If we didn’t share things, it goes without saying that life would be pretty hard – look no further than reinventing the wheel. And yet, in the creative industries, we’re quick to point the finger accusingly when we see what we deem to be a lack of originality.
Dave has explored the concept of owning creative ideas – and whether actually, we should care at all – in this article for Campaign. In his mind, we have a lot to learn from the technology industries who understand that isolated ownership can hinder innovation. And it’s not a new concept, the Greeks and Romans were protected from narcissism by the ‘divine spirit’ and ‘genius’ who imparted their wisdom and in doing so, removed the possibility of personal credit.
As Dave says, without ego, we can simply begin. Something for everyone to think about.