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

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The Washington Monthly 2002 Annual Political Book Award Winner

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The Washington Monthly 2002 Annual Political Book Award Winner, The Rise of the Creative Class gives us a provocative new way to think about why we live as we do today-and where we might be headed. Weaving storytelling with masses of new and updated research, Richard Florida traces the fundamental theme that runs through a host of seemingly unrelated changes in American society: the growing role of creativity in our economy.Just as William Whyte's 1956 classic The Organization Man showed how the organizational ethos of that age permeated every aspect of life, Florida describes a society in which the creative ethos is increasingly dominant. Millions of us are beginning to work and live much as creative types like artists and scientists always have-with the result that our values and tastes, our personal relationships, our choices of where to live, and even our sense and use of time are changing. Leading the shift are the nearly 38 million Americans in many diverse fields who create for a living-the Creative Class. The Rise of the Creative Class chronicles the ongoing sea of change in people's choices and attitudes, and shows not only what's happening but also how it stems from a fundamental economic change. The Creative Class now comprises more than thirty percent of the entire workforce. Their choices have already had a huge economic impact. In the future they will determine how the workplace is organized, what companies will prosper or go bankrupt, and even which cities will thrive or wither.

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The national bestseller that defines a new economic class and shows how it is key to the future of our cities

Synopsis:

Ten years after its first publication, the theory of the Creative Class is more relevant than ever. Now for the first time, the original book is revised and updated for a new generation.

Synopsis:

The Rise of the Creative Class gives a provocative new way to think about why people live as they do today — and where they might be headed. Weaving storytelling with masses of new and updated research, Florida traces the growing role of creativity in the economy.

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Initially published in 2002, The Rise of the Creative Class was instantly described as a classic work on the forces that were reshaping our economy, our geography, our work, and our whole way of life. Weaving story-telling with original research, Richard Florida traced a fundamental theme through a host of seemingly unrelated changes in American society: the growing role of creativity. Millions of us are beginning to work and live much as creative types like artists and scientists always have. This Creative Class is found in a variety of fields, from engineering to theater, biotech to education, architecture to small business. Their choices have already had a huge economic impact. In the future, they will determine how the workplace is organized, what companies will prosper or go bankrupt, and even which cities will thrive or prosper.

In The Rise of the Creative Class Revisited, Florida brought all of his statistics up to date, incorporated a decades worth of new research, and addressed his major critics. Five new chapters cover the global effects of the Creative Class and delve into the roles played by technology, race, and poverty in perpetuating income inequality and the pervasive influence of class throughout every aspect of society. The Rise of the Creative Class Revisited gives us a provocative new way to think about why we live as we do today—and where we might be headed.

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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arloeisenberg, January 15, 2011 (view all comments by arloeisenberg)
It took me a while to get going, but once I got on a roll I got caught up in the research. Lots of interesting ideas on what makes for a thriving city where people want to be.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780465024773
Subtitle:
10th Anniversary Edition--Revised and Expanded
Author:
Florida, Richard
Publisher:
Basic Books
Subject:
General
Subject:
Social history
Subject:
Creative Ability
Subject:
Economic History
Subject:
Sociology - General
Subject:
Work ethic
Subject:
Creative ability - Economic aspects -
Subject:
Leisure -- United States.
Subject:
Business-History and Biography
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Second Edition
Publication Date:
20120626
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from 9
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
512
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.13 in
Age Level:
from 18

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The national bestseller that defines a new economic class and shows how it is key to the future of our cities
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Ten years after its first publication, the theory of the Creative Class is more relevant than ever. Now for the first time, the original book is revised and updated for a new generation.
"Synopsis" by , The Rise of the Creative Class gives a provocative new way to think about why people live as they do today — and where they might be headed. Weaving storytelling with masses of new and updated research, Florida traces the growing role of creativity in the economy.
"Synopsis" by ,
Initially published in 2002, The Rise of the Creative Class was instantly described as a classic work on the forces that were reshaping our economy, our geography, our work, and our whole way of life. Weaving story-telling with original research, Richard Florida traced a fundamental theme through a host of seemingly unrelated changes in American society: the growing role of creativity. Millions of us are beginning to work and live much as creative types like artists and scientists always have. This Creative Class is found in a variety of fields, from engineering to theater, biotech to education, architecture to small business. Their choices have already had a huge economic impact. In the future, they will determine how the workplace is organized, what companies will prosper or go bankrupt, and even which cities will thrive or prosper.

In The Rise of the Creative Class Revisited, Florida brought all of his statistics up to date, incorporated a decades worth of new research, and addressed his major critics. Five new chapters cover the global effects of the Creative Class and delve into the roles played by technology, race, and poverty in perpetuating income inequality and the pervasive influence of class throughout every aspect of society. The Rise of the Creative Class Revisited gives us a provocative new way to think about why we live as we do today—and where we might be headed.

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