I picked up this book as the authoritative text on the so-called "creative class." It did not disappoint. Despite being a little more academic than other quick-to-absorb-the-concept business books, it was still highly readable and packed with research data.
There are plenty of charts and lists that rate certain cities in the U.S. for conditions to foster creativity, such as access to public transportation, affordable housing in the metro urban area, telecommunications infrastructure/access to public wifi and more.
You could even use this book as a guide on deciding where to move to, if you're considering changing jobs or locations.
I put it beside RenGen: Renaissance Generation - the rise of the cultural consumer and what it means to your business because they speak to the same cultural phenomenon.
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