C&binet Forum: your ideas please

The C&binet Forum is taking place this week from Monday evening through to Wednesday (26-29 October 2009). The forum aims to “debate access to finance for creative industries, new business models for online content, developing talent and securing creative rights” and is gathering business leaders from across the creative and finance industries.

The idea for C&binet came out of the 2008 UK government strategy paper Creative Britain: New Talents for the New Economy and also follows on from the Digital Britain Report earlier this year.

Possibly as a result of the Digital Britain Unconferences I’ve been invited to attend. And so I’m opening things up to you all for your ideas and thoughts – in true unconference fashion.

HOW TO GET INVOLVED

Follow the conference on twitter and the official blog:

Send in your ideas below:

  • Take a really good look at the agenda for the event – each session has details if you click on the link
  • Consider what positive contribution/idea or question you may have
  • Post your ideas/questions below together with the session it relates to – try to be as concise as possible, a few sentences or a paragraph at most

Whilst I can’t guarantee that I will put your thoughts forward I will do my best, and I will also link to this post and your ideas via twitter and to others during the conference, so that they can be seen.

The crisis in human resources

theelement
“There’s a crisis in human resouces”: that was the central message of Sir Ken Robinson at the London Business Forum today.

Talking to business leaders about his latest book The Element: How Finding Your Passion Changes Everything, Sir Ken described how most adults are unaware of what they are capable of and that most believe that work is something that has to be got through, rather than enjoyed. He believes that many people are detached from their talents and sense of purpose. Those who love what they do and have a personal sense of fulfilment are “in their element”.

Continue reading → The crisis in human resources

This looks good

Free, all day event in London for creatives:

Creative Juice
Creative companies and individuals based in London are being offered a unique opportunity to develop their business skills, gain a better understanding of how to put their creative skills to the best use of their businesses, and how to maximise the revenue derived from their talents.

Day includes:
* Brainstorming techniques
* Selling creativity workshop
* Social tools for creativity
* Managing the creative process
* Recruiting and retaining creatives
* Inspiration instigation – where ideas come from
* Advice on IP and contract law
* Management and leadership

More details here.