David was the guest speaker at an academic meeting about creative business at Chiang Mai University.
At the Faculty of Business Administration, David talked about creative business and business models in the creative industries with academic staff in the Management Department.
He also shared some creative business examples from his work with creative entrepreneurs around the world, including ‘Ideas in Action’ Case Studies from Brazil, Vietnam and elsewhere.
The discussion focused on creative business systems, in which true ‘Creative Entrepreneurs’ make money while they sleep, in contrast to simply being ‘Creative Labourers’, in which case their business system is restricted by their ability to labour and is usually non-scalable.
“David Parrish’s unique ability to get groups to think about business in a broad and creative manner is refreshing and stimulating. Our group was inspired by David’s talk which included excellent business examples of how change could trigger new opportunities and helped us to understand and reflect on the power of vary business systems that are currently relevant to any business operations”.
– Traci Morachnick, Assistant Professor, Business Administration Faculty, Chiang Mai University
David presented a copy of his creative business book ‘T-Shirts and Suits: A Guide to the Business of Creativity’ to the Faculty of Business Administration at Chiang Mai University.
David Parrish gives university lectures as a guest lecturer and works on other projects at universities around the world.
“David’s talk about the importance of Strategic Marketing was inspiring and insightful.
He has a unique perspective from his distinguished career in marketing and company operations. David’s visit was on a Friday afternoon when we would usually have a tough time attracting students to hear a guest speaker, but that afternoon the room was full for David’s talk. We enjoyed his visit very much, especial his books ‘Chase One Rabbit’ and ‘T-Shirts and Suits’. Thank you again!”
Malcolm Duerod. Department of International Business (DIB)
International Burch University, Sarajevo
“David gave a very interesting presentation on ‘a-Creativity and i-Creativity for Business Success’. Everyone agreed that his international examples were inspirational.”
Aynur Kerimova, Baku State University. Azerbaijan Republic
David works with Universities around the world, giving university lectures, advising universities on curriculum development, delivering workshops and signing books for students. His various projects with universities around the world include the following examples from Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Brazil, Chile, China, Colombia, Estonia, Lithuania, Morocco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Portugal, Spain, the United Kingdom and Vietnam.
“David was a guest lecture at Vilnius Gediminas Technical University Faculty of Creative Industries. David is a great communicator, clear and inspiring. We had many questions and even more ideas after the seminar. We still receive a positive feedback from students and lecturers that attended the seminar. David is very professional, busy but always open to the new ideas. Hope to have an opportunity to work together in the very next future. Thank you very much!”
Zivile Sedereviciute-Paciauskiene, Dean of the Faculty of Creative Industries. Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Lithuania.
David’s book ‘T-Shirts and Suits: A Guide to the Business of Creativity’ was first translated and published in Spanish by the Universidad de Bogotá Jorge Tadeo Lozano in Colombia. David also delivered a presentation for students and advised senior staff on including entrepreneurship within the curriculum for creative subjects.
David was invited by the Auckland University of Technology in New Zealand to advise on developing creative entrepreneurship modules for students.
At the Baku State University in Azerbaijan, David was interviewed by students for the BSU Radio and TV Station and also gave a guest lecture on the subject of
‘a-Creativity and i-Creativity for Business Success’.
The Baltic Film, Media, Arts and Communication School at Tallinn University, Estonia invited David to give a guest lecture to students on the subject of ‘How to be a Creative Entrepreneur’.
At International Burch University in Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina, David gave a guest lecture on ‘Entrepreneurial Marketing’ to students in the university’s startup incubator.
David was engaged as an international expert and lecturer on marketing at the Business School of Telfort Business Institute in Shanghai, China.
David was invited as an international guest lecturer to give a lecture entitled: “T-Shirts and Suits: How to combine creative talent with smart business thinking” at Faculty of Creative Industries at Vilnius Gediminas Technical University in Lithuania.
At the HCMC Univ of Architecture, in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, David was an international guest lecturer on creative business.
At the Belarus State University in Minsk, David gave a university guest lecture on combining creativity with business to students, using a presentation featuring creative entrepreneurs from Vietnam, Brazil and the UK.
At the University of the Arts in London, United Kingdom, David was the guest speaker on business and creativity at the graduation event for students.
David was a special guest lecturer at the Universidade Federal Fluminense in Brazil, where he spoke about creative business models and the creative industries.
At Liverpool John Moores University in the UK, David gave a lecture to digital marketing students on ‘Marketing Mistakes they Make’, outlining common digital marketing and strategic marketing mistakes made by many companies and organisations world-wide.
In Portugal, at the Catolica University in Porto, David gave a special lecture to MBA Students at the beginning of their course.
His TEDx talk in Morocco was a student-led event at ENCGJ University in Al Jadida, Morocco.
He developed a module and delivered a workshop on Change Management for the Australian National University and Thames Water International for international executives.
He provided Leadership and Management training for the ‘Grow Creative’ programme for senior executives of creative and digital businesses at Lancaster University in England. He also developed and delivered the ‘Leading Creative Cultures’ module and a workshop on ‘Leadership: Culture and Strategy’.
David was a guest lecturer at the ISM University of Management and Economics in Vilnius, Lithuania. He spoke about ‘Creativity and Business’ when his book was published in translation in Lithuania.
He was the guest speaker at an Impulse Night event for creative entrepreneurs and students at CMKBU in Utrecht, Netherlands.
David has also presented university lectures at the Universidad Austral de Chile, in Valdivia, Chile and at the University of Deusto, Bilbao, Spain.
“David Parrish is an inspirational and quietly powerful person. His time with the students was very crucial: Reading is one thing, but listening and talking is an entirely different experience. The Portuguese national media also picked up on his visit which was GREAT for Católica University, the Creative Industries Management Masters team and David of course!”
Michael daCosta Babb. Universidade Católica Portuguesa. Porto. Portugal
David has a range of academic and professional qualifications and acreditations including:
• Masters Degree in Business Administration (MBA)
with distinction, from Bradford University School of Management,
one of Europe’s leading business schools.
• Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing (FCIM)
• CIM ‘Chartered Marketer’.
• Member of the Chartered Management Institute (MCMI)
• Member of the Institute of Consulting (MIC)
• Fellow of the Institute of Leadership and Management (FInstLM)
• Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA)
See full details of David’s qualifications and publications.
He specialises in university lectures on creativity, strategic marketing, creative business, digital marketing, international business, creative entrepreneurship and leadership. His lectures include case studies from his research, from his own experience of starting up and growing businesses, and from his work advising businesses. David has worked in more than 50 countries in his capacity as a management consultant, speaker and trainer. He specialises in advising high growth design, media and technology businesses. David is a top speaker at conferences, summits, conventions and other events world-wide.