Speexx Exchange Podcast – Episode 16:
Curiosity in the Digital Age and the New Normal with Simon Brown, Garrick Jones and Paul Ashcroft

Curiosity in the Digital Age

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Welcome to the Speexx Exchange podcast on “Curiosity in the Digital Age and the New Normal”! On this special episode of the Speexx Exchange podcast, Donald interviews not one but three people – co-authors of the book “The Curious Advantage” (Simon Brown, Garrett Jones and Paul Ashcroft). The four of them discuss curiosity in relation to learning; how people can be “better” at being curious; and also introduce the seven C’s of curiosity model – a useful tool for anyone wanting to lead a curious organization, or who wants to challenge him- or herself to be actively curious.

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About Donald Taylor

Donald Taylor

Chairman of the Learning and Performance Institute since 2010, his background ranges from training delivery to managing director and vice-president positions in software companies. Donald took his own internet-based training business from concept to trade sale in 2001 and has been a company director during several other acquisitions. Now based in London, he has lived and traveled extensively outside the UK and now travels regularly internationally to consult and speak about workplace learning.

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About Simon Brown

Simon Brown

Simon is Chief Learning Officer at Novartis and author of the Amazon #1 hot new release ‘The Curious Advantage’. He is a commercially-minded learning leader with experience across a range of the World’s leading organizations. Since 2016, Simon has moved into the Development world and created the cross-divisional ‘Global Development University’, before progressing in September 2017 to take over the Novartis-wide Learning CoE and Novartis Universities, and also define the strategy for Digital Capability Building.

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About Garrick Jones

Garrick Jones

Garrick Jones co-founded The Ludic Group in 2004. He is a businessman, academic and musician based in London. He is a Fellow at the London School of Economics and Political Science where his research is focused on organizational decision-making, the future of learning and creative economies. He is a Founding Partner of The Ludic Group where his research into cloud-based transformation consulting, digital learning programs and engagement are put into practice. Garrick is interested in how very large systems are able to transform themselves through learning and outcomes-based decision-making. Wearing his musical hat, Garrick composes for films, contemporary artists and performance.

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About Paul Ashcroft

Paul Ashcroft

Paul is passionate about creating smarter ways of working for organisations around the world. With a background in mathematics and strategic consulting, Paul is an expert in applying principles of Innovation, Design Thinking and Digital to large-scale transformation, people engagement, and capability building. During his career, Paul has worked with many of the world’s leading companies to design strategy, align their leadership team, and engage and develop their people. As an entrepreneur and investor, Paul has a successful track record in establishing and growing innovative and technology-based businesses.

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