Why curiosity is the metaskill of the 21st century

PRESS RELEASE, 2022-05-20, Stockholm

Why curiosity is the metaskill of the 21st century

In June, Stefaan van Hooydonk, launches his debut novel, The Workplace Curiosity Manifesto, in the Nordics, in partnership with Snabbfoting, a Nordic edtech consulting company and leader in continuous learning. His book is a nonfiction book that speaks to professionals, entrepreneurs and corporate leaders who want to look at the power of exploration and curiosity in a new way.

Press breakfast and book launch June 3, 09:00 CET: Workplace Curiosity Manifesto – How Curiosity helps individuals and workplaces thrive in Transformational Times. Meet Stefaan van Hooydonk, author and founder of Global Curiosity Institute, and Ewa Hutmacher, CEO, Snabbfoting Group AB. 

Where: Garnisonen Konferens, Karlavägen 100, Stockholm. RSVP: [email protected] no later than June 1


Curious professionals need curious workplaces to thrive. The Workplace Curiosity Manifesto book focuses on both dimensions. First: how can a professional grow and maximize her own curiosity and second: what can organizations do to create enterprises which encourage curious behavior.

Stefaan wrote this book because of his belief that the world as we know it is moving towards a new equilibrium. We are not maximizing our individual and collective talents to face present and future realities, for ourselves, our families, for companies and society. However, with the right curious mindset and support, we all have the opportunity to change for the better.

Ewa Hutmacher, Snabbfoting, CEO: “Curiosity is one of Snabbfoting’s pillars when cultivate a growth mindset a flourishing learning culture in organizations. Stefaan van Hooydonks book is excellent and clear. It guides you to be more curious, and you will learn from the most curious corporates and professionals.”

Stefaan van Hooydonk: “Curious individuals need curious environments to thrive, and that especially in times of turmoil individuals and companies need to embrace intentional curiosity.”

Ewa Hutmacher continues: The Workplace Curiosity Manifesto helps you understand why curiosity is essential in a rapidly changing world. It helps individuals, teams and organizations succeed and thrive. It triggers your curiosity muscle, and you will learn and grow.

The Workplace Curiosity Manifesto has reviews from all over the world:

“With this book, Stefaan has found the perfect mix of ideas, stories, and questions to get readers to rethink how they work, lead, learn, and even build relationships. Curiosity and talent development must go hand in hand to meet the needs of a rapidly changing world. Stefaan’s book offers great new insights into how to do this.” Vincent-Pierre Giroux, Head of Talent Management, Americas. Alstom

“With this rare book, Stefaan van Hooydonk introduces an important new idea: Make curiosity the organizing principle of management thinking.” Willem Burgers, PhD. Professor of Marketing and Strategy, China-Europe International Business School

“I highly recommend Stefaan’s exceptional book. It focuses on the critical importance of curiosity as a success factor for companies in the 21st century—and shows you how to recognise, develop and nurture curiosity in companies. It is deeply researched and thoughtful, with a plethora of real-life examples from the front-line. This book is a practitioner’s dream.” Dr. Yury Boshyk, CEO and Founder, Global Executive Learning, and Chairperson of the Global Forum on Strategic Transformations, Leadership and Learning

About Stefaan van Hooydonk

Stefaan van Hooydonk researches the topic of workplace curiosity in companies. He consults global corporations and leadership teams towards building a stronger curiosity muscle. He is a regular speaker at business schools and companies around the world on the power of curiosity to benefit professionals, leaders, teams, and organizations. Stefaan lives in Belgium, he enjoys studying, meditating, building a food forest and long runs or walks with his Finnish lapphund Kamu. www.globalcuriosityinstitute.com

About Snabbfoting

Snabbfoting is an edtech consulting company that digitizes learning using leading SaaS and on-premises platforms in the Nordic region. With support from science, we work with a modern approach where learning is a continuous journey rather than a single event. We work with industry-leading partners and we are a leader in continuous learning and digital platforms. snabbfoting.com

Book launch Sweden:

The Workplace Curiosity Manifesto June 3, 2022. Inquiries, high resolution photos, book an interview, request a free review book, send an email to [email protected].


979-8-88504-141-6 Paperback 

979-8-88504-774-6 Kindle Ebook 

979-8-88504-253-6 Digital Ebook

Key words:

non-fiction, corporate change, leadership, innovation, paradigm change, corporate culture, strategies for change

For more information, please contact:

Ewa Hutmacher, CEO, co-founder, Snabbfoting Group AB

Phone: +46 8 515 107 20

Email: [email protected]      

Homepage: www.snabbfoting.se

Stefaan van Hooydonk, author, founder, Global Curiosity Institute

Phone: +32 483 890328

Email: [email protected]

Social Media: www.linkedin.com/in/stefaanvanhooydonk

Homepage: www.globalcuriosityinstitute.com


Sign up to our press breakfast and book launch June 3, 09:00-9:40 CET, Garnisonen Konferens, Karlavägen 100, Stockholm. Send an email to Ewa Hutmacher on [email protected] no later than June 1.


Stefaan van Hooydonk, author, founder, Global Curiosity Institute

The Workplace Curiosity Manifesto