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No rules in the Creative Economy – interview with E Factor

The old business models don’t work in today’s socially-connected society and the traditional thinking that generated boom-and-bust cycles, conflict and dysfunctional practices has brought us to the ‘tipping point’—the limits of our own sustainability. The Creative Economy is an exciting new arena for those who see opportunity in every challenge and see creative growth as the catalyst for change.

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Seeking authenticity, weighing up autonomy, hoping for atonement

There was a point late in Barack Obama’s book Dreams from my Father where he lost my admiration and raised doubts in my mind about his authenticity. Suddenly, the impressive, logical, impassioned, dedicated, truthful, heart-felt, intelligent and undoubtedly courageous journey of his life took a turn that seemed completely out of character, and didn’t appear […]

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4 Culture and sport for tourists – a morning with Mary Hanafin

I met Mary Hanafin, Minister for Tourism, Culture, and Sport, in the lobby of the Pavilion Theatre before a forum in Dun Laoghaire designed to give people in the arts a chance to feed ideas into the government’s cultural strategy. By the time the event had finished, I had come to my own conclusions as to why at least 90% of those in the audience were wasting their time and what really needed to be done.

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