#CreativeLeaders section aims to showcase inspiring journeys and stories from people who are driving transformation, enabling the #creativesociety at local-global level. If you would like to be interviewed or know someone who is making a difference, please get in touch: firstname.lastname@example.org
We are honoured to inaugurate the creative leaders section of Economía Creativa Hub with David Parrish (UK), an International creative industries keynote speaker, creative business adviser and author on creative entrepreneurship, who has inspired and coached entrepreneurs in more than 50 countries all over the world. We are very happy to count with him as member of our hub and grateful for his contribution on this 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 both creative and commercial success for the good of society as a whole.
"When I share my own experience of creativity and business (…) I also learn and find inspiration from the creative entrepreneurs" David Parrish
AC. How has creativity transformed you?
DP. When I share my own experience of creativity and business, as a speaker, trainer or consultant, I also learn and find inspiration from the creative entrepreneurs I have been privileged to work with in creative and cultural businesses all around the world (50+ countries).
AC. What advice would you give to a creative entrepreneur to make his/her business / project a success?
DP. Use your creative passion as the energy and combine it with smart business thinking. Use business techniques that fit with your values and objectives. That's what I call "T-Shirts and Suits".
"We don’t have to be controlled by conventional business logic – we can be more in control of our own enterprises to achieve success in our own terms" David Parrish
Bio by David Parrish > Like many creative people, I used to think that business was a ‘dirty word’ and was likely to corrupt his good intentions to change the world for the better through my community projects and creative endeavours. However, through his direct experience of setting up and managing community and creative enterprises, I learnt that we can use business techniques for our own purposes. Now I inspire and help creative people to adapt business methods to help them become more successful in a way that fits with their values and objectives. In other words, by combining our creative talent with smart business thinking, I say that we don’t have to be controlled by conventional business logic – we can be more in control of our own enterprises to achieve success in our own terms.
David Parrish has personally dedicated his publication "T-shirts and Suits A Guide to the Business of Creativity" to EC hub Members!
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