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

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

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by Richard Florida
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0465024777

ISBN-13: 9780465024773

Pub. Date: 12/23/2003

Publisher: Basic Books


The Washington Monthly 2002 Annual Political Book Award WinnerThe 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

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The Washington Monthly 2002 Annual Political Book Award WinnerThe 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780465024773
Publisher:
Basic Books
Publication date:
12/23/2003
Series:
Art of Mentoring
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
464
Product dimensions:
5.31(w) x 8.00(h) x 1.19(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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The Rise of the Creative Class: And How It's Transforming Work, Leisure, Community, and Everyday Life 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
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Whether you find it compelling in its conclusions, confusing in its statistical analysis, or a little too simplistic, it is still a must read for students and professionals in planning or economic development.