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Book Club – Curious: The Desire to Know and Why Your Future Depends On It

When:
Monday, November 06, 2023, 11:05 AM until 11:30 AM Central Time (US & Canada) (UTC-06:00)
Videoconference information will be provided in an email once registration is complete.
Additional Info:
Event Contact(s):
Matthew Smith
Category:
Professional Development
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Payment In Full In Advance Only
Capacity:
30
Available Slots:
1
No Fee

 

Details & Highlights: 

 

Join us as we discuss “Curious: The Desire to Know and Why Your Future Depends On It  - Ian Leslie”
Described as A fun yet provocative look at the importance of staying curious in an increasingly indifferent world. Everyone is born curious. But only some retain the habits of exploring, learning, and discovering as they grow older. Those who do so tend to be smarter, more creative, and more successful. But at the very moment when the rewards of curiosity have never been higher, it is misunderstood and undervalued, and increasingly monopolized by the cognitive elite.
A "curiosity divide" is opening up. In Curious, Ian Leslie makes a passionate case for the cultivation of our "desire to know." Drawing on fascinating research from psychology, economics, education, and business, Leslie looks at what feeds curiosity and what starves it, and finds surprising answers. Curiosity is a mental muscle that atrophies without regular exercise and a habit that parents, schools, and workplaces need to nurture.

 

The schedule for discussion is broken down into digestible segments over six weeks, with the chapters discussed as follows:

Week / Subject

Est. Time
to Read:

% margin

 

Week 1 – “How Curiosity Works”, pt. 1

72

16.22%

 

Intro - The Fourth Drive

37

 

Chapter 1 – Three Journeys

35

 

 

Week 2 – “How Curiosity Works”, pt. 2

85

19.14%

 

Chapter 2 – How Curiosity Begins

26

 

Chapter 3 – Puzzles and Mysteries

59

 

 

Week 3 – “The Curiosity Divide”, pt. 1

64

14.41%

 

Chapter 4 – Three Ages of Curiosity

44

 

Chapter 5 – The Curiosity Dividend

20

 

 

Week 4 – “The Curiosity Divide”, pt. 2

97

21.85%

 

Chapter 6 – The Power of Questions

33

 

Chapter 7 – The Importance of Knowing

64

 

 

Week 5 “Seven Ways to Stay Curious”, pt. 1

67

15.09%

 

8.1 – Stay Foolish

19

 

8.2 – Build the Database

13

 

8.3 – Forage Like a Foxhog

14

 

8.4 – Ask the Big Why

21

 

 

Week 6 “Seven Ways to Stay Curious”, pt. 2

59

13.29%

 

8.5 – Be a Thinkerer

15

 

8.6 – Question Your Teaspoons

23

 

8.7 – Turn Puzzles Into Mysteries

9

 

After

12