The Rise of the Creative Class: And How It's Transforming Work, Leisure, Community, and Everyday Life
 
 
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The Rise of the Creative Class: And How It's Transforming Work, Leisure, Community, and Everyday Life [Paperback]

Richard Florida
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Florida, an academic whose field is regional economic development, explains the rise of a new social class that he labels the creative class. Members include scientists, engineers, architects, educators, writers, artists, and entertainers. He defines this class as those whose economic function is to create new ideas, new technology, and new creative content. In general this group shares common characteristics, such as creativity, individuality, diversity, and merit. The author estimates that this group has 38 million members, constitutes more than 30 percent of the U.S. workforce, and profoundly influences work and lifestyle issues. The purpose of this book is to examine how and why we value creativity more highly than ever and cultivate it more intensely. He concludes that it is time for the creative class to grow up--boomers and Xers, liberals and conservatives, urbanites and suburbanites--and evolve from an amorphous group of self-directed while high-achieving individuals into a responsible, more cohesive group interested in the common good. Mary Whaley
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"A pioneering cartographer of talent." -- Fast Company

"An intellectual tour de force, scholarly yet colorfully written." -- Globe and Mail (Toronto)

"Florida draws a vivid picture of what it takes to make a great 21st-century city." -- Denver Post

About the Author

Richard Florida is Professor of Business and Creativity at the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto, and the founder of the Creative Class Group, a for-profit think tank that charts trends in business, communities, and lifestyles. His national bestseller The Rise of the Creative Class was awarded the Washington Monthly’s Political Book Award and Harvard Business Review’s Breakthrough Idea Award. He lives in Toronto, Canada.
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