In the closing lines of the Preface to The General Theory of Employment, Interest, and Money, John Maynard Keynes discusses his work as "a long struggle" to "escape from habitual modes of thought and expression" (xvi-xvii). There's an implication in Keynes' work that it is also the chore of the reader to escape from old ideas and embrace what his text calls "the forces which determine change" (xvi). Many twenty-first-century entrepreneurs may … [Read more...] about Rowdy Mermaid: A study in disruption.
Creativity in Business:
As illustrated by the countless articles on the subject, creativity is the single largest competitive advantage any business can leverage. For the entrepreneur, success belongs to those with the most creative solutions and the most visionary products. So much so that creativity has become a crucial element of most business school curriculums. The articles below explore the breadth of the creativity in the global business arena.
How to get beyond business-as-usual to a creative breakthrough: be real, angry, paranoid, be a thief, and be yourself. Creativity is a word that often conjures up visions of artists furiously at work in a messy studio, a brush stroke bringing life to a blank canvas, or children happily moulding brightly coloured clay. It almost feels as if creativity belongs to these situations and these people. But, as teachers and practitioners of innovation, … [Read more...] about Relearning Creativity for Business Impact
Business schools almost universally claim to enable creative thinkers, game-changers, and unicorn raisers—but are they fostering entrepreneurship the right way? The world needs creative entrepreneurs—inventors of ground-breaking concepts or products that can improve lives and change the way we live and work. In a world where industries vanish in a generation and humanity is threatened by environmental catastrophe, human creativity is no longer a … [Read more...] about Dismantling the Barriers to Creative Entrepreneurship