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The Creative Economy

Creativity is the fastest growing business in the world. Companies are hungry for people with ideas - and more and more of us want to make, buy, sell and share creative products. But how do you turn creativity into money? In this extensively updated edition of his acclaimed book, leading creative expert John Howkins shows what creativity is, how it thrives and how it is changing in the digital age. His key rules for success include- Invent yourself- be unique. Own your ideas- understand copyright, patents. If you can't find the right network, start it. Learn endlessly- borrow, reinvent and recycle. Know when to break the rules. Whether in film or fashion, software or stories, by turning ideas into assets anyone can make creativity pay. 'John Howkins picks his way through the many facets of creativity, unearthing surprising facts.' Economist 'A valuable introduction to a brave new world.' Sunday Times
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John Howkins is deputy chairman of the British Screen Advisory Council and has worked as a consultant for ABC, IBM, Time Warner, and many other companies and institutions. His previous publications include Mass Communications in China, New Technologies, New Policies, and Understanding Television.


John Howkins picks his way through the many facets of creativity, unearthing surprising facts * Economist * The first really practical guide for people working in the creative industries * Director Magazine * A valuable introduction to its brave new world * Sunday Times * A point of reference for those seeking to merge creativity with business acumen * World Intellectual Property Organization *

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