYU) AND THE LONDON SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS (LSE)

    Dr. Christian Busch, academic at New York University (NYU) and the London School of Economics (LSE) and author of the Serendipity Mindset, joins the co-authors of The Curious Advantage to explore Curiosity and Serendipity. What is the Serendipity Mindset and how does Serendipity work in a digital world? What is the role of Curiosity in creating good luck? How can you cultivate unexpected encounters that lead to positive outcomes and be more successful? What are the serendipitous processes that happen across organisations?

    Are you curious? Subscribe today!
    #curiousadvantage #serendipity #curiosity #7Cs

    11 Aug

    CURIOUS ADVANTAGE PODCAST: CURIOUS FOCUS, WITH STEFAN VAN DER STIGCHEL, PROFESSOR OF COGNITIVE PSYCHOLOGY AT UTRECHT UNIVERSITY

    Stefan van der Stigchel, Professor of Cognitive Psychology at Utrecht University and author of How Attention Works and Concentration (MIT Press) joins Paul Ashcroft and Garrick Jones, co-authors of The Curious Advantage to talk about Curiosity and Focus. What is the relationship between curiosity and the way the brain works? How do we sample the environment around us and what is the role of attention and concentration in exploring these?

    Are you curious? Subscribe today! #Curiousadvantagepodcast #curiosity #attention #concentration #focus #curiousadvantage

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    22 Jul

    CURIOUS ADVANTAGE PODCAST: CURIOUS COMMUNITY, WITH THEO ANAGNOSTOPOULOS, SCIENTIST, SOCIAL ENTREPRENEUR AND FOUNDER OF SciCo

    Scientist, social entrepreneur and Founder of SciCo Theo Anagnostopoulos joins Paul Ashcroft and Garrick Jones, co-authors of The Curious Advantage to talk about Curious Communities. What’s the role of curiosity in the dissemination of science and scientific ideas? How do you get communities of people to engage with science in a ‘phy-gital’ environment? What is Collective intelligence and how can we increase it?

    Are you curious? Subscribe today! #Curiousadvantagepodcast #curiosity #community #sciencecommunication #curiousadvantage

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    10 Jul

    Invitation to City Book Leaders ‘Kyuriosity’ Book Talks – July 10th, 13:30 UK on Zoom

    Join Garrick Jones, co-author of the Curious Advantage, tomorrow @13:30 UK at the City Book Leaders ‘Kyuriosity’ Book Talks, where global leaders share their stories and learning from books that made them Curious, moderated by Rajesh Srivastava, Author, Former CEO JK Helene Curtis, Former adjunct faculty at IIM Indore.

    Garrick, will be talking about the Curious Advantage, the greatest driver of value in the digital age.

    Email pr@curiousadvantage.com to get complimentary access link and password to this Zoom session. Session starts at 13:30 UK and you would need to log in between13:15 – 13:30.

    Keep exploring Curiously!

    7 Jul

    CURIOUS ADVANTAGE PODCAST: CURIOSITY, COMPLEXITY AND EVOLUTION, WITH FUTURIST CHRIS MEYER

    Futurist Chris Meyer joins Garrick Jones and Simon Brown, co-authors of The Curious Advantage in a fascinating conversation about Curiosity, Complexity and Evolution. How important are current trends and scenarios for the future? What’s the role of Curiosity? Why is an evolutionary approach to knowledge formation so powerful?

    Are you curious? Subscribe today! #Curiousadvantagepodcast #curiosity #complexity #evolution #curiousadvantage

    23 Jun

    CURIOUS ADVANTAGE PODCAST: CURIOSITY, AI AND THE FUTURE OF LEARNING, WITH GORDON FULLER, VICE PRESIDENT AND CHIEF LEARNING OFFICER AT IBM

    Gordon Fuller, IBM’s Vice president & Chief Learning Officer, joins Simon Brown, Paul Ashcroft and Garrick Jones, authors of The Curious Advantage in a fascinating conversation on Curiosity, Al and the Future of Learning. How do you successfully put learning and skills at the heart of a business? How can AI enable curiosity? How can leaders build skills and inspire curiosity in their organisation? Curiosity is the fuel for continuous learning!

    Are you curious? Subscribe today! #Curiousadvantagepodcast #curiosity #AI #curiousadvantage #Sailingthe7CsofCuriosity

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    16 Jun

    CURIOUS ADVANTAGE PODCAST: CURIOSITY & CRITICALITY: INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALISM WITH DAVID HARRISON AND SARA MORALIOGLU

    David Harrison and Sara Moralioglu, award-winning journalists and documentary makers, join the authors of the Curious Advantage Paul Ashcroft and Garrick Jones in a fascinating conversation on Curiosity, Criticality and the link to Investigative Journalism. How do you gain trust while maintaining emotional distance? How do you deal with unconscious bias? What does it mean to be Curious and what are the principles that can make us more curious as individuals? Listen to incredible stories driven by curiosity, the need “to want to know”; the obsession to uncover things, to get to the truth.

