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A discussion on the importance of creativity, its role in the shift to automation, and the impact of inequality and insecurity on innovation.

Show Notes

This week I’m bringing you part two of the discussion with Leon Gurevitch that I released a few weeks ago.  That discussion focused on innovation, advanced technologies and the creative sectors. This week’s episode furthers that theme and builds on last week's episode with Kristy Grant of the Miramar Creative Centre on New Zealand’s creative exports. Leon co-authored a report with Kristy Grant looking at the creative export sector. We pick up the discussion in this episode with that report, how creativity is not exclusive to the creative sector, automation and the critically important role that creativity will play in this shift, how inequality and insecurity slows innovation, and much more.  

Guest biography  
Leon Gurevitch:

Creative Sector Export Report

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Credits – opening and closing music
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A weekly celebration of democracy, creativity, innovation, technology, business, and trade