GC Partner – The Bookshelf

Reading Time: < 1 minute The Bookshelf is curated by Jess Ward and is a channel for military, history, fiction, biography and leadership book reviews. Continued personal and professional development is the backbone of this channel. We look forward to hearing from you about the books you are reading and learning from your reviews!

Who we are

Reading Time: < 1 minute Challenge the accepted – Grounded Curiosity is dedicated to the professional development of military personnel across all ranks and experience levels. We seek to promote discussions that will best prepare our people for the future.

Our origins – What’s in a name?

Reading Time: < 1 minute Curiosity can breathe fresh ideas into a stagnant organisation and underpins our ability to adapt faster than the enemy. Looking ‘ground up’ links tactical action to strategy, while being ‘grounded’ also implies that disruptive ideas are nuanced with practical realities.

Nick Alexander

Reading Time: < 1 minute Nick is a current serving Australian Army Officer. A self-proclaimed geek and physiotherapist by trade, Nick is passionate about the future fight, technology, and the art of developing intellectually and physically resilient soldiers in order to be ready for the challenges that lie ahead.

Clare O’Neill

Reading Time: < 1 minute Clare is the Founder of Grounded Curiosity and the Defence Entrepreneurs Forum Australia, an innovation forum for junior leaders. Clare is an Engineers Australia Fellow, member of the Military Writers Guild and alumnus of the AALD’s Young Leadership Dialogue. Clare O’Neill has been the Chief of Army Scholar and a Fulbright Scholar at Georgetown University.