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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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Creative Leaders interview

David Parrish was interviewed for the Creative Leaders feature of Economía Creativa, an international leading creative and innovation consultancy and digital hub. Here’s the transcript of the interview: Antonio Carlos (AC). What does ‘Creative Society’ means for you? David Parrish (DP). People making the world better using their creative talents, combined with entrepreneurship, to achieve […]

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Leading Creative Cultures – workshop in Madinah

David designed and delivered a workshop on Leading Creative Cultures for leaders, managers and business owners at the Madinah Institute for Leadership and Entrepreneurship (MILE) in Saudi Arabia. The workshop focused on developing leadership skills to encourage a culture of creativity and innovation in businesses and organisations. This includes using creative tools for generating ideas […]

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The Creative Business: 12 Modules

The Creative Business is a series of 12 modules of information about developing creative enterprises, written especially for people running businesses in the creative industries. The information is particularly relevant to creative businesses and cultural enterprises in the fields of Advertising, Literature and Publishing, Visual Arts, Performing Arts, Music, Design, Cultural Heritage, and Crafts. Written […]

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Creative Business Guide

A useful and readable ‘Creative, Cultural and Digital Industries Guide’ has been published by Business Link West Midlands It is available in hardcopy from Business Link West Midlands and downloadable as a free eBook in PDF format below. This creative business guide was written by David Parrish, author of the book ‘T-Shirts and Suits: A […]

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… and what we didn’t do

The most focused creative enterprises are clear about where they want to go and have a clear vision of the future and exactly what ‘Success’ means. In a ‘Designing Your Creative Business’ workshop for creative entrepreneurs in Taipei, sponsored by the British Council in Taiwan and the Taiwan Design Centre, I suggested a technique to […]

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