Summary of The Rise of the Creative Class

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The Rise of the Creative Class
The newest force dominating society isn’t money, power or size; to change the world, join the creative class.

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7 Overall

8 Applicability

7 Innovation

6 Style

 

Review

The good news is, Richard Florida’s book recognizes the growing economic and sociological impact of creativity. The bad news is that in just two years, it has lost some of its gloss. The collapse of the bull market, the popping of the dot.com bubble, the 9/11 trauma, each took some shine off of the creative economy, with its casual dress days, flexible schedules and free rides. But even though this appraisal occasionally sounds quaint, getAbstract.com believes that the book’s faith in the transforming economic and social power of creativity, its broad view, and its excellent references and quotations make it worth recommending.

In this summary, you will learn

  • How a new social class, "The Creative Class," has become a dominant force in society
  • The economic, technical, cultural and sociological impact of creativity
 

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Who Is the Creative Class?
The Creative Class includes anyone whose work in any profession requires creativity: engineers, architects, designers, writers, artists, musicians, even businesspeople, educators, health care providers, lawyers and members of other professions may be part of ...
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About the Author

Richard Florida is the H. John Heinz III Professor of Regional Economic Development at Carnegie Mellon University. A columnist for Information Week, he lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.


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