Archive | Cultural Economy

The Golden Circle and its message for creative enterprises

For me, the key message in Simon Sinek’s excellent TED talk about the Golden Circle, is that people buy into your ‘Why’, rather than your ‘What’. As he rightly says, more than once: “People don’t buy what you do, they buy why you do it”. This is consistent with my advice to creative and digital […]

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Travel Industry Speaker on the Orange Economy

David was a travel industry speaker on the Orange Economy at the national Congress of ANATO in Medellin, Colombia. His speech title was: “Inspiration for Travel Agencies from Creativity, Innovation and the Orange Economy Worldwide”. “At the ANATO Congress, David inspired us with useful business techniques for travel agencies. His speech included interesting examples and stories about creativity […]

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This invisible hand controls cultural exports

What’s the connection between the Batman logo and a t-shirt design using clever wordplay in Arabic? These cultural exports are both subject to copyright and can only be reproduced with permission. Hollywood’s creations are recognised worldwide, to the extent that we talk about ‘cultural imperialism’ and the dominant position of western culture in an increasingly […]

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Strategic Planning Event for Theatre Team

David facilitated a strategic planning event for the team at Wired Aerial Theatre, to devise a new strategic vision and innovative strategy for the company. The purpose of the ‘team away day’ was to outline a strategic way forward that combines the company’s artistic excellence with an innovative business model. The interactive event used the […]

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European Creative Hubs Network in Athens

David participated in the European Creative Hubs Network (ECHN) events in Athens in April 2019. As an international creative industries specialist, David often works with creative hubs to help them and their creative enterprises to become even more successful. Because of his work with creative hubs in Europe and beyond, David was invited to participate […]

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Creative Business Development Workshop in Kazakhstan

David designed and delivered a creative business development workshop for the Art2B Entrepreneurs in Almaty, Kazakhstan. The entrepreneurs who participated in the creative business development workshop are growing their businesses strategically, with the help of the Art2B project at Impact Hub in Almaty. David was invited to Kazakhstan to help these and other creative entrepreneurs […]

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Kazakhstan Creative Industries presentation in Almaty

Kazakhstan creative industries entrepreneurs attended a public lecture featuring a presentation by David at Impact Hub Almaty in November 2018. His presentation was at a public lecture attended by people involved in the Kazakhstan creative industries, cultural industries, creative economy and social entrepreneurship. David spoke about creativity in business, both in the studio (a-Creativity) and […]

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Colombian Orange Economy Conference

David was a speaker on creative entrepreneurship at a Colombian Orange Economy conference in Bogotá. The International Forum “Territorios Innovadores” focused on the development of the Colombian orange economy and creative industries. David spoke about “Preparing Talent, Creativity and Entrepreneurship for BioDiverse Cities” using his international experience of business support programmes to help creative entrepreneurs to become more successful. […]

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Creative Industries definitions

Here are some Creative Industries definitions. The creative industries sector is also referred to as the ‘creative and cultural industries‘ or the ‘creative and digital industries‘ or the ‘creative industry‘ within the ‘creative economy‘. Most recently they have been called the ‘Orange Economy‘ (La Economía Naranja) in Latin America and the Caribbean. The terminology can […]

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Digital Economy Debate in Beirut, Lebanon

David made a presentation and took part in a digital economy debate at the Free Collective Minds conference in Beirut, Lebanon. The conference was organised by the May Chidiac Foundation. May Chidiac invited David as a speaker at the conference to share his experience of helping creative and digital enterprises worldwide to become more successful […]

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