The Rise of the Creative Class (on CD)

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9780976637929: The Rise of the Creative Class (on CD)

The Rise of the Creative Class by Richard Florida is now available on CD. The "book that launched 1,000 initiatives" and became a national best seller is read here on 8 CD's by 18 "creatives" and early adopters from around the world. From hip-hop entrepreneurs to Mayors of major urban centers - including Esquire magazine's best young mayor Martin O'Malley of Baltimore, radio personality Carol Coletta, Talking Head musician Tina Weymouth, and entrepreneur Rebecca Ryan - leading lights give their take on the ideas of creative class guru Florida.

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Richard Florida is one of the world's leading public intellectuals. Esquire Magazine recently named him one of the Best and Brightest in America. He is author of the bestselling book, The Rise of the Creative Class, which received the Washington Monthly's Political Book Award and was cited as a major breakthrough idea by the Harvard Business Review. His ideas have been featured in major ad campaigns from BMW and Apple and are being used globally to change the way regions and nations do business. He is founder of the Creativity Group, a successful for-profit think tank, charting new trends in business, communities and lifestyle. He is the Hirst Professor of Public Policy at George Mason University, and a senior scientist with the Gallup Organization. He taught for nearly two decades at Carnegie Mellon University, and has been a visiting professor at MIT and Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government. Florida earned his Bachelor's degree from Rutgers College and his Ph.D. from Columbia University. He lives in Washington DC.

Review:

"A powerful, insightful book that reveals the core of regional advantage in the knowledge economy. Never before have I seen anyone capture so succinctly the values and desires of the new 'creative class' and the essence of human capital and the creative ethos. This is a book you will read cover to cover and feel enlightened by every chapter." --John Seely Brown, Former Director, Xerox Palo Alto Research Center and co-author of The Social Life of Information

"The Rise of the Creative Class is an insightful portrait of the values and lifestyles that will drive the 21st century economy, its technologies and social structures. To understand how scientists, artists, entrepreneurs, venture capitalists and other self-motivated, creative people are challenging the traditional structures of the 20th century society, read this book. It will convince you that success in the future is not about technology, government, management or even power; it is all about people and their dynamic and emergent patterns of relationships." --Lewis M. Brancomb, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University

"The Rise of the Creative Class is an insightful portrait of the values and lifestyles that will drive the 21st century economy, its technologies and social structures. To understand how scientists, artists, entrepreneurs, venture capitalists and other self-motivated, creative people are challenging the traditional structures of the 20th century society, read this book. It will convince you that success in the future is not about technology, government, management or even power; it is all about people and their dynamic and emergent patterns of relationships." --Lewis M. Brancomb, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University

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