Gerald Hüther is a neurobiologist and author. He studied biology in Leipzig and also received his doctorate there. In 1988, he qualified as a professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of Göttingen and received the teaching license of Neurobiology. Professor Hüther has published a variety of books, most recently “Etwas mehr Hirn, bitte” (“A little more brainpower, please”), where he sums up his experience and insights into the topics of purpose, individual constructiveness and the love of joint creativity.
Age of Artists presented last week at this year’s Knowtech, a conference about knowledge management, social collaboration and industry 4.0 for German-speaking audiences. The host BITKOM, the industry association for the digital sector in Germany offered a diverse and very interesting selection of keynotes, lectures and workshops. The motto „Smart and Social – knowledge activation in the digital age” was constantly present and people discussed all the great opportunities technology innovation provides while wondering what this will mean for people and their work. Read More
by Michael Risch
Since 2010, the ministry of finance and economics in the Federal State of Baden-Württemberg organizes a yearly conference, the ‘Landeskonferenz für Kreativwirtschaft’ for such a heterogeneous audiences as representatives from music, literature and art market, film and broadcasting industry, performing arts, architecture and design, press, advertising industry as well as software and games industry.
This year, the keynotes focused on spaces for creativity – and creativity in spaces.
By now, it is common sense that people–both young and experienced–need to be equipped differently in order to succeed in this accelerated and complex time we live in. Skills and competences such as critical thinking, problem solving, creativity, improvisation and cooperation become more important. Many leading thinkers promote a new approach to leadership that embraces authenticity, curiosity, invention and collaboration. Organizations–and the large ones often struggle with this–need to constantly innovate to survive and need to look for sustainable ways to execute their missions.