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"The first book in this series, Fish, Horses and Other Animals: Professional and Business Development for the Creative Ecology was designed to deal with issues concerning creative networks - how to understand them, work with them, mutually develop them and grow your creativity and business within them. We thought this was a good place to start because many creative industry practitioners already live and work within creative networks, and instinctively know how vital they can be in all sorts of ways. We ended Fish, Horses and Other Animals, on the theme of Soul Food."
(Kim Errington, Neil Maycroft and Jim Shorthose)
1). Jim Shorthose. (2007) "Fish, Horses and Other Animals: Professional and Business Development for the Creative Ecology"
2). Kim Errington, Neil Maycroft and Jim Shorthose. (2008). "Soul Food and Music Contents".
"Games come naturally to human beings. Playing a game is a way of exploring the world, a form of structured play, a natural learning activity that's deeply tied to growth. Games can be fun and entertaining, but games can have practical benefits too.
This blog is about games designed to help you get more innovative, creative results in your work. We'll show you not only how to play them but how to design them so they fit your own specific work goals."
(Dave Gray, Sunni Brown and James Macanufo)
Dave Gray, Sunni Brown and James Macanufo (2010). 'Gamestorming: A Playbook for Innovators, Rulebreakers, and Changemakers', O'Reilly Media
"Charles Leadbeater is a leading authority on innovation and creativity. He has advised companies, cities and governments around the world on innovation strategy...
Charles's current research focuses on how mass, user driven innovation is reshaping organisations, with users increasingly co-creators of products and services. He is also exploring the emergence of China, India and Korea as sources of research and innovation..."