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Why is creativity important in today’s world?

Singapore (Photographer: Munshi Ahmed)

Competing closer to the frontier of innovation requires creativity. Creative impulses generate new ideas, enable us to recognize new patterns and relationships, and ultimately allow us to stretch beyond what was previously deemed possible and prosper. A creative economy, instead of racing to the bottom in terms of skills and cost, is a race to the top by continuously generating and exploiting intellectual property. In today’s world, the success and perhaps even survival of individuals, companies, and nations as a whole rests on the ability to think and act creatively. Read On…


While embezzling $14 billion from a Chinese bank for the US government, two Western bankers grab $15 million in cash for themselves. They store it in an upright bass case and wander the streets of Shanghai, waiting for their morning departure. When the more experienced of the two insists they spend their last night partying in a local club, the night takes a wild turn. Goodbye Shanghai explores the negative effects of Western imperialism on modern Chinese culture.