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Daniel Vargas Gómez, Ph.D. Philosophy and Media Philosopher and Economist focused on the interdisciplinary study of economics, and on the role that media studies can play in practical business areas related to marketing strategy, management and organizational studies, and project management. He has worked both as a Scholar in the Netherlands and Colombia, as well as a Marketing Strategist. Currently, he is dedicated to understanding the dynamics of innovation and creativity and helps companies develop Experiential Marketing Strategies, for their online advertising efforts. Writings related to his business approach can be found at: thefactish.blogspot.nl/. Some of his academic articles can be found at The Erasmus Journal of Philosophy and Economics: http://ejpe.org/ His education includes a: Ph.D. in Philosophy and Media, Erasmus University Rotterdam 2013 Research Master in Philosophy and Economics, Erasmus University Rotterdam 2009 Major in Economics, Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá, Colombia, 2007

Innovation, Creativity and Why the U.S. Needs to Become More Attractive for Immigrants

Daniel Vargas Gómez, Ph.D. Philosophy and Media

We live in an age where technology drives innovation in an unprecedented manner. Whether we are talking about gadgets we cannot do without (smartphones, tablets, and game consoles) or specialized software (Indesign, Photoshop or CAD) or even medical innovations (nanotechnology, genetic research and prosthetics), technology seems to always function as a common thread between any of these conversations. The growing availability and access to technologies is the reason why gadgets, machines, and robots have become omnipresent tools that make our lives easier and our working hours more productive. A tool, however, does not work on its own. In fact, it is how we use the tools what in the end generates a crucial difference. Technology, when in creative hands, can be conducive to wonderful innovations, from solar powered cars to video conference calls at the touch of a button. Where does this creative talent come from? Is it something that we can take for granted or is it perhaps more of a black swan event within a workforce that actually lacks the ability to use the many tools at its disposal?

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