Creativity drives economic growth.

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Creativity drives economic growth.

To say, I heard Ideo’s co-founder Tom Kelley recently speak on “The Art of Innovation” minimizes the gift of insight he shared, and over the next few blog posts I’ll paraphrase Tom’s presentation.

But first doesn’t it strike you odd that a business speaker was sponsored by the fine arts community at Segerstrom Cetner for the Arts? What’s the connection? Art is Business? Business is Art?

Tom adeptly led us through the connection. Last April, Adobe released the “State of Create” report.

[blockquote align=”center”]80% of all respondents believe – Creativity is key to driving economic growth[/blockquote]

[blockquote align=”center”]Only 1 in 4 people feel that they are living up to their creative potential[/blockquote] Wow!  With 75% upside potential, we can raise creativity and drive economic growth!

So go ahead and find your creative side.

Working with The California Community Colleges system, together we invest funding and resources in industry sectors that are key to California’s economic growth. Entrepreneurs and business operators are critical to California’s economic development as contributors to innovation and new job growth. The Business & Entrepreneurship Sector collaborates with industry and education to improve and expand business and entrepreneurial curriculum. The end result is a job-ready workforce and entrepreneurial leaders to ensure California’s economic growth and global competitiveness.

Along with our partner Kolena Corporation, together we offer California Community College students access to our monthly speaker program and 130 Soft Skill Courses that provides entrepreneurs, students, and developing leaders a career advantage with access to courses focused on workforce readiness!

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