cu·ri·ous | \ ˈkyu̇r-ē-əs: marked by desire to investigate and learn.
This may be Merriam-Webster’s definition of the adjective curious, but if you were to look up the definition in Ford’s dictionary, “the mind of Jim Hackett” would likely appear.
More than three years ago, Jim brought to us Curious Minds, an interactive teaching series designed to unleash our creative potential and give us the license to explore topics that go far beyond automotive. Why? Because his belief was that by learning to question everything we do, embrace the people we meet and challenge the status quo, we together can inspire each other and shape the future of Ford.
And thinking back to where we collectively were during our first session to today … well we’re in awe of the boundaries we’ve pushed together. In July 2017, Josh Davis challenged us to ask each other if we played the bagpipes to which most of us simply responded “yes” or “no.” Most recently, we were joined by Dr. Stephen Wolfram and were conversing with him in hypotheticals. Spot the difference? We, the veteran and novice curious minds, attribute this change to the exemplary Curious Mind.
Join Jim as he sits down for his own session as one of his last moments as our CEO on Tuesday, Sept. 29 at 8:05 a.m. EDT. He’ll dive into topics he’s remained curious about, where he sees the world going, and how Ford and each of us fit into that world. He may even share a “behind-the-scenes” story or two *hint, hint: typewriter.*