Category: Creativity

The word ‘creativity’ is a problem because it means different things

The word ‘creativity’ is a problem. Because people use it to mean only ‘artistic’ creativity. It’s as if the artists have hijacked the word for themselves. So many people say “I’m not creative”. Meaning they aren’t good at painting, crafts or music. There are two kinds of Creativity. As a creative business owner, you can …

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What is Creative Entrepreneurship – Masterclass with Creative Georgia

David presented a Masterclass on What is Creative Entrepreneurship: Create Your Business Formula at an online event in Georgia. The Masterclass, “What is Creative Entrepreneurship: Create Your Business Formula”, was organized by LEPL Creative Georgia in the frame of the British Council grant programme, “Creative Spark: Higher Education Enterprise Programme”. David’s masterclass covered the following …

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Change Maker Connect Discussion

David led a Change Maker Connect discussion on creative entrepreneurship, in partnership with In Place of War (IPOW) on Monday 22 February at 2021 17:00 GMT. This free Change Maker Connect online event was open to anyone. Participants discussed these and other questions with David and others at the event: How can we combine our …

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Creative Georgia keynote speech

David was the keynote speaker at an online event organised by Creative Georgia in December 2020. His speech had the title “How to be Successful Creatively AND Commercially”. It included examples of successful creative entrepreneurship from David’s clients and other creative entrepreneurs around the world. Prizes for pitching teams As a gesture of support to …

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Moscow Lecture on Creativity

David gave an online lecture on Creativity for the Moscow School of Social and Economic Science in December 2020. The topic of his lecture was “Creativity Loves a Crisis: Different Types of Creativity and Different Ways to Generate New Ideas”. David’s lecture on creativity formed part of a course about the creative industries, within the …

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Culture and Business: How to Get the Best of Both Worlds

In his presentation “Culture and Business: How to Get the Best of Both Worlds”, David spoke about entrepreneurship in relation to cultural enterprises, including festivals. He participated in the Re-Conception Bootcamp 2020, organised by Creative Georgia. Further information and resources related to getting the best of both worlds by combining culture and business: Book: “T-Shirts …

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Dutch Design Week: The MVP for Innovative Diversification

David gave a presentation at Dutch Design Week 2020, in partnership with the WORTH Partnership Project. The topic was “The Minimum Viable Product (MVP) for Innovative Diversification”. In addition to the presentation at Dutch Design Week, the following links provide even more information about the subjects covered: – Use “i-Creativity” in business (more…) – Design …

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Creative Entrepreneurship Academy

David was the opening keynote speaker at the Creative Entrepreneurship Academy online event (22-23 September 2020). Organised by Creative Estonia, the Creative Entrepreneurship Academy 2020: Business Opportunities in Digital Culture was delivered in partnership with Creative Georgia and other international partners. David’s keynote speech was on the subject of ‘Creative Business Models in the Online …

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Africa’s Creative Responses to COVID-19 – article published online

David has written an article about Africa’s creative responses to COVID-19. It is published online in the journal of the Good Business Festival here. In researching the article, David drew on his extensive international contacts in the creative economy. These are associated with his worldwide work as a creative industries business coach, keynote conference speaker …

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