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Curiosity vs Conformity

“Curiosity… is insubordination in it’s purest form.” – Vladamir Nabakov It’s becoming increasingly common for leadership coaches and innovation experts to espouse the benefits, and even necessity, of curiosity. And yet we also know, as I explained in a previous post, that education systems and workplaces typically discourage curiosity. Why is this? What is it about […]


The Neurology of Curiosity & What Makes Us Curious

“How does it feel when you are searching for the possible answer.” – Matthias Gruber Curiosity: NeuroChemical Learning Overdrive Probably the most exciting frontier of psychological research today is the field of neurobiology. With an exponentially rapidly evolving panoply of new tools with which to observe the brain in action and analyze its chemistry and network […]

Why Do We Lose the Desire to Follow the Quest-ion?

“The important thing is not to stop questioning… Never lose a holy curiosity.” – Albert Einstein Probably the two things we associate most with curiosity are children and questioning.  We remember childhood as a time of openness and inquisitiveness, we observe children approaching even the most mundane things with a sense of awe and wonder, […]


Translibrium: Quest-ioning Homeostasis

Translibrium: ‘Trans’ comes from the Greek ‘across’, and ‘librium’ is from the Greek ‘libra’ which connotes both balance (equilibrium) and freedom (‘libre’, liberty). “The object of the pilgrimage turned out to be a pilgrim.” – Jorge Luis Borges In 1986 I was involved in a reconnaissance of evolutionary biology. I was doing an undergrad at […]

Curiosity Lab: Curiosity & Mindfulness with Eugene Peng

December 11 @ 12:30 – 4:30 pm Dec. 11, 12:30 – 4:30 Spadina Centre for Social Innovation, 215 Spadina Ave., Toronto Potluck Lunch @ 12:30 Curiosity Labs or open to all & free of charge. ——– Pause. Take a breath. Inhale………….. and exhale……….. When’s last time you allowed yourself a moment like this? Many of us […]

Our first workshop! Cultivating Competence in Curiosity

We held our very first workshop, Cultivating Competence in Curiosity, on October 1 – 2, 2015.  A full-scale test run you could say.  Our first cohort were fantastically engaged and engaging, smart, honest and generous, and we were just plain lucky.  Thanks folks!! We learned a great deal from our session, and will modify a […]