The Curiosity Quotient was first used by journalist Tom Friedman in a 2013 New York Times OpEd. Friedman’s thesis: with new technologies coming out rapid-fire, people have to learn and adapt to be marketable. He wrote:
The winners won’t just be those with more I.Q. It will also be those with more P.Q. (passion quotient) and C.Q. (curiosity quotient) to leverage all the new digital tools to not just find a job, but to invent one or reinvent one. And to not just learn but to relearn for a lifetime.