Of all the articles I've seen about the issues related to the creative profession, David Baker's perspective is the best by far. I see the horrible path to irrelevancy that the creative world is heading, and I wonder when someone will tell the industry that they've painted themselves in a corner. The only thing worse than being replaceable is being extinct, which is the apparent choice of the creative world.
I started out my education and career in the world of design. After struggling for years to understand the connection of creative services to business strategy, I decided to go back to school for my MBA in supply-chain management. I must admit, the change feels good, because I function in a more quantifiable business world.
As a design student, I believed in the ability of the creative professional to significantly contribute to the strategic goals of the organization. I believed it could happen from the "creative process" that merged science to art. After a few years in the working world, I soon realized it was the creative professional who was perpetuating the horrible myth that creatives have nothing to do with meaningful organizational results.
I'm glad I got out.