“If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it!” How many times have you heard this? If something is functioning well, why mess with it? This complacency attitude leads to stagnation at best, disaster at worst. In 2007 a formidable fighter in the US arsenal experienced a catastrophic break-up during a routine flight. It turns out a
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Curiosity comes naturally to children…but adults think they already know everything, and lose the soft power skill of being incessantly inquisitive. It may kill cats, but curiosity is essential for a highly innovative and reliable organization—a HIRO—to function well. Two heart-breaking disasters in NASA’s history demonstrate how important it is to constantly stay curious.