#4 John Howkins - Writer and strategist on the creative economy
By Neil Mackinnon
John's first book 'The Creative Economy: How People Make Money from Ideas' has become the seminal account of how creative people think and develop new ideas. His follow-up book 'Creative Ecologies: Where Thinking is a Proper Job' applies new ideas on ecology to how people work together and co-creativity. It asks, Where do we think best? Over the last fifteen years John has worked with a wide range of people and organisations in over thirty countries to increase understanding of creativity and innovation in a business environment. He continues to write, lecture and debate on the creative economy and what it means for us.