Purposeful Curiosity: How Asking The Right Questions Will Change Your Life

ISBN: 9781399707435
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This book offers a masterclass in the power of purposeful curiosity to succeed and lead a fulfilled life. Dr Costas Andriopoulos has spent the last five years interviewing the most curious minds working today, focused on people who have harnessed their inquisitive minds and innovative thinking to achieve great things across a variety of fields.

In this book he explores the way these special people have channelled and fed their curiosity with purpose and weaves in gripping insights and advice from the interviews along with cutting-edge research from psychology, neuroscience, management, history, sociology and anthropology to illuminate the purposefully curious approach.

Packed with practical tools alongside the fascinating narrative, the book offers Dr Andriopoulos' nine essential lessons that will allow you to make use of curiosity in your own life to empower you - whatever your journey - and help you replicate the experiences of others to reach your goals and thrive.

'This book nails the difference between idle curiosity and a productive drive to discover. Costas Andriopoulos is an expert on creativity and innovation, and it's hard to imagine reading this book without catching some of his contagious thirst for learning.'
-Adam Grant, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Think Again and host of the TED podcast WorkLife

'A great read for everyone from all walks of life - entrepreneurs and beyond'
-Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou, Creator and owner of the Easy family of brands

'In today's fast-paced world of increasing distraction and clutter, asking the right questions at the right time will often be the difference between success and failure. Packed with captivating true stories, fresh research, and counter-intuitive insights, this endlessly fascinating book sheds new light on how to channel our curiosity to a chosen purpose. Costas' well-informed work based on original lessons for reclaiming our curiosity in everything that we do, is more important than ever. Purposeful Curiosity will likely spark a new movement.'
-Muhtar Kent, Former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The Coca Cola Company

'If you're ready for your next adventure but don't know where to start, I recommend you start with Purposeful Curiosity. What if? Why not? Says who? Purposeful Curiosity offers an actionable and accessible framework for turning questions into actions, helping readers to harness their curiosity, deepen their expertise and go further than they ever dreamed they could.'
-Sarah Wood, Digital entrepreneur


About the Author

Dr Costas Andriopoulos is a curious innovation and entrepreneurship researcher, passionate about teaching and helping founders or leaders make decisions that can improve their lives and those of people around them.

He is Professor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Bayes Business School (City, University of London). He is also the Director of Avyssos Advisors Ltd., an innovation management consultancy.

During his time at Bayes, Costas has built and grown one of the most popular Masters in Entrepreneurship, where students are encouraged to think about big problems and ways to solve them and take a journey into the 'unknown' by starting their own ventures. He has also successfully launched Bayes X (Research Centre for Innovation and Disruption), one of the leading scholarly centres focusing on disruptive innovation.


  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 15.4 x 2.4 x 23.2 cm
Product Details

Publisher,Hodder & Stoughton
Publication Date,
Format, Paperback
Weight, 350 g
No. of Pages, 272

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