I’ve mentioned Lucy Hooberman’s Global Mentoring project before–back in 2005, which clues me in to just how long I have been writing a blog (read it here). While that project never got off the ground, Lucy’s gone on to new things, leaving the BBC to take a post at Warwick University. The notion of the “creative economy” seemed to crop up everywhere I turned a couple months ago, and it may have a different traction now, as people look for ways to survive the downturn, and perhaps reinvent themselves and their businesses in the process. In China, the idea of innovation and creativity are of great interest; it’s obvious now, by the speed which with the downturn has affected manufacturing, that a more diverse economy, higher up the value chain, might prove more sustainable.

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