I firmly believe that we are in the early stages of a new economy, one where the most valuable talent you can bring to the table is being an “idea person.” Knowledge is quickly becoming a commodity (think of the thousands of highly capable educational institutions springing up in India, China, and o
Below is the video and transcript for my commencement speech at ITU last month. The topic of the speech was on the entanglement of fear, failure and conformity. To be successful, we all must be willing to be weird. Be different. Use our creativity to win in the emerging creative economy. Note: The f
The innovation economy definition is an economic element based on the production, distribution, and consumption of ideas, information, and knowledge. We’re seeing the rise of the innovation economy, and those who cling to old ways of doing business are getting left behind.
Creativity produces fresh ideas, which are the basis for progress in today’s economy. Why should we value creativity in the 21st century? With an uncertain global economy and a need not just for progress, but for innovative progress that creates jobs and benefits the global society, emphasizing cre
On my flight back to the US yesterday, I was reading the Wall Street Journal Europe and came across an editorial piece by Michael Bloomberg, the Mayor of New York City. In the editorial, Mayor Bloomberg takes the current education “industry” (if you could really call it that) to task … “For much of