    Are you curious? #Curiousadvantagepodcast #curiosity #investigativejournalism #curiousadvantage

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    10 Jun

    The Curious Advantage Book  – AVAILABLE IN PRINT

    The Curious Advantage is now available in Print. Get your copy on Amazon.

    9 Jun

    THE CURIOUS ADVANTAGE PODCAST: CURIOSITY – THE CEO AND THE CHIEF PEOPLE AND ORGANIZATION OFFICER PERSPECTIVE, WITH VAS NARASIMHAN, THE NOVARTIS CEO AND STEVEN BAERT, NOVARTIS’ CHIEF PEOPLE AND ORGANIZATION OFFICER

    Vas Narasimhan, the Novartis CEO and Steven Baert, Novartis’ Chief People and Organization Officer join the authors of The Curious Advantage Simon Brown, Paul Ashcroft and Garrick Jones, to discuss the importance of Curiosity in Business. They talk about how Novartis has worked to ‘unleash the power of their people’ and change the culture driven by an ‘Inspired’, ‘Curious’ and ‘Unbossed’ people strategy. Why is curiosity becoming more important in the digital age? Why is it important to have curious leaders? What does it mean to have a curious mind and how can curiosity impact individuals and organisations? Subscribe to this exclusive podcast today to listen to this fascinating conversation.

    Are you curious? #Curiousadvantagepodcast #curiosity #wearecurious #curiousadvantage #Novartis

    Join the conversation and connect with the authors #CuriousAdvantage.

    1 Jun

    The Curious Advantage Podcast: Sailing the 7C’s

    The authors of The Curious Advantage, Paul Ashcroft, Simon Brown & Garrick Jones, introduce their new book and their ‘7C’s of Curiosity” model in an exclusive podcast, hosted by Nina Bressler Murphy, Global Head of Enterprise Capability at Novartis.

    What is curiosity and why is it a powerskill? How can we successfully “sail” the 7C’s to activate our curiosity and let it work for ourselves, our networks and for our organisations? Why is curiosity the greatest driver of value in the digital age? How is curiosity connected to neuroscience, history, innovation, learning and to exploring the unknown? Are we wired to be curious? Subscribe to listen to this fascinating conversation! Are you Curious?

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    26 May

    THE CURIOUS ADVANTAGE PODCAST: WHAT IF YOU’RE NOT CURIOUS? WITH DR. DIANE HAMILTON, FOUNDER AND CEO OF TONERRA

    Dr. Diane Hamilton, Founder and CEO of Tonerra, author, researcher, speaker and radio show host, joins the authors of the Curious Advantage Book to talk about Curiosity and the factors that keep us from being curious. What is the relationship between curiosity and confidence? What if you’re not Curious? How do we go beyond Fear, Assumptions, Technology and Environment? How is a curious culture linked to an organisation’s value, productivity and ultimately profitability? Subscribe today to listen to this fascinating conversation! Are you Curious?

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    19 May

    THE CURIOUS ADVANTAGE PODCAST: CREATIVITY & THE CURIOUS ENVIRONMENT, WITH SUZIE COLLIER, PROFESSOR AT THE ROYAL ACADEMY OF MUSIC

    Suzie Collier, professor at the Royal Academy of Music in the Junior Department and mother of Jacob Collier, the Grammy Award-winning musician, talks about Creativity and the Curious Environment with Paul Ashcroft and Garrick Jones, co-authors of The Curious Advantage. How do we nurture curiosity? How do you strike the right balance between being exploratory and open and not being fearful? The importance in enabling curiosity in a child, motivation and the curious reset! Subscribe today to listen to this wonderful podcast. Are you Curious?

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    12 May

    THE CURIOUS ADVANTAGE PODCAST: CURATION & THE HOME OF CURIOSITY, WITH PROFESSOR BILL SHERMAN, DIRECTOR OF THE WARBURG INSTITUTE

    Professor Bill Sherman, Director of the Warburg Institute, which is sometimes referred to as the ‘Home of Curiosity’, joins Paul Ashcroft & Garrick Jones, co-authors of The Curious Advantage to talk about Curiosity, as the pursuit of things we don’t know. How does curiosity drive research? What can we learn from John Dee’s library and how can Aby Warburg’s approach help us to be more curious? Do we have the right tools to empower our curiosity or do they just take us to what we know already? Subscribe today to listen to this fascinating exploration of curiosity!

    What makes you curious? Join the conversation #CuriousAdvantage

    5 May

    THE CURIOUS ADVANTAGE PODCAST: CURIOSITY
    IN THE FLOW OF WORK, WITH JOSH BERSIN, SIMON BROWN PAUL ASHCROFT & GARRICK JONES

    Josh Bersin, Global industry analyst in HR and HR Technology, author and founder of Bersin, joins the authors of The Curious Advantage, Paul Ashcroft, Simon Brown and Garrick Jones to discuss Curiosity in the flow of work. What is the role of curiosity in learning and people development? How does curiosity relate to the new digital reality? How can curiosity add value to organisations when radical disruptions are happening in the workplace? Adaptability, the role of curiosity for organisational growth, learning in the flow of work & curious leaders. How can curiosity help shape one’s future? Subscribe today to listen to this inspiring conversation.

    What makes you curious? #CuriousAdvantage.

    21 Apr

    THE CURIOUS ADVANTAGE PODCAST: CURIOSITY & EMOTIONAL FLEXIBILITY, WITH JACQUI BRASSEY, PAUL ASHCROFT & GARRICK JONES

    Jacqui Brassey, Director of Enduring Priorities Learning, McKinsey & Company and an Academic, joins co-authors of “The Curious Advantage”, Paul Ashcroft & Garrick Jones to discuss about Curiosity & Emotional Flexibility. When in a situation of curiosity, what are the many paths that we can choose and how does that relate to confidence? What is authentic confidence, and how is that different? What is the link with our emotional flexibility? How do you use curiosity as a power skill to survive and thrive? Subscribe today to listen to this fascinating conversation.

    What makes you curious? #CuriousAdvantage.

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    WHAT’S INSIDE

    WHY IS CURIOSITY THE GREATEST DRIVER OF VALUE IN THE DIGITAL AGE?

    • Understand how being Curious creates an advantage in our everyday lives – both online and offline.
    • Promote a culture of Curiosity within a global networked team, company and organisations.
    • Create and manage global, geographically diverse teams to discover new solutions, products or services.
    • Understand Curiosity as a Strategic Imperative and a Value Driver.
    • Share stories, examples and cases that prick our curiosity and stimulate others
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    “Curiosity is critical for success in our increasingly complex world.”
    Vas Narasimhan, CEO, Novartis

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    ABOUT THE AUTHORS

    PAUL ASHCROFT

    Co-Founder and Partner at Ludic Group, Author of the Book ‘ALIVE: Digital Humans and Their Organizations’, Keynote Speaker and Facilitator. With a background in mathematics and strategic consulting, Paul is an expert in applying principles of Innovation, Design Thinking and Digital tools to accelerate large scale, sustainable change.

    During his 20-year career, Paul has been working with the world’s leading organizations to design strategy, align leaders and implement, engage and motivate people. As an investor, Paul is successfully establishing and growing innovative and technology-based businesses that deliver global solutions. Paul has worked with many of the Fortune 500 and works extensively with SMEs. The ground-breaking programmes he designs and delivers, enable organisations to transform and make a successful shift to digital using platforms, powerful tools and methods.

    Ludic is revolutionising global Consulting by delivering services digitally and redefining how transformation is successfully delivered in the hyper-networked reality of today’s organisations.

    Paul is also a family man, black-belt in karate and published author.

    SIMON BROWN

    Simon is Chief Learning Officer at Novartis, a focused medicines company, and one of the leading companies in the world.  He is a commercially-minded learning leader with experience across a range of the World’s top organisations. In 2000, Simon co-founded Brightwave, one of the UK’s leading e-Learning companies, which was eventually acquired by Capita Plc. Simon spent 7 years working for Accenture, advising companies including BT, BP, Microsoft, Canon, Barclays and HSBC. In 2010, Simon moved to Lloyds Banking Group where he led the award-winning Bank-wide learning transformation.

    In 2013 Simon moved to Novartis global HQ in Switzerland, where he led various global learning teams. These including being responsible for enhancing effectiveness of learning for the global pharma SalesForce, creating the cross-divisional ‘Global Development University’, running the Novartis-wide Learning Centre of Expertise and Corporate Universities, and also defining the strategy for how Novartis would develop Digital Capability across the company.

    After leading the development of a new award-winning learning strategy, he became Novartis‘s first-ever Chief Learning Officer in February 2019.  Since then Novartis has gained several global awards for learning including the award for ‘Learning Strategy Innovation’.  Simon shares his experiences speaking at conferences around the world and with an active digital presence on the Linkedin platform.

    Simon lives in Switzerland with his wife Rachel, son Oliver, daughter Lucinda, their cat Paddy and a coop of chickens. He can be found most weekends struggling up a Swiss mountain road on his bike.

    GARRICK JONES

    Co-Founder and Partner at Ludic Group, Author of the Book ‘ALIVE: Digital Humans and Their Organizations’, Keynote Speaker and Facilitator. Garrick Jones is an entrepreneur, academic and musician based in London. Co-Founder and Partner of The Ludic Group (founded in 2004), a pioneering consultancy, transforming the way people live, work and learn across time and distance. He is a renowned expert in Digital Transformation, Digital Learning and Engagement.

    Garrick is a fellow of the Warburg Institute – the home of Curiosity. He also is a Fellow at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) where he introduced Capstone programmes and designed the ground-breaking Open Innovation Programme. His research is focused on Creative Economies and large-scale support systems for commerce, culture, education and community development, in which innovation is critical. He is particularly focused on the value of the Design Process, visualization methods and tools for enabling decision-making and constructive problem solving. Garrick has been instrumental in the development of purpose-built collaborative learning environments (CLEs). He advises on numerous projects for corporations and governments focusing on state-of-the-art Think Tanks.

    He works with Fortune 100 clients, governments, and the UN and UNDP. Garrick is interested in how very large systems are able to transform themselves. Wearing his musical hat, Garrick composes for films, contemporary artists and performance. Ask him to play the piano for you if you get the opportunity!

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