I'm in Houston today. I'll be kicking off a rare collaboration between an arts council, business association and a major university. We'll be assessing a number of aspects of the creative activity in Houston to measure their economic impact. That's nothing new. But the approach is.
The collaborative process between business, the arts and education itself is unusual. I'm witnessing what it's like when creatives take the lead.
John Maeda, president of the RISD, is thinking out loud these days about Creative Leadership. Maeda's theories on the differences between the way creatives lead versus other styles is stunningly apt.