I've spent today writing about curiosity for some work I'm doing around the creative process for the BBC. I've been working on it for a few months on and off and collected some interesting stuff along the way. You can have a rummage through my Pearltrees for more on creative processes if you're interested in that sort of thing.
I've pulled this video out because it's quite wonderful. It's been hiding in there for months and deserves your attention. Designer Michael Wolff talks about the elements of his brain that feed his creative process as being muscles. I love that.
The thing about the creative process is that it's really easy to teach. You can give people the steps they need to take. The problem is that I don't think you can teach people how to be curious, which is an essential element in the process of generating ideas.
However, if you think of curiosity as a muscle then you can give people tasks that exercise that muscle. It won't make them curious but help them strengthen what they already have.
I make no apologies for linking to this for the umpteenth time - probably the best workout you could ever give your curiosity muscle.