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The world’s most innovative companies enjoy a premium on their share price. Holding onto it depends on the flexibility of top-level management to encourage new ideas across the organisation.
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Human creativity is the ultimate economic resource. Basta.
Industries of the 21st Century will depend increasingly on the generation of knowledge through creativity and innovation.
This topic will highlight stories about the global shift from an industrial to a creative economy, and the changes that it will drive.
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This manifesto sets out our 10-point plan to bolster the creative industries.
Companies live and die by how well they understand their customers. Know who's good at understanding people? Social science.
While most execs are masters of analyzing spreadsheets, creating processes, and pitching products, anthropologists — and other practitioners of applied social science — can arrive at customer insights that big data tends to gloss over, especially around the role that products play in people's lives.
That information is more valuable than you might think. What customers want from a product and what companies think they want can be totally different, but it can take an anthropological lens to learn why.
The vaunted “creative class.” Cities everywhere are bending over backward to court this nearly mystical group in an attempt not only to stay relevant, but to do something that’s even more critical today: hatch innovators.
Harold Jarche has written an insightful post on the changing nature of work in the creative economy.
This shift requires more independent workers with initiative, creativity, and passion. But what other changes will this creative economy drive?
Find out by reading Harold's blog post.
Harold Jarche ha escrito acerca de la naturaleza cambiante del trabajo en la economía creativa. Este cambio requiere de trabajadores con iniciativa, creatividad y pasión. ¿Qué otros cambios se requerirá de nosotros en esta economía? (Inglés)
The special edition of the Report focuses on creative economy at the local level in developing countries. It is co-published by UNESCO and the United Nations Development Programme.
The Report confirms the creative economy as one of the most rapidly growing sectors of the world economy and a highly transformative one in terms of income generation, job creation and export earnings.
special edition of the Report focuses on creative economy at the local level in developing countries. It is co-published by UNESCO and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) includes a case study of Nollywood, cinema, film and music industries.
In May 2013, I noted the epic fail of The New Yorker’s annual take on innovation: the issue supposedly devoted to innovation was actually talking about something quite different — invention.
A growing body of research indicates that Africa's culture is a largely untapped resource that could give its economic development a welcome fillip. Artistic and cultural activity is also proving a driver of democratisation and can help prevent violent conflict.
Richard Florida, one of the world's leading experts on economic competitiveness, demographic trends and cultural and technological innovation shows how developing the full human and creative capabilities of each individual, combined with institutional supports such as commercial innovation and new industry, will put us back on the path to economic and social prosperity.
Last century's management styles no longer ensure success. Here's what it takes to prosper in the new collaboration economy
How The ‘World’s Dumbest Idea’ Killed The US Economic Recovery: pursuit of shareholder value in public companies has killed investment, but not in privately held firms.
Info-graphic style video of the core facts extracted from the 2012 Report on the Creative Economy.
Creative professionals thrive in a rapidly changing, mobile world, according to research released by Adobe.
A new Brookings study suggests that US economic dynamism is dying. If economic statistics don't show the Cambrian explosion of innovation now under way, then perhaps there is something wrong with economics.
In BBC's Global Business this week, Peter Day travels to Seoul to find out about the Korean government’s strategy to solve these economic issues: ‘The Creative Economy’.
Korea aims to become Asia’s ‘start-up nation’ in the next three years, and is throwing vast sums of money into the technology sector to encourage people to become entrepreneurs. But this is a career choice that has until recently been dismissed in South Korean society. Can a government change a culture?
This report is the first in a series from Martin Prosperity Institute that will examine city prosperity across Asia.
Gaining broader insights about what drives prosperity in some of the most competitive Asian cities is vital to unlocking future opportunities.
This report provides an economic perspective set against the backdrop of India's urbanization and transitioning from an agricultural and industrial economy to a creativity- and service-based post-industrial economy.
In this video interview, Richard Florida explains how creative companies and the venture capital that drives them are increasingly flowing to cities, and what that means for economic and societal development.
Michael Casey from Dartmouth College, explains how links between knowledge disciplines are allowing the creation of new things. It's not sufficient to have knowledge anymore - you need to fill the gap between multible specialties.
Creativity is the X factor of modern industry. When it slumps, our economy splutters. Creativity is the source of the unprecedented wealth of the last two centuries. Yet we still understand very little about it.
the X factor: creativity
How does creativity get turned into big commercial innovations that ultimately lead to new businesses, new jobs, higher wages and economic growth?
A new study by Neil Lee and Andrés Rodríguez-Pose of the London School of Economics takes a hard look at this important issue. In a forthcoming paper in the journal, Environment and Planning A (that expands upon a working paper from the U.K.-based innovation think tank Nesta, summarized in a post over at the World Economic Forum blog), they takes a close empirical look at the varied contributions to innovation made on the one hand by creative firms, and on the other by individual creative workers, regardless of where they work.
"The creative economy is becoming an integral part of global trends." -
Hael Kobayashi, Associate Director at the Creative Industries Innovation Centre speaking at CreativeMornings/Sydney
This slideshare storyboard sets up the challenges, gives examples, explores causes, but provides three recommendations for corporations to adopt the Collaborative Economy.
We live in a golden age of management, that combines continuous innovation with disciplined execution. It is as passionately romantic as it is relentlessly practical. 21 recent books constitute a new canon of management.
Everyone is creative, period. The key is to find others with shared interests and leverage your social community of peers to bring these ideas to life.
Great new sccop.it magazine form Kenneth Mikkelsen. Recommended to anyone with an inteest in collaborative activity.
If you want to leverage your business - open up your door and invite others to collaborate. Many of your friends, co-workers, and family have diverse talents. Tap into these resources and find new ideas. If you don't know where to find others with shared interests - check out some of the social media sites such as meetup.com or netmixer.com. Join a new group or explore a new hobby - you can even get involved with a book club. Don't try to do everything yourself - co-create!
The idea of co-leadership is deeply embedded here.