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A Curious Mind

February 19, 2014

This is a guest blog by Terri Edkins, a Senior Services Marketing Manager at Kronos. I’m thankful for her every day.

Photo by Beanbag Amerika on flickr

Photo by Beanbag Amerika on flickr

Well into his 99th year my father-in-law still surrounded himself with books. He was always so, so curious and I suspect this is a key characteristic of a life-long learner. He was a grounded man, but his head was always in the clouds. While still a student Cambridge College in England, he collaborated with Frank Whittle, long considered a founder of the modern jet engine. Later in his career he worked on the design of the most successful helicopter engine ever produced by this large, not-to-be-named aeronautical firm. It’s still in production today. He was my go-to person with questions about flying, about the sky, about just about everything.

In his 80s he took his love of the sky and the stars and parlayed it into an advisory position for the local elementary school’s Science Olympiad. The kids loved his astronomy lectures despite the significant difference in age. How often does that happen? I guess curiosity is contagious!

Are you curious? Are you interested in new trends that affect your world, your career? Cloud computing is one of the big ones right now and Kronos is knee deep in it. We’re putting your workforce management system in the cloud, while also making sure it’s grounded enough to keep your organization running efficiently. You can discover more about the Kronos Private Cloud on Kronos.com. Happy learning!

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