June 2012

Curiosity

Curiosity has been variously described as “free-wheeling intelligence” (Alistair Cooke), “the secret of great creative people” (Leo Burnett), and “one of the great secrets of happiness” (Bryant H. McGill). For me, it’s also a vital component of excellence. 

As Mark Edmundson, a professor of English and author of Why Read?, pointed out in a recent Op-Ed piece i