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I had almost put the book down after completing the first third of it.
Mr. Florida's message that inclusion of all members of society in the creative class is key to keeping our economic engine running.
For me, I will not watch or listen to talk shows that are just one sided or, worse yet, just like to smack talk others.
Florida is so out of touch with reality he makes a joke of himself in this book. I'd never heard of him before buying this book. Read morePublished 17 months ago by D. Chambers
On pp 9-10, Richard casually mentions government regulation as one of the reasons for USA's 11th place and dropping ranking for creative business environs,citing Sweden Canada... Read morePublished on August 2, 2011 by REd Sucker
After reading Richard Florida's insightful view of the creative economy in "The Rise of the Creative Class", I looked forward to his expanded view on the global creative economy... Read morePublished on May 9, 2010 by A. Lui
In the first portion of this book, Richard Florida recaps and defends the major ideas in his first book, The Rise of the Creative Class: And How It's Transforming Work, Leisure,... Read morePublished on August 8, 2008 by A. Hennessey
The "creative class" is much to broad a description for what Mr. Florida attempts to describe as an autonomous mass. Read morePublished on April 8, 2008 by Sara G. Harden
Florida was all the rage in the Ivory Tower a while back. I read this book when it first came out and immediately saw it for what it was; a lightweight treatise marketed to self... Read morePublished on November 1, 2007 by madhatter
"If America continues to make it harder for some of the world's most talented students and workers to come here, they'll go to other countries eager to tap into their creative... Read morePublished on April 10, 2007 by Brian Wright
While I appreciated and generally agreed with the thesis Richard Florida puts forward that creativity is important for society, there were many times when I found his writing... Read morePublished on June 21, 2006 by Zecon
Richard Florida's work has many culturally helpful things to say. A kid's review - well argued by the way - has pointed out that Florida's work has a right brain bias. Read morePublished on May 10, 2006 by Lou Quacious