Why Nothing Works without Curiosity
The third week of the #valleychallenge has started, and a lot has happened since we all arrived in San Francisco. The typical phases of collaboration and cooperation – forming and storming – are obviously under way.
That’s nothing to worry about, as this is what naturally happens when you put 19 individuals who have never worked with each other before, who mostly didn’t even know each other before, in a new and foreign environment and expect them to just work it out.
This is not an easy task, for neither of our participants. But it is actually working out just fine – for a simple reason: curiosity. Because curiosity is key to learning, to innovation, and to success.
Curiosity boosts achievement. It helps us to gain knowledge about our constantly changing environment and to form bonds with others. And all our team members are insatiably curious persons – curious to try out new things, to embark on a new adventure, and to think out of the box. Here in the valley they not only draw concepts on paper, but also actively check out latest technologies.
Many of the best ideas are the result of curiosity. Or, as Albert Einstein said, “I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious.”