University Lecture in Azerbaijan

David gave a university lecture at ADA University in Baku, Azerbaijan on the subject of “Creativity in the Studio – and in the Office”.

His university lecture outlined different aspects of creativity that can be applied in creative enterprises and businesses in any industry sector. David spoke about a range of business models that can be used in the creative industries and provided examples from his work with creative entrepreneurs around the world.

His university lecture included creative business topics such as:
– Customer Interaction and Crowd Sourcing
– Intellectual Property, Scalability and Business Growth
– Digital and Exponential Growth
– Co-opetition
– Free and ‘Freemium’ Business Models
– Licensing Intellectual Property

Following his university lecture and answering questions from students, David donated a signed paperback copy of one of his books to the university library. ‘T-Shirts and Suits: A Guide to the Business of Creativity’ is internationally renowned and has been published in translations in several countries around the world.

David's book donation to the library after University Lecture
David’s book donation to the library after University Lecture

David working in Azerbaijan with the British Council and the Culture & Creativity EU-Eastern Partnership Programme. This Programme is designed to help the cultural industries and creative enterprises in Ukraine, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia and Moldova.

The Programme is managed by a consortium led by the British Council, in partnership with the Soros Foundation-Moldova, the National Centre for Culture of Poland and the Goethe-Institute.

David with British Council colleagues at University Lecture
David with British Council colleagues Dilara Ibrahimova and Sevinj Aghazada at University Lecture

David’s book ‘T-Shirts and Suits: A Guide to the Business of Creativity’ is available as a paperback, eBook and Audiobook. It is also available in several translations.

creative business guide in paperback, ebook and audiobook formats

David Parrish inspires and empowers creative entrepreneurs world-wide as an international creative industries speaker, consultant, trainer and author.

As an international creative economy keynote speaker, David informs, entertains and inspires creative businesses around the world. His speeches and presentations illustrate how to become even more successful by using a creative approach to business models, competitive advantage, strategic marketing and profitable growth strategies. He speaks about business growth strategies, marketing, international business, strategic planning and other subjects relevant to creative businesses in the Creative Economy and Digital Economy.