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Creative Economy

Nuqat's "The 7th Sense: Powering the Creative Economy"

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 12.01.2016 | Arts
Magda Abu-Fadil

Mention art, culture, and creativity and you've got Kuwait-based Nuqat's seventh conference boosting innovation, promoting entrepreneurship, uncoverin...

Small Crowdfunding Donations Have Large Economic Impact

Sandy Abrams | Posted 08.09.2016 | Business
Sandy Abrams

Kickstarter has made an indelible mark on our culture. Those average $30 donations have added up to tremendous economic benefits that have enhanced our lives and will continue to do so every single day with the accessibility of crowdsourcing platforms like Kickstarter. All it takes now is a dream, a plan, a camera, a laptop...and some generous strangers.

The Gig Economy is all about Hustling

Advertising Week | Posted 07.25.2016 | Business
Advertising Week

By Dan Gallagher, VP Brand Strategy & Research, R2C Group While conducting ethnographic research in early 2013 for a digital DIY client, my team came...

Creative Format for a Creative Conference

Soren Petersen | Posted 06.10.2016 | Business
Soren Petersen

This spring's Fast Company Creativity Counter-Conference, in Los Angeles, could not have been further removed from the usual boring conference format....

Design Driven Startups from the Heart

Soren Petersen | Posted 05.17.2016 | Business
Soren Petersen

Design and entrepreneurship are in vogue and enjoying a strong endorsement from both business and Venture Capitalists. The nexus of design, innovation...

Why You Should Be Suspicious Of The 'Creative Economy'

artnet News | Priscilla Frank | Posted 09.11.2015 | Arts

One-thousand six-hundred fifty-four. I'm not teaching this semester, but if I were, that is the one number that I would want everyone to remember. It ...

Redesigning Capitalism for The 21st Century

Soren Petersen | Posted 05.05.2016 | Business
Soren Petersen

The financial crisis of 2008 raised questions about the sustainability of our pursuit of growth for growth's sake alone. Many are now re-examining deeply rooted values, beliefs and attitudes toward our financial system, as well as how to organize, lead and manage our society.

Whether It's Green Growth, Green Economy, Or Creative Economy, It's All About Modern Jobs

Yvo de Boer | Posted 11.09.2014 | Business
Yvo de Boer

To my mind, the Creative Economy naturally lends itself to incorporating a green pillar. Innovative approaches to addressing pressing societal and economic issues can create jobs, green the economy, and increase the country's international competitiveness.

Invest in the Creative Economy

Peter A. Georgescu | Posted 11.04.2014 | Business
Peter A. Georgescu

We're squandering our future obsessing about stock price, hoping that a rising stock market will lift us all out of these doldrums.

The Creative Lone Wolf

Soren Petersen | Posted 09.12.2014 | Business
Soren Petersen

The growing Creative Economy and the democratization of production is fostering a large generation of lone wolf professionals, competing fiercely for a place in the sun and their fifteen minutes of fame.

What's next for Danish Design?

Soren Petersen | Posted 05.04.2014 | Business
Soren Petersen

Co-written by Steinar Valade-Amland Danish Design epitomizes love for people and the simple things in life. When we crowdsourced the question: "What ...

Tapping in to the Real Value of Creativity

Michael Nobleza | Posted 04.29.2014 | Impact
Michael Nobleza

This is a critical time for one of the largest and most economically and culturally diverse public school systems in the country (if not the world).

Influence of Risk-Attitude on Design Driven Innovation

Soren Petersen | Posted 03.02.2014 | Business
Soren Petersen

In today's affluent world, meaning and experiences are displacing products and services. As a consequence of the realization that our "stuff" is only ...

If We Turn the Internet Into the World's Memory, What Becomes of Our Own?

Vanessa Lafaye | Posted 02.27.2013 | TED Weekends
Vanessa Lafaye

It is interesting to note that Mitra's TEDTalk is titled, "The Future of Learning" rather than "Education." This distinction seems like the heart of the issue, not only for self-organized learning environment, but more widely.

Culture as a Competitive Advantage

Soren Petersen | Posted 04.13.2013 | Business
Soren Petersen

If a creative culture, as identified by creative professionals, is the prerequisite for competitive advantages today, how can manufacturing and service-oriented cultures make this leap?

There Is More Than Art in the Art Districts

John M. Eger | Posted 07.31.2012 | Arts
John M. Eger

It is becoming clear that art and culture are central to ensuring vibrant economic activity of our cities and the foreshadowing of a whole economy based upon creativity and innovation.

Putting Americans to Work

Michael Kaiser | Posted 03.31.2012 | Arts
Michael Kaiser

At a time when unemployment is the key political issue and when virtually everyone in politics is struggling to find ways to reduce the ranks of the unemployed, why doesn't some smart politician realize that the arts are one way to help solve this problem?

With Apologies To Hillary It Does Take a Village

John M. Eger | Posted 10.24.2011 | Education
John M. Eger

The new thinking skills that are necessary to succeed in the 21st century workplace demand creativity and innovation, for these are the ingredients to success and survival in the new global economy.

Mayors With a New Vision of Creativity and Innovation Wanted

John M. Eger | Posted 10.16.2011 | Arts
John M. Eger

As the economy turns once again in a positive way -- and it will -- creative thinking, creative products, creative services and creativity in all a city does will make our cities unique in the world.

Government Leaders And Creativity

Soren Petersen | Posted 10.03.2011 | Politics
Soren Petersen

Designers are creative professionals who formulate strategies, context and performance and literally make things happen. Could there be something in their problem-solving approach from which our politicians might benefit?

The Creative Economy

Soren Petersen | Posted 09.20.2011 | Business
Soren Petersen

When you clearly define your goals up front and inspire your creative staff, you will create winning products, services and experiences.

Urban Engines -- American Cities Must Grow

Greg Selkoe | Posted 06.11.2011 | Politics
Greg Selkoe

My name is Greg Selkoe and I am an entrepreneur. This is a phrase I am proud of and no matter what the activity, whether it was when I worked at City ...

Funding Art Without Compromising the Creative Process

Joan K. Smith | Posted 05.29.2011 | Arts
Joan K. Smith

Fewer and fewer artists are creating work that is manifested as a tangible, commercially viable object, but are instead expressing themselves through conceptual works.

Creative Orange County -- Moving Forward!

Susan L. Petrella | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Susan L. Petrella

It's been several months since my last post. It was about the soon to be TEDxFullerton event, 9.10.10, the first ever TEDx event in Orange County CA....

SXSW Update: Al Franken on the Future of Creative Work, Net Neutrality

Patricia Martin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Patricia Martin

Last night, Austin was overflowing with parties, so I figure most people dragged themselves to Al Franken's event with hangovers. Al Franken, however, is sober. With appropriate gravitas, he warns people straight up that the indie party is over for the Internet.