Commentary: Curiosity: The new idea in business

Oliver Mills is a former lecturer in education at the University of the West Indies Mona Campus. He holds an M.Ed degree from Dalhousie University in Canada, an MA from the University of London and a post-graduate diploma in HRM and Training, University of Leicester. He is a past Permanent Secretary in Education with the government of the Turks and Caicos Islands

By Oliver Mills

There is a saying, that curiosity kills the cat. This devalues curiosity as an important factor in business innovation and success. It discourages initiatives towards change and development, and supports things remaining as they are. But the concept of curiosity has a more positive meaning and purpose attached to it.

The editor of the Harvard Business Review sees curiosity as the spark that can…

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