Curiosity Takes You Far

I am often asked why I attend a lot of IT related events when in reality I am not a techy person or work in that industry.

My answer is simple, I am curious about all aspects of business.

In the past I have had the pleasure of listening to one of the founders of Reddit share his story.

“Alexis Ohanian is an Armenian-American Internet entrepreneur and investor who is co-founder and executive chairman of the social new website Reddit and the husband of tennis player Serena Williams. He also co-founded the early stage venture capital firm Initialized Capital, helped launch the travel search website Hipmunk, and started the social enterprise Breadpig. Ohanian is based in San Francisco, and was a partner at Y Combinator. In 2012, Andy Greenberg of Forbes magazine dubbed him "Mayor of the Internet". - Wikipedia

One of the most interesting points Alexis shared with the audience was when you are a co-founder there are other people involved in the business. Not only do you have to take into consideration the different roles, but also the different personalities.  As a business consultant with clients who have up to 100 employees I learn from others in many ways. Alexis sharing his story offered me some insight into start-ups in particular which I can use when I offer my workshops and training sessions.

Another awesome personality I was very excited to hear speak was Jack Dorsey:

“Jack Patrick Dorsey is an American computer programmer and Internet entrepreneur who is co-founder and CEO of Twitter, and founder and CEO of Square, a mobile payments company.” - Wikipedia

He decided to work in a jeans factory, because he wore jeans most of the time, and he was curious as to how they were made from start to finish.

I believe we need to be curious in all aspects related to business. My growth, and my success have a lot to do with the fact I do step out of my comfort zone and attend events not related at all to my work. This helps me discover different perspectives and ideas, which I can then use in my business.

Being curious opens up so many different worlds for us.