School of Curiosity

School of Curiosity

School of Curiosity

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How to think like an eight year old

October 8, 2013

Where do great ideas come from? They come when we take our adult experience and combine it with something that many of us have forgotten – how to think like an eight year old.

We were all eight years old once. It’s a time of boldness; magic; and genius. If only we can recapture that simplicity; that creativity; that unshakable belief that anything is possible, we can create a wealth of new ideas, new opportunities and new possibilities both in our work and in our everyday lives.

School of Curiosity founder, Malcolm McClean, will be reminding you how to shake off the mental locks that have trapped your inner eight year old, at our ‘End of Summer School’ 23-25 October, Villefranche-sur-Mer. It’s not a lecture, it’s an experience, just like everything else at the school. There’s still time to drop everything and come. You can download the full prospectus here.

If you are in a hurry go straight to the booking page here.

Boldness; Magic; Genius; and all for £199….we must be mad.

Have a curious day!

Don Juan….no not that one

June 18, 2013

Here’s some wise words from Don Juan – no not the much written about Spanish womaniser – I mean the Mexican shaman of the same name; but you knew that didn’t you?

He speaks about the ‘enemies’ we will encounter before we can become ‘a man [woman] of knowledge’:

“The first enemy we will encounter is Fear, [and] if we turn away our life can become harmless and ineffective. Dispelling the fear leads to the second enemy – Clarity of Mind – through which we may become assured and courageous. But if this newly acquired sense turns into a feeling of invincibility, it will block our pathway to further learning and understanding.

Having attained clarity of mind, we will then meet our third enemy –  Power, which can blind us and divert us from pursuing our quest for learning. At this point, the danger is that we may come to the end of our life without ever understanding our selves and the world about us.

By defeating these three enemies, we have no more fears; our clarity of mind and the self-control over power mean that we are almost at the end of our quest, but we must now confront the last enemy –Old Age. This is a battle we can and must fight while knowing we can never win….if we give in to tiredness or yearn to rest we will become feeble and loose our clarity, power and knowledge. But….if he ‘lives his fate….he can be called a man of knowledge, if only for a brief moment when he succeeds in fighting off his last invincible enemy. That moment of clarity, power and knowledge is enough”.

That brief moment creeps ever closer, so make sure you have a curious day.



